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tmon
10-16-2007, 04:57 PM
I got a sample issue of Videomaker in the mail. It so happens that they have a review of NLE's in thier November 2007 issue.

http://www.videomaker.com/article/13386/

SpeedEdit is absent from the list. Why/how does this happen?

ScorpioProd
10-16-2007, 08:46 PM
Ah, the link you posted is to a review of Premiere Pro CS3, reviewed by a long time VT user, actually.

As for SpeedEDIT appearing or not appearing in a list of NLEs being reviewed in a magazine, there could be any number of reasons:

Does Newtek advertise in the magazine? Do they advertise SpeedEDIT specifically in the magazine? Are there enough users of SpeedEDIT for it to be on the radar of the magazine? Does Newtek send out demo versions of SpeedEDIT for review by the magazine?

tmon
10-16-2007, 09:03 PM
DOH! Yes, wrong article. The correct article is #13035.

I originally saw the print version. However, going to the end of this online article, then clicking on their "Product Comparisons Guide," then "Video Editing Software," I see that SE is indeed listed. Why they missed it in the print version is still a question.


http://www.videomaker.com/article/13035 (http://www.videomaker.com/article/13035)

ScorpioProd
10-16-2007, 09:58 PM
Well, again, like many magazines, if there aren't enough people currently using certain brands of products, they are often relegated to the on-line only version of the magazine.

But again, I think if there was a demo version of SpeedEDIT downloadable, or if Newtek sent one to them, that would certainly help the odds of it getting a real review.

SBowie
10-17-2007, 06:27 AM
Check the print version. If there's no NewTek ad, you have your answer. The surest way to a very favorable review has nothing to do with software development. It's a 2 page spread in full color. Reviews are almost always a marketing exercise. Even when the reviewer does his honest best, the result has to get past an editor.

rs402931
10-17-2007, 02:37 PM
I always find the best most honest and valuable reviews to be in these forums - for whatever product you are thinking about using......people using the product always find the problems and shortcomings and post them. As long as you understand NO one product is perfect. You also find out if the company is responsive to those products. After using newtek off and on since AMIGA days, and NewTeks old color wheel for digitizing, I was always impressed by there support.

Bob S

schrism
10-20-2007, 08:48 PM
Although it doesn't have a review, it does list SpeedEDIT. However it's listed under NewTech Infosystems Inc. I think I did see a SpeedEdit review a few months ago. Could have been in DigitalVideo though.

wess
10-22-2007, 08:37 PM
Videomaker to their credit did do a full review of SE. Here is the link:

http://www.videomaker.com/article/13250/