Monday Update, Feature Spotlight: Frame Accuracy
We had another great day, with 64 new backers and $1,500+ in additional pledges! We are now 61% funded after our first 8 days! Of course, there is no guarantee we will fund, and I suppose our Kickstarter could just flat-line unless we keep bringing in new backers. But for now, let's focus on what we do know... the statistics!
Take a look at this chart, which shows pledges per day. Today was our 4th best day of the campaign in this category. Not bad at all! However, when you look at backers per day, we had our 3rd best day... almost tied for 2nd best.
Feature Spotlight: Frame Accuracy
One feature that is critical to a video editor is being able to accurately locate a specific frame of video. Although this seems like common sense, it's actually quite difficult due to modern codecs and encoding. For example, when seeking a video file, the codec will often estimate where in the file to start reading from. This might be a little before the requested frame, or a little after. However, in the new OpenShot engine, we have designed our seek engine to always find the correct frame, and never trust the location after seeking. This is especially critical when you attempt to reverse video, which requires seeking and caching, more seeking and caching, and so on. One wrong frame, and the audio will pop, the video will glitch, and it's very obvious something went wrong. In summary, we find the frames you are looking for!
Tell a Friend
Here is one easy way we can make a push on Kickstarter, and move closer to our goal. It doesn't even require an external website to publicize our campaign. If we each tell one friend or co-worker about this Kickstarter, and encourage them to check it out, I think we could make some huge progress tomorrow. Just forward this email, since it contains a link to the Kickstarter page.
I will continue to contact tech, news, and video editing websites, and look for publicity in those places. Hopefully I'll get lucky and find another popular website to post an article about us!
Welcome to the 64 new backers! And THANK YOU to everyone who is backing OpenShot! I am humbled and honored to have your support.