Monday, 11 November 2013

SYNAPSE CIRCUIT REVIEWS PRODAD HEROGLYPH V4 PRO




Above: The stages of creating a video wall.
SYNAPSE CIRCUIT REVIEWS:
PRODAD HEROGLYPH V4 PRO TITLE SOLUTION
PRICE, £199.99 (FULL). UPGRADE, £106.80
#ProDAD #HeroglyphPRO #HeroglyphV4

Good hour, Synapse Circuit Readers! Did you miss me? I sure missed you! I was down with a case of bad flu and I also was badly in need of taking a much needed rest! I can’t wait to replace my fleshy weak body parts for a spanking new machine upgrade! It’s good to be back! Yay!

Hey! Are you serious about video production? Great! Check this out...

HEROGLYPH V4 PRO, PRODAD
Trying to grab some attention on YouTube does take some doing and therefore you ought to make sure that you take every opportunity to make your videos stand out!

WHAT IS IT?
Heroglyph V4 Pro functions as a plugin for video software (watch out for the Synapse Circuit Magix Movie Edit Pro 2014 Premium review coming soon...) and standalone video titling software.

IN USE
Heroglyph V4 Pro couldn’t be easier to use as it is template driven. There are over 500 templates to chose from that covers a wide range of situations i.e. weddings, christenings, sports, news and so much more! Once a template has been chosen it is so very easy to customize it with video, graphical and text (depending on the fonts installed on your PC) content.

In essence there are title intros, newscaster tickers (as seen on the likes of CNN, Sky, etc), slideshows, travel routes, video walls (a great effect) and a combination of the above!

I found that I didn’t need to consult a manual as the interface is pretty much self-explanatory! I had great fun with it!

VERDICT
ProDAD (I love that name as it conjures up images of professional fathers) has produced another winning plugin for many of today’s leading video editing programs and standalone.

I truly think that Heroglyph V4 Pro is essential for anyone serious about video production and video blogging.

The only thing that I would change is that in standalone mode is for more video formats to be supported beyond Windows Media. As you should know many of today’s video recording devices captures video in the MP4 format and it is a bit of a pain to have to launch a video editing program and / or reformat to AVI / WMV. But having said that I think that ProDAD Heroglyph V4 Pro is very cost effective and can save a lot of time in trying to reinvent the wheel where video titling is concerned.

There is a slight danger of videos looking similar to other videos produced by others using Heroglyph V4 Pro but with a bit of care i.e. YOU putting in your OWN graphical / video content your productions will be able to stand out. It is the BBC, CNN, Sky, etc logos that makes their productions distinctive.

I am very much inspired by ProDAD’s brilliant plugin! You will be too!

SCORE OUT OF 5

4 .8 / 5

SUPERB VALUE!
The price is right for video producers of all abilities!

COMPATIBLE VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE
ProDAD Heroglyph V4 Pro is compatible with the following software:

Adobe
Adobe Premiere Elements 1.0, ..., 11.0
Adobe After Effects CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC
Adobe Premiere CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC

Avid
Avid Studio
Avid Media Composer 5.5, 6.0, 7.0

Corel
Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, X5, X6

Grass Valley K.K.
GV EDIUS NEO 3.x
GV EDIUS 6.0, 6.5, 7.0

MAGIX
MAGIX Video deluxe 16, 17, 18
MAGIX Video deluxe 2013, 2014
MAGIX Video Pro X3, X4, X5
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17

Pinnacle Studio
Pinnacle Studio 14, 15, 16

Sony
Sony Vegas Pro  9, 10, 11 (32-/64-Bit)
Sony Vegas Pro 12 (64-Bit)
Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10, 11, 12
Sony MoviEZ generally doesn't support third party plugins.
OFX version of Heroglyph V4 Pro plug-in supports Vegas Pro 10 & 11 64-bit versions or Vegas Pro 12 only.  All other versions of Vegas Pro use the non-OFX version.

I hope you enjoyed this review. Stay tuned for more reviews to come.

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Take good care!


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