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themidithief commented on a discussion.Isn't it so that for the PC there is a software with a GUI for the Datapath x4 settings but on the Mac there's only a command line tool? It would be sweet if a mac developer made a GUI for the Datapath around that command line tool.April 2013
themidithief commented on a discussion.Hi Philippe!
As you might remember, I'm a big fan of this project, and this is not ment to be disrespectful to you but I do like to express my concerns about the price.
I know you have been spending a lot of time with this project and that you need to get money back at some point. But how about volume over price? I just hope you have analyzed the market (and hopefully gotten some help by experts) in order to understand your market. If the answer is that the most important market consists of theaters and big media houses then you won't have any problem at all with a 600€ price tag but if the community of visualists (vjs, video artists etc) as important I think the price tag is way too high. Many if not most visual artists uses several softwares, even more so now when Syphon makes it possible to share frames between applications. For guys like me, where Millumin would be one of the tools in the box but not my one and only tool, 600€ is a bit too much.
Have you considered the hassle of making the software compatible with the App Store? Even if it's less profit per product for you and creates more work adapting to the App Store guidelines, it would most certainly increase the number of sold units and be more accessible for the public.
Another suggestion, especially if you decide to stick with the 600€ price tag would be to have a rental option like QLab. That would be great if you need Millumin for a special project.
I tired add upp the cost of software and hardware with similar features and it's pretty easy to land over 600€ if you do that. I'm just not sure that's the right way to think.
Anyway, good luck with the release and I hope it all goes well. I will certainly keep following the development and hopefully get the software one day if I feel I can afford it or justify it in a project.June 2012