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Mick Hardy  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, 25 September 2012 11:34:07 AM(UTC)
Mick Hardy

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We know a lot of people are waiting on new features so we've created a road map of the direction we're taking and the current work in progress.

Rather than promising an eta for new features, we've broken the development into stages, which will give an indication of the expected order for delivery of new features.

Each stage will move through the following phases, Design, In Progress, Code Complete, Testing and Release.

UPDATED: 23-Feb-2019

Currently in progress

  • Create new generic version "RunRunVids®" with all skydiving terminology stripped out.
  • Build in the ability for end users to update and maintain multiple languages live online.
  • Bring the help documentation up to speed. It’s a number of versions behind the eight ball.
  • Update the help documentation to reflect all these changes.
  • Update the help documentation tutorials to reflect the new version of Vegas.
  • Multiple camera workflows.
  • Integrate new partnership for digital media uploads, an online social media presence, and after sales and pre sales marketing - to be announced shortly.
  • Online license key maintenance for end users.
  • Flip GoPro 7 footage if rotation flag is configured.
  • Online queued support tickets.
  • Online issue tracker with live updates from the error logging system.
  • Online feature requests with voting system.


Scheduled work

  • Rework the data layer backend.
  • Implement new workflow centric main interface design.
  • Split customers and template configurations across separate databases and unlock the database.
  • Maintain support for Microsoft Compact SQL, the current database used by TandemVids.
  • Support SQL Server and SQL Server Express for advanced users.
  • Support SQLLite.
  • Cloud based database option. Raw footage will still be local.
  • Ability to search, open and process customers from any computer on the Network.
  • Create spec videos with short clips to entice a purchase.
  • Create a shorter video template for YouTube uploads.
  • Allow raw footage to be included on the DVD or USB.
  • Allow completed Vegas project to be included on the DVD or USB.


Completed work

  • Enable iteration of business object collections to assist developer integration - Complete
  • Support for Vegas 14,15 and 16 - Complete
  • Fix the slow binding for large customer databases when initiating the Search tab - Complete
  • Allow naming and moving the database(s) to any location - Complete
  • Allow customer import from any database - Complete
  • Allow database versioning - Complete
  • Rebuild and redesign the swoopware.com website - Complete with continuing work in progress
  • Split the YouTube upload component into a separate application - Complete
  • Automated program updates - Complete
  • Buy now button from within the software to simplify licensing purchases - Complete
  • Multiple output destinations for photos and rendered videos - Complete
  • Add additional generic rendering options - Comnplete
  • Use the same rendered file for different outputs if rendering engines and templates are identical - Complete
  • Add multiple customers to the queue from the search tab - Complete
  • Keystroke support for no menus in DVDA - Complete
  • Media details and trimmed values displayed in the source media list - Complete
  • Thumbnails for source media - Complete
  • Skip email generation after uploading to YouTube - Complete
  • Allow photo only DVD's and USB - Complete
  • Option to skip the prompt to produce another USB - Complete
  • An additional output format for sending rendered videos to a Network folder - Complete


Feature requests will be released as they're completed and are not listed in order of importance

  • Support uploading to Vimeo
  • SMS notification and multiple email addresses for upload notification
  • Add more detail for customers, including custom fields and the ability to insert these fields into the videos as text similar to the name and celebration
  • Ability to override central settings and group certain settings like rendering engines and DVD Architect templates with the selected Vegas template
  • Ability to drop photos and video grabs into the timeline as source media
  • Ability to add additional music tracks for longer videos
  • Customised HTML based emails
  • Video and Photo watermarks
  • Ability to customise the video and photo file names
  • Rectify an issue with source audio spikes between events when not crossfaded
  • Ability to align music peak with exit
  • Ability to select new project settings for photo extraction
  • Insert a section of a video into the source media list
  • Ability to credit music and artist for creative commons licensing
  • Allow greater control over source audio levels during climb-out, during freefall and under canopy
  • Allow music to be associated and grouped with templates
  • Allow audio levels to be configured by sliding a location bar to a point in the video so you can split audio levels across an event to accommodate landing and interviews in the one
  • clip
  • Ability to automatically trim videos to a specific time frame prior to exit
  • Control over the repeat freefall component
  • Include the ability to add the freefall start and end points along with audio and speed adjustments to any video clip, including the repeat freefall event
  • Add the ability to copy template settings and events to different templates
  • Allow import and export for templates, settings and events
  • Viewable error logs with live updates on the website
  • Viewable and persistent customer progress and activity log
  • Create a new application to allow Customer data to be entered and viewed on a separate computer such as manifest
  • Day tape functionality by combining multiple customers on the one DVD
  • Facebook integration and selectable photo uploading
  • Twitter integration
  • Flip SLR photos
  • Insert empty video shots or remove events on the fly
  • Merge source videos
  • Split source videos
  • Method to switch source media folders for different cameras
  • Simple reporting functionality and 3D Charting
  • Look into a different architecture to allow access to Vegas and make TandemVids a standard plugin for advanced users
  • Add named velocity envelopes to start from a selectable point and continue to the end of the event or vice versa, which would allow a slow motion climb into the plane as an example
  • Language support, German and French for starters and then the remaining languages supported by Vegas
  • Rebuild the video tutorials
  • Ability to insert random clips from footage bins to create unique customer videos using the same template
  • Ability to mute music at the start and end of an event the same as the source audio.
  • A new "preview" rendering option that maintains the no sale status but creates a rendered video file you can show to potential customers
  • Create spec videos for a whole load with short clips from each customer to entice a purchase
  • Look into the feasibility of sending key strokes to close DVD Architect after a successful burn.
  • Offer to write protect DVD Architect templates when importing and provide lock/unlock functionality on the DVD tab. This would set the deny write permissions for a template so you
  • don't have to do it manually.
  • Only archive customer source media and photos. Do not archive completed projects or music.
  • Ability to change minor things such as customer name, skydive date, or music without having to restart the entire video.
  • Ability to customise the format of the YouTube title and description so instead of 'Skydive of Peter Webb' it could be 'Skydive of PW ([Date])'.
  • Set title and description in MP4 video meta data.
  • If random music is selected, choose another track when a media file is invalid.
  • If random music is selected, choose another track when a media file is too short.
  • Allow the use of a single event template and fill it with an ad hoc number of source media shots.
  • Populate customer name and email an achievement certificate

Edited by moderator Saturday, 23 February 2019 3:23:33 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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