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Tuesday, June 04, 2013
How to Add “Text” and “Start & End Credits” in trakAx MovieExpress

Hi Everyone,

We are getting very close to releasing a full version of trakAx MovieExpress app on the Android platform. In the meantime, we have created this video to demonstrate how to add Start and End Credits to a mix, as well as adding text and drawings to photos and videos.

To add Start and End Credits to a mix, simply click on the “Text” icon located directly in the assignment screen. When you are in this text window, you can type your text on to the screen or you can select the “Brush” option and personally write your text or draw directly onto the screen. You can also add background themes and colours.

To add text to a photo or video, simply click on the “Edit/Scissors” icon on the channel containing the photos or video. When you enter the editing window, click on the “Text” icon. By selecting either the “Text” or “Brush” option, you can type or draw directly on the image. You can also select different colours for text, as well as change the size and location of the text. When happy with your text, select “Done”. You can then preview your text by pressing play in the editing window. You can then move in to the Mixing Screen to create your mix the way you want.

To learn more about adding text and credits, please watch the video below:


(https://vimeo.com/66772060)

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitiate to contact us in the comment area or send me an email at .

Cheers.

Thursday, November 22, 2012
Black Friday / Cyber Monday Special Offer on trakAxPC Video Editing Software

Black Friday Deal on trakAxPC Video Editing Software

Firstly we hope all our American friends are having a great Thanksgiving and enjoying spending some quality time with friends and family. As part of the Black Friday / Cyber Monday tradition, we are delighted to offer our customers an Extra 10% off trakAxPC - that’s nearly 40% off the original price. To take advantage of this offer, please enter the coupon code below at the checkout:

Use the Coupon Code Below to Avail of the EXTRA 10%:
TRAKAXPCBLACKFRIDAY

Offer Valid until Midnight Monday.

Buy trakAxPC from our Store today.
If you are new to Video Editing - check out all the features of trakAxPC here.

Friday, October 19, 2012
Refer a Friend to trakAxPC Video Software and Earn $5 for Each Referral!

We’ve always known that our customers are the best advertising that we could ever have. That’s why now we want to reward you for sharing trakAxPC with friends, family and colleagues. Refer a friend and they will receive 10% off trakAxPC. When they make a purchase you’ll earn $5 hard cash! You can refer a maximum of 10 friends, which is $50. It’s really that easy. To begin, simply sign up to our program from the link below:

https://www.curebit.com/x/rm1F2

We think it should be really straight-forward, but drop me a line on Facebook or Twitter if you would like any further info.

Thanks and happy sharing!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Edit your new GoPro Hero3 footage with trakAxPC

GoPro is releasing the newest addition to their product range, the GoPro Hero3. This GoPro is Wi-Fi enabled and is their most advanced offering to date. The camera is now 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. However, how do you edit this footage? Create cool split screens and effects? Create photo slideshows? Add Soundtracks? The simple answer - trakAxPC!

Now you can make a really compelling video using all the features and functionality within trakAxPC and your GoPro camera. Here are some videos by are users who are currently using trakAxPC to edit their GoPro footage. In these excellent videos, you can see the users are really taking advantage of our split screen / picture-in-picture effect as well as adding text and credits to their videos. trakAxPC also allows you to edit and mix your audio so you add soundtracks, as well as edit the original recorded audio from the camera.

Check out these videos and remember to click on the “HD Settings” icon on the videos for the best quality image.

Wakeboarding with Cables - Kenny Lam

Lotus Elise: Milligan vs. Wong - SlushBox1

And for something a little different, here is a little trip around some beautiful gardens in the heart of Tokyo.

Remember trakAxPC can be used for all your video editing needs. Take advantage of our special discount price - buy trakAxPC today for just $39.95.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Do you own a Samsung Wave 3? If so, you NEED this app!

Huge day today for us - our application trakAx MovieExpress is now available to purchase from the Samung App Store.  trakAx MovieExpress is a totally new way to edit your movies, photos and audio. It is designed specifically for editing on mobile devices while on the move - so rather than fiddly controls and timelines, you can edit visually on the fly using mixing channels, almost like a mixing desk.

Check out the app on the app store and our website. We’ve got a few FREE copies to give away, so drop us a line in the comments, on Twitter or Facebook telling us why you should get a copy for your bada phone and be in with the chance to be one of the first people to have this revolutionary new app!

Friday, August 17, 2012
Do you own a small Business? This is the site you’ve been looking for!

Working with our customers over the last year or so, we have become aware that there is huge and growing demand from SME owners who are aspiring to implement online videos to help promote and market their company, products, and services. To support the small business sector, we have announced the release of our new website trakAxBusiness.com. The launch of trakAxBusiness coincides with the release of trakAxPC 4, our professional multimedia editing software. The goal of the site is to help business owners with little or no knowledge of video production create professional looking videos.

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With this in mind, we developed our Video School which provides users with a step-by-step guide to capturing, editing and producing a promotional video with a limited budget and affordable equipment. There is an inspiration section which highlights how real companies in different industries are using video to promote and sell their product and services. It is our aim to build the site into a major resource center, where users can find helpful, insightful articles and real life examples, as well as being able to download extra features such as title intros, graphics, transparent PNGs, etc. to help in the video creation process.

With online marketing videos becoming more prevalent and quality HD camcorders available at affordable prices, we hope that trakAxBusiness.com will become an essential resource for business owners looking to develop a sophisticated media presence within a small-business budget.”

If you are a small business owner, let us know what topics you would like covered and what we can do to help you make better videos for your small business!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Soundcloud and M4A files

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As many of our users have noticed, in trakAxPC Version 4 we no longer support exporting files to MP3 (although we do of course support importing MP3 files). After much debate internally, we decided to make the M4A file format, our preferred format (this is also the desired file format for iTunes, iPods and many sites on the web).

Now for the technical bit - M4A stands for MPEG 4 Audio which is a popular file extension used to represent audio files and is compressed using MPEG-4 technology which is an algorithm with lossy compression. It is primarily associated with “MPEG-4 Audio Layer” and files in this extension are the audio layer of MPEG-4 movies (non-video).

Most people are familiar with MP3 and how it shrinks down the file size of songs and other audio files. M4A and MP4 do the same thing as MP3, but even better. Quality is better and file sizes are usually smaller than MP3 files. But unlike MP3, no licenses or payments are required to be able to stream or distribute content in M4A format (unlikeMP3 which requires you to pay royalties on content you distribute in MP3 format). This fact alone, is more than enough reason (due to the extreme cost savings) to use M4A files instead of MP3 files. In addition, M4A files tend to sound much better than MP3 files encoded at the same bitrate.

Now although we mainly market trakAxPC as a video tool, we know lots of our customers actually use trakAxPC as a audio editor and audio creation tool - especially for DJ mixes. Soundcloud is the number one place to share your mixes, get feedback and discover new music.There is some confusion on whether Soundcloud accepts M4A files or not. We have had no problem uploading and playing M4A files on Soundcloud in the past and just did a test earlier today to confirm this. The file below is a M4A mix Colm uploaded to Soundcloud:

As M4A is not listed officially on their website, I decided to ask Soundcloud for some clarification - I’ll let you know when we hear back.

For those users who really need their files in MP3, you can always convert your audio files to MP3 in iTunes. Full details are available from the link below:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1550

If you’d uploaded something to Soundcloud recently, let us know in the comments - would love to check out your work.

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