As a guitarist there are four main benefits of using Video Surgeon. Near the top of this short list is time savings. Video Surgeon can save you dozens if not hundreds of hours a year, by enabling you to learn new material on your guitar quicker and easier than you ever thought possible:
Ten years ago, we conducted a survey of guitarists that had purchased and were using a guitar lesson that contained audio that was slowed down to 50% of the original tempo.
We asked them how much easier it was to learn from these slowed down lessons than from something playing at normal tempo. We knew that slowing down made things easier, but what the survey results showed blew us away. Almost 200 guitarists told us that these slow down lessons increased their ability to learn by 2 to 10 fold, with the average being 614%. Wow, that’s huge.
Video Surgeon slows both audio and video, so not only do you hear the audio at a slower speed but you see the hands on the fret board in slow motion also — and on top of this — Video Surgeon allows you to also zoom-in so you can magnify part of the video frame, for example the fret hand. And lastly, Video Surgeon enables you to create loops which isolate a specific segment of the video for repetitive playback.
When you combine, slow motion, with zooming, and looping you have powerful tool for breaking down, analyzing and decipher any guitar riff or song, no matter how difficult it is.
Actually, that’s just the beginning. Video Surgeon also enables you to do frame-by-frame review and analysis, it allows you to print video frames while zoomed in, it performs basic editing, and it can EXPORT changes — creating a new video with slow motion and zoom embedded in the new video. It also contains a video downloader, rips DVD’s and can open files from most video cameras.
Lastly, it allows you to set up multiple loops and individually customize them, and it changes the key of audio flawlessly (a very important feature for musicians.)
The benefit of video slow motion is that you can see many things that you might otherwise miss when playing at normal speed, thus allowing you to analyze strengths and weaknesses. The identification of weaknesses, problems or errors is the most important first step to fixing them
The ability to zoom-in when a video is playing allows a user to magnify a specific part of the video frame, such as the fingers on the fret board, making it easier to see what is going on and to ascertain details that might otherwise be overlooked.
The creation of looping areas allows guitarists to isolate specific parts of a video for repetitive playback. This allows for the continuous repeated viewing of an isolated segment that may aid in the understanding of the note being played or the technique being used such (hammer-on, pull off, slide, etc.)
Slow motion, zooming, and looping are each important features and valuable when reviewing video. However, when combined their power is magnified several times over and they become a potent tool for analyzing a video and extracting all of the valuable and useful information from it.
Whether you are a teacher, student or a DIY learner, the ability to print a video frame or a series of video frames can be a valuable tool and can be a helpful accessory for teaching or learning. Video Surgeon can print to paper or to a digital file.
Videos commonly contain 20, 30 or more frames per second. The ability to scroll forward or backward, frame-by-frame, to find a specific frame that illustrates a specific technique or guitar chord can be very helpful.
There are thousands if not millions of videos on YouTube of guitar players, performances and lessons. Video Surgeon enables you to download any video on YouTube and then open it and use it as your own personal learning lesson.
Whether there is a change in tempo, or key, zoom level, or the deletion of the unwanted portion of the footage, when you export these changes they come permanent and portable, and you can open and play this newly created guitar video on any standard player, even your iPad or Tablet.
Video Surgeon contains basic editing capabilities that allow you to delete unwanted sections, thereby trimming a long, large file size video down and saving only what you really need. It also allows you to copy and paste together segments from multiple videos, giving you the ability to create a composite video of several different guitar riffs.
Whether you are just learning to play the guitar, an advanced player, someone that plays in a band, or an instructor, Video Surgeon can help you learn new material faster and easier than you ever thought possible. How? By slowing and zooming in you’ll not only be able to hear and see every note being played, but you’ll also be able to see the nuances of HOW it is being played. Was that a pull off, hammer on, slide or bend? If you use video in your training, teaching, instruction, lessons or learning, Video Surgeon can be an enormously powerful tool.
Get the frame-by-frame analysis you need to identify where you can improve your guitar playing, give yourself a competitive advantage, and set yourself on the path to true success. Best of all, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your hands on this powerful guitar learning tool.
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