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    Continues to be the best product out there!
    Name: Mary LaFleur
    Website: N/A
    Video Surgeon Usage: Music
    Student/Instructor: Musician

    Comment:


    I have had Video Surgeon for many years and upgraded to version 2.0 when it came out.

    I use it exclusively to play music. I use it to practice our band's tunes. Have also used online tunes to get ideas and to be able to observe what they do on for example, guitar or bass.

    It is a phenomenal program! My favorite feature is "zoom" so I can get right to what I need to see as close up as I need.

    The support also has remained consistently excellent over the years. I particularly like the training videos, which I return to often, when I have forgotten how a particular feature works.

    A few months ago I purchased "Song Surgeon" which is awesome and I am able to transfer tunes from Video Surgeon to Song Surgeon easily. I highly recommend both of these softwares to any serious musician, whether student, teacher, or professional.

    Great support
    Name: Jim LaCroix
    Website: N/A
    Video Surgeon Usage: Guitar lessons
    Student/Instructor: student

    Comment:


    James Todd was great help with his live video tutorial lesson. It was the best and i highly recommend it. Jim

    Saves me a lot of time!
    Name:  Vanessa Bot
    Website:  www.totallyguitars.com
    Video Surgeon Usage:  For guitar video tutorials
    Student/Instructor: Guitar Instructor
    Comment:

    http://www.totallyguitars.com/forum/152-music-gear-reviews/129217-gg-music-gear-reviews-episode-51-video-surgeon-a-how-it-contributes-to-tg-lessons.html

    Video Surgeon really saved the day when I recently got a last minute call to perform at a charity event. I never learned covers so fast.
    Name:  Doug Steinschneider
    Website:   N/A
    Video Surgeon Usage:  Bass Guitar Practice
    Student/Instructor: Performer
    Comment:

    Recently I’ve been rediscovering the joy of covering Motown and rock classics. Youtube is a great source of “lessons” so I use the sniffer to pull the song into whatever format sniffer recommends at the top (usually mp4) and then import it into a project. Have you ever thought of combining that action into one menu choice? It would start with paste Youtube URL, then SS would automatically save it to MP4 (strip illegal file name characters) and then import it to a new project and save it with the same name. It would be nice if the sniffer file is saved to the sniffer folder and the project file to projects.

    I bought both Song and Video Surgeon. I haven’t gotten sniffing working for Google Play Music All Access I think because I haven’t sorted out how that would work when I have my USB audio interface plugged in (Lexicon Alpha). I use that at all times so I can plug my bass in and control mix of it against the computer audio (VS, SS, Youtube). I use a Sansamp Bass DI, output is to a pair of Tannoy monitors.

    Video Surgeon really saved the day when I recently got a last minute call to perform at a charity event. I never learned covers so fast.

    Thanks for creating the program!

    A FIVE STAR rating for your software and tutorials
    Name:  John Barker
    Website:   N/A
    Video Surgeon Usage:  Guitar Practice
    Student/Instructor: Student
    Comment:

    In one of Griff Hamlin's e-mails to his many followers - he recently did a short demo of Video Surgeon and mentioned that there was a time limited special. As a direct result of his demo I bought your software.

    What a great learning aid! The software is very intuitive and, after downloading it, and based on Griff's short demo, I was up and running within a few short minutes. I have been playing Walk Don't Run by the Ventures for years and knew that I didn't have one small piece of it just quite right. I found a good YouTube video - imported it into Video Surgeon, slowed it down, zoomed in on the player's fret hand and had it nailed within a couple of minutes.

    I am now going through your tutorials so that I don't miss out on any of its capabilities. Your lessons are really well done. Just the right length and with a level of detail that should enable anyone to get the most out of the software.

    A FIVE STAR rating for your software and tutorials. (And I received the Video Surgeon software program on CD along with the special offers in about four days which was a pleasant surprise since I live in Canada. So Five Stars also for the fast shipping).

    VS is a Valuable Tool for Musicians!
    Name:  Griff Hamlin
    Website:  
    Video Surgeon Usage:  For guitar video tutorials
    Student/Instructor:  Blues Guitarist
    Comment:

    A friend of mine was was pestering me to try Video Surgeon but for the longest time I just didn't take the time to do so. Finally, last week I installed the program and all I can say is Wow....what a killer tool. I can't believe I took so long to look at it. Every guitar player that utilizes video in their training, lessons or learning should give it a try - it's that valuable of a tool.

    After completing my review of Video Surgeon, I now highly recommend it to all of my students and my 27,000 + customers who have purchased my online courses.

    You can't ask for anything more than that for service.
    Name:  Rich Pizzini
    Website:  
    Video Surgeon Usage:  For guitar video tutorials
    Student/Instructor:   Student Guitarist
    Comment:

    I just started playing not 2 months ago. Love B.B.King so I bought a Ibenez af75 art core hollow body. Started following Griff Hamlin's blues unleashed. He recommended the Video Surgeon. Excellent advice I must say. It only took about a round 45 minutes with the 4 hour demo and I ordered the full setup. And as for help when you need it James Todd called me on a Sunday to help me. You can't ask for anything more than that for service. Besides the problem was mine. Go figure. Thanks again.

    VS is a Valuable Tool for Musicians!
    Name:  Eric Parsons
    Website:  www.bassmusicianmagazine.com
    Video Surgeon Usage:  To Improve Musical Performance
    Student/Instructor:  Bass Guitarist
    Comment:

    I found Video Surgeon to be easy to use and a valuable tool for musicians that aspire to learn new musical phrases and techniques from video recordings.

    I made a review for Video Surgeon:
    http://bassmusicianmagazine.com/2014/01/video-surgeon-review-by-eric-parsons/

    This software program is amazing!
    Name:  Sonny Smith
    Country/State:  
    Video Surgeon Usage:   for banjo
    Student/Instructor:  Banjo Player
    Comment:

    I am a National Banjo Champion 1998. I have my own signature banjo through Nechville Musical Products with a model name - Diamond Joe. I have also worked for Dolly Parton Fiesta Texas San Antonio ( Music Country Music) Dollywood.

    This software program is amazing ! Slow down , magnify the video to see hand position and fingerings of any string instrument with ease. Video Surgeon has a very easy to understand tutorials and breakdown of major functions of the program. Have a question about any function and the tutorials have you going in no time at all. This software has broken down the most complex situation of slowing the video and sound down to a crawl to learn your favorite musicians riffs . Plus you can magnify the hands of the artist with ease.

    Video Surgeon has a built in Youtube sniffer . So its easy to pull down video from the site. Video Surgeon has it all worked out for you so you don't have to spend time learning the software so much as you can spend more time learning your favorite musician's riff!

    I come from a bluegrass background and banjo riffs can be very quick and hard to pick up fast. Video Surgeon does it with ease. It works great on any bluegrass instrument. Now with all that said if the video was shot on a phone and the camera person was not paying close enough attention to capture the artist hands in the video clearly ,this is not the fault of Video Surgeon's functionality . At the time I received a copy of Video Surgeon I was only able to pull video off of the internet from Youtube. They informed me they could guide me through the process of pulling video from other sources from the internet. This would be an area where improvement could be made. Now it will pull video from any DVD mind you. This is a great tool for taking your skills as a musician to the next level. A great tool for all students learning great techniques of the masters of their respected instruments. If I had three thumbs I would give this product three thumbs up but since I don't I will give it a two thumbs up.

    Thanks to Video Surgeon!
    Name:  Joseph Berkley Manuel
    Website:  
    Video Surgeon Usage:  To learn songs easily
    Student/Instructor:  Jazz Guitarist
    Comment:

    I am a solo jazz guitarist and I use Video Surgeon for learning complex jazz guitar songs that otherwise would be out of my reach without sheet music.

    For example, the day after I purchased Video Surgeon, I ran across a video of a song that I just HAD to have in order to perform it in Christmas concert that I had been invited to perform in. I wrote the artist in the video and he wasn't able to provide me with the sheet music due to copyright issues. So I used Video Surgeon to rip it from YouTube, slow it down, zoom in and learn it note by note, chord by chord. And, only with the help of Video Surgeon I was able to learn this HUGE song for myself and perform it live in the concert last weekend.

    Video Surgeon has improved my golf game...
    Name:  Michael Dennison
    Website:  
    Video Surgeon Usage:  To learn golf
    Student/Instructor:  Golf Player
    Comment:

    I have always been DIY kind of a guy. That means I teach myself. I have looked for a very long time for a program that can slow video down and then zoom in to allow me to more easily see a swing. Video Surgeon has made teaching myself easier and I have actually seen an improvement in my game.

    You have a great product!
    Name:  Graham
    Website:  
    Video Surgeon Usage:  for video enhancement
    Student/Instructor:  Video Editor
    Comment:

    You guys have a great product. I actually find VS to be quite intuitive and user friendly, though I did watch the tutorial and other youtube videos on the software. Two things I am looking for are (a) the ability to take a fairly low quality video and enhance it to make a crisper, cleaner video (the clearest example I can think of is the enhanced video of the battleship Arizona during the Pearl Harbor attack which was originally shot with relatively low quality but was rendered with high definition recently and (b) the ability to take a crisp freeze frame and export the frame as a JPEG or picture image without having to resort to a third party solution like the snipping tool, etc.

    Your software has been a good investment.
    Name:  Bert Desjardins
    Country/State:  Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    Video Surgeon Usage:  to practice Tai Chi
    Student/Instructor:  Tai Chi practicioner
    Comment:

    I practice Tai Chi very seriously and, with your software, I have been able to improve my form. There are many intricate moves within each form that I was not able to detect with other software. For me your software has been a good investment.

    Video Surgeon is simply incredible.
    Name:  Mario Blanche
    Country/State:   Spain
    Video Surgeon Usage:  Guitar practice
    Student/Instructor: Student
    Comment:

    Lot of people cannot believe that I am only playing guitar since 18 months and I just tried the demo version. It is simply incredible, everybody can benefit of this program. I will order it in the next days, taking advantage of your offer.

    It is the perfect extension of Song Surgeon. It really boosted my guitar playing. Lot of people cannot believe that I am only playing guitar since 18 months. But you and I have a little secret!!!!!!! Thanks again.

    I like VS very much and therefore I use it often.
    Name:  George Johnson
    Country/State:   Sweden
    Video Surgeon Usage:  Guitar practice
    Student/Instructor:  
    Comment:

    I find both the VS 1 and VS 2 are very good programs, but I must say that VS 2 is the best one. I use it to learn new songs to play and it´s good to slow down the song in difficult parts of the song.

    I must say that I like VS very much and therefore I use it often. Thank´s for such a program and good luck to develope the program.

    "I find it useful for YouTube videos and slowing the frame rate
    so you can see the finger positions on the guitar."
    Name:  Jeff Janisse
    Country/State:  Leduc, AB
    Video Surgeon Usage:  Guitar practice
    Student/Instructor:  
    Comment:

    I like it very much. I find it useful for YouTube videos and slowing the frame rate so you can see the finger positions on the guitar.

    The program is fabulous!
    Name:  Glenn Butterhorn
    Country/State:  Leduc, AB
    Video Surgeon Usage:  Violin practice
    Student/Instructor:   Student
    Comment:

    The program is fabulous and it made my learning difficult passages a hundred times easier on the violin.

    I wish I had Video Surgeon 20 years ago.
    Name:  Sean Sinclair
    Country/State:  
    Video Surgeon Usage:  
    Student/Instructor:  
    Comment:

    I wish I had video surgeon 20 years ago. It makes learning songs and solos some much easier and with a lot less time.

    You are doing a very great service for all of
    us musicians, as well as sports enthusiasts, etc.
    Name:  Roger Poaha
    Country/State:  
    Video Surgeon Usage:  Vocals
    Student/Instructor:  
    Comment:

    I just recently bought into the The Vocalization Studio, that was founded by Robert Lunte, who has a very awesome singing software that works much better than a previous singing software I bought and thought was "the very best of them all, until I came across Robert singing and demonstrating his teaching techniques; it's so awesome. And, with both VS and SS programs "at the ready" I'm positive I will master the course much easier and faster. Thanks again for creating such awesome and very useful products as Song Surgeon and Video Surgeon. You are doing a very great service for all of us musicians, as well as sports enthusiasts, etc., and everyone else who can use VS and/or SS to capture exactly what they want and edit their "creations" exactly as they wish.

    I am using Video Surgeon to help me learn to play the guitar.
    Name:  Ian Cook
    Country/State:  
    Video Surgeon Usage:  
    Student/Instructor:  
    Comment:

    I am using Video Surgeon to help me learn to play the guitar,with much help from Griff Hamlin’s BG courses. I am a total newbie so being able to slow everything down to see the fretting and picking in detail is a real plus.

    I often use Video Surgeon to download a performance by a
    musical artist or group that is playing a song that I want to learn
    Name:  Gary Kerr
    Country/State:  
    Video Surgeon Usage:  
    Student/Instructor:  
    Comment:

    I use Video Surgeon primarily for music. Additionally, I often use Video Surgeon to download a performance by a musical artist or group that is playing a song that I want to learn. Again, I download the video to an external hard drive that is dedicated to my music resources (videos, music tabulations, lyrics, chords, etc).

    I use Video Surgeon for guitar instruction videos and
    recording software videos
    Name:  Jeff Mark
    Country/State:  
    Video Surgeon Usage:  
    Student/Instructor:  
    Comment:

    I use Video Surgeon for guitar instruction videos and recording software videos. Everything is great with your product, does everything that was claimed about it and really helps me in learning!

    Thanks very much for your help.
    Can't believe the support you guys give.
    Name:  Carroll Breaux
    Country/State:  
    Video Surgeon Usage:  
    Student/Instructor: Fiddle Player 
    Comment:

    Thanks very much for your help. Can't believe the support you guys give. I have recommended Video Surgeon to several of my friends even before this fix and will continue to do so.

     


    You should consider this to be ringing endorsement...

    This is to confirm that I have successfully downloaded & installed Version 1.0.0.6 of Video Surgeon, effective 11 September 2009. It appears to be working fine, and I have verified same by successfully downloading several videos.

    I appreciated your technical expertise and your forebearance (during my several phone calls) in dealing with a customer who is less than "technically savvy". I have accessed the "training tutorial" videos that you forwarded with your latest Email and find them to be easily comprehended and very instructive. I will be referring to them frequently, no doubt.

    Once again, thank you Jim. It is indeed a pleasure, in this harried world of ours, to deal with such a professional and courteous individual. Should you consider this to be ringing endorsement of your operation - that was the intent. Cheers:

    Doug Hofrsman,

    Riverview, N.B.
    ( a very satisfied customer)



    I was able to transcribe tunes faster than ever

    I am one of the 25 winners of your recent drawing. Today I installed the software. I tried it out on a YouTube clip using the slow down, zoom, and loop features. I was able to transcribe tunes faster than ever. In the 1980's this took forever and destroyed a lot of LP's and cassette tapes.

    Thanks for developing such a fantastic new tool!

    David Schramm

    http://schrammguitars.com
    Clovis, CA



    VERY easy way to rip audio from video files

    Thanks for your quick replies and I love the product. I used it last night and was very satisfied with the performance. Also I either didn’t read or ignored the fact that this program has a VERY easy way to rip audio from video files! I have seen performances on YouTube that are not available anywhere else (that I have found) so being able rip the audio easily and save it as an .mp3 is fantastic!

    Great job guys!

    Thanks

    Pete Cruz

    Orange, CA



    A great tool for slowing down and zooming in on video

    I have already purchased Video Surgeon and have been using it for several days. This is a great tool for slowing down and zooming in on video files. Together with Song Surgeon, Video Surgeon has really help me to learn and play and play guitar better.

    Al Cujas



    ...has really helped me with learning correct Leads

    The Surgeon has really helped me with learning correct leads as opposed to incorrectly tabbed leads I have used.

    Donnie Plyler

    General Manager
    Premier Colors, Inc.



    it BLOWS Slo-Mo Director out of the water

    While still in Beta it BLOWS Slo-Mo Director out of the water. I am glad I purchased slo mo director so that I can really appreciate your product with its vast features. I have only ten minutes left so I will use them prudently till the full copy is released.

    Can I pre pay to be one of the first owners upon release?

    Thank you so much

    Ted Toth

    South Carolina



    Wow... I love this software

    I am a guitar player and boy do I love this Video Surgeon. I spend a lot of time on Youtube sorting thru the thousands of guitar lessons posted their. With Video Surgeon I have been able to download those good quality lessons that I like. I then burned a group of these lessons onto a DVD and now I watch them on my TV.

    Another way I use Video Surgeon is to slow down the video and then zoom in on the hands to I can more clearly see the fingering. I don't know how I lived without it.

    Joe Eakin

    New Providence, PA



    Video Surgeon has improved my golf game...

    I have always been DIY kind of a guy. That means I teach myself. I have looked for a very long time for a program that can slow video down and then zoom in to allow me to more easily see a swing. Video Surgeon has made teaching myself easier and I have actually seen an improvement in my game.

    Michael Dennison

    Southern Sunny Florida



    This is going to really help dissect those Youtube videos

    WOW, I just got through using Video Surgeon. It very cool. You can speedup, slow down or edit a video clip. This is going to really help dissect those Youtube videos along me to break down each part in to manageable bits. Video Surgeon is going to help me launch my playing to the next level.

    John Regan

    Humble, TX



    ...watching the Video at a slow tempo is so cool

    As a novice Guitarist every tool or training aid that can help anyone to learn song's is a must in my book.

    When I saw the preview for Video Surgeon I was excited. There are many Video resources for guitarists looking to learn songs, I like You tube.

    When using Video Surgeon you can slow the video down, zoom in, loop or change tempo! All of these features are just the ticket for learning a new song from a Video. Video Surgeon is easy to use and watching the Video at a slow tempo is so cool you get to see all the movement's, this makes learning a new song a LOT faster and fun!

    Thank you & keep up the good work!

    Mark Puccinelli

    Rohnert Park, CA



    ...neither is as robust as Video Surgeon

    "I really enjoyed being a beta tester of Video Surgeon. I think this is going to be a very successful product. I have a couple of other products that slow down videos, but neither is as robust as Video Surgeon. I can't wait to get the complete product and start using it."

    Terry Tidwell,

    Oxford, FL