DVD or Download?

UPDATE: I think we have reached a more specific solution. The DVD & Download will be available to purchase on May 20th, we will simply delay the downloadable files until the morning of the 22nd which should make a big difference. Sam will still be signing Cards for 1 week or so.

After the 22nd, customers can choose a DVD, digital download or download the product while waiting for their DVD as usual.

With the very exciting launch of our new Training DVD “The Bullet” on the horizon, we have been considering the best method for delivery. As many of you know, most of our products are available on DVD and they can also be downloaded, however we are going to try something new this time around.

The new training product will be available on DVD only for the initial launch, we will then launch the availability of a full downloadable version shortly thereafter. (It is not clear at this time when but as soon as we can we will. Less than a week.)

What it comes down to is bandwidth and the overall speed of our site, we have had some heavy server loads in the past on launch days that make the site difficult to maneuver. So by offering this product as DVD for the first week or so will hopefully alleviate the initial bottleneck of downloaders.

As a bonus for the initial DVD launch, (or downside depending on how you see it) Sam Loya is going to include a personally signed Video Copilot card that will be included with every order. I asked him and he said “Sure, why not.” What a guy. Sam is seriously your biggest fan :)

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88 Comments

Sam is such a great guy.
Moshiur Rahman
7 years ago
Hey, Andrew!
Thanks for your all tutorials. i have videocopilot Evolution copy and i find over 2 font but u use 3 fonts, but Avalonbolditalic this font r missing how can i find this font please tell me where i find this font or give me this font
Joshua Carey
7 years ago
I have to have some of the most rotten luck, not only did I not get a signed Sam Card, but my computer crashed before I could finish my other shirt entries >< oh well, maybe I'll get lucky and find his card on eBay. o.o
Guillaume
7 years ago
Hi Andrew,

First congratulations for the Bullet DVD, you keep pushing the limits. Speaking of Limits have you ever tried to run Adobe After effects on a VPC from an external Hard drive. Is there any sort of limitations ?

Let me know. Thanks.

Guillaume
tryxitaly
7 years ago
DOWNLOAD PLEASE
7 years ago
I already looked up there, but I have to pay through PayPal WITHOUT credt card (because I don't have one). But my PayPal is directly connected to my bank-account - when I pay in eBay, it's directly there.
But I don't know if this will work.

But thanks indeed :-)
7 years ago
I'm not sure what your question was but maybe this will help:

http://www.videocopilotstore.net/creditcards.html
7 years ago
The support did not answered my question for paying from Germany yet :-/
7 years ago
Of course, you actually need a DVD version of Twitch please email our support staff and we can arrange a copy.
Paul Siola
7 years ago
Papua New Guinea has no Broadband type internet so we're stuck with the cost of DVD purchasing. I would've appreciated it if Twitch was also on DVD. Is it possible to have a speacial one-off DVD for people in my situation? By the way, great products Andrew. Only wish there were faster internet connections here in the Third World...=(

The tips learnt fromVCP really puts people like us on the map in this country.
David
7 years ago
I´m from Sevilla, Spain.how I can obtain dvd. By downloading or buying it
7 years ago
The download option is cheaper, no shipping charge.
Kayode
7 years ago
hi,Andrew i just wanna thank u for all your hard work.
quick question how much is the dvd option and how much is the download option,
i think the download option should be a bit cheaper
7 years ago
I would like to get my hands on the dvd aswel just so I have it. But sounds like a good plan.
7 years ago
I would prefere the DVD cause it's a honor to have it in your collection :) It's something you could brag about! Love you <3
Mr. Straws
7 years ago
Does this mean there's going to be a shortage of DVDs, with people rushing to buy knowing they only have a week?
Joshua Carey
7 years ago
I want a singed Sam Loya card ;_; Sam is my hero, but sadly I don't have a job, so no money to buy it T_T
Chad
7 years ago
cant wait for this!
7 years ago
As Andrew told us in the former blog-entry, you will also learn everything you need to know about implementing your 3D-work into After Effects.
And much more :)
highdefw
7 years ago
Is the Advanced Training DVD only gonna be based on the Bullet tutorial? Or will it have some other stuff as well?

P.S. The Bullet is enough to make me want to get the DVD anyway :)
Tom
7 years ago
Can't WAIT!!!! good to get a DVD cuz I keep buying hard drives for all the Video Co-Pilot downloads.
Marco Domingues
7 years ago
Hi, Andrew i would like to discuss something with you related to VideoCopilot, it will be interesting to you so if you could (lets see :P) answer me or send me an email i've tried to send you one but you never answered.


Thanks
lucas
7 years ago
ok,ok so.......

HOW MUCH ???????

please tell me the price andrew !!!
Dale Ficken
7 years ago
So just to be clear...

Is this only for the advanced training tutorial or will you also be offerring the "tutorial consolidation dvd" that lumps all your previous posted tutorials?

Also... I am assuming the signed cards will only be offered to people buying the DVD for that 1st week? Or just until they run out?

Last... I agree a pre-order option would be great... either which way, my credit card is standing by :)

Thanks,
Dale.
peter
7 years ago
This would have to be THE BEST Tutorial site on the web, with so many great products to help all of us wether Novice or Expert alike.
Living in Australia is sometimes a bummer when it comes to purchasing items from over seas but Video Co-Pilot has come through with its great service.. for me Its worth the wait for the DVD to come in the mail it just makes watching all those tips and tricks and great Tutorials all the more worth it...
Please Andrew keep up the great work with out you we would all be lost in the maze of the AE world.

cheers
peter
omgvideo
Troy
7 years ago
How much is the DVD going to be?
highdefw
7 years ago
As long as the overall launch isn't delayed, I'll be happy.
Peter
7 years ago
I think I misunderstood! I would rather have the original dvd and artwork rather than print my own. I thought the dvd would be limited and wasn't sure if my budget, I'm unemployed, would allow me to purchase on first release. Thanks for clearing that up Andrew!

Pete
Titso
7 years ago
I'm gonna buy this DVD because Sam RULES!

ps: I have a friend that looks like Sam so I call him Sam everytime I meet him:P
Titso
7 years ago
Sam Loya rules! keep it up! He is a moviestar!
7 years ago
Hey Mark,
It is not going to be download-only, it is a delayed download option for those who need it.

A DVD will always be available and we recommend it too.
7 years ago
I'd love the dvd version (sam is so nice!!), but I'm from italy...is there any problem?because these comments are confusing... :( btw I don't need it here the day after the launch..
7 years ago
I haven't read through a lot of the comments. I know for a fact my school wont purchase these as reference if they are download only. They also wont be purchasing them day one because it take a while before budgets are made for the following quarter.

I think you'll be missing on a big demographic if you limit it to DL only in time.
7 years ago
To each his own.
Jason
7 years ago
I agree with Peter. though I like the REAL copy of the dvd sleeve cover.. you know. Straight from Video Copilot! It's just not the same if you have to print it yourself.
Peter
7 years ago
I don't mind the download if you provide a .jpg of the jacket cover and DVD, this way I can print my own when I save the files!

Pete
7 years ago
oh ^.^
Nice NEWS.!!!
PLZ make Download version available ASAP.
THANKS AGAIN !!!
WE CAN NOT WAITTTTTTT.

http://after-effects.blogfa.com
7 years ago
Oh! But I'll prolly still download it while I'm waiting for it to arrive in the mail.
7 years ago
I prefer the DVD because I aways loose my downloads because I'll forget to back them up or whatever.. And I just like to collect them. :)
Mike
7 years ago
Cool , Looking forward to get the DVD!!
Tim
7 years ago
Between some of the t-shirt designs and now this, I'm really tripping out on the whole Sam thing.

No offense to Sam but I would have preferred one of the Hawaiian Tropic girls in a bikini.
7 years ago
you should include some behind the scenes stuff on this dvd , just s thought
good things happen for those who waits:) another dvd to my collections uhra
Sandy
7 years ago
oh shit, not earning otherwise would have buyed this awesome DVD, Anyways will buy n enjoy later when I start earning.

Till then Free tuts are the only thing I can enjoy.

Gr8 DVD & Gr8 IDEA. AK. RoX

Keep Rokin - Sandy
Dustin James
7 years ago
I'm getting so excited!! I think that selling the DVD will help the overload on servers... I will be purchasing the DVD!

is it going to be like the other Training DVD as in it is based off of a complete Flash menu? or like more recent products where they are Flash in a web browser? not that it matters either way..

where do you get your DVD's printed and cases printed?
Chris
7 years ago
I know I won't be popular for this, but why not confirm immediately when a download order comes in - but stagger the download instructions in a later email, that way if you get 1000 download orders in a day, you can send download instructions to the first 250, then the next day the next 250 then the next day the next 250, etc. etc. ...We'd just have to wait in line a bit.

of course the numbers are hypothetical, I know you will sell many millions on the first day ;-)

Just an idea.
Travis O’Donnell
7 years ago
Andrew why weren't you mentioned in the bible?

"One day thy shall rise again" - Andrew Kramer aka Jesus :P

Any notice on pricing?
7 years ago
And how's the pricing of the DVD?
7 years ago
Andrew,

Can we pre-order?
7 years ago
--- When can we watch the trailer?
OBAMA
7 years ago
DOWNLOAD PLEASE, IM FROM URANUS
Jim Crown
7 years ago
Hey, Andrew. I was just wondering: are there any plug-ins that we need to buy to create this bullet effect? Or is it all in After Effects and the 3D programs? Thanks.
7 years ago
Hello Andrew

DvD Please
it seems better on my desk with other dvd's

Makamo
7 years ago
Hi Andrew,

where is the buy button ?
Cheers,

Thorsten
greg
7 years ago
ici la France.

I agree with Comediante to, the download option is much better for the european Videocopilot customers. But... but... it would be nice to get a Card signed by Sam.

keep going on, Master Andrew

Greg
7 years ago
He, two other guys from WM-Country No. 1 ;-)
Schön hier noch mehr von hier zu sehen - hoffentlich geht das Verschicken schnell!

I need this DVD, I need it :-)

Regards,
Lucas
slashcr
7 years ago
I prefer DOWNLOAD

es mejor Descargar.. asi tendremos todos la misma oportunidad

Besides, I cant wait more

ADEMAS no puedo esperar MAS
Felix
7 years ago
Please Andrew fast! I am from Germany and the DVD will take to much time to send.
Vers
7 years ago
This is what i love about your work! NO EXCUSES!
Still can´t wait!

Greetings from Berlin!

Vers
Augusto
7 years ago
Download please!
Noddy
7 years ago
@Ben; what are you talking about mate? I too live in Aus, and have NO Troubles at all buying VCP products and getting them shipped here. It's too easy, you know why? Because the team at VCP do ALL the work, we just sit back and relax.

Put me down for another DVD, it will add to the growing VCP DVD's on my shelf
David
7 years ago
Sweet. UK here and I shall be downloading as soon as possible. This means I have excatly 1 week (as long as it is available on the 22nd) to complete the tutorial and include it in my degree final major piece.

-Dave
Mark Falkingham
7 years ago
I think having both options of DVD and download open to all is a very good idea although I must say, I live in the U.K and have bought a videocopoilet dvd in the past and never had to pay extra duty or tax on it. I hope in the future you will look into the possibility of pre ordering products. that would be cool

love your work
Dani Santos
7 years ago
Hey Andrew: thank you very much and greetings from Spain.
I have a question for you, do you think Lakers can win the ring with his brand new center Pau?
7 years ago
This is gonna be another "Best Seller" at VC :) Looking forward to the release.
It's worth waiting a week of shipement to get the Sam Limited Signed Card Gold Edition ^^
Scott Bishop
7 years ago
Im from the UK, and have always bought the DVD's. I've never seen any problem with postage or delivery times from the US. Its only a couple a quid, and items always get here by atleast the 5th day by Parcelforce, which is better delivery times than the stupid Royal Mail!
Bo
7 years ago
WOOHOO SWEET! Man I cannot wait to see it. (you sure know how to build that suspense..hehe)
Ben Wotton
7 years ago
I would love to have my little 'Video Copilot' section in the DVD cabinet but living in Australia makes it just to hard with shipping. :(

But hey, at least I still get the product. ;)
Michel
7 years ago
I understand why technically you need to postpone the downloads. Have you tought of maybe advancing the purchase date instead. A lot of us would pre-purchase the DVD a week in advance knowing that shipment or downloads would be available on the 20th.

Just a thought.

Michel
7 years ago
Andrew, For US customers, Will there be a rebate for the download version to account for lower production costs and lack of hard support ?
7 years ago
Mr. Kramer,
Will you offer a next day shipping. I'm with the USCG and will be deploying for 3 months at sea on the 23rd of May. I would love to have the DVD in time to use it for morale short films while underway. Thanks for your tutorials and products. They have served us well.
7 years ago
DVD ordering to Ireland takes about a week, plus if Sam's signing stuff then there's no question what I'll be getting!!
7 years ago
Hey andrew,
i am not joking,but i live in india, so i was planning to order the DVD,will you be able to ship it? and do i have to sell my mother to pay for the customs? i know your having trouble with the download thing,so please, try to make it available for download as soon as you can..thank you..By the way,your an awesome teacher..
Simon
7 years ago
Well I'm from switzerland and the DVDs came always after a week. I never had problems. So I will order a DVD.
7 years ago
hey, why not use amazon s3 for downloads, it wont effect the bandwith of the site overall and its cheap considering you pay only for what you use! i know a few other sites that use s3 for images and downloadable files. at first
7 years ago
I am really excited about this DVD, this is the kind of thing I've been wanting to learn how to do for a while. Interesting discussion about the choice of mediums. personally I think its a good idea to offer the DVD first, but whoever said our respective opinions would make a difference?

@ Paul: Surely all is fair as postage from US to US will take time too? Its a big place.
7 years ago
Hey Andrew, How about pre-orders for the DVD?
Keep up the good work!
peter
7 years ago
i agree with COMEDIANTE, the download option is better for the european VCopilot fans. but it would be nice to get a VCcard signed by sam, too... maybe it´s time for a Vcopilot chain store in europe ;-)
Simon
7 years ago
As an european customer I prefer download version.

Good Job Andrew, keep going on
Paul
7 years ago
gutted - no point in ordering the dvd if you live outside the US - by the time it comes you can just download it and save on custom duty! Oh well, i guess international users will just have to wait longer then if you live in the US.
eddie
7 years ago
DVD PLEASE WOO HOO..........................
Warti
7 years ago
I prefer download Version too. I like the DVD but im from Germany and hard to deliver.
allister
7 years ago
download for me please Andrew! scotland here! that way no customs duty!
7 years ago
Our international customers are very important to us and we will try to make the download available ASAP after the DVD launch.
7 years ago
OK, but we save the planet with the downloads instead of burning DVDs+transports, so it's important !
Dam
7 years ago
A previously worn Sam underwear would have been a better idea.


Just kidding! ;)

I think I will be your client again for this nice DVD!

Keep up the good work,

Damien
7 years ago
Awesome. I like Sam Signatures.
COMEDIANTE
7 years ago
Well, for those of us who live across the ocean, download option is better.
7 years ago
Wow, sounds great, i would prefer DVD as i like collecting things!


Will,

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