2 Versions of Action Essentials 2

*Updated Below

As we continue to add more high quality visual effects elements to our upcoming action stock footage collection, it has become clear that this product is bigger than we ever imagined. So far there are 15 categories with over 200 HD elements and growing.

We plan on releasing the product at 720p high definition (1280 x 720) which is a great format for standard definition and of course HD film work, since it up-converts so well. This also allows us to keep the product price below $100! (Yay!)

We also realize that there is a growing number of users that need even higher resolution elements such as 1080p (1920 x 1080) and possibly even 2k. And since Video Copilot is always on the cutting edge, we have decided to make 2 versions with exactly the same elements at 2 different resolutions (720p or 1080p). We believe the 720p version will have more than enough juice to blow your house up and possibly the neighbors but I’m sure many of you are excited about having option.

The higher resolution version will be a little more expensive but a MAJOR value when compared to any other alternative, plus they are ready to go. I just hope your computer can handle it; since this larger product could be 20-30 GBs on several DVDs. (GIGABYTES!) The 720p version will probably be 8 GBs or so.

We are also considering the option of supplying the files on a pre-formatted portable hard drive that can be purchased with the product to save time off-loading this massive collection and take it with you on the road. We’re still working out some logistics but we’ll let you know.

I’ll also remind you that this collection has over 90% live action elements that will likely blow your socks off. Including many slow-motion clips that would blow your socks off slowly.

UPDATE: I’ve noticed a few questions below so I’d like to clarify.

First, both product options (720p and 1080p) will be available on DVD or multiple DVDs as needed. The 1080p version of the product will also contain the 720p files as well.

The portable hard drive option is something we are considering as an upgrade that will simply come pre-loaded for convenience in addition to the DVD version for backing up. Of course, you can buy your own drive and load it up from the DVDs too. The hard drive is not required for either version.

Some people have suggested an interesting idea to offer Memory Cards/Sticks as a way to distribute the files. Unfortunately they do not have the speed necessary to efficiently work from and many people do not have the necessary card readers for some media. BluRay also has the same problem, slow and few people have drives. Besides, the hard drive option is to save you time off-loading DVDs so you can work right away just by plugging in.

April 8th, 2009 @ 4:31 pm
I look forward to having my socks blown off slowly.
April 8th, 2009 @ 4:34 pm
What if I want my socks blown off quickly? Will this new product offer that option as well?
April 8th, 2009 @ 4:34 pm
Andrew You Are the BEST!!
Dark Messiah
April 8th, 2009 @ 4:40 pm
I love all your stuff. It sux that I missed you at New York. I am getting the 1920 1080 vesrion not matter what hits the fan. Hell even If I have to sell my dog and his biscuits that baby is mine hahahaha. Okay time for my meds.
April 8th, 2009 @ 4:43 pm
Sounds awesome, can't wait!
April 8th, 2009 @ 4:44 pm
:D Awesome I can't wait!!! :D
April 8th, 2009 @ 4:45 pm
this is gonna be great!
i can't wait
April 8th, 2009 @ 4:45 pm
Can't Wait for Action Essentials 2! Your seriously are the best in what you do. Great Work Andrew.
April 8th, 2009 @ 4:52 pm
You can't be serious!
Andrew,it's really amazing and really hard to wait :)
by the way,thanks for news :)
April 8th, 2009 @ 4:56 pm
April 8th, 2009 @ 4:58 pm
i am really diging the pre-formatted hard drive. Can't wait for product release!!!
Dale Ficken
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:00 pm
Sounds great... but i only wear sandles and my mom said never to wear socks with sandles. Hmmmm.. maybe there are other features that I can use instead.
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:01 pm
Wow! I'm extremely pleased to hear that you'll be releasing a 1080p version possibly on preformatted Hard Drive.

I'll be buying one for sure!
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:05 pm
I just got excited.
David K.
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:07 pm
Clayton Light
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:09 pm
I like the idea of 2 versions. I think at first I'll buy the 720 version, but when a job comes down that will pay for it, I'm sure I'll be getting the higher res as well.
Looking forward to it!
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:11 pm
Yeah i cant wait.....
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:19 pm
cant wait to blow up my fathers in law house ,wait i dont think he has one he couldnt afford the payments :) .
Fat Elvis
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:23 pm
laughed for much to long at 'blow your socks of slowly'

This product sounds cool Andrew, we are making a massive Zombie feature at the minute and need loads of action elements, I think you could be coming to our rescue here.

If I check it out and we use it in the film you will be getting a big credit in the titles.

Would you mind if an easter egg feature in the dvd was a shot of someone watching the film and their socks slowly blowing off? lol
José L.
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:28 pm
woow 20-30 GIGABYTEs, I can´t wait for this!! It will be... OMG
... i Have no words.
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:31 pm
Oh my god!!!
Andrew you're the best, I can't belive it'll be slow motion elements!!!!

That'll be the better product ever made!!!
I bet this'll blow my socks off (even thought i'm not wearing socks!)

I love you!!!
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:34 pm
A Bluray version would be awesome, too. A Harddrive is cool but a Bluray is even better to carry around. :)
bob norton
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:36 pm
Just Perfect. Andrew has one of the coolest jobs in the world. blowing stuff up and having to film it in slowmotion HD to sell through his own company... Also, pre-formated hard-drive, that's a fun and strange concept.
Kwangjae Yoon
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:40 pm
I can't wait!
April 8th, 2009 @ 4:40 pm
I can't wait. I'm really excited about all the new material in this action essentials!
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:43 pm

20 - 30 gb 0_o
Big D
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:44 pm
My only concern with a hard drive is a "warranty" How would you handle that. I mean, I am sure everyone is so gentle with their stuff that they would never get beat up or mistreated, but hard drive failure is definitely a possibility. Then again, if we all had our socks blown off, we could just wrap the drive in our socks to protect it. ;)

Love your stuff though!! You are a huge help to the video production community. Power to the Peeple!!
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:44 pm
"I’ll also remind you that this collection has over 90% live action elements that will likely blow your socks off. Including many slow-motion clips that would blow your socks off slowly."

Mister Kramer, you seize my day.

Can't wait!!!
Rick Morris
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:52 pm
you master Kramer are blowing my mind...!
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:52 pm
The hard drive warranty would be handled normally by the manufacturer after our 14 day warranty. I think it is a year or something like that from most companies. But you also get the DVD's as a backup. We're basically reselling you a brand new drive that happens to have our stuff on it.

You could just buy a drive yourself but we save you the time of loading the files so you don't have to.
James price
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:11 pm
Awesome..that is such good news for so many people.
April 8th, 2009 @ 6:11 pm
Oh man. You guys are much too much. Rockstars for sure.
April 8th, 2009 @ 6:16 pm
I love having my socks blown off really slowly. Then again thats not blowing them off, thats just coming to a dead crawl :D

Good to hear that this products sounds VERY promising, I am so in line for my copy
April 8th, 2009 @ 6:17 pm
Words can't explain how hype I am for this!
Socks WILL be blown off
April 8th, 2009 @ 6:18 pm
April 8th, 2009 @ 6:20 pm
i aa....dont use 1080p much...infact...aa...we just use pal...aa...20-30gb??..really?....i...aa...wow...im outdated...
April 8th, 2009 @ 6:21 pm
The 720p version will be much smaller but still very large.
April 8th, 2009 @ 5:22 pm
Cool man sounds awesome. A harddrive would certainly be interesting, or even a thumb drive if the stuff would fit. Can't wait to see it. Thanks for the news : )
Diego G.
April 8th, 2009 @ 6:24 pm
just one thing: WOW!! xD
April 8th, 2009 @ 6:25 pm
I like the HARD DRIVE idea, its good!...is there an option to not have your socks blown off? I like mine they are the mediator between my shoes and feet.
April 8th, 2009 @ 6:41 pm
April 8th, 2009 @ 6:46 pm
hey kramer.. how about selling the entire thing on a USB flash drive. you could get 16gb ones for like $30.00.. keep it cost effective and small. 32gb for $70.
April 8th, 2009 @ 6:49 pm
wow, that's just awesome. Can't wait till it comes out!
April 8th, 2009 @ 7:03 pm
Please don't use D9 DVD.
I have one pack of Digital Juice product with 18 D9 discs,
and 13 discs cannot be read. (I bought a new DVD drive for this product but it does not solve this problem)
April 8th, 2009 @ 7:05 pm
Hard drives would be a wonderful idea...
April 8th, 2009 @ 7:08 pm
I second the flash drive idea... slap it on 32GB flash drives, I know it will take longer for the copy process, but it would be much more cost efficient.
April 8th, 2009 @ 7:16 pm
I think I'll have to get this (like, maybe 99.9 percent)! Sounds so awesome, it'd be great for many of my films since I pretty much only do action films.

Sounds great! Keep us posted!
April 8th, 2009 @ 7:23 pm
I'm going to be sick
Carlton Collins
April 8th, 2009 @ 7:29 pm
All I'm saying is will you take pre-orders if you do sell the HD. It would be cool to have a video copilot exclusive HD. Id buy it.

Big D
April 8th, 2009 @ 7:32 pm
DVDz as a backup - works for me. Looking forward to it!
April 8th, 2009 @ 7:35 pm
Andrew & the team,

You might want to look at sending out 32GB SDHC cards or thumbdrives as an alternative. Advantages:

+ Easy to ship
+ Plug & play (no case-opening & laptop-friendly)
+ More reusuable (nobody needs a small HD these days)

- Expensive ($50-$90 for 32GB vs $35 for new hard drives)

Keep up the good work!
April 8th, 2009 @ 8:03 pm
Can't wait ...
April 8th, 2009 @ 8:03 pm
just a suggestion. you could make a deal with all your products on an external hd or something
April 8th, 2009 @ 8:04 pm
if it's anywhere like Compositor's Toolkit by Digital Juice.. I'll be buying.. yet another product from you.. good stuff AK.. good stuff.. well it's kinda ok.. if you're into that kind of stff ;)
RA. Elliott
April 8th, 2009 @ 8:40 pm
As Queen once said, "you make the rockin' world go round."
Dale Ficken
April 8th, 2009 @ 8:53 pm
It would be nice to see a variety of packaging options. I already have spare HDs and thumb drives so not sure if i would want another.

Have you thought about one package being just 720p and the other package containing BOTH 720p and 1080p? Seems like that would make the most sense and help justify the added expense. Plus it would be nice to have 1080p when needed, but also revert to 720p when not needed.

As for getting the content to the end user, you could offer download, all dvd, or all dvd AND limited edition HD.

Just a thought.
April 8th, 2009 @ 9:00 pm
The Action Movie Essentials sounds good. Eventhough i have the compositors toolkit i may buy this as well

but what i would really like to see is maybe andrew makes a tutorial series like the bullet where he shows us how he creates the other 10 % of the action essentials. i would absolutely buy that too!

just a idea.
April 8th, 2009 @ 9:12 pm
yo this product is going to be crazy, and mayb expensive too.
Anthony Miller
April 8th, 2009 @ 9:13 pm
Count me in for the mind blowing super high rez version. Looking forward to this one.


April 8th, 2009 @ 9:13 pm
April 8th, 2009 @ 9:21 pm
Hi Andrew,
I just want to say that "Motion Graphics & Visual Effects" should pay you for your awesome products, Tutorials and Blog.
It's true.....you participated in making motion graphics better & cooler and world won't forget that for you.
Thanks Andrew
April 8th, 2009 @ 9:25 pm
cant wait for this... lucky i have a 1 TB External Hard Drive....
April 8th, 2009 @ 9:26 pm
cant wait!!
April 8th, 2009 @ 9:38 pm
There's just one problem, I'm not wearing socks right now... So would it blow my feet off???
April 8th, 2009 @ 9:38 pm
Including many slow-motion clips that would blow your socks off slowly.

Probably the funniest thing you've ever said!
April 8th, 2009 @ 9:48 pm
Well I guess digital download for the 1080p collection is out of the question eh?

Do you have an approximate launch date?
April 8th, 2009 @ 10:07 pm
That's awesome. That will be THE best Action stock footage on the internet.
Alex Frost
April 8th, 2009 @ 10:09 pm
Andrew, yes, I wanna blow my neighbors up SLO-O-Owly!!!
I cant wait!!!
April 8th, 2009 @ 10:09 pm
sounds really great!!!
April 8th, 2009 @ 10:13 pm
pics? or it didn't happen!!! lol
April 8th, 2009 @ 10:20 pm
Do it's contain a new stuff ?
April 8th, 2009 @ 10:22 pm

I was going to suggest the same thing. USB pendrives could be a good route and less costly to ship.

April 8th, 2009 @ 10:43 pm
when is the collection coming out!!!!!
Eugene Opperman
April 8th, 2009 @ 10:48 pm
Like your style!
April 8th, 2009 @ 10:54 pm
i cannot wait for this!
Jake The Muss
April 8th, 2009 @ 11:12 pm
Looking forward to this even more now...:)

Great stuff!
Jason whatley
April 8th, 2009 @ 10:33 pm
I love the hard drive option. I'd like to see a new mega-pack that would all come one the same he. Call it your "Master Collection.". It would include absolutely everything that you have offered before.
April 8th, 2009 @ 11:45 pm
Blow your socks off slowly. hahahahahahah :)))
amazing work here!
April 8th, 2009 @ 11:46 pm
Haven't got a clue yet which of the 2 version I prefoer for using myself, depends on the price of the HD 1080 version.
But with 20-30 gigs of data there isn't any alternative for a hard disk, since not so many people have access to a blue-ray drive and if it would be supplied on DVD, you'd need about 7 DVD's!
April 8th, 2009 @ 11:56 pm
Andrew. I trust you. MAKE A VERY GOOD PROMO FOR THIS!!!!

April 9th, 2009 @ 12:26 am
i wish u all the best,always be our teacher
may god bless u.
Andre Prior
April 9th, 2009 @ 12:44 am
Andrew, will the 720p version available via download since iam in germany and shipping from usa is currently tricky and expensive due the german tax collected from german customs.
April 9th, 2009 @ 12:48 am
Thanks Andrew ! You guys are doing a great service to mankind !
April 9th, 2009 @ 12:50 am
The slow motion stuff sounds cool. I'd like to see some slow motion muzzle flashes.
April 9th, 2009 @ 12:55 am
can`t wait for the 1080p version!!! i just live for that relaise!

great job guys!
April 9th, 2009 @ 1:37 am
So I'm assuming this is going to be like the compositors toolkit from digital juice but with far more elements and better quality. I've been holding out on buying that since i heard the news about this one.
April 9th, 2009 @ 1:55 am
Wow the other products are like 3\4 GBs..

720p will be mine !
April 9th, 2009 @ 1:56 am
You're like the coolest person ever.
April 9th, 2009 @ 2:02 am
oh man, I cant stand no more all this talk-talk. Please give us a promo, demo, snipet, intro, cover or at least the font of this product. This is like an new apple release (but much cheaper, and not white) :)
April 9th, 2009 @ 2:08 am
Hi Andrew,

Quick one, as it is a very very interesting product, do you think possible on maybe case to case to get it on a blu-ray disc (50 GB)?

Thx & Regards
April 9th, 2009 @ 2:17 am
First is its kind cos am hearing for the first time here on VP. We can purchase a soft copy direct ready to go on a drive!!!! WOW! what can i say! AK, you are too tooo toooo much... lots of hugz buddy
April 9th, 2009 @ 2:21 am
I like the hard-drive idea.. ^^
April 9th, 2009 @ 2:36 am
Shipping it inside a Pendrive would be awesome.. right now an 8gb usb pendrive is pretty cheap. Consider it!
kogoncho duruki
April 9th, 2009 @ 2:56 am
Andrew Kramer you are AWESOME DUDE! thanks you!
April 9th, 2009 @ 3:05 am
i can wait....3....2...1. I CANT WAIT !!!!!!!!! WERE IS IT!!!:D
April 9th, 2009 @ 3:21 am
April 9th, 2009 @ 3:28 am
20-30GBs? Holy freaking hell!!!! Glad I bought a new External Hard drive recently or I'd have been screwed. ps: 1080p for the win.

PPS: I agree with Dale Ficken
April 9th, 2009 @ 3:45 am
Looking forward to this release.

Let me know if you need any help with the distribution in the UK, I have three shops the hard drives could be shipped and pre formatted directly from.
April 9th, 2009 @ 4:14 am
Can't wait! I don't care if I have to blow my college funds to blow my socks off (slowly)! xD
April 9th, 2009 @ 4:33 am
Cant wait to see the promo!
Mr. Goodspeed
April 9th, 2009 @ 5:07 am
As for me, just to clear things, it doesn't matter how much more bucks it'll cost to me, but I'll pay for the HD-ready version.

Hey Guys, just imagine yourselves with an HD on your desk with a VCP logo on it !! (why not AK ?) ; I'll pay for that too !

Andrew, what about putting a small survey here to ask whether or not people here are interested into HD version (and as I said, perhaps a little sticker to custumize it ...).

BTW, keep going on, you're the ultimate guy on AE, just as Corey Barker is on Photoshop !

From France, Burgundy, a Huge Huge fan ...

Dean Jaeger
April 9th, 2009 @ 5:24 am
Cant Wait for this product to arrive.

Yee guys are the leaders of Ae.
April 9th, 2009 @ 5:27 am
so... the big question is when ?
Rafael Guerra
April 9th, 2009 @ 6:09 am
that is brilliant Andrew. Looking foreward.
April 9th, 2009 @ 6:55 am
Ya mon! This will be great! :)
Josh M
April 9th, 2009 @ 7:02 am
Sounds great! Looking forward to purchasing it! I will probably stick with the 720 version on DVD's, that will fit my needs but its cool you are going even higher rez than that! Props!
Dennsky McFish
April 9th, 2009 @ 7:10 am
i think that the HD idea is great for us that work in the field. Something that I could take with me to work on the road, without clogging up my laptop HD space, would be absolutely amazing.

Where can I sign up?
April 9th, 2009 @ 7:14 am
Thanks for the update. That answers all my questions.

Good to hear the 720p will be packaged with the 1080p version. I will definitely go that route and maybe even the HD route if its unique in some way. Preferrably something more than a sticker slapped on the HD. Maybe laser engraved?

Just make sure to bundle it with Pro Scores! I am behind one product and need to catch up with this purchase ;)
Kaine Van Riel
April 9th, 2009 @ 7:26 am
I Cannot Wait, sounds awesome, i created some very thrilling sequences using AME hopefully AME-2-HD will be Bigger, Better. WE LOVE U KRAMER
April 9th, 2009 @ 7:36 am
You are Andrew Kramer are AWE SOME! I make wait for DVD AK is BEST ! DUDE!
kogoncho duruki
April 9th, 2009 @ 7:37 am
April 9th, 2009 @ 7:40 am
And you've rocked the house again, Andrew.

My only concern about AE2 was that it wouldn't look as great as it could on my 2K and 4K projects at work. Now, I've got no reason not to buy it (like I wouldn't have, anyway). Looking forward to the slow destruction of many socks. :P
April 9th, 2009 @ 7:53 am
Well, who cares 'bout the price...We're talking about BLOOD SPLASHES, MUZZLES FLASHES AND EXPLOSIONS IN 1080P:D!!! Hahaha thank you Andrew, you're "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived(8) -Weezer
Marlon Cantillano
April 9th, 2009 @ 7:53 am
Andrew I am very interested in the harddrive option with the DVD backups, but was not sure what type of HD would that be like a USB 2 or Firewire 800? Also compability with both mac and PC I am assuming. I use a mac so probably Firewire 800 will be best, but USB2 too. Just wondering and when should we expect the release of this new product? DO you think it will be at the end of April or by the summer?
April 9th, 2009 @ 8:28 am
that's good, because I only have 5 gbs left on my hard drive. :(
April 9th, 2009 @ 8:32 am
I am personally interested in the option of the pre-formatted hard drive, cause that'd be sweet. My Mac is chugging as is so having a hard drive just for this product (which I fully intend to own) would be ideal
April 9th, 2009 @ 8:36 am
cant w8!!
April 9th, 2009 @ 8:56 am
There will be no Download Version for the 720p Footage?
David W.
April 9th, 2009 @ 9:02 am
Very cool, Andrew! You and your team are always thinking of ways to help us out. THANKS!!! :)
hurundi kaurismaki
April 9th, 2009 @ 9:36 am
Andrew Kramer! Thanks you! You is da Bitch! I possess this DVD and make movies!
April 9th, 2009 @ 9:36 am
Can we see the sample on your site?
April 9th, 2009 @ 9:37 am
we make groovy and funky music with this purchase ? yes ?
AK! you are G.O.D. !!!
Point Blank
April 9th, 2009 @ 9:45 am
I want my socks blown of at 10,000 fps!

Looks like I'm making my christmas list early this year!
April 9th, 2009 @ 9:47 am
That's so awesome, Andrew! You guys are the masters of all things After Effects!

I'm not sure if you're just backlogged in the email, but I sent you a couple emails that have gone unanswered.

What will the content on the disk/disks be like? Will it have any stock footage elements over a black background for ease of compositing? Could you please make a sort of teaser blog post that shows some pics of some various things on the disk/disks?
karamalikialinar ainamahalan
April 9th, 2009 @ 9:50 am
many-many-many thanks you1 when i buy the cdi am andrew kramer / !1!!!1
Leandro E
April 9th, 2009 @ 9:55 am
Looking forward to the 1080 version.

I was wondering > what happened to the matte plugin?
Is the plugin gonna be out anytime soon?
April 9th, 2009 @ 10:00 am
Wow, I am SO excited for this. Having a hard-drive is a wonderful idea. I had no idea you had this much footage, a BIG upgrade from action essentials 1. I'm Def. going to be buying the 720p one, and possibly the other when I start working in higher resolutions
April 9th, 2009 @ 10:08 am
Andrew, will be there any clip of a bullet shell case falling off of a real gun in normal speed?

I've tried this effects a couple of times, but the speed and the direction didn't work well. So I'd like to have a real gun shell case falling of to have a effect more realist. Please answer me.
April 9th, 2009 @ 10:13 am
EVEN MORE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'s
Perry Blunt
April 9th, 2009 @ 10:58 am
Andrew I like the Harddrive concept.wat would be even greater is if u have a platinum pack edition with some of the previous vfx products catorized in a new way along with the new action essential 2.make it a golden harddrive.
April 9th, 2009 @ 11:05 am
HolY sPit mAn

WOO!!! LOOK AT MY SOCKS GO!! Lefty is in the lead...and righty is coming up on the....well, the right!

AND RIGHTY WINS!! Mr.Right, you WIN!!

lol! cool! =)
April 9th, 2009 @ 10:26 am
Man... i better go buy some socks to be blown off slowly... are they included?
April 9th, 2009 @ 11:43 am
Looking forward to it, VCP!
John john
April 9th, 2009 @ 11:00 am
Take that dj's compositors $500 toolkit!!
April 9th, 2009 @ 12:06 pm
ahm, im not wearing any socks.... :P Maybe I'll wear socks when it is released so they can blow slowly off :D
April 9th, 2009 @ 12:07 pm
Ow, AMAZING btw fergot to wrote that down oops IT SOUND SOO GREAT THAT I CANT WAIT!!
April 9th, 2009 @ 12:07 pm
If you decide to go with the hard drives, will they be internal or external? I have an iMac and a Macbook Pro, so internal wouldn't really work for me.
April 9th, 2009 @ 12:11 pm
External drives.Probably a combo USB and Firewire drive.
April 9th, 2009 @ 12:26 pm
When do you think you're gonna release it? How much would you charge for the harddrive option? Or at least how much more than the actual DVD?
April 9th, 2009 @ 12:29 pm
That sounds really nice.
Something that you could just throw into a breifcase, or a backpack of something.
Very nice.
It sounds like this is going to be *The Bees Knees*
April 9th, 2009 @ 12:30 pm
20-30 GB of data? Hmm sounds like blue-ray neaded xD
April 9th, 2009 @ 12:32 pm
OMG!! =D...
20 - 30 GB!!?? how much DVD's are??
it's not possible =D
well, hold on... =D..
April 9th, 2009 @ 12:51 pm
i hope that we are going to have rain drops in slow motion.
April 9th, 2009 @ 1:14 pm
There are 32gb pen drives, everyone have usb. And it's still much faster than dvd ;)
April 9th, 2009 @ 1:57 pm
Did you make any behind the scnes footage? I would love to see how you go about recording all of this
Juan Carlos
April 9th, 2009 @ 2:15 pm
MAn can't wait!!!! I wanna be blow off.
April 9th, 2009 @ 2:17 pm
Will this be released before summer? I have a project coming up, and I'll hold off on editing if I can get this before June.
April 9th, 2009 @ 2:22 pm
I want it now. Please hurry up, I cannot wait. Hhehe. Thank you so much. I am looking forward blowing my sock off. Are you going to make an intro about this? I always enjoy your intro
April 9th, 2009 @ 2:25 pm
DVDs, USB drives, hard drives, horseback, flying saucer, magic carpet... Whatever works! I'm just looking forward to it! Sound great.
karamalikialinar ainamahalan
April 9th, 2009 @ 2:44 pm
Is Andrew Kramer I buy socks? too?
April 9th, 2009 @ 2:47 pm
Hey can you include autographed photos of you and the gang in the more expensive one?
April 9th, 2009 @ 2:47 pm
yeah please, ad some behind the scene stuff!!! you are a star!
best regards
April 9th, 2009 @ 2:59 pm
Also sell individually! That way everyone can afford and the download time would work since it's only single files. And the low prices will keep people coming back for more.
April 9th, 2009 @ 3:32 pm
Can't wait to see it in all it's 1080 glory.
April 9th, 2009 @ 3:49 pm
incredible, I absolutely cannot wait to buy this, definitely will end my searches on detonationfilms (though that place is still freaking awesome).
April 9th, 2009 @ 3:53 pm
Hey VC,
I really like the external hard drive option. What size of drive will you be offer? I'm asking because I have almost all of your products, therefore if the drive is large enough to encompass all of your collection, it would be worth the extra money to me. I would love to be able to transport my entire VC products on one external, and yes i know i could dump it all on one drive myself. It would be really cool if you branded your drive with the VC logo. Just a suggestions!
karamalikialinar ainamahalan
April 9th, 2009 @ 3:55 pm
hey! Andrew Kramer! i make all hi definition stuff movie! thanks you!
April 9th, 2009 @ 3:59 pm
I'm really looking forward to the new product - I'll have to save up though for the 1080 version! - and i just wanted to say i think the idea of the external portable hard-drive preloaded with the product is a fantastic idea. I already carry my backups on a hdd so i don't have to bring the discs with me, plus i want to keep them nice and shiney and looking the same as when i first got'em
April 9th, 2009 @ 4:33 pm
what happened to roit gear 2 or this is part of it ?
April 9th, 2009 @ 5:12 pm
this productivity is simply stunning, it makes lust for live!

keep on going.
April 9th, 2009 @ 5:35 pm
Riot Gear 2 is still in production but I wanted to create this product first.
April 9th, 2009 @ 6:06 pm
Good, cause I need this asap!
April 9th, 2009 @ 6:14 pm
Can't wait! Will use the recent versions in my upcoming New World Order film. Government is made of fail.
April 9th, 2009 @ 6:41 pm
yea slo mo has always fascinated me, i can't wait for this product.
is there an E.T.A yet?
April 9th, 2009 @ 8:53 pm
Why not a blueray?
April 9th, 2009 @ 9:37 pm
It would be awesome if you could get Action Essentials 2 on a My Book hard drive!!! Oh and if my socks blow off slowly, why don't i just go get a new pair of socks, put them on, then watch my other socks as they slowly move.
April 10th, 2009 @ 12:09 am
People, he meant "blow your socks off" figuratively, not literally. No matter what he says.


April 10th, 2009 @ 2:31 am
When you talk about it, saying that you "keep getting more and more effects", and discussing how to best supply the product for us, I come up with a terrifying question: How long is it going to take? :O

I can barely wait for this product... =/
April 10th, 2009 @ 2:56 am
i haven't read the entire thread, but i was wondering whether the 720p collection is gonna be downloadable too, or am i forced to have the dvd's shipped to me..
And what if I'm not wearing socks by the time I watch them. I sure don't want my underwear to be blown away, that'd be gross..
anadaido marika
April 10th, 2009 @ 3:19 am
Andrew Kramer! I buy this socks yes ? is dvd hard drive a resolution ? thanks you very much dear sir Kramer Andrew1
April 10th, 2009 @ 5:33 am
This gonna be freakin awesome dude. Cant wait
Wayne Cutajar
April 10th, 2009 @ 6:07 am
When is this coming out... :(... Make it fast please... And can you show as some previous...?
April 10th, 2009 @ 9:22 am
hey this is going to be the bests of your products i´ll stay with the 720p because my pc doesnt handle more LOL but someone can asnwer for me this... how do i can have preview with audio in after fx?

thanks.. and thanks ak
April 10th, 2009 @ 9:28 am
im from ecuador... how are you going to do for the sending?
anadaido marika
April 10th, 2009 @ 1:06 pm
yeah dudes! this freaking AWESOME! we make hi definitions!
April 10th, 2009 @ 1:20 pm
How big would the hard drive actually be coz it has to hold all of them so im guessing 50gb coz u include gr8 tutorials with them?
April 10th, 2009 @ 1:32 pm
C'is for WHEN ?? :D
anadaido marika
April 10th, 2009 @ 2:09 pm
wwo! make great Kramer toturial too ????? is nice DUDE! is
April 10th, 2009 @ 4:15 pm
A download version of the 720p would certainly be nice.
moses anana
April 10th, 2009 @ 5:02 pm
is yes! be make great sock bucket by Andrew Kramer! i definitions will is make the dudes! is Awesome!
April 10th, 2009 @ 5:16 pm
You need to engrave a Video Copilot logo onto the hard drive (or acid burn it - or whatever [maybe mind-bend the Logo onto the surface Uri Geller Style])
April 10th, 2009 @ 5:40 pm
Hay guys thanks for producing another set of awesome stocks!
April 11th, 2009 @ 2:18 am
Great stuff! Although as you mentioned 2K resolutions in the post, are there any plans to bring out an even more sock-blowingly awesome version with the clips in 2K? =)

/An avid VideoCoPilot, Super16 and RED user with a desire to get his socks blown off slowly.
April 11th, 2009 @ 2:19 am
Oh, I meant 4K, not 2K, obviously ;)
April 11th, 2009 @ 3:23 am
"The 1080p version of the product will also contain the 720p files as well."

Will the 1080p contain files that the 720p WONT? =/
April 11th, 2009 @ 3:52 am

Aren't you planning to do the Desinger Sound Effects 2? That would be awesome as well just like this product!
April 11th, 2009 @ 3:53 am

Aren't you planning to do the Desinger Sound Effects 2? That would be awesome as well just like this product!
April 11th, 2009 @ 6:39 am
I can't wait...
April 11th, 2009 @ 7:18 am
You are the king of design.
April 11th, 2009 @ 7:41 am
Why not burn it on a Blu-Ray Disc?
That way the people that want 1080p, would probably have a blu-ray burning ability if they were going to be making the movie at that resolution anyway....
moses anana
April 11th, 2009 @ 7:57 am
Andrew! you design dude!
anvir tahini
April 11th, 2009 @ 8:00 am
Andrew Kramer! May the all mighty Allah bring you great prosperity and peace!
April 11th, 2009 @ 9:15 am
Los tutoriales son realmente excelentes (por lo menos hasta donde ls puedo seguir dado que su ingles es americano y en cierto lugar nos perdemos), por eso es que consulto si no saben de la existencia de versiones en español de videocopilot.
April 11th, 2009 @ 11:36 am
I work at hd resolutions, but no access to Blu-ray. Many are in similar situations.
April 11th, 2009 @ 2:40 pm
BluRay is really not a consideration, very few people have players and a Multi-DVD pack is much more practical.
Nikan Ansari
April 11th, 2009 @ 3:06 pm
The 2K version sounds awesome. Got any idea what the price will be
April 11th, 2009 @ 6:28 pm
April 12th, 2009 @ 6:22 am
What about those of us that work in 4k-2k?
April 12th, 2009 @ 9:07 am
Well Kyle, 2k projects (2048) are only slightly larger than 1920, so you should have no problem with the 1080p version. As for 4k, you should be able to get away with using many of the elements, for example a muzzle flash doesn't fill the entire screen, so you will probably size the elements down to fit.
Ken “the trader”
April 12th, 2009 @ 9:58 am
hey Andrew, looking forward to this -- your stuff rocks... very glad I've bought your products/dvds -- makes a big difference!
April 12th, 2009 @ 3:15 pm
what codec and bit depth will the files be in? DPX would be awesome.
April 12th, 2009 @ 3:32 pm
CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOT!!!!!!!!!!


Say, are there flame thrower elements by chance? I need some for my project...
April 12th, 2009 @ 4:34 pm
April 12th, 2009 @ 8:34 pm
I found the secret about storage ... i see the secret project - is external device take a look

April 12th, 2009 @ 9:19 pm
DPX? Yeah right! 20 MBs a frame...
April 13th, 2009 @ 4:27 am
Yo Andrew,

Seems like your latest post contains a word document which causes your blog to not render correctly. Please remove the tags for the word documentfrom your latest post.
April 13th, 2009 @ 6:10 am
Thanks for the update, Andrew - I think it's gonna have to be the "Holy F***" Hi-res version for me :D
April 13th, 2009 @ 10:09 am
Keep up the good work for CoPilot!
April 13th, 2009 @ 7:56 pm
well a little help please... im from the philippines how can i get action essentials 2... internet connections here really suck! good work andrew!
April 15th, 2009 @ 3:27 am
1080p (1920 x 1080) around 30 GBs on a pre-formatted portable hard drive ???
90% live action elements including slow-motion clips ?????

Im conpuzzled ->(when you are confused and puzzled in same time)
is this is the holly grail product ???

check on http://www.flickr.com/photos/villas/sets/72157616601615757/

yes please i want one
April 15th, 2009 @ 5:02 am
$100?? too cheap, sure i will buy, you make a very very very great work!!
April 15th, 2009 @ 6:47 am
Bring it on...everything from you guys is a sea of gold.
April 16th, 2009 @ 3:56 am
great news.. let's get into action!
Is there going to be a preview on this? ;)
April 16th, 2009 @ 10:43 pm
Looks great...
Can you add a bullet hitting the body effect like the one from "Band of Brothers" I love how the dust shoots of his back and hangs in the air for a while.

April 16th, 2009 @ 10:44 pm
When's it coming out?
Robert Niessner
April 18th, 2009 @ 9:21 am
It would be great to have it on either some industrial manufactured DVD-9s or on DL-Bluray.

USB Sticks won't work with file sizes larger than 2 GB because of FAT32. If all files are smaller than that 32 GB USB sticks would be a nice option.
I would recommend the SanDisk Extreme Cruzer Contour - it is one of the fastest around.
April 18th, 2009 @ 10:17 am
Put me down for the 2k!
Any chance of 4k?
April 20th, 2009 @ 2:49 pm
you should really take a look at the Max Payne movie, the end credits are just amazing.
they literally blew me away.

i don't know if what is in the movie will be in this new action essentials, but you should rent the movie and watch the it and the end credits. :)
April 22nd, 2009 @ 8:55 am
hi andrew,
any release date? :)
April 23rd, 2009 @ 1:13 pm
when is it coming out ???
April 29th, 2009 @ 12:39 pm
Hey Andrew,

Any update on release yet?
I'm ready to stimulate the economy !
April 29th, 2009 @ 4:41 pm
Andrew,are you there? :D
April 29th, 2009 @ 6:40 pm
You guys don't understand the magnitude of this product :) There is lots to do. Working at 2K with DPX files, keying and matting elements is tons of work! As soon as we have it closer to being done we will announce everything.
April 29th, 2009 @ 11:03 pm
i wish there were pre-orders. maybe get a shirt and get the product before anyone else! anxious & faithful paying customers get priority! weee!
April 30th, 2009 @ 6:43 am
It's pretty good idea :)
May 1st, 2009 @ 9:10 am
Nobody wants you to compromise the quality on V.C. This will be done when it's done. You have help me out with many projects and I want to say thanks.

(newbie question... sorry)
I have a Mac Quad-Core Intel 3.0 Xeon with NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT. All of my work is XDCAM(HDV) and DVCpro 720p. Can anyone tell me if I need to start thinking about better video card or a raid to use a 2k format? And can the Action Essentials 2 2k format scale down to 720p? I do plan on having a 2k camera or better... someday. :)

Mr. Ed
May 1st, 2009 @ 12:13 pm
Can't wait! Keep it up bro.
October 20th, 2010 @ 11:47 am
I hope i have no problem with shipping from usa. i wish container would come quickly too.
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