The Good, the Bad and the Awesome!

By now you have heard about the looming release of Action Essentials 2, there is some news however. Although we are still on schedule for a (very late) June release, the product has secretly changed a bit…

Many of you have watched the early teaser for Action Essentials 2 and learned about some of the product features such as being available on 2 Versions. 720p & 2k. You may have also noticed, all of the clips have been Pre-Keyed and the collection includes many diverse camera angles. All good stuff, these facts have not changed.

However, we did our best to keep the collection at 95% Live action and unfortunately, a few late additional CG (computer generated) elements left us with about 93% Live Action. We’re sorry for the change. But we have to tell you the truth…

Another big change is the amount of elements included… We did our best to include at least 250 elements but because of unexpected factors, Action Essentials 2 now has over 500 HD ELEMENTS!

Again, we’re sorry.

Now the other news. The size of the 720p version is 14 GBs and the 2K version is 32 GBs so regrettably we will NOT be offering a downloadable version of this product. The main reason is high-volume bandwidth is very expensive and the challenges of massive sized downloads can be chaotic. Plus, the multi-disc packaging is awesome!

We know this puts a strain on some of our international customers but we want you to know that our international shipping track record is very good. Specifically 83% of our international customers request physical shipments and less than 1% are camel-delivered :)  We really do ship all over the world. If you have questions about your neck of the woods just send us an email but chances are we deliver.

Now if you remember this collection now contains TWICE the number of amazing HD elements at the same low price, it might make you feel a little better. We don’t want to brag but this collection is pretty decent.

Finally, to help with possible import taxes, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on the 2K Version for the first month wherever our postal service delivers to, including international locations and everyone here in the U.S. too.

Until then…

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186 Comments

5 years ago
HI Andrew
Muchas gracias por los tutoriales!
desde Mexico... SALUDOS!

Good Luck!
Shamas
5 years ago
Hi. Andrew, Hope so that you will be fine and i am looking you doing a great job. New Site Look and new DvD.

I dont have words. just "Amazing, ahsom and great"
5 years ago
Andrew we have bad streets can i effect with this product?

(i'mean some streets is so bad for effects. you can look it serash google about yemen street if you can... )
5 years ago
will there also be special sound effects under them because that would be very usefull.
Thanks
Nigel
5 years ago
I want an HD version of that image :D
Casey
5 years ago
This product could not come at a better time for me as I am the FX "b****" amongst my friends. This is going to blow them away when I add these FX to our footage. Ill be sure to post some "afters" as I go along. VCP rocks.

Casey - Sydney, Australia
Someone
5 years ago
I don't see a problem
You forgot to mention the fact that you are offering more real footage now... cause:
0,95*250 = 237,5 (I'm wondering how you can supply halve a real footage XD)
and
0,93*500 = 465
So that is 227.5 more real footage, this news isn't disappointing at all :D
Ken “the trader”
5 years ago
looking forward to getting this ... agree download would be better (eg a3 amazon is inexpensive) but at least being on DVD will help reduce piracy which is good... that's one thing that's a plus about having such a massive product, it's hard for the scum to pirate it... looks to be a great product, congrats on getting it launched...
syaf
5 years ago
whatever happens...it might be for the best. :)
5 years ago
Andrew: Your dedication, passion and sincerity is what makes this site and its products great, other people could just have kept on saying 95% real-life and maybe no one would have noticed, I really admire that from you, I hope I can get this product soon =D Thanks!
Finland-Guy
5 years ago
yay <3
5 years ago
No blu-ray. Finland is Winland! In other words yes.
5 years ago
Just one question... Is this only available on DVD or will there be a Blu-Ray version too?
Finland-Guy
5 years ago
Can these be ordered to Finland?
martintroy
5 years ago
Andrew is First Class all the way!! this is great news! it only means that the Action Essentials 2 is going to be so freaking big and so freaking awesome that its literally WAY TOO BIG FOR THE INTERNET! far beyond our expectations!!
abojung
5 years ago
AK: im from thailand, and do you have free shippin in my country. you know out here there are lots of pirated dvds. and once i even saw ur product THE BULLET, but since i cared and love what i get from u the most, i instead decided to order instead of discouraging ur effort by buying thr genuine things. thankyou
Matt
5 years ago
lol
"...None of the blood [is] CG..."
:D
5 years ago
Man, you're nuts.

It's brilliant !
Hopefully I'll have some freelance gigs under my belt when you release this, I've gotta get the 2k discs !

:D

XXXXXXXXXXX
Rob
Segnett
5 years ago
I am chomping at the bit for this!! I can't wait to get my grubby little hands on it, GWAHAHAHA...err, 'scuse me :D

You guys are doing a GREAT job!!
TheRover
5 years ago
SPLIT IT UP!!! PLEASE SPLIT IT UP!!! THERE MUST BE A DOWNLOADABLE VERSION!!!!!

i need it.. i am willing to pay extra for downloadable files.. is their anyway you can make a downloadable file if the buyer is willing to pay extra? more money in your pockets kramer...!! then with that money, you can make an Action Essential 3...

MONEY

MONEY

MONEY

make a downloadable version... thousands and maybe millions are relying on you to provide a downloadable version.. i know you can do it!! your andrew kramer... you can do anything!!! do it!!!! do it for the sake of the millions of people... do it for the little children... do it for the APPLE JUICE that everyone loves... please just do it!!
Daniel_AMV_Maker
5 years ago
♥_____________♥
I love your products
Hurry and let me buy this x3
DSLvelazquez
5 years ago
:( now i can't buy it if i can't download it. :( how am i gonna tell this to all of my friends? ...

well you still rock :)
Rob
5 years ago
As an international customer I can safely say I've never had any issues. I've received Video Co-Pilot products both in Oz and Ireland with absolutely no issues. Actually it's quite cool to get stuff by post :-)
shahzad
5 years ago
Andrew Kramer taught me After Effects
Do you export to India?
What will be the final (total) cost that I end up paying?
Thank You for everything
Adam
5 years ago
I'm a bit gutted over the lack of downloadable version, but with the file sizes the way they are, it's understandable. I'd rather pay for delivery and get more elements rather than VCP slashing that lovely 14 GB of goodies in half so they can deal with the bandwidth.

Still waiting on AE2, guys! The end of June approaches...
5 years ago
hey Andrew,

awesome product, but is there a way to sell this product to students with restricted rules? i would buy the 720p version, but 100 bucks are too much for me. U could sell it for 50 bucks (only for student´s) xD with restricted rules, if someone wants to sell a product where your stuff was used he could pay the remaining 50 bucks :D

bye

Bastian
5 years ago
Hey andrew, could you tell me how much it would cost to ship AE2 to Switzerland?

Thanks for the great news anyway ;)

Kind Regards,

Dave
Fredrik
5 years ago
Isn't ''Action Essentials - Epic''
a better name than ''Action Essentials 2''
5 years ago
Ohohohoh! Andrew, you sir are forgiven. But theres just one thing I don't understand... Wheres the free VC T-Shirt for 2K buyers. I was holding out on you providing some ridiculous little gimmick to help sell the more expensive version! I'm buying it, but customer satifaction levels will remain at 99.99999% until I get my T-shirt... =P

Keep up the good work!
Klaus Ruttmann
5 years ago
Europeans will love you. If they didn´t already.
SASMHS
5 years ago
Hi Andrew ,
i am big fan of your site and Action Essentials 2 , but i am from Iran
can u ship there ? :)

Thanks again
Sebastian S.S.
5 years ago
Hey, Andrew.

I just have one question . . . When are we going to see the awesome action movie that you have made ??? :D I would love to see it !!! :D

Action Essentials 2 = AWESOME !!!!! I Can't wait !!!! And i think its more than good with 93% live action That is awesome !!!

Best Regards
Sebastian S.S.
5 years ago
Oh man, this will get here just at the same time as my new HD videocamera, how much will the 2k version slow down my computer, I want to get it but fear after effects will cry.
5 years ago
highdefw
5 years ago
@Timmay, if it wasn't available for professional use, Then VCP would lose like 1/3 of its customers hehe
Trainee
5 years ago
Hey guys @ VCP

isnt there any possibility for a download, I live in an area where only UPS delivers for sure (the price aint worth it), fedex is sometimes even unreliable and the regular post - well I stopped buying over the net as most deliveries fail and its difficult to claim the money back. Any other option would be appreciated even if I'd have to pay a reasonable amount for the download supplied but I would be able to get the package when available ...

Please consider this option
Regards
Marc / Jamaica
5 years ago
This is totally awesome.

One question though (if not answered already..)

Action Essentials 1 was royalty free.
I'm assuming this one is the same, the buyer retains all rights to the footage?

Not to be THAT guy, but important to know if I can use it on professional productions or not.
erik
5 years ago
this product is alson in MAC!!!????
or only for WIN??
Ray
5 years ago
Andrew,
I am actually doing a safety at a construction site video.!! so this stuff will be awesome!! Hey if you can throw out a tut on making training vids that look like the shiznit, would be awesome as well.

Like totally awesome!!!
Ray
5 years ago
hey! those are my camels and the best in the camel post business!!!
zach
5 years ago
omg 13 g's... i gotta clear up some space, but as long as theres some tutorials... itl all be worth it :)
TheGreat
5 years ago
Andrew, I was just watching the new Terminator movie today and I was wondering, would it be possible to include any huge atomic-like explosions? Like if a nuke was hitting. It'd be really cool.
Liam
5 years ago
You are awesome.
5 years ago
everyone is going nuts ,iam already in the short bus going to zombie land ,military guy vs sam loya who wins do you know?
ICU
5 years ago
Can i just come over and pick it up!
Ryan
5 years ago
Will it cost extra to have the package delivered by camel? Fedex is exciting, but I think a man riding camelback with a package in hand would be so much more exciting when the package arrived...
Diego G.
5 years ago
AK, I had an idea, you should do a CG Atomic Explosion! lol
Just Kidding, but It would be nice! :D
I Said CG because I think it's a bit hard to record a real one...
Pablo
5 years ago
im sorry, but wath is "Pre-Keyed"??? im from Argentina, wich would be the cost of the product, including shipping to Argentina.

thanks andrew!!!!
V3
5 years ago
Aww comeon! I was expecting 250 HD elements and y'all give me 500? What kind of **** is that?


Looking forward for this product.
Jason
5 years ago
Andrew,

Did you go to E3? I see that pic was taken at what looks to be where they held the expo
5 years ago
download 30GB debit connection 1024 ko/S 8 heures et 33 mins
bruno
5 years ago
hey andrew,

does the free 2k shipping includes Argentina? Im asking becouse ie, Amazon is not shipping here anymore unless you pay for a extra service like fedex or something like that.

and what about the 720p free shipping? :D
5 years ago
I do not ridicule, but I just struggle of assistance that he offered a good resolution is good for you
Adam
5 years ago
Hey there AK, i was just wondering, are the elements that are CG suitable for 3d space so you can get loads of differant angles just by rotating the element i will it be like AE1 were you are given several pre-matted angles e.g. front, side etc

thanks AK
Ricardo Godoy
5 years ago
hey Andrew, how much time will it take this product to arrive to my country El Salvador?
Matthew
5 years ago
Andrew how many dvds will come with the collection? :)
pvsciteach
5 years ago
500 ELEMENTS???!!! WoW!

Hey, does anyone know how to get drool out of a keyboard?
Xp...
5 years ago
Andrew, will you take advance orders?
KebleTar
5 years ago
Of course you can't use real footage for every scene, and they aren't doing it in film.
It's amazing how realistic computer generated footage like fire, smoke and explosions looks.
Sphinxcorp
5 years ago
i have a question:
how many fps have the footage???
Tbone Jerome
5 years ago
How dare you threaten us with a better product for the same price! Totally UNAMERICAN!
5 years ago
Awesome news , stay krispy Andrew.
5 years ago
That's terrible! I mean great! I mean terrible... Grrr. Now you got me all confused!
5 years ago
WUUUUUUUUUUHHHHUUUUUUUUU I think there isn´t any diffrent between 95 and 93 % live Action footage. I really think thats the best ever Action Essentials Pack.
Earlier on the Blog you write something about a Testfilm. When can we see it? Would there be some free Tutorials how to use these Stock Footage?

C4m4N
5 years ago
Awesome!
5 years ago
After I get AE2, i will never have to go to detonationfilms.com again. Life is great. :)
Telli
5 years ago
There will be released with bundle options?
5 years ago
Awesome!!! Can't wait!!!!!!!!!! I wish there was a minor "cracks" section, i always have trouble making realistic cracks... but other than that!!! CANT WAIT!!!!
Vinnie
5 years ago
I am so getting this!!
Jeff
5 years ago
I have a lot of respect for you guys and your amazing products.
Ryan O
5 years ago
Wow what an upgrade! This is exciting, and I'm going to definitely work on putting this in our budget plans.

Also Andrew, maybe you should update the Action Essentials Promo to reflect the new update? Maybe just fix the txt info...

Sweetness,
Ryan
5 years ago
I don't care how big it is! 500 HD ELEMANTS!? (sorry for caps)

Awesome awesome awesome!
-David
BTW: 93% live action is godly enough for me!
5 years ago
Can. Not. Wait.

Also, hope you post the QT of where the pic came from.
Ray
5 years ago
I'm from Venezuela any chance that your shipping reach to my country?

Thanks to VideoCopilot for being a great source of inspiration.
Eddie
5 years ago
Brilliant, simply brilliant!
Chad
5 years ago
Does this package come with a cooling fan?

This WILL be my first VC purchase. Im excited, cant say the same for my video card.... Im going to burn the silicone off this mug!
Brent
5 years ago
Darn you Andrew Jane Kramer! I wasn't going to get this, but now I have too, it's too awesome!
Ef! And I can totally afford it too.

-B
Aleksander
5 years ago
Hello

I was just wondering how you do that andrew?
But... 93%..... I must say by duplicating the element amount, it is all right :)

And another question.

I would REALLY like to see some muzzle flashes and slow motion stuff... Could you do that possible? :)
5 years ago
14gb i maxing out my hard drive i'm gonna have to get a new but its worth it for this 500 HD elements that's like more then 400 HD elements.
dashzed
5 years ago
so... do we get a progress report? I'm thinking like... some sort of a slider from working to completed? i need something to check on obsessively.
Skully
5 years ago
WOW, it even isnt out yet but you already gave us a "second" one as a present

thx
Skully
yoggi
5 years ago
I forgive you.
Anthony Miller
5 years ago
Looking forward to it, Andrew. I know I'm really far away but do you ship to Long Beach, CA? =)

Hell, I could drive over and pick it up. Is there a Video Copilot drive through? Like with an inflated large version of Sam flying high above the roof?

Put me down for the high rez version... and a side of fries.
Eduardo Torres
5 years ago
Can you provide any advance (content description) related to the tutorials you will be including?

As usual, keep up that excellent job.

Eduardo
Lucas M,
5 years ago
A.K is the new jesus!
2x elements is way better than 2x fish... HAIL Andrew Khrist
Peanut
5 years ago
Mr. Kramer, I am very disappointed in you! I trusted that you would have 95% live elements but then you pulled a foolish stunt to reduce this to 93%!

How dare you violate your customers like this?! I hereby refuse to purchase your product for an entire 2.3 minutes after you release AE2 to ensure this stunt is not pulled again.

Nah I'm pullin' ya leg I LOVE YOU MAN. 500+HD ELEMENTSSS :D
Joey
5 years ago
At LumberjackSatan:

Dutch:

Hey,
Ik ben ook van Belgie (Mechelen)
Ik heb hier al verschillende dingen gekocht en heb telkens alleen de omgerekende koers betaald + de verzending. Niets meer.

English:

Hey,
I'm from Belgium to.
I odered several things here and never payed more than the product itself and shipping. No special import costs.

Joey
Yossi
5 years ago
Quiick question:
Does AE1 have features that AE2 doesn't? It other words, would one need to buy both packages to have everything, or would #2 satisfy all your needs?
Thank ya!
5 years ago
Bruno: The Free Shipping Offer on the 2K Version does include Portugal. We ship to tons of places.
Greg
5 years ago
Andrew,
You continue to dazzle me...
leith G
5 years ago
The bad news we wait, the good news we need a tutorial Please. :)

*it will be much worth it to wait 500 elements wow
now that`s a huge bomb.
Bruno
5 years ago
I assume your postal services don't reach europe, for the free shipping promotion... (I'm from Portugal) am I Right AK?
perry blunt
5 years ago
I'm still saying i want a custom military hard drive version
5 years ago
Ed, it was made with Action Essentials 2 and is a tutorial included on Action Essentials 2.

Christian: There 20 high quality Sound FX included but we definitely need to look at a dedicated collection. They are hard to find because they aren't easy to do.

Amila, we have the 720p version available for $99.95.

Steve, we could have made to volumes, we thought about it but I wanted this collection to be as complete as possible.
illd
5 years ago
Hi VCP,

to be honest - I am disapointed by the fact that there will be no DL for at least the 720p version. I am not mad about VCP - but the german taxes are calculated on the package value(100$) + shipping costs (30$). That means I end up with at least: 130$*1,19(taxes)=154$. Thats a increase of 54%.

Sorry, but I think untill I can`t calculate/plan this costs for a production I wont get it. The VCP dl Products I always bought rightaway - but since the crisis I really have to watch every (euro)cent.

Thats just my point...
G.P.
5 years ago
Holy Testicle Tuesday, that explosion looks real! If that's what these elements allow you to create, then no download option is an extremely small price to pay... You"ve out done yourself this time Andrew. BTW ANDREW i cant help to notice that sometimes i see your VC products in certain t.v. shows and stuff (or at least stuff that looks like it, riot gear, Designer Sound Fx, exc.) and i was just wondering if you have ever gotten calls asking for permission for anyone to use these products. Or maybe they just created their own, but idk.
Christian
5 years ago
Andrew i cant wait!!! is there going to be and sound effects in the bonus features? if not maybe considering making a action movie SFX collection? action sounds are the hardest thing to find!!
Mogle
5 years ago
"However, we did our best to keep the collection at 95% Live action and unfortunately, a few late additional CG (computer generated) elements left us with about 93% Live Action. We’re sorry for the change. But we have to tell you the truth…"

We trusted you, man. You let us down... ='(



"Another big change is the amount of elements included… We did our best to include at least 250 elements but because of unexpected factors, Action Essentials 2 now has over 500 HD ELEMENTS!"

*gasp* I hope you are ASHAMED of yourself!


;)

Can't wait for the release. ^^
Amila Chathuranga
5 years ago
Sir, we hope som downloadable elements. We dont want any 2K elements. 720p HD is ok for me. but think again. please give us plenty of elements with new "Action Essential 2 Budget Packege" please make budget packege for us. . . .

Thank You..........
5 years ago
McKramer (NOT A BURGER), what about the Video Blog?
James Twyman
5 years ago
OH MY GOD. I'm excited, 32 gbs of amazing. I'm sure it'll be no problem getting it over to England and im equally sure it'll be worth the wait.
Ed Wood
5 years ago
Great news, Andrew.

By the way, I don't mean to be a drag - especially given some of the comments already dropped above about the pic at the top of this thread (i.e. the exploding store) - but could you please just confirm that this pic was actually made with Action Essentials 2?
5 years ago
hey andrew!
i was wondering.... are the video files in a .mov container or something else or image sequence?

thanks mate =)
highdefw
5 years ago
Oh my 0_o
Steve
5 years ago
Andrew - Wouldn't a more flexible option be to split it up? AE2 Vol 1 and AE2 Vol 2? Just an idea.

Steve in the UK.
Conor
5 years ago
Can't wait to get home in August and order!
I can also vouch for Videocopilot's delivery record to Ireland. Very fast (usually arriving within a week) and always packaged nicely.
I don't know about anyone else but the feeling of opening up the packaging to reveal a cool VC product is much more rewarding then hearing that file-downloaded ping on your PC! :)
B-MAF
5 years ago
good new specialy free shipment how about shipment n uae bro how i can get the product
Castroman2007
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, does this mean that the HD version wont be available to download too =(?

How fast can you guys Deliver to Venezuela if the answer is yes =)?
oliver
5 years ago
hi Andrew realy good and realistic product coming nice elements to, but 1 bad new i cant download the entire package now wath can i do to get the package??????

other option to Nicaragua people????

sorry for the realy bad english jajajajajaja
god bless you to all!
Bastiaan
5 years ago
I'd love to see the non-CG blood ;).
5 years ago
Ooh, There's my camel for Pro Scores. :p

Nah, It's all blistering hot here in the UK..
Looking forward to this large release Andrew!
5 years ago
Count me can you do us British fans a favour please mark the envelope/packaging as Educational DVD. This will prevent me having to pay another quarter of the price of the DVD and having to pay our post office another amount for the privilege.

Many thanks in advance

Rich
Daniel
5 years ago
You could make a poll so that we can guess the day of the release of AE2! =D I can't wait for the release! Good job VC!
5 years ago
I dont understand...

There is no bad news what so ever! This is INSANE! The more the merrier eh?

Keep up the overoutstanding work M.r Kramer!

Greetings from a drizzly England.

Matt.
Er Miccetta
5 years ago
are you going to put 2/3 clips on free download?
Er Miccetta
5 years ago
andrew, what will be the final price of this product?
Adam
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, is there any news on the video blog? im really looking forward to it.

thanks for the update on AE2 i can't wait to buy it!
5 years ago
Andrew this is great news!

will you be doing an updated trailer for AE2 soon? :D

oh and are all the prices the same?
5 years ago
Like Nukes??
Russ
5 years ago
Well that's a shame. Obviously more stuff is better but due to reasons too numerous to include here I won't be able to purchase Actions if it doesn't have a digital downloads option.

I understand the technical limitations so I completely understand your decision Andrew. Unfortunately for me, however, it locks me out of getting your product.
weerobbie
5 years ago
Hey Andrew U ROCK!!!

EM.. for the dvd do you have to put all the content on your computer at the same time or can you choose which ones you want for the project you are making like choose which kind of muzzle flash you want then just download that one onto your computer.

this is just so i can acctually use it as i dont have that much space on my computer.

please reply.:D
5 years ago
Sven: lol.

PLK: CG is computer generated, means we built the elements in 3D to look real but are they indeed are not.
PLK
5 years ago
Sorry but what does CG mean..? :(
Sven
5 years ago
Andrew - you are a lying jerk. How dare you put extra elements in the package and reduce the live elements to only 93%? I realize the free shipping is your feeble attempt to reconcile this blunder.

In protest I will wait at least one full hour after release before purchasing. I encourage everyone to hold off like I will so that Andrew will know not to pull stunts like this in the future.

I'm not visiting your site again for at least 2 days (reading the RSS feed doesn't count, and if something new pops on I'll read it) - but 2 days! Feel my wrath, Andrew Kramer!
5 years ago
Free shipping? Yeah!!!
damien christ
5 years ago
lets be Patient
5 years ago
WOO HOO...I can't wait to get it! Of course I am disappointed it's 500 HD elements...I was soooo looking forward to the 250 HD Elements......but I guess I will have to suffer through it.....

I'm anxious to see the case design as well. I love the graphic above. That flame is 100% realistic-looking. It looks like that shop is really exploding. Great job!!
5 years ago
haha - Peter I was going to say the same thing!

Andrew: Is that the same street?

Luke
5 years ago
Cool, glad to see another long blog post again. AE2 is going to be totally awesome, if you have time, make sure we get to see another "demonstration"
Alec
5 years ago
The only thing that I'm more excited about than this, is seeing what everyone will do with it. It's going to be epic.
Fish
5 years ago
S W E E T !!!!!
Mike
5 years ago
"Another big change is the amount of elements included… We did our best to include at least 250 elements but because of unexpected factors, Action Essentials 2 now has over 500 HD ELEMENTS!

Again, we’re sorry."
Oooo dude but I so wanted 250 elements you actually messed up.Maaaaaan :D :D :D :D .Now jokes aside the 500 elements colection is very impressive but I need to ask you how do you film these guy's and how do you find time?Mean I am still in high school and I don't have time for my work.Andrew you did great and I hope i keep doing what you do.
Samsote
5 years ago
OMG it looks so cool, but. IS it just the 2K version that can'tt be downloaded. or will it be both. I mean, is it realy that expensive for 14 GB?
Anyway if it is both, i dont know if i can afford the taxes and such:(
Max
5 years ago
No need to apologize man, it would be one thing if they were BAD cg elements, but with you: not possible! ;)
5 years ago
Thank you for your generosity Andrew. I have recommended you to a few film makers who are also following VC now and anticipating the AE2 so they can buy it.
Dan
5 years ago
Come on! I won't be buying it now. 93% live footage? get out of here!



SYKE
5 years ago
Peter, Exactly!!!
5 years ago
We couldn't get much later June than we are now ;)

I mean, 8 days left in June!
5 years ago
Lumberjack,
I totally understand where you are coming from and we did not make the decision lightly. It's just one of those things that has us jammed in a corner for some customers.

I can tell you that we are working with a distributor in Europe that would eventually carry Video Copilot products, but unfortunately that is many months away.
5 years ago
I LOVE VCPilot. :) hopefully we can preorder?

the picture reminds me of DIE HARD III
Mark
5 years ago
I love you
samanta
5 years ago
Remember that in south america and other parts of the world are the expensive import taxes that sometimes are half the price of the product or more.
LumberjackSatan
5 years ago
Very very sad face :(

I know it's amazing that the content has doubled and all, but i live in Europe, Belgium and if i want to import AE2, that will kost me around 160€, converted for you guys to realise the increase in cost, that's 230 dollars. I would essentially be buying the 2k version for the price of the 720p version.

Isn't there a possibility you can split the file up? like 2 downloads of 7 gigs or multiple downloads?
zak
5 years ago
great news I'm waiting for the great product :)
Lapistolera
5 years ago
Appologie accepted, Admiral Kramer.
Daan
5 years ago
Cant wait man...
Greets from The Netherlands
5 years ago
Real bandwidth isn't that simple or that cheap. People who know...
Vick1138
5 years ago
Man that is such a bummer, why would you guys lie to us?

I mean that sarcastically of course
Kevin
5 years ago
Cool Andrew! Im sure most of the guys who just read this blogtopic had a smile on their face :D I know I did.
Tanelm
5 years ago
Its soo much cooler now :D
5 years ago
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Steven_LS5
5 years ago
Okay.. I get it...
I was about to order the discs, but with those facts, everything changes... sorry... :)
Charl
5 years ago
Andrew, u always rock...
Must u lecture in the university to become a Prof.?
Cos u teach alot more than given in unis'...

Thanks AK-09
5 years ago
wow, this is really terrible news!!....but thank you for being honest. I suppose it may still be worth purchasing even if it is more than what was expected. :)
Roy
5 years ago
Andrew, are those files compressed in a winzip file or something like that? Or is it the raw footage that makes those 2k dvd that large ! :O

-Roy-
Nikola
5 years ago
I like that picture!It's awesome...
5 years ago
This is going to be another amazing product! Can't wait!
5 years ago
Great picture i see there ... much so reality..
sunil thapa
5 years ago
u r a good man and a bad man but a awesome teacher............... he he and a happy news about action essentials 2............... love it .................... but where's the tutorials??????????????????:D
5 years ago
Over 5oo!!!!!
5 years ago
I absolutely hate it when people put more time, money and passion into the product than initially advertised, and for the same price?! What terrible people you are.

Yeah, you guys rock!
5 years ago
Hhahah You're sorry Andrew :D
sounds really cool , I might be interested in using it !
Shavkat
5 years ago
Thank God! Very good news
5 years ago
The Computer Generated elements are mostly things that would be hard to film or key out. A few examples are in the debris category pieces flying and hitting the ground. These are meant to be composited with explosions and things like that.

There is also a few Shattered Glass elements that are CG but mainly to achieve the impossible. For example we created some far away glass elements that break-out and fall down as if a skyscriper window was to blow out. There are a few different angles too. Most of the other Glass is Live Action.

Yes there are Muzzle Flashes! Spent brass shell casings too.

None of the Fire, Explosions, Blood, or Dust elements are CG. And only 1 smoke element is CG.
dashzed
5 years ago
you are forgiven andrew, you are truly forgiven. i fail to see the box where i enter my credit card though :P
5 years ago
INTL shipping worked fine for me so far. I ordered over the last years all product Andrew sells and they all got shipped to Germany with any issue at all.
5 years ago
ahaha andrew.
you jokester you.
you had me worried when you said that it changed a bit.
but that change doesn't affect me in the slightest, and i'm still anxiously waiting for the release of the BEST ACTION STOCK FOOTAGE PACKAGE EVER!
5 years ago
Andrew, No apology is necessary! Bring it on!
5 years ago
Double trouble!! Pic looks amazing; 32 gb's of footage, I hope my postie is strong...
5 years ago
Hey AK,
Love the news. Just wondering what kind of content would be in the CG elements.
And if there will be any muzzle flashes ???
Thanks,
Nic
Rob Scott
5 years ago
Awesome news Andrew :) Very much looking forward to this release, roll on release day
Yan
5 years ago
Hi Andrew!!
Andrew write please, what exactly will now enter the 720P and the 2K version and how much they will cost? And a special issue I will be able to order it to be in Russia ???))
Ps: Sorry for my bad english)
5 years ago
NOOOO! Only 93%, I don't know if I want AME2 anymore! ... JK. Anyways late June can't get here quick enough!
eLTipOx
5 years ago
Long Live To Kramer and Video Copilot Team!!!!
Qw3rtium
5 years ago
Can't wait!
Fat Elvis
5 years ago
Looking forward to this collection, i really want to blow up some zombies with it
Ben Wotton
5 years ago
Oh...Ok...I forgive you Andrew.

Though it is pretty disappointing to get DOUBLE what I origianlly anticipated...



:P
5 years ago
Awesome news Andrew, and I don't thing the addition of CG footage is that bad as long as it's realistic. And WOOH, twice the elements!!!! :o
I have got to get the money for this! :)
5 years ago
Free shipping and 500 2K elements? My credit card is making me itch.......
Stefan
5 years ago
I really can't wait to see the short movie that you're working on and of course to get the 2K version of this great collection!
5 years ago
Man looks great!

Does the kit come with HD health and safety instructions?
alex
5 years ago
cool
5 years ago
Very Great news ! I think it will be a great product ! Can't wait !!! :)
braamling
5 years ago
This is really bad news :(
5 years ago
You are a bad man Andrew, teasing us like that! :-)

When we can see a cool Trailer, the one with Sam and the Military-Guy? :-)

Regards,
Lucas
Fiete
5 years ago
Great work, i can't wait for it....
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