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Treasured finds and previews audio and video in corrupt movie files and disks.

With Treasured, Video Professionals can now check whether a corrupt file still contains the precious footage and is repairable, directly on their computer and in a few minutes. A video frames preview is provided in 80% of cases.

If you decide to repair the file, Treasured sends the report to Aero Quartet, whose technicians will develop a customized solution. Treasured and Movie Repair Service are designed to work perfectly together, delivering a 90% success rate in a 48 hours turn-around time.

What's New

Version 2.6:
  • Release on Mac App Store
  • Added support for Flip, Samsung, Drift cameras and for AVCHD and MPEG formats

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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ClauClau
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useless.period.

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Anonymous
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What is pretty useless is the comment...
Treasured helps dozens of video professional every month to get their footage repaired. Invaluable for them.

If you don't know what you're talking about, better do not comment.

Chrisdaemon
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Ok, then let *me* try to comment on your product.
A free application to entice for a professional, commercial service in the way that you advertise it will not make a lot of people go "jesus christ, that's neat!" In fact, the program is deceptive in its advertised purpose, but I would not put that assessment into two words.

To test, I have an MPEG2 file, and I know that it has a sector error. I would see that as a common problem, why with terabytes of data that we professionals have to deal with, something like this can happen even on the best of hard-drives.
Your program analyzed it, found a problem, and offered a solution. Sounds good? Yes, on first glance. It then gave me the option to anonymously check for a quote. I did not expect much, but I actually was presented with a plethora of priced options. You put some decent time and design resources into a very nice, tiered system.
99$ as base price (highlighted) +20$ because it is more than 3 minutes (professionals like me have a lot of those) a discount if it was without audio (uh-huh) and extra cost if I have multiple clips. I think I go with Absolute Privacy protocol (one of many marketing terms) for 175$ instead of a 99$ base price, since most professionals do not want a lack of privacy. Why you blame complexity for a privacy protocol is unexplained.
I did not opt to repair the file, I can assume that possibility from being a programmer myself. A tool like yours would be very useful in such instances (a program, not service!)

I read your blog, which is probably the best source of information about the application and what you do. This should not be necessary, since your site should offer all the information that I need. Your Movie Repair services are in existence since 2007, yet, this is the first time I heard of you. I may be a hermit as a video professional, you may only be a local success, there are many reasons. But other than "Hundreds of cases solved", I have no clue what successes you have. There are none presented. No honorable mention, no small TV station or big movie company names, no notable editors, no fictitious grand-ma, pro bono work, or anything. Empty marketing words.

Presentation is everything, and I find an assessment of your whole presentation difficult, yet necessary. There is a professional complexity to every aspect of your texts. Summarized, I can fill various Marketing-Bingo cards by reading even this program's description. Words like "helps", "can" and similar will absolve you on what the application will *actually* do, which is a gateway to your "professional" services, plain and simple. You make sure that you drop words like "technician" and "customized solution", a vague "success rate", all hallow market-speech, being evident for what it is when read a few times.
Benoît Joossen has started the company, but that says nothing of his present involvement. It tells the critical thinker, that he is not even associated with company or product. I can contact CEO, Support, Info, Repair, but for now, those are faceless elements. The use of past tense gives a nice feeling of long-established-ness, and I was already expecting a "seed planted way back when, now big tree!", but the pebble/gem comparison (artistic, yet meaningless) will do.
Come to think of it, the whole site is faceless. I have not even encountered one stock-photo face or company-founder mug-shot. No perky, smiling people in business suits, no pretty support-girl with Brittney-headset. Why with hundred's of success stories, there is no budget for professional looks? I am sure that you rather invest all your money back into research, development, and charitable causes -- pardon, I snarkily anticipate excuses of such nature.

Cruel and childish as my assessment may feel, a professional service like you want to offer has to give a bit more than pretty words and glossy graphics. Your applications look very sleek, and I have high hopes that they deliver what they promise (besides market speech.) But the main problem persists, which is words over substance.

I could also not find examples of rescued footage. What *can* you repair? Visible (tangible over theoretical) examples. With many successes, you should have a few samples, at the very least. The only video footage to go on is your own youtube video (I will spare a review, let others judge... and they will). And seeing that the Repair-Kit adds damage artifacts to the rescued video (until registration) leaves me puzzled as to how I can tell that your product is successful. It is a Catch-22 of sorts, I understand that.

Look, I have no doubt that you are a very capable person (yes, Mr Joossen, I believe it's only you.) I have also no evidence to the contrary, that you can repair damaged footage, be it visually, or indeed on a low-level (bit flips, masking and recalculating without transcoding/loss of data, that sort of thing.) Your writings about data-structures and internals (compared to amusing tripe about unrelated iPad predictions) are highly interesting, and are probably the best evidence that you know how to save seemingly lost footage. Feature such evidence of expertise, do not bury it!


What makes me suspicious is the promise of a free application that is connected to a faceless, pretty-worded, expansive service. Since analysis is seemingly the only function of the program, I can only regard it as half-a-tool, crippleware.
It is unfair to judge on appearance alone, but the product and service do not give much else to judge on. I assume that, as a self-titled micopreneur (market speech alert!) you want to appear highly professional -- which does certainly not happen by peppering your professionalism with annoying contractions, but I digress. You can not be professional without being truthful. Deception, even non-malevolent as you evidence in your words, will not give you success.
If you featured yourself, even as individual, dropping the multi-facetted appearance of being bigger than you are (as a company,) you might stand a better chance with your capabilities. A professional like yourself is in much higher demand than you might realize. Hiding that potential behind a facade is insincere.


That all being said, I predict that you make the changes regarding the presentation, only. Just in order to appear more appealing, not in order to actually offer anything of substance. There is no harm in that, no malice, just simplicity, path of least resistance.
From one micropreneur (ahem) to another: you have a promising product/service, but your public relation sucks.


Standard disclaimer: I review what others have to offer, and I do not give a hoot about arguing. You don't like my opinion, fine, have your own. I am merely a disgruntled user.

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Downloads 6,949
Version Downloads 2,184
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Date 19 Jul 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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