I got this in the MacHeist 3 2009 Bundle. It's got some pretty stiff requirements. OS X 10.5.5, QuickTime 7.5.5 and a Mac without one of those integrated graphics processor. Well.. the software is the easy part.
No Boinx for you. It will probably run but no support is provided if the app locks up, crashes or a feature does not work or work properly.
For 199.00 it is a "Sponsored Edition". What does it mean, you "have" to promote the company in any of your broadcasts. For 300.00 more (standard edition), then you are "free" from promoting the company. That's the only difference. No change in software functionality.
These people are smoking some bad crack. You can advertise all you want on the product I buy but if it is something I produced, there is no way, no how that I am pushing your company. I don't mind too much since it was in a hugely discounted bundle but if I had paid full price...
From their site it does not appear the app will "watermark" your broadcast. You do it on your own accord and if you don't, bad karma may float your way. I certainly will not feel guilty after paying 199.00. At least the whole video is not watermarked, a 5 second upfront intro is requested.
This leaves the future in doubt. They could add some enhancements or push out a bug fix and sneak in a mandatory advertisement. Since you purchased the sponsored edition, they would tell you that you knew this going in and wash their hands clean of it.
No where in the agreement says they can't or won't.
A sign of the times. We have advertising on just about everything we buy from cars, computers, TVs, etc. I guess it's just a matter of time before software watermarks anything we create.
Something like this however takes away from the result. Would you like to see photographs you have taken of your children or vacation trip plastered with "Made by [camera manufacturer]" on it?
If I buy it, advertising comes with the territory. If I create it from a product I bought, absolutely not.