If you have anything to do with the RED camera in general, and posting RED footage more specifically, then you are probably well aware of Clipfinder
, the amazingly cool and useful utility from Hans-Georg Daun that has been a staple of many a RED workflow for quite a while now. It was a Useful Tools for Editors about a year ago
and if that statement was ever true it was true for Clipfinder. It was quiteÂ unbelievableÂ that such a piece of software could be free. Hans was relying on donations and to quote Han’s website: “As of March 5, 2010, I had received 59 donations for a total amount of $2245.69.” I don’t think anyone could expect a developer to continue such a great product with no real return on the investment that they put into it. With that the next version of Clipfinder moves to 2.5 and will cost $100. It’s available today for purchase at the new Clipfinder website
. This 2.5 version is beta and if you purchase you’ll get a $100 discount on the “next generation product.” I guess that means a free upgrade to what is being called Clipmeister
. I can’t wait to see what that one does. As one of those who did donate to the old Clipfinder I can say that the product has always worked well and I wouldn’t have any problem paying for this as a beta. The last free version will be a build of the current 2.2 version which the website says will be available soon. Keep up the good work, Hans, as you’ve been building a great little application.