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Topic: PIANOTEQ VIDEO CONTEST 2017 - INSTRUCTIONS

PIANOTEQ VIDEO CONTEST 2017 - INSTRUCTIONS

Time for our yearly video contest! Here you can show the world what you can do with Pianoteq 6 in front of the camera. At the same time, you will get a chance to win a value coupon of up to 400 € for purchasing Pianoteq products in our online store.

As from today until (and including) November 5th, publish your own video on YouTube where you are using Pianoteq 6 (Stage, Standard or Pro version).
When your video is posted on Youtube, announce it here:
http://www.forum-pianoteq.com/viewtopic.php?id=5301

The contest is open to everyone. If you are not yet a registered Pianoteq user, you may use the latest trial version.

Rules:

  • Only one entry per contestant is allowed.

  • The video needs to be new, not published before October 9th 2017.

  • It needs to be clear on your video that you are using Pianoteq 6, either by showing the interface, talking about Pianoteq 6 or displaying Pianoteq 6 in text.

  • You are allowed to use another instrument or voice alongside Pianoteq if you want.

  • All videos should be evaluated on the originality of the composition and/or the originality of the sound and/or the quality of the performance, with no specific priority between these three aspects.

  • Voting starts on November 6th and ends on November 19th.

  • Voting is open to everybody.

  • Attempts to vote several times will disqualify the vote.

  • Everybody who votes must pick 3 entries. The entry with the most votes will win.

  • The winners will be announced on November 20th.

Prizes to win - value coupons, valid in our online store:
1st prize: 400 €
2nd prize: 300 €
3rd prize: 200 €
All remaining entries get: 20 €

Here you can find some tools for creating Youtube videos:
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-YouTube-Video
http://www.wikihow.com/Upload-a-Video-to-YouTube

You may find some inspiration from previous contests:
2012: http://www.forum-pianoteq.com/viewtopic.php?id=2583
2013: http://www.forum-pianoteq.com/viewtopic.php?id=3079
2014: http://www.forum-pianoteq.com/viewtopic.php?id=3659
2015: http://www.forum-pianoteq.com/viewtopic.php?id=4091
2016: http://www.forum-pianoteq.com/viewtopic.php?id=4762

If you have any question, just reply to this post.

Good luck! smile

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Re: PIANOTEQ VIDEO CONTEST 2017 - INSTRUCTIONS

Great to see the rules again! However, unfortunately still, I can't post any video on YouTube due to the inaccessibility of registering a Google account in my area. Can I post the video on a host other than YouTube? Thanks!

Gnusmas

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Re: PIANOTEQ VIDEO CONTEST 2017 - INSTRUCTIONS

Gnusmas wrote:

Great to see the rules again! However, unfortunately still, I can't post any video on YouTube due to the inaccessibility of registering a Google account in my area. Can I post the video on a host other than YouTube? Thanks!

You can send us the video and we will upload it to our own Youtube channel.

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Re: PIANOTEQ VIDEO CONTEST 2017 - INSTRUCTIONS

Tried trial of 5 and totally loved it, but then I bought Radical Piano. With v6 out, I think I need to re-evaluate. But here is a question:

How can I record a demo with trial version? Aren't there some keys disabled? I remember few not working when I was trying v5 under Linux.

Last edited by lzap (13-10-2017 21:31)

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Re: PIANOTEQ VIDEO CONTEST 2017 - INSTRUCTIONS

lzap wrote:

Tried trial of 5 and totally loved it, but then I bought Radical Piano. With v6 out, I think I need to re-evaluate. But here is a question:

How can I record a demo with trial version? Aren't there some keys disabled? I remember few not working when I was trying v5 under Linux.

It is correct that the trial version has some disabled keys, but you may still use it in the video.

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Re: PIANOTEQ VIDEO CONTEST 2017 - INSTRUCTIONS

What is the policy regarding copyrighted compositions? Is it ok to upload a cover of a copyrighted piece?

Or should the contestants upload only free pieces under a CC license?

Thanks!

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Re: PIANOTEQ VIDEO CONTEST 2017 - INSTRUCTIONS

Michi wrote:

What is the policy regarding copyrighted compositions? Is it ok to upload a cover of a copyrighted piece?

Or should the contestants upload only free pieces under a CC license?

Thanks!

What each contestant uploads is under his/her responsibility and we do not evaluate whether a certain composition is copyrighted or not. The best would of course be if you ask the copyright owner for permission to use it, or rearrange the composition in a way so that it only has a restricted resemblance to the original composition.

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Re: PIANOTEQ VIDEO CONTEST 2017 - INSTRUCTIONS

What time zone of november 5 is the deadline exactly? I'm quite in a hurry so I need to know.