It was just over 2 months ago when I released MovieConverter to the world to fill a gap where iMovie for iPad wouldn’t import videos from certain video cameras including my Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX9. I had originally came up with the idea for MovieConverter back when I got my iPad 2 and started playing with iMovie. I worked on MovieConverter over the summer and finally released it.
When I installed iOS 5 on my iPad 2, I found that iMovie imported more videos than before, but still not ones from my WX9. I made a few minor updates to MovieConverter to get it working better on iOS 5 and pushed it out the door. I got back from vacation the day after iOS 5 got released to the public and quickly updated everything including iMovie. The iMovie 1.2.2 notes said it added support for importing video from additional cameras.
Much to my delight and dismay, the videos from my WX9 imported into iMovie without MovieConverter. I immediately updated the MovieConverter description to say it may longer be needed and dropped the price to free so that no users would be pissed at me for writing a “useless” program.
From an iMovie user point of view, this is great news. I didn’t write MovieConverter for fame or fortune, but it was nice to get a little money from it.
Oh well, now I have to come up with another idea that will have a little more than 2 months on the app store.