Edit: Got it installed on Windows. Note that your installer window doesn't display quite right under Windows 8 at higher DPI settings (http://i.imgur.com/GXQA3uz.png). I like that the application does automatic camera work; last time I tried Xtranormal (admittedly, a while ago) they didn't offer that. Is there a way to use a custom speech synthesis engine for a character in Windows? Ellen's voice is disappointingly synthetic and I would rather use a nicer third-party voice I have installed. Edit 2: At least Ellen's voice is like that when saying "Joe" -- you can hear her show a bit of SHODAN heritage at http://vocaroo.com/i/s00J7Zud8UnB -- but not when she says other things, apparently.
Nice as it is, I don't see this program gaining mind share without a video made in it going viral. I would recommend allowing some form of movie sharing in the free version (perhaps watermarked or limited to a direct upload to your own website) to make that happen.
If you do add a watermark, I would suggest putting in in one of the corners, and making it slightly transparent, in order to reduce annoyance to the viewer.
You might put it in the corner, and stylize it so it looks like a TV Station logo (of course you would have your own branding and url). That might prove less annoying, then just a normal watermark.
Apart from their specific use case, I it seems it would be hard to do anything else with this. They should think a bit harder about unshackling it a bit. It's a powerful idea.
The license clauses in question:
>24. Plotagon License to User Intellectual Property
>You agree that Plotagon shall be given the infinite, worldwide and exclusive publishing rights to your User Content created with the Service. Plotagon may also use your User Content and User Texts for marketing purposes and feature them in its services, for example as educational material, in tutorials etc. Plotagon also has the first right of refusal and right of last refusal and matching rights to acquire any additional rights to the User Content.
>25. User License to Plotagon Intellectual Property
 https://plotagon.com/terms (last updated: August 8, 2013)
Or is this the plan all along, an IP grab...?
Note to self: Read terms....
edit: also, there are already vision-based behavioral/gait analysis software in existence (how well they work is another question)...so conceivably we can also recreate an actor's performances?
I take it you guys haven't seen The Room: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368226/?ref_=sr_2
...which, by the way, someone should remake entirely in Plotagon. The acting will actually improve. :)
Is it worth $25 if you are doing sitcoms or the like? Probably. Otherwise, less likely so...
Also, it would be a very lossy compression. There are a lot of decisions made by the actors/directors/designers that influence the final movie.
What is the goal for this project, who will use it? The only one I see is a couple of "so bad they're good" funny videos.
Here's the HN discussion: