MP needs to decide if it is for experienced or inexeperienced users, For the latter like me we need some handholding through the parameters for project definition and export eg I created a 320 / 258 VCD which of course played at full screen on my telly. But I just took the defaults.
If this brings in more inexperienced users ie we have our first videcam I want the product that purports to offer ease of use to ask me if I want or what level I am at. Remember PP2 or 3 offered a different interface for each level
Yes, trimming definately needs improving.
As it stands, if you've got a 10min clip and want to alter the sound envelope for the first and last few seconds it is too coarse.
I've got round this by splitting the clip but not ideal.
Also the envelopes only have 4 edit points it would be nice if you could add an edit point at any arbitraty point on the envelope.
Wow!! A wish list! I wish for Movie+ to have MPEG-4 in and out. I see that there are other issues that have been addressed also, and I'm wondering if users of Version 1 will have a free "update" to Ver.2, or will we have to buy an upgraded version on new discs?
I REALLY like Movie+, but I find that I really have a better end-product and save some time when I Capture with Sonics MYDVD which captures direct to MPEG-2, and then Use mo+ to build my project around the MPEG. Saves transcoding time.
1- More audio tracks
2- More flexibility in editing audio tracks (like the ability to add "nodes" to the envelope, and perhaps a waveform graph of the audio displayed in background of the envelope!)
3- More than one effect at a time
4- Clip-specific effects, instead of global
5- Audio thumbnail accurately reflect what is playing (see my q in MP audio thread)
6- More effects/transitions (especially multi-clip effects, like the pic-in-pic transition)--maybe plugin ability
7- Keep up the good work! This is really a great product. I am slowly learning tricks to make it do what other budget movie makers can't. I had to adjust from the more intuitive (sorry) apps I had before (WMM and MovieStar), but I use MP almost exclusively now.