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A bit better than I initially thought
on 1 July 2015
Periodically and randomly freezes up for about 30 seconds.- This seems to have rectified its self now. Have carried out the update and the thing no longer freezes up. Get the impression that this is a processor hungry App so problems more likely if you don't have a fast processor or your computer is checking for updates and stuff in the background.
BTW, it does install ok in windows 8.1 but it takes ages and you may need several attempts to do so.
It seems to install in sections, so if one section installs ok it won't try to re-install it if you have to abort the whole installation process.
Performing simple tasks such as inserting a blank sequence with titles only hellishly difficult and virtually impossible to get right due to difficulties with editing.- Yes, this can be tricky. You have to view the project in the timeline mode. Your title sequence appears on a different track. You can move the film track forward in time so the title sequence appears on a blank section. You can do other things like insert background sequences on another track. eg you may want a title sequence over a background of moving clouds or anything else in the effects library.
You also need to mess about with the viewing panes to make it easier to see what's happening. This is particularly true for the timeline mode where it seems to compress everything into the width of one screen by default.
Have used Windows Movie Maker previously and it is miles easier to use than this..- Correct but this package is more complex and can do more than Movie Maker..
Would have liked a basic graphics editor included in this package to create overlays etc.
Not quite as bad as I initially thought. Needs lots of practice.