Love Trakax, and have used it for heaps of music vids etc - combining stills, several cams of video, crossfading etc. Brilliant the way it works like a multi-track audio editor, but for video too.
However, I’m wondering if I can also use it for more mundane video editing tasks, and despite looking in forums and watching video tutorials I haven’t found a reasonable way to do it.
Most home video cams these days drop many small video files onto an SD card, which can then be drag-and-dropped to the hard drive. There’s often a lot of “chaff” in there that needs to be trimmed out. For many people the desired process is to bring these small files in with multi-select (one at a time would be very cumbersome) onto what effectively would be a single track, then specify which bits to delete. A crucial part of this is that with each cut/trim, all video/audio to the right of the deleted bit automatically “shuffles left”, so that no gap is left. It’s a massive job to manually select all stuff to the right and move it to close the gap because one would have to zoom out to select it all.
After all the rubbish has been removed a single, much smaller and more interesting video can be written for archive/storage. Usually, many many trim operations are required so a cumbersome procedure won’t work.
Windows Movie Maker makes this easy enough, as does Nerovision express and I’m sure others , but I’d like to be able to use Trackax so as to use other features too, plus I really love the way it never crashes - a great new feature that not many software writers have thought of!
The using trakcutter as each file is loaded isn’t the answer I don’t think - at that time the decisions about what should be in and what should be out still aren’t made - overall assessment is required first.
Any clues about how Trakax can be used for this process?
Also, second question - the still image zoom effect is great but results are sometimes unpredictable. A pan effect to go with that was talked about (Ken Burns effect?) but I don’t think it made it into version 4 - any update on that? I think it would open a lot of new possibilities for the app.
Thanks for your help, and congratulations on a great product!