After spending more than six hours on the Serif PhotoPlus Starter Edition; I could not resist buying the complete edition. Cons The learning curve is similar to other high-end photo editing software. Users are reporting other bugs as well on Serif's forum and the general answer is to buy the paid version. I don't know if there might be any restrictions on retailing MoviePlus in the shops. It's ideal for creating newsletters, posters, advertisements, business cards, labels and many other types of print documents. Your computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems. Other flexible tools in MoviePlus 4 include the Deform tool, allowing users to resize, rotate and distort video sources, plus envelopes and keyframes for manipulating effects to achieve the exact look required.
Also as an older program it is relatively undemanding on up to date computers — runs fast even on modest laptops, e. The sample projects are particularly helpful, demonstrating how to achieve advanced effects such as tilt-shift and chroma key. Plus no Filter Gallery or features for batch processing collections of images. Create sophisticated designs: Design regular or folding documents and combine text and graphics elegantly--you have total control and freedom. We found that importing video was easy but it did drop a few frames. Registration is free and enables technical assistance, but it asks for your name, phone number, and street address, or you can register by phone. We did find that if you double-click a clip in the media window it opens another window which allows you to shorten the clip to the desired spot or length, but there was no way to import just the video or just the audio.
This provided a volume line on the clip, which could be edited to make volume fade up or down dependent on your keyframes. But be warned, if you want to apply for your money back, they are very persuasive salesmen! Whilst other packages include scene detection, no other digital video editing programs allow users to adjust scene detection tolerance in realtime. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove Serif MoviePlus 4. These are just two of the many ways in which MoviePlus 4 makes the digital video-editing process easy. Other flexible tools in MoviePlus 4 include the Deform tool, allowing users to resize, rotate and distort video sources, plus envelopes and keyframes for manipulating effects to achieve the exact look required. Blame it on a bad internet connection. Photo adjustments: Quickly adjust photo quality, brightness, contrast, color, add outlines, crop to any shape, apply shadows, transparency.
New for Version X6 QuickMovie With ready-made themes you simply need to load in the video clips, audio, and images you want to include and MoviePlus will apply one of 20 themes for you. Summary What a waste of time. Easy Setup The installation of this product was easy and it takes up 1. . For instance, the freeware omits the Filter Gallery but still packs an impressive menu of filters under Effects. Serif MoviePlus 4 costs £59.
True, it does not have some tools I would like to have, but the power of this solution is enough to do almost anything and do it quite well. This is the simplest form of editing. Updated on May 24, 2014 Update May 2014 I should have added that I have always had the pay version, and not the free version. Depending on loyalty from past users is fine if occasionally irritating , However how do you get a wider user base? Easily create categorized photo albums and tag and rate your photos to find your favorites fast. Updated on Sep 4, 2012 Sorry about the 2 duplicate updates.
If it exists on your system the Serif MoviePlus 4. I currently have Avid and Adobe Premiere, but never touch them because I much prefer Serif Movie Plus. The overly intrusive registration process may deter some potential users, which is a shame since PhotoPlus Starter Edition is well worth the effort. Unlike the full version of PagePlus, PagePlus Starter Edition does not allow the creation of documents longer than five pages. This program is exceptional at the editing basics and provides a little deeper functionality equally well. Serif includes a few more cool features to spark your creativity. Overlap two audio or video clips on one track and MoviePlus 4 will apply an automatic transition.
Some computer users want to uninstall this program. Im not knocking it Im just finding thier marketing strategy a bit lukewarm. All actions can be previewed using the Video Preview screen. You never know when clicking on something will pop up an ad explaining the feature you just tried to use is only available in the ninety dollar paid version. Click on the General Tools category 4.
Alas, serif has discontinued video software in favour of photo software, but Movieplus will suffice for some time to come. MoviePlus 4 has got advanced scene detection, which automatically splits a video clip into its natural pauses and breaks. General Publisher Publisher web site Release Date August 06, 2013 Date Added August 30, 2013 Version 3. It also has a limited photo editing program. When we went to make a title or rolling credits for the piece it was effortless with the media window.
When we wanted to change the volume of our clip or fade it in and out we would look to the media window again. Anymore when you download a program you must take your time and un-check what you don't want like other tool bars etc. Version 5 has now built on that with a lot of relatively minor tweaks and improvements. Updated on Sep 4, 2012 Serif maintains a blog where users can compare notes and help each other. Serif comes out with a new version each year based on customer suggestions. As well as realtime previewing, MoviePlus 4 allows users to? I too have never seen any Serif software in the shops. Once on the , the tools in MoviePlus can be used to edit, manipulate and re-arrange these source.