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zmzmzm is not online. Last active: 11/9/2015 7:15:43 PM zmzmzm
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Is it worth the trouble to learn v16.4
Posted: 06 Nov 2015 12:14 PM
I have been using v6.0 for years. I like the time line view. I am also familiar with it.
When I look at v16.4 it looks difficult to learn and unpleasant. Is there a good reason
to bother to learn V16.4? I don't need or want any more "effects" or "transitions."

I also use Wondershare - a commercial video editor. It has an "audio detach" feature
which I like. It's weak point for me - is that its "slow down" effect choices are
too few and too coarse. Also, the video and audio go very slightly (but enough to be
annoying) out of synch - after I have applied a few effects.

Not to be too "all over the place" with this post - let me first ask if I have the latest versions
of MM 6 and 16.

Thanks,
Selwyn




Thanks to all for your help.
zmzmzm is not online. Last active: 11/9/2015 7:15:43 PM zmzmzm
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Re: Is it worth the trouble to learn v16.4
Posted: 06 Nov 2015 12:21 PM
Forgot to give details. Sorry.
I have versions: 6.0.6002.18005 and
16.4.3508.0205 Are these the latest?

Thanks

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JemRaid is not online. Last active: 8/7/2017 9:44:15 AM JemRaid
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Re: Is it worth the trouble to learn v16.4
Posted: 08 Nov 2015 09:44 AM
Hello Selwyn,

I began with 16 and found it very easy to use it did everything I wanted in a slide show until .... I realised that the crossfades are just 2 secs long, you can type in longer ones .. but .. you have to take out the slide to 30 secs to get a 4 sec crossfade. I did have to darken my images a little as the video file was too light, but that has stopped now I have Ver. 16.4.3528.0331

Eventually I found my way here and downloaded 6 and I can now make superbly slow crossfades.

If none of that bothers you then I would say stick to 16, do keep saving your work though I found it crashes if I didn't. I use Win 8.1 with Classic Shell, incidently the best OS combo I've ever used.

Cheers - Jem
zmzmzm is not online. Last active: 11/9/2015 7:15:43 PM zmzmzm
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Re: Is it worth the trouble to learn v16.4
Posted: 08 Nov 2015 02:51 PM
Thanks Jem. 6 is the older version with the horizontal time line. 16 (the newer version) has an entirely different interface that looks confusing to me. That's why I asked if its worth learning 16. If it is better than 6 - what makes it so? That's what I'm wondering and whether its worth taking the trouble to learn.'

Selwyn

Thanks to all for your help.
JemRaid is not online. Last active: 8/7/2017 9:44:15 AM JemRaid
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Re: Is it worth the trouble to learn v16.4
Posted: 09 Nov 2015 06:16 PM
Hi Selwyn,

Just looking at 16 now after using 6 for a few weeks I would say 6 is easier to use, i.e. to lengthen a slide show frame you have to go to a drop down in 16 whereas in 6 just grab it with the mouse and drag it. I prefer the 6 method it feels easier to me.

16 does everything that 6 will do (except for the long crossfades) but in a slightly different way, both are very good, why not learn both and make your choice learning 16 is no big deal.

Here's my effort in 6, another thing I dislike in both versions is the fade out/fade in which is too quick for me I have found a way round that though, which would only work in 6 so the final video will be slightly different to this one;

Not actually there

Cheers - Jem
zmzmzm is not online. Last active: 11/9/2015 7:15:43 PM zmzmzm
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Re: Is it worth the trouble to learn v16.4
Posted: 09 Nov 2015 07:15 PM
Hi Jem:

Thanks for your input. Your work requires a quiet mind to appreciate.
A few of your figures remind me of Michaelangelo's "Dying Slave."

With respect to Windows Movie Maker - we use it in very different ways.

http://www.musictheorymagic.com

Selwyn




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