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    The file format most liked by SpeedEdit would...

    The file format most liked by SpeedEdit would probably be the SpeedEdit-HQ codec (or whatever it is called), but I believe this is lossy, so it is not the highest quality.

    The SpeedEdit-compatible...
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    Great Time to Revisit Alpha Management

    Since there appears to be development going on for SpeedEdit at this time, kindly revisit SE's Alpha Management.

    http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=106255

    In summary, allow for correct...
  3. Encoding: TMPGEnc...

    Encoding: TMPGEnc
    DVD Creation: DVD-lab PRO 2

    Thanks for trying to get SpeedEdit to encode better. Generally, SpeedEdit is great for chopping up the timeline, but for all other tasks its best to...
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    I found a way to make SE vanish consistently. ...

    I found a way to make SE vanish consistently.

    http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120110

    This is on SE1. They overhauled the subprojects in SE2 so you can see if it made a difference.
  5. SpeedEdit vanishes when expanding subproject

    This is 100% reproducible for me.

    Place some clips on your timeline
    Now place a black.png as an overlay on another track so it overlays your main clips, you can make the duration of the...
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    Open source to the rescue

    Newtek does not have the resources nor the ROI to develop SE to any significant extent. Frankly, SE would be developed much more if it were given to the open source community.

    Wasn't Netscape's...
  7. In your situation, you might also try the Project...

    In your situation, you might also try the Project Backup Wizard in the ToolShed; it does a fair (but not complete) job of isolating the source files which are actually used in the project.

    I have...
  8. If the computer has the codec installed, then the...

    If the computer has the codec installed, then the NLE should be able to open it.

    So, if you are sending the file to somebody, you might need to send them the codec installer as well.

    Lagarith...
  9. Here's the thread...

    Here's the thread where the same issue is discussed. It also causes problems for keyframing.
  10. Working with stills can be tricky, especially...

    Working with stills can be tricky, especially when you adjust the length by dragging the beginning or end of the still. It works differently for stills than for video clips. When you drag the edge...
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    Vegas 10 to implement Subprojects

    From the Vegas 10 Preview:

    SpeedEdit had several novel workflow features when it was introduced. Looks like other NLE's have implemented most of them by now. Wonder if NT was able to patent any...
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    Regarding other companies, most of the other...

    Regarding other companies, most of the other software I use for production has received 10 times the amount of (free) fixes and updates during the past two years than SpeedEdit 1.x has.

    That is...
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    We are expecting the bug fixes to be released as...

    We are expecting the bug fixes to be released as a final patch for SpeedEdit 1.x because it would be cruel and unusual not to release a final patch for SE 1.x.

    And we know Newtek is a great...
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    Yes, there are a number of NLE's with a strong...

    Yes, there are a number of NLE's with a strong compositing feature set. Something like Vegas could serve as a solid compositor.

    Glad to hear SE is making progress. I would especially like to see...
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    ...and the ability to zoom in on your workspace...

    ...and the ability to zoom in on your workspace in the Positioner. I mean, zoom in on the spot you are interested in. SpeedEdit only zooms in on the Center.
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    ...and garbage mattes, and animated masks...you...

    ...and garbage mattes, and animated masks...you would find very useful.

    These are all basic compositing features you will need a real compositor for.
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    The main failings of SpeedEdit as a compositor: ...

    The main failings of SpeedEdit as a compositor:

    Erroneous alpha support will uglify your elements
    Lack of layer blend modes (Screen, Multiply, etc)
    Relatively low bit space (8-bit) means...
  18. Thread: Clip disable

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    ...here, let me shuffle your layers for you

    The trouble with layers/tracks in SE is that SE will bounce clips from one layer to another when you slide things on the timeline. Also, when you work in Storyboard mode, say, inserting a fade...
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    Fwiw, you can buy SE 1.0 from an authorized...

    Fwiw, you can buy SE 1.0 from an authorized reseller for $379 while they last (add to cart to see price). And this should qualify for the free upgrade to SE 2.0.
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    There are two aspects to alpha management: ...

    There are two aspects to alpha management:


    Determine the correct type of alpha for a clip. This can be done by:

    a) The application takes a good guess based on an algorithm

    b) or the...
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    Alpha misinterpretation in SE 2.0?

    There are several types of alpha: straight alpha, premultiplied alpha, white matte alpha, black matte alpha, etc. See this excellent article on alpha.

    SE 1.x often did not interpret alpha...
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    A year late and $250 short

    You have heard the expression, "A day late, and a dollar short." Well the final patch for numerous SpeedEdit 1.x issues finally arrived, a year or two late, and $250 dollars short.

    We hold these...
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    In SE 1.x, the Background Rendering cache...

    In SE 1.x, the Background Rendering cache persisted only for the duration of the session. I.e., once you close SE, the cache is abandoned, and when you re-open SE the next time, it will have to...
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    SpeedEDIT 2.0 full retail, for $412

    In case you would like to recommend SpeedEdit 2.0 to anyone looking to save money, it would appear there are authorized Newtek resellers still selling SpeedEdit 1.0 for $412 (add to cart to see this...
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    ...and remember you can degrade the preview video...

    ...and remember you can degrade the preview video settings in SpeedEdit, which might make it easier for you to edit HD on slow hardware.
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