The following are the most important features of Smart Edit 7, added since version 6. Apart from theses new functions, there are many more smaller improvements not necessarily listed below.
- When trimming in the scene bin and in Insert scenes within the Storyboard, it is now possible to switch to a four-image display. The interface then displays the IN, OUT frames, as well as the frames just before and afterwards simultaneously.
Splitting and Trimming
- During splitting, there is now an option to display two images. This way, you can determine the position more easily when splitting manually.
- The small reference image inside a clip stamp can now be selected from within anywhere in that scene.
- Scenes can be grouped using a common group name. By selecting one or more groups, you can selectively limit the clips shown in the scene bin to improve visibility and overview.
- Scenes already positioned in the Storyboard can now be `hidden´ in the scene bin.
- The colour tones used in the interface itself can now be adjusted for both buttons and the background.
Full size preview
- The Full Size preview now hosts four new modes (O+E centre, O+E small, C centre, C small). `Centre´ modes compares the centre of an image and its effect, whereas `small´ allows you to compare the complete scenes in smaller image windows.
- The real time preview can now be played in loop. If you change settings during playback, the effect preview re-starts using the new setting.
- Most effects which are not suitable for HDV footage can now be used in SD projects anyway (only in Edit/Special). The quality of the rendered material slightly lower than with the `normal´ HDV compatible effects.
- It is now possible to add a selection of effects to the Storyboard in one go (starting from the current position). Removing effects automatically is also possible.
- A blur effect (variable) is now available for font shadows.
- Fonts can also be additionally anti-aliased .
- There are two extra VGA modes now, with higher resolutions (depending on the Casablanca model type).
- When using higher resolutions (larger than 1024x768), the Scene Bin is displayed in multiple lines.
- In dual-monitor use, when scrolling the Storyboard or the Scene Bin, the current reference image (clip stamp) is shown in the video monitor.
- In dual-monitor use, you can determine what kind of image is displayed in the video monitor when unused: Colour bar, a picture from the Image Pool (1:1, scaled up/down or tiled) or a selectable colour.
- Automatic split is now available for both the Startcode (like before) or the time. This may be necessary if an HDV camcorder has converted footage down to SD and removed the Startcode in the process.
- Photo recording has been accelerated considerably.
Stop Motion Record menu
- There is a new DV record function for creating animations (Claymation etc.).
- There is now a function for making fast motion recordings directly from the camera.
- Timecode display can be either 000.00:00 (minutes, seconds, frames) or 00:00:00:00 (hours, minutes, seconds, frames).
- During playback, it is now possible to show the original time code from the DV footage, rather than the Casablanca time code.
- At the end of an analogue playback in the `Finish´ menu, the screen stops to black until a key or trackball button is pressed.
SMART EDIT 6 requires at least 256 MB RAM.