Hi Shotcut and other users,
Thank you for this amazing software. A friend recently got me onto it.
I would love a control that allows one to choose the zoom speed directly, instead of using key frames.
I am working on a project that involves a sequence of photos, positioned in alignment with rhythmic changes in the music, and subsequently they vary in length. I am using dissolves between each photo and wish to keep a consistent zoom speed throughout the whole video/all of the photos, to make it visually smooth.
This seems tricky to do manually, because I can only drag a photo shorter from it’s end, without ruining the zoom. Any other way of changing it’s length seems to ruin the zoom. But because there isn’t a way to set the dissolve length other than dragging it, I have to manually align things to get them right.
I could place all of the photos, put in the dissolves, and then calculate the zoom percentage per second that I want, and then calculate this for each photo’s length. But this seems like an excessive amount of things to do, just to achieve a basic task.
Oh, how I would love a zoom speed control. Actually, I would also love a way to simply type the length of a dissolve, as well as set a default dissolve length.
Again, thank you, Shotcut for this amazing software. I hope that others (programmers and users) find the need for these controls important too, so that it may just happen!