a few suggestions
Hi there, I just started using Hindenburgh Pro since joining Annie Fredrickson, who I believe you met when you were touring Australia. Very sleek and powerful and I enjoy using it. But I have a couple of suggestions that may make it a bit easier to use- requiring fewer clicks and adjustments. Apologies if the functionality is already there and I simply haven't discovered it. Or if they are just habits I've picked up from using other software, and I just need to get more used to Hindy.
All the best, Mic
• Allow one to add a group to another group so these are nested (as they are in Microsoft Powerpoint). It becomes frustrating when you need to tweak the levels for one group but you have to ungroup it to do so. And if the group previously contains many clips on many channels, it is very tedious going back and subgrouping them every time.
• All one to shift-select a particular clip within a group to trim/edit gain etc (as one does in Illustrator). Currently you can UN-SELECT a clip from a group but this isn’t very useful. And having to ungroup is painstaking as mentioned above.
• Currently when you insert a split into some grouped clips and delete one of them, then the other becomes ‘orphaned’ from the group. This is frustrating as it requires the old ungroup-regroup rigmarole again. (are you detecting a common theme here?)
• If I have two clips grouped together and I want to fade in evenly across both of them- but the fade tool only applies across on clip at a time.
• Sometimes it’s easy to accidentally trim a clip by accident when you really just wanted to move it (especially when you are zoomed out and the clips are small, or part of a big group). It would be nice to be able to LOCK any further edits to a clip.
• An example might be when you’re zoomed into a section to make some fine edits and you’re sliding blocks around, but outside the area you’re viewing the blocks are sliding over each other and cancelling each other. (in Audacity the blocks will only slide as far as the next one, rather than sliding over the top of each other).
• Sometimes at a late stage in editing, you want to cut some audio from a vocal track, and have all the other groups on all the other layers fall in. Of course you can select the region across all tracks before cutting it, but
• By default set white playhead in one spot and keep returning to it (like Audacity). This makes iteasier to fine tune edits using the cursor keys rather than mouse placement. I realise that one can use a Mark in a similar way, but this involves extra keystrokes and again, the imprecision of the mouse placement.
• Some mp3 won’t import. Something to to do with the metadata? I was able to work around by importing and exporting out of iTunes after changing format. E.g. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rebecca_Foon/Live_At_CKUT_on_Montreal_Sessions/02_Hearts_Mend_Prelude