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"Royal Pity -- almost good enough"
many text overlay options and effects that you'd want, largely intuitive interface, tool tips everywhere except on the timeline left column.
Clever drag-to-size design for the Title options.
Allows full-screen Preview Window in a variety of resolutions except 5;4, which is what I need.
Allows a variety of conversions, especially for mobile devices.
Convert tab's options are not intuitive. You have to guess how to even open and close.
Does NOT provide the needed full-screen resolution for most flat-panel monitors, so you can edit a screen-recorded video.
Limited conversion, but adequate.
Can't change the interface skin, so are stuck with glare blue (though it's an attractive glare blue).
Mouse goes crazy, sometimes. Can only reset by exiting the program.
Based on the reviews, I downloaded a trial version of Video Spirit Pro. It allows full-screen Preview Window, has all the features I wanted, except one: it won't allow the original resolution, nor 1280 x 1024. Which wrecks it as a program to use to edit fullscreen instructional videos made on the typical 1280 x 1024 (or higher) screen, which is a 5:4 ratio. If the programmers had only allowed for that resolution setting, I'd have bought the software!UPDATE: I just got an email from verytools telling me they will update the Preview window so it can clearly display a video made in 1280 x 1024 resolution. They have already updated the software to allow Preview in that resolution, but to save on RAMM, they currently don't allow you to preview clearly. So they will update that, too.
Since they don't allow the 5:4, this is the most fuzzy Preview Window of all that I've tested.
Updated on Jul 13, 2012
I will buy this software once they update it, even though the interface is somewhat obtuse, because I figured out how the interface works. Will come back here to tell you when I know of the update. If this happens, as far as I know this will be the ONLY video editing software on the market, which will allow clear preview. (I also asked the same thing of Deskshare's Video Editor Magic, but as yet have received no response.)
Hope springs eternal, for those of us who make fullscreen instructional videos!