This idea comes from my experience with the Timeline primarily. The timeline is pretty useful...UNTIL a project has more than about 20 elements in it. When that happens, timeline management becomes cumbersome and painful. As I look at this problem, I see that maybe there should be a review of how the editor actually works.
The problem is, we think of elements arranged spatially as well as temporally, so at the very least there should be two independent views of the data. A Canvas View and a TimeLine View.
But as I thought about this, I recognized that there is a third problem--and maybe I'm the only one who has ever run into this: the positioning of an element in the timeline correctly determines its drawing order, but gives me no control over whether an object is drawn in front of, or BEHIND, another object that is in the same x-y position in the Canvas. So maybe a third view is required that allows for the Vertical Placement of objects in the visible space. I'm not sure what you'd call this view, maybe something like Stacking View.
In my ideal world, here's how I see things:
A. Canvas View
Hi David thanks for your detailed post and we welcome your suggestions (we never hate a good idea).
We are working on a number of improvements to the timeline and some will be implemented in version 2.1.
Also there will be the ability to add grid lines on the canvas.
You will also be able to add sound effects to individual elements on the canvas.
If you could, it would be great to have suggestions on individual posts as it makes it easier for users to comment, vote and add their views on particular points you raise.
David McLeod is in my head, and then some! Videoscribe is great, and I'm working on my first scribe, but there's just so much I can't do (it seems) that one might think would be normal. The above suggestions are just some of them. :)
Hi Joe Clarke
How could you add a sound effect to individual element?
That feature will be great
Hi Marlene, thanks for your question.
Version 2.1 beta had a sound effects feature although it did not pass the Beta stage.
We are reviewing the whole Sound effects feature and once working well, we will implement it going forward.
If you are a Pro or Edu user and want to take part in further Beta trials, you can register on Your Account page