I’m usually on here adding my help to questions people have, but now I have a few of my own regarding the latest (and previous) version of FM 6.0b18. There are only a handful of people posting their problems and findings as beta testers, so I’m looking to see if they’re having the same issues. I’m usually sending my beta findings via the Help > Beta Feedback link within the app, but then others (like you) never get to see them.
Are you successful at dragging in a large number of images to the timeline? I’ve been able to drag in sometimes around 200, but I have a China folder with over 1700 images, and an India folder with over 3000 images, and each time I try to add them to the timeline all at once FM will crash. Has anybody tested this and do they get the same result?
If an image (or even a mask) is placed on the stage with rotations of exactly 90°, 180°, or 270° and then the corners or edges of those layers (or masks) are dragged with the mouse, do you get erratic behavior on the stage? The image “jerks” around, and does not adjust in size as expected (or as it would at exactly 0°). Actually, any rotation other than those three work perfectly (even fractional degree rotations).
These are just starters. I know Peter is working hard at addressing the issues we’re finding, and I know “all” aspects of the program should (eventually, we hope!) be fixed before release. But with a bunch of new features having been added (like Map Assistant… for example), and all the new elements regarding image manipulation (B&W, sepia, etc.) and dealing with text, and also the new curves features for Opacity, Animation, etc. I’d like to see some of the “basic” features of the program working solidly before dealing with some of the outlier issues. And it’s highly probably Peter is aware of all of these issues, but can only do so much at once (I really feel for you, Peter!!!)
Personally, I’ve never “shared” any of my slideshows on YouTube or Vimeo or the iPad or iPhone (my wife and I always present our slideshows directly off our laptops via HDMI), so I’m not one to find issues relating to those program options affecting me. But everyone does things differently and uses FM in different ways, so I realize that what is a problem affecting one person will not necessarily impact someone else.
In any case, for at least the two problems I mentioned above, are you having the same findings?