updated 11:20 pm EDT, Thu May 22, 2008
SimpleMovieX 3.7 for video
Aero Quartet has released version 3.7 of SimpleMovieX, the lightweight Mac OS X movie editor. Offering a feature set roughly similar to QuickTime Pro, SimpleMovieX extends editing capabilities to other popular video formats AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, the company said. "The main advantage of native editing is speed and quality, since no re-encoding is required to save edited movies." The new version improves support of iTunes library, as movies metadata, languages and artwork are now preserved through editing and saving. It also brings a significant speed increase to editing and chapter tasks. The software offers the ability to split movie into clips, a Batch Converter, an Audio Waveform tool to make sharp audio editing and synchronization, and more.
SimpleMovieX also provides a search pane to quickly find a sequence and an adaptable timeline for accurate playhead positioning even in large duration movies. Huge files beyond 4GB, for example 6 hours of TV recording, can be edited without truncating.
SimpleMovieX, which costs $35, requires Mac OS X v10.3 or higher and Apple's QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component is required to take advantage of MPEG-2 capabilities. (QuickTime Pro is not required.)