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Would that be a logical next step to add to the existing group of tools?


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No, in my opinion. I would much rather they continue work on the DAM functionality (e.g, a LightRoom replacement) that they were working on at one time.

But for much more about the topic of video editing (including, as I recall, statements from Serif that it's not something they're considering right now, if you read enough):
https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/search/&q="video editor"&type=forums_topic&nodes=56


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YES!

After being a loyal Adobe customer and user for twenty-five years, I've recently made the jump to Affinity. The tools are better, the capabilities are better, the support is better, the price is far better. As a creative professional, I need a video editor in the suite; it is a logical step if Affinity wants to compete with Adobe for the business of creative studios and agencies. What they can do to make the product even more competitive is combine a video editing platform with a motion graphics and animation platform that will export/encode to HTML5. Solve that without the need of third-party software and plugins and they'll lock up the market.

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FCP and Motion alternatives for Windows from Serif would be something I would buy for sure. Even with lack of same performance, just same design process, look and development route Serif do.

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On 4/15/2020 at 5:41 PM, VectorCat said:

Would that be a logical next step to add to the existing group of tools?

Here's the thing though - Serif is two orders of magnitude smaller than the giant Adobe corporation and when smaller companies expand and overextend too quickly then it can often have an unhappy ending.

Right now, Serif has produced three professional quality software packages that rival what Adobe and others put out. Personally, I think it's better that they keep on updating and improving these great products at this time rather than expand into new software areas, e.g. DAM, RAW editor, video editor and so on where there is already existing very strong competition from both paid-for and free software products.

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3 hours ago, Snapseed said:

Right now, Serif has produced three professional quality software packages that rival what Adobe and others put out. Personally, I think it's better that they keep on updating and improving these great products at this time rather than expand into new software areas...

I quite agree..more than thrilled with the Three they've created..absolutely wonderful!


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On 4/15/2020 at 6:41 PM, VectorCat said:

Affinity Video editor on the horizon?

Have a look:

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I gave up using Designer for hobby use - a "professional" vector drawing program without actual vector features. Customers waiting for five years in vain is more than any company can ask for.

Maybe if Affinity Designer 2.0 gets real and advanced vector features I can it use. Until then... I am a customer, a potential upgrader and an active observer with an opinion. Currently I am slowly finishing a project I started in Designer.

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1 hour ago, Sam Neil said:

The trio need a few more fundamental features such as RTL support before venturing into new territories...

Quite a few features I would say so this is the Serif morning briefing for some years to come 🙂

 


I gave up using Designer for hobby use - a "professional" vector drawing program without actual vector features. Customers waiting for five years in vain is more than any company can ask for.

Maybe if Affinity Designer 2.0 gets real and advanced vector features I can it use. Until then... I am a customer, a potential upgrader and an active observer with an opinion. Currently I am slowly finishing a project I started in Designer.

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