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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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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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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 🙂

 

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There are plenty of video editing options out there, I always get the impression people just want this from Serif because they want more inexpensive apps. For page layout and vector editing the field is not all that big in terms of options and alternatives to Adobe who sit king. For video editing you have a whole host of options for multi os's and a variety of prices. Because we have Publisher, Designer, and Photo it does not mean they are done. There is a long road ahead for this software and much room for improvement and refinement. I would much rather Serif focus on these 3 apps and making them the best they can be rather than branching out and spreading themselves thing because people want more inexpensive software. 

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good call, that.

We've all seen adobe, over the years, trying to cover every aspect of things visual. Their software (imo) gets ever more buggy and sclerotic. I use adobe products only when and because I am paid to use them. They require a lot of futzing around, workarounds to their bugs, headaches, gray hairs. This despite the many good things about their software..I'd simply rather not even bother with adobe at all.

serif products have hit all the right spots for me, in all the right ways. I'd be happy if they stayed in this zone. Others are right...lots of good options out there for video.

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

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

No.

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I also think it’s not (yet) a logical next step. To me a DAM (asset manager) would be more logical and personally desired 😁

 though I answer actually to suggest some free and amazing video editors 

Shotcut - a free, open source, cross-platform (win, mac, linux) video editor https://shotcut.org/

DaVinci Resolve is the world's only solution that combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics and audio post production all in one software https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/

DaVinci Resolve is completely free, truly remarkable and you’ll find many Adobe converters on YouTube.

 Also for iPad InShot and LumaFusion the latter which I haven’t tried yet personally and is the only paid app here.

 

 Cheers

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