Some of the functions –Export Video, DVD Maker, Title Editor, Component Layout and Help – are contained in a floating toolbar.
This toolbar has the tendency to disappear from view by slipping behind the main interface. If you’re new to the program, you would end up looking high and low for it especially when you have finished editing your video.
All you have to do is drag the main interface down to see the floating toolbar.
The main interface comes with two video screens. One is for the input video and the other for output.
When you import a video, image or audio file, you can drag it to the input window to preview it. Once you’re finished, you can drag it on to the timeline. Whatever video, audio, or text you put on the timeline can only be previewed in the output window.
On the upper left of the interface, you would see four tabs – Project, File, Effect and Clip.
When you want to work in the project mode, you’ll have to look at the top left of the timeline area. There are four buttons – New Project, Open Project, Save and Save As.
Under the File tab, you have the Video, Image, Audio and Title windows which is a convenience if you want to quickly switch between your multimedia files.
You can also drag any file from these panels on to your timeline at any time.
Right click on any file on the timeline and you will have such options as trim, cut, copy, paste, delete left/right, among others.
To spice up your video you can choose between 2D or 3D effects and also add such filters as noise reduction, old film, diffuse and emboss, among others.