thank you for paying attention to our feedback !
- First, I would really appreciate an insert mode : today, to insert a media between two others in the timeline, you need to slide every other further (ctrl-E + media shift), set your cursor at the end of the previous media drag and drop your new media, and slide back the next medias to adjust the junction. It is easy to di this automatically, with an insert function, like those you have on Final Cut for example. The choice between inserting and replacing would be the point you drag and drop to : to the center of a media => replace / to the edge of a media => layer insert / to the timeline's cursor => all layer insert (sliding medias of all layers further)
- One other big improvement for theater- and other opera-people like me, would be a quick preview mode : The media makers provide us many files, mostly not properly named, and the stage director wants to see the one which should be intended for Act I, sc 4. "Try this one", says the media maker. You set the cursor on the timeline, drag and drop the media to the right display, update, wait until it has been downloaded ... and no, the stage director doesn't like it. "Try this other one ...", etc.
For this kind of workflow, the timeline is useless, it would be a great improvement to be able to drag and drop to the display, tweak tweens and then choose whether to copy the tweaked media to your timeline. This preview mode would work as a short auxilary timeline, which length is the media length, and which appears on top of the current timeline. You have then the ability to insert it wherever you like in the main timeline.
- One more thing : when you drag and drop a media to the timeline, it appears on the top left of the stage, whether there is a display at this position or not. I would suggest to be able to specify, for each Layer, the stage insertion position + the anchor mode. It would work as an association of each layer to a display, and would gain time in the worflow. An alternative and maybe more efficient way to do that is to specify, for each layer, which display it would be linked to.
hope this all makes sense !