In this article we take a quick look at the latest release of MotionBend. Our main goal in this version has been to make MotionBend easier to use.
On first running this version you will notice there is now a huge arrow in the video preview area and some text to guide users to use drag and drop to load clips. Drag and drop was introduced in version 1.3.2.
In MotionBend 1.4 we have added support for reading more formats. In particular we wanted to add support for AVCHD MTS (MPEG Transport Stream) because it’s annoying to have to use some other software to convert the video before editing. Usually this is a simple re-mux to MP4 and does not involve further loss of quality, but still, it’s annoying. Now you can simply load the MTS directly into MotionBend.
MotionBend 1.3 is now available to download.
The big changes are concerned with moving to a 64 bit application but there have been many improvements to the methods used and the user interface. All things considered, this is a big improvement on 1.2.7. But don’t worry, we haven’t finished yet – we have a very long list of things we want to do to make MotionBend the best video stabilization/motion editing application.
Only a few weeks have passed since MotionBend 1.2.5 was released, in that time we have released both 1.2.6 and now 1.2.7. You may be asking why we didn’t wait and put all the changes into a single new version. The reason is that we had made improvements and fixes that we felt warranted a new version as soon as possible.
MotionBend 1.2.5 has now been released. The most important change with this version is to how motion is corrected to make it even smoother. In MotionBend there are two types of motion correction: Global, affecting the entire video, and Local, affecting a smaller range of frames.