Motion DSP vReveal Software Reviewtacohunter52 - April 6, 2009
When I first opened the program, I wasn't sure what to think. It looked like a mixture between photoshop and a movie player, but that's what it's supposed to be. That being said, what on earth else would it look like - a menu at a fast food restaurant? It does not however, look bad. In fact, it seems to be extremely user friendly! It looks very basic, but in a good way. MotionDSP did not try to make it look fancy, and they did not make it look overly simplified.
Upon opening, you'll be greeted with the Gallery. From here you can view all the videos you've currently added, import more videos, select videos to edit, or Share them. You can also choose to turn your GPU on and off. This does not mean your GPU will shut off. This means that the program will use your CPU instead. Of course there are no real advantages to this, unless you're not using a CUDA-enabled GPU.
After you choose a video that you want to edit, you'll be brought to the Enhance section. You'll start off under the basic tab, which only gives you a few options. You'll be able to choose between One Click Fix, Clean, 2x Resolution, Sharpen, Auto Contrast, Stabilize, and Fill Light. The video will be on the right side of the screen. This basically means you can see how the adjustments effect your video as you're making them. You'll also have the ability to take screen shots of your video. This could be useful if you're looking for "before and after" pictures. Clicking the Fine Tuning tab will give you the same options. However, you can adjust them yourself in order to make the movie look as perfect as possible. Once again, you'll be able to watch the video as you edit.
The Share tab does just what it says it does. It will ask you "How would you like to share?", and then give you two options. The first being YouTube, and the second being your Computer. The video is still on the right side of the screen. This way you can watch it one last time to make sure there is nothing compromising that you would not want the world to see. Once you've decided it's fine to show the world, go ahead and share it!
Now we know what it looks like, let's find out how well it works.