frail47
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frail47 commented on 25 Dec 2011
Definitely have high hopes for this one as it matures. This is must-have software for my Windows machines.
[Version 1.00.093 ]



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frail47 reviewed on 23 Mar 2011
The developer worked very hard with me to resolve the issue I was having in my initial review. Can't wait for the update. Thanks Mark!
[Version 1.0.0]



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frail47 reviewed on 18 Mar 2011
I'm glad I tried the demo before buying from the App Store. It definitely shows promise but the program runs like molasses, to the point where it's pretty much unusable for me. If they can fix the speed issues, I'll definitely take another look.
[Version 1.0.0]


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frail47 replied on 19 Mar 2011
I downloaded the demo from your site. Dragged the unarchived file to the Applications folder. Launched the app. Took quite a long time to launch. When it finally took me to a screen to type, the cursor took a while to a appear. After I began typing it would be several seconds before any characters would appear. I tried downloading the app again and then running it but got the same results.

I downloaded and tried it again and this time took a screen recording to demonstrate what I'm talking about: http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/6308/ws1.mp4

This is on a 2.26 GHz MacBook with 2 GB of RAM. The only other program running was my web browser.
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frail47 replied on 19 Mar 2011
But let me clear on something. I'm not trying to trash this program. Just relaying my experience with it. As I said, I think it has great potential, and the price can't be beat.
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frail47 replied on 19 Mar 2011
1. Not running in a VM.

2. Using a late 2009 MacBook6,1. RAM before launching: http://img34.imageshack.us/i/beforej.png/ RAM while running: http://img12.imageshack.us/i/during.png/

3. No anti-virus running.

First launch and subsequent launches are all very slow. I downloaded the Demo from your website, I haven't yet purchased the App Store version because of my experience with the Demo. Perhaps there's an issue with the Demo?
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frail47 replied on 19 Mar 2011
Yes, I have 10.6.6. Nothing else running on my Mac that would cause that kind of slow-down. Just my browser and Movie Draft SE. I've also run it without Firefox and had the same results.
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frail47 replied on 19 Mar 2011
I've sent an email to you directly so we can continue troubleshooting this since you aren't receiving notifications from here.
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frail47 reviewed on 31 Jan 2011
Easy and works like a champ. I was using Tegan prior to this and I like the additional options provided by VidConvert. Reggie writes good apps and provides great support for his products. Happy to buy this one!
[Version 1.0]



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frail47 reviewed on 20 Jan 2011
I like this. Simple and easy. I converted several .flv files without any issues. I agree that it would be nice if the developer could state in the description what formats are supported.
[Version 1.0]



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frail47 reviewed on 21 Apr 2010
The only third-party syncing solution that was able to successfully sync my iTunes library to my Motorola Droid. doubleTwist would always sync two copies of each song and I gave up on it. The first time I tried Salling it had a hiccup and failed to sync, but ran I it again and it worked fine.
[Version 1.1.5]



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frail47 tipped on 25 Jan 2010
Updated AGAIN:

6.0.6.144

* Fixed installer issue on OS 10.4 (Tiger) and OS 10.5 (Leopard), where it would give a false message about the existing software being newer than the update.
* Fixed a potential, minor memory leak on OS 10.6 (only).
[Version 6.0.5.140]



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frail47 tipped on 31 Dec 2009
This has been updated to version 6.0.6.143 which fixes some annoying permissions issues with Snow Leopard. Official change log is as follows:


Changes in 6.0.6

* Permissions changed on installer to support Snow Leopard.
* Extension of Movie Magic Scheduling Export file (".SEX") changed to be lower case (.sex) because EP programs couldn't account for uppercase extensions.
[Version 6.0.5.140]



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frail47 commented on 09 Dec 2009
Installed the firmware update and my drive still makes the same noise at startup, but not after coming out to sleep.
[Version 1.4]



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frail47 commented on 04 Nov 2009
Glad to see this program finally listed on here. My favorite of all the screenwriting programs available for OS X. My only complaint with the current version is that I can't add words in all caps to the custom dictionary. Right-clicking to add to the custom dictionary does not remove the spellcheck underline and will remain marked when revisiting the document. The only solution I could find is to spell the word in lowercase and then add it. Other than that minor issue this program is solid. Would like to see a GUI refresh in the next version. Current version still looks too much like a port of the Windows version.
[Version 6.0.5.140]



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frail47 had trouble on 13 Feb 2009
The speed of importing .txt files is much improved over previous versions, but does not retain formatting as nearly as well as Movie Magic Screenwriter 6. When importing a .txt file using the Screenwriter 6 template, extra lines are interspersed, ACTION text in ALL CAPS and SCENE HEADERS without INT./EXT. are converted to CHARACTER CUES, Centered text is moved to the left, ACTION lines between dialogue are formatted as dialogue. Using the Screenplay template for this same importing reduced the page count of a 116 page script to 97 pages. Action between dialogue was included in the above character cue's dialogue.

Importing .rtf yielded similar results. At this point it would be faster for me to retype a script from scratch than to import it from a text file into Montage.

Another thing:

Why does Montage treat FADE IN: as a scene header?
[Version 1.5.2]


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frail47 replied on 13 Feb 2009
Another thing I'd like to add. When writing a script, the default action of making a Character come after dialogue and then having to hit CMD-2 to go to action is a bit tedious. I like that I can edit the dialogue template so that hitting enter takes me to action and I can quickly hit tab to create a new character. Instead of assigning the tab key to Parentheticals after Character, I would suggest hitting Enter to go to Action, tab to new Character and simply typing ( to initiate the Parenthetical. Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 and Sopholces (for Windows - now defunct) did this and I believe it is much more intuitive.
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frail47 replied on 13 Feb 2009
Correction to my previous comment:

Instead of assigning the tab key to Parentheticals after Dialogue, I would suggest hitting Enter to go to Action, Tab to Character and simply typing ( to initiate a Parenthetical. Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 and Sophocles (for Windows - now defunct) did this and I believe it is much more intuitive.
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frail47 had trouble on 02 Jun 2008
I installed this and then selected the option for it to startup when I log into my computer. I later restarted my computer to find that two stacks had been added to my dock (Documents and Downloads) Time Machine was also placed in my dock as well. I had previously not had those on there. I removed them, removed Check Off and all was fine. I then reinstalled Check Off only to have the same thing happen again.

Is there a reason why Check Off is causing this?
[Version 3.8]



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frail47 had trouble on 06 May 2008
With this beta Windows XP Pro SP3 does not recognize my USB smart card reader. I tried downgrading the VM and running it in 1.1.2 again but that didn't fix it. A fresh install of XP in this beta didn't fix it either. It worked fine before upgrading to the beta. My fault that I didn't backup my VM before upgrading to the beta. Reinstalling XP now in 1.1.2 to see if it works again. I've submitted a bug report to the devs to look into this.
[Version 2.0b1]


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frail47 commented on 06 May 2008
My card reader is working fine again under 1.1.2. Something peculiar with this beta is breaking it.
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frail47 had trouble on 16 Nov 2007
The Restore option did not work on my MacBook with 10.5.1. The menu bar returns to its grayish color, but is no longer translucent.
[Version 1.0]


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frail47 replied on 16 Nov 2007
Thanks for the quick fix.
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