Dear Adobe: My Vision for Rush
Rush is great tool for those who don't need the complexities of Pre. Still the option to edit in Pre is a wonderful option (as one gets better at editing -- you can graduate to Pre! This is really important and offers the greatest flexibly in a product (or product line). But Rush can be more.
Have a look at photodex (now out of business - replaced by Photopia...or something like that). It's a slideshow product with video capabilities. Rush is getting there with the start/end movement available for stills and already has a great video options - the slideshow market is IMO underserved. Now with all the time at home people have it's perfect time to launch a more robust slideshow building module for rush. Perhaps you are already doing this. Because you know people have hundreds of photos sitting on their phones. Yes there are entry level slideshow programs - but the slideshow program that combines video, audio, stills in a semi-professional way is sure to appeal to buyers. Think about this! Photoshop / lightroom to edit > Rush or Pre to present. Add some publish templates/presets for those who don't want to get too deep.
Slideshow creation is a home-based industry which I think is similar to what Rush is catering to. so often the available programs do not have the latest technology or controls (like keyframes)... or use available memory. Perhaps this could be a module that attaches to rush (oh the slideshow maker in LR doesn't count as a slideshow program fyi).
since photodex went out of business and photopia is a ghastly $25 a month or more - maybe it's time Adobe (Beginner Division) takes over the slideshow market?
ok carry on.....
Uhmm by the way what ever happened to that film scheduling software you were working on....
Thanks for the detailed request. Appreciate you writing in and sharing your feedback. I haven't checked out "Photodex," but I will now.
I love the idea of making Rush a more robust slideshow creator.