Video/Media Player in Musescore
I got to say, Musescore is a dream come true for me and many others.
I have tried multiple other programs like Finale and Sibelius (just the demos) but Musescore works just great, especially since it can use soundfonts, so the sound possibilities are endless.
But anyway, I did notice a rather nice feature in Sibelius. A media/video player window, in which you could watch a video file in time with the composed music.
For an aspiring film composer this is an extreamily helpful tool. I haven't done much composing for video yet, though I have done a little, but I needed to switch back and forth between Musescore and my video editing software where I had the audio file on the timeline and I would just overwrite the saved audio and then replace it in the timeline with the newer version of the score. I hope that makes sense.
This method works okay, but it would really speed things up if one could hear the score in real time with the video in the same program that the score is being composed.
Now this may sound a bit beyond that of a simple notation software, but Musescore is definitely able to become more than a simple notation software. There are a lot of composers out there who have there eye on film scoring and this would be a real boost.
As I said, I have yet to do much film scoring, but from what I have done I can say this, you got to try it! Even with something simple, it is a real joy hear your own music playing/accompanying a film. Preferably more than just background music, but timed with the film. That is where a video window comes in.
I don't know much about programing or developing, but if I did I would definitely consider helping out with this great program.
Did you people have to take years of college courses to learn this stuff or is there some way to learn it yourself?
Well let me know what you think and Thanks a Million.