I am using Blender mainly for motion graphics and for some gameplay videos.
I love the Video Sequence Editor(VSE) likewise the rest of Blender. It’s easy to use once you’ve learned it and it is very effective. But unfortunately the VSE isn’t appropriate for real video editing as it is slow as f. when you have several videos in multiple channels. For example navigating in the timeline can be a pain. Also rendering the video can be very slow. I did lots of tweaking in the user preferences and the scene properties as well as I used proxy codes to increase the speed but as soon as the project becomes a little bigger the VSE responds very slow. Also rendering for example a 10 minutes video can take an hour or more.
As far as I know the VSE doesn’t use multithreading nor it supports the usage of the graphics card for a fluent workflow and fast renderings. I know that the focus of this software isn’t on the VSE which I understand. But still it would be awesome if the developers would “only” include support for the graphics card. I also so know that this is prolly a lot of work since the code needs to be rewritten nearly from scratch I guess.
I’d like to know how many people here share the same wish to speed the VSE up. Personally I don’t wanna switch to Sony Vegas or similar Software. My hopes are little that there are enough people but I’d like to give it a try and see the responds. Maybe we can even start a crowdfunding project so that the developers can increase their capacities in order to put some work into the VSE.