Aero Quartet has released version 3.7 of SimpleMovieX, software the company describes as a “lightweight Mac OS X movie editor with a feature set roughly similar to QuickTime Pro.”
Among its changes, the new version improves support of the iTunes Library — metadata, languages, and artwork are now preserved through editing and saving. The program also includes native editing for AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 video, which means no re-encoding is required to save edited movies. SimpleMovieX also lets users cut commercials out of TV shows.
SimpleMovieX costs US$35. While the $30 QuickTime Pro is not required, you will need to $20 QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component to take advantage of SimpleMovieX’s MPEG-2 capabilities.