Lightroom: LR4 - Editing Video in Develop Mode (or not)

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I've used LR4 and now LR4.1RC (due to the slowness issues and its still a dog). However, here's a new one. I had dismissed editing video in Lightroom, as when I go to the Develop module I get the message that Video is not supported in Develop module. Same as was the case in LR3. So I figured I must be mistaken about what I'd read.

But hang on - I'm sure this was a "new feature of LR4" to be able to edit video - to some extent. Well according to this page, I should indeed be able to. But I cannot.

http://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/v...

I had given up, but a minute ago I tried the quick develop module. Wow, that works. So what's going on - am I the only one unable to edit video in Develop module or is it everyone?

If its just me - then what's going on. Why does it not work for me? OSX 10.7.3, video files are Canon 5dmk2, straight off camera.
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Paul Tansley

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Rikk Flohr, Champion

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Develop adjustments may be applied but the Develop Module does not support editing. Read below to see how.

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"Develop features that are can be applied to video clips:

Tempurature and Tint
White Balance
Exposure
Contrast
Whites
Blacks
Vibrance
Saturation
Tone and Point Curve
HSL options
Split Toning
Camera Calibration options

How to use presets in Develop to edit your video clip:

Capture a frame from an image in the clip.
Open the resulting image in the Develop module.
Edit the frame as desired.
Create a preset with these changes.
Return to the Library module and select the video clip.
Apply the preset you just saved.
Note: If you made changes in Develop that cannot be applied to a video clip, such as Noise Reduction or Clarity, a warning message displays.
Videos are only supported in the Library module. You cannot open them in any of the other modules, including Develop or Slideshow. "
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Thanks Rikk - that certainly works and solves the issue.

Bit of a shame though that the Develop modules can't do things directly, without that workaround. Works fine with Quick Develop - so can't see why it should be able to simply do the same in the Develop module. But hey, considering the Develop module is in a right old state speed wise, I think the Adobe team need to concentrate on getting other things fixed first.
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A step forward on video editing but a step from where it could be...
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Exactly!