This begs the questions:
- What would you use such text strips for?
- How much control do you want over how the text is displayed for the uses you've specified?
- a) Text placement... in just a few common places, or freely placed anywhere
- b) Font size/styling issues - what's needed here?
- c) Text shadows/glow effects? Useful or not?
My current thoughts on this are as follows
Guiding principle: make it quick and easy to add some basic text to a video clip - either as a dedicated title, or perhaps as overlays (i.e. subtitles)
probablyreally don't want to have a full-blown word processor type thing here (especially not for display very large blobs of text, unless that's what everyone wants to do!). If you're after that level of control, you probably already have a favourite tool for this already. Some basic "whole block of text has same font + colour" is probably as advanced as we'll go.
- If you want 3d or "animated" text (with fancy effects), again, this is out of the scope of this tool. For that, Blender's scene+3d-text tools are far better suited to this. If you're doing this sort of stuff, I assume you're already one of the motion-graphics types who specialise in making fancy logos for people, so this feature wouldn't matter to you anyway (you probably also have a favourite 2d-editor tool for this stuff).
- In terms of backgrounds, we just want to keep this simple plain coloured or perhaps able to be made transparent so that you can overlay the text over stuff.