While Nerovision theoretically does exactly what I want, it has proved utterly unusable in real life situations. As an aside, the guys at Nero ought to be ashamed to market NV as commercial software (/END RANT)
Anyway, my needs are for software that will let me combine slideshows and AV files with transistions (fades) at the beginning, in between and at the end of the clips. Like this
[FADE IN] [CLIP1] [TRANSITION] [CLIP2] [TRANSITION] [CLIP3] [FADE OUT]
and render the lot to a single AV file. CLIP1 and CLIP3 are usually a short slide show.
I have tried a number of software packages but none except Nerovision seem to let me insert a transition (FADE IN/ FADE OUT] at the beginning or end.
Any suggestions or recommendations?