Edward Hervey recently announced the 0.11.2 release of the PiTiVi video editor. Even though it is rough around the edges it is feeling really nice and a couple of major features away from being baseline usable for every day simple video editing. The features I would personally like to see are:
- Splitting of audio and video channels
- At least one more video channel which makes it easier to line up cuts
- Being able to split a video into segments (with gnonlin this should be as easy as setting the time properties on the video timeline object, cloning the video timeline object to the end of the cloned object and adjusting the time properties on the clone)
The only other thing I would want is a compositor so adding titles and credits would be easy. Things like having a text tool, transition effects, being able to undock controls for dual screen use and other nice but not needed features would simply be gravy after that, the majority of which could be implemented as plugins.
Thankfully Collabora Multimedia has started to put muscle behind the development of PiTiVi and hired Brandon Lewis who’s summer of code work significantly contributed to the latest release. Edward, it seems, will also have a limited amount of time to work on PiTiVi.
We can’t forget Sarath Lakshman who was my Fedora Summer of Code student. Although he had done very little pygtk work (he had done some projects in pyQt previously) his eagerness to learn and willingness to take criticism had him make significant contributions in the form of the webcam and network capture code. He also started on a D-Bus API for doing direct desktop recording in PiTiVi in conjunction with the Istanbul desktop recorder. That did not get in this release because the API was deemed to be too PiTiVi specific. This is basically blocking on me finding time to review the code and make comments on how the D-Bus API should look.
All in all I’m looking forward to what comes out of this renued interest in PiTiVi.[read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]