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= Wish list =
 
= Wish list =
  
* WebVfx editor for titles; the titler should be an SVG editor with effects and candies, so writing our own does not make sense. See [http://kdenlive.org/videos/retitler.html] for a demo on what WebVfx can achieve. (Original comment by JBM: The titler's code is currently quite broken and hard to fix. Using [https://github.com/rectalogic/webvfx webvfx] seems an interesting option, it would allow to create titles using HTML, javascript or QML. For those interested, I created a sample title with the webvfx module that can be viewed here: [http://kdenlive.org/videos/retitler.html Titler sample video])
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* Titler
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** Keep a simple text incrustation tool, but call a full featured SVG editor for complex designs
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*** Base it on WebVFX (allowing to use HTML, javascript or QML) to avoid maintaing our own MLT module? Here is a [http://kdenlive.org/videos/retitler.html small demo] of what it can achieve
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* Timeline
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** Automatic composite for clips with alpha
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** Cross fades on same track (à la Shotcut)
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** Synchronized tracks (ripple delete / spacer tool etc would keep track groups in sync)
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** copy/paste across projects
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* Exports
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** Kdenlive 0.x format
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** OpenShot, FlowBlade, PiTiVi...
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** EDL and other exchange formats (MLT module?)
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* Effects
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** Apply GEGL/G'MIC/Blender effects (MLT module)?
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* UI
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** Shortcut matching other editors (FinalCut, Avid, Vegas etc)
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* Alternative timeline view specialised on editing transitions (snapshot, just for demonstration; click for full size and see the SVG in the refactoring branch for infinite size):
 
* Alternative timeline view specialised on editing transitions (snapshot, just for demonstration; click for full size and see the SVG in the refactoring branch for infinite size):
  

Revision as of 06:45, 20 August 2015

Last update in August 2015. also see our Kanboard

Wish list

  • Titler
    • Keep a simple text incrustation tool, but call a full featured SVG editor for complex designs
      • Base it on WebVFX (allowing to use HTML, javascript or QML) to avoid maintaing our own MLT module? Here is a small demo of what it can achieve
  • Timeline
    • Automatic composite for clips with alpha
    • Cross fades on same track (à la Shotcut)
    • Synchronized tracks (ripple delete / spacer tool etc would keep track groups in sync)
    • copy/paste across projects
  • Exports
    • Kdenlive 0.x format
    • OpenShot, FlowBlade, PiTiVi...
    • EDL and other exchange formats (MLT module?)
  • Effects
    • Apply GEGL/G'MIC/Blender effects (MLT module)?
  • UI
    • Shortcut matching other editors (FinalCut, Avid, Vegas etc)
  • Alternative timeline view specialised on editing transitions (snapshot, just for demonstration; click for full size and see the SVG in the refactoring branch for infinite size):

Kdenlive Timeline TransitionView.png

Documentation

  • Workflow
    • What are the git branches used for
  • Code documentation
    • give big-picture views (explain to someone new to the code what it does, why it is required, and who it interacts with)

Refactoring

  • Break big classes into smaller ones (targetting the refactored architecture: Cutsomtrackview, Renderer...)
  • Replace XML manipulations with MLT API calls
  • Port UI to QML

The proposed architecture can be found in the refactoring branch in refactoring-doc/ – find some snapshots here (not updated, just to get an impression):

KdenliveArchitectureModel.png

KdenliveArchitectureView.png

See discussion here

Done!

  • Port Kdenlive to KF5 (KDE Framework 5)
  • Write an OpenGL display. When this is done, Movit can be integrated.
  • Refactor ProjectManagement/Bin
  • Project clips effects, so e.g. colour grading is done only once on the clip in the project bin and not every time in the timeline
  • Render using MLT presets

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