j-b-m's blog

Kdenlive 0.8.2.1 released

The 0.8.2.1 release of the Kdenlive video editor is now available. This is a bugfix release that solves several startup crashes and other important problems in the 0.8.2 version.

All users should upgrade to that new version that provides an improved stability as well as some threading optimisations that should make some operations slighlty faster.

Kdenlive bugfix release

Kdenlive 0.8.2 - released 2 weeks ago - had several annoying issues that were quickly reported, including startup crash on some systems. We did our best to fix these issues and are almost ready to launch a 0.8.2.1 bugfix release.

So if you experienced serious problems with the 0.8.2 version and want to help, we would like you to test our latest development version so that we can make sure the biggest problems are solved for a bugfix release.

If you are on Ubuntu, you can use the Sunab experimental PPA that will bring you the latest MLT and Kdenlive (please note that currently it is an english only release, translations should be back in a few days).

Other users can try the latest code using the Kdenlive build script that was updated to use our new git repository.

You will find detailed infos on the current issues on the 0.8.2.1 info page.

For the Kdenlive team, Jean-Baptiste Mardelle

Kdenlive 0.8.2 is released

We are proud to announce the immediate release of Kdenlive 0.8.2. We encourage all users to upgrade.

For this release, we did put a lot of energy into bug fixing and stability (more than 140 issues solved) to bring you a better editing experience. We have solved a lot of project corruption issues, and the introduction of the automatic backup feature means you should hopefully enjoy Kdenlive better than ever!

Among the features improvements, the proxy clips (clips replacing the original ones when editing a format that is too slow to edit, for example AVCHD) should work fine now, HDMI capture should also be improved (feedback welcome) and some GUI multi threading should make operations a bit smoother.

As usual, we also benefit from the latest improvements in MLT, a new version (0.7.6) was released today that improves stability and fixes important issues for users of non english locale.

We are also getting closer to the KDE community, and the first step was to start a documentation effort, which means Kdenlive is now distributed with a "Quick Start Guide" that should show you the basic steps to start working in Kdenlive. This help is also available and editable online on the KDE Userbase Wiki.

For a detailed list of changes, see our Kdenlive 0.8.2 information page.

And since we want Kdenlive everywhere, you can now also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, identi.ca.

A big thank you to all the developers, translators and users who helped to make this great release.

Source code can be downloaded from our sourceforge page, and packages will be announced as usual on our download page when available.

Support can be found in our forums and issues reported on our bugtracker.

Getting ready for Kdenlive 0.8.2

The release of Kdenlive 0.8.2 was slighlty delayed due to the discovery of a blocking issue that required last minute changes in MLT and Kdenlive.

I want to make sure that those changes don't cause regressions, so the idea is to ask users to test the latest Kdenlive development version (available for Ubuntu users on sunab's experimental repository). I am especially concerned about problems occuring when opening old Kdenlive project files.

Once we have some feedback and manage to fix a few remaining issues, we will release Kdenlive 0.8.2, which should hopefully happen around the 13th of august.

We are now in string freeze, so if you are interested to help translating Kdenlive in your language, get involved.

More informations about the changes in the soon to be released 0.8.2 version can be found on the Kdenlive 0.8.2 information page.

After that release, we will be moving to KDE's infrastructure to be part of KDE multimedia, and work on the refactoring branch to clean up the code and make it easier to understand / maintain / contribute.

For the Kdenlive team, Jean-Baptiste Mardelle

Feature of the week in Kdenlive: backups

While working hard in Randa, I implemented a feature that will make everyone happy: automatic backup of your project file!

We had a few reports on the forum of broken project files that were not recoverable. This is not a frequent issue, but losing all the work you have done on a video editing project is not fun! So after a short discussion with the Kdenlive team, here it is!

With this feature, every time you save your project file, instead of overwriting the existing version, it will create a dated backup of the previous version. In the Project menu, you will now have an Open Backup File entry that will bring up the dialog pictured here.

In the backup dialog, you see a list of all backuped versions of your project file with a nice screenshot of the timeline at the time the backup was made. You can then open any of the backup file to recover a previous version.

This is in svn and will be part of the next Kdenlive release.

A big thank you to all the people who made the Randa Sprint possible and so enjoyable!

Randa KDE sprint


Several Kdenlive developers will meet in the next days in Randa (which will host a big KDE sprint) to exchange ideas and discuss about Kdenlive's evolution. I hope that we will come up with some great ideas, we will keep you informed!

Jean-Baptiste Mardelle

Kdenlive 0.8 released

We are proud to announce the release of Kdenlive 0.8. This new version brings several new features, including improved UI, proxy clips, audio monitoring, HDMI output, new effects and more.

As usual, Kdenlive benefits from the recent improvements in the MLT framework(version 0.7 is required) and Frei0r effects(version 1.3 is recommended) projects.

You can find a detailed list of changes on the Kdenlive 0.8 information page.

Update (2nd of May 2011):
MLT 0.7.2 was just released, all users are encouraged to upgrade.

Source code can be downloaded from our sourceforge page, and packages will be announced on our download page when available.

Support can be found in our forums and issues reported on our bugtracker.

We hope you will enjoy this release!

For the Kdenlive team:
Jean-Baptiste Mardelle

Coming soon to your Desktop...

Just wanted to post a screenshot of Kdenlive's current development version that includes a great new feature: a Stop motion utility.
The only drawback is that this feature currently depends on a specific hardware to capture from HDMI. So how does it work?

It's very easy: just plug your camcorder or digital camera into the HDMI port of a Linux compatible capture card, and you get a live preview of the camcorder.
Click on the capture button to grab an image, you can also transparently overlay the last captured frame on the monitor to easily see the difference with current live feed.

So capture your frames, preview them with the built in preview feature and then click on the "Add sequence" button to add your animated stopmotion sequence to your project.
Read more in the full article …

Kdenlive 0.7.8 released

We are proud to announce the release of Kdenlive 0.7.8. This new version brings many new features, including improved tools for color correction, improved UI for effects (you can now adjust some transitions and effects directly on the monitor), track effects, improved slideshows and a lot more.

The development team is also slowly growing, and Kdenlive benefits from the recent improvements in the MLT framework(version 0.5.10 is required) and Frei0r effects(version 1.2.0 is recommended) projects.

You can find a detailed list of changes on the Kdenlive 0.7.8 information page.

Source code can be downloaded from our sourceforge page, and packages will be announced on our download page when available.

Support can be found in our forums and issues reported on our bugtracker.

We hope you will enjoy this release!

For the Kdenlive team:
Jean-Baptiste Mardelle

Track effects in Kdenlive 0.7.8

A new feature introduced in Kdenlive is track effects. There are several situations where this can be useful, for example:

  • You want to make a black and white movie
  • You need to correct the audio balance of all your clips

So now, with Kdenlive 0.7.8, instead of applying the effect to all clips in timeline, you can simply add the effect to the track, and all clips in that track will have the effect applied.

To apply an effect on a track, just drag & drop an effect from the Effect list widget to your track header (see screenshot on the left). You can then adjust your effect settings just like usual (but note that because we had not enough time, keyframes are not yet supported on track effects).
Read more in the full article …

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - j-b-m's blog