[Kdenlive-devel] Fwd: Kdenlive/PIAVE V0.2.3 released

Jason Wood jasonwood at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Oct 21 22:28:11 UTC 2003

Phew, I have just finished announcing the 0.2.3 release on the website, 
sourceforge, freshmeat and kde-announce :-)

(it took me ten attempts to submit it to freshmeat because various things kept 
going wrong for me deleting my changes message. It was quite frustrating :-/)

For those interested, here is the kde-announce message that I sent.

Sorry for not putting this up for inspection before I posted it.


----------  Forwarded Message  ----------

Subject: Kdenlive/PIAVE V0.2.3 released
Date: Tuesday 21 Oct 2003 11:18 pm
From: Jason Wood <jasonwood at blueyonder.co.uk>
To: kde-announce at kde.org

We have the pleasure to announce the 0.2.3 releases of both Kdenlive and
PIAVE. This release features major improvements over the previous 0.2.0

Kdenlive is a video editing GUI for KDE. It provides dual video monitors, a
multi-track timeline and clip list. Other features include customizable
layout support, preliminary support for effects and a French translation.

PIAVE is a render engine and effect library. It can read DV video files,
render effects and transitions between input streams. Streams can be
displayed or piped to a file. Any project can link against libpiave and use
the provided features. PIAVE also provides a server application which can
receive commands from Kdenlive.

Editing in Kdenlive is possible with various tools via the timeline and video
monitors, allowing you to move and resize one or more clips, and razor clips
into two. All timeline tools can snap to clip start/ends and the current seek
position. Kdenlive communicates via an XML based protocol to a render engine
which handles the actual video data.

Major New Features

- Dual video monitors
- Customisable layout support
- Edit using in/out points
- Splash screen
- Kdenlive Handbook (translated into French by Gilles Caullier
<caulier.gilles at free.fr >)
- Suport for reading AVI DV files
- Translated into French by Gilles Caullier

Developer related new features since Kdenlive/Piave 0.2.0 :

- Preliminary support for effects in Kdenlive.
- Preliminary support for video format parameters in Kdenlive.
- Plugin architecture for Piave.

Some important features are still missing, but Kdenlive is now useable for
small projects. We would like people to test what we have and tell us which
features they miss the most. We want to find out what is most important to
people, and last not least we want to attract developers. There are many
small and not so small things where people could help. Be it GUI development,
XML/network development, development of plugins, or simply reporting bugs.

What you can already do :

- Open files in raw DV and AVI DV format (e.g. from dvgrab)
- trim / cut / arange the clips in the timeline
- scroll / step through the project
- play the project
- load / save projects
- export the project to a raw DV file

What you cannot yet do :

- control your DV cam and grab clips (supported by piave but not available
 via kdenlive)
- import or export other fileformats
- handle sound and video separately
- effects and transitions are not yet configurable via the GUI which means
they are practically not available.

Additional Information / screenshots can be found in the following places :

Home : http://www.uchian.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/kdenlive.html
Sourceforge : http://sourceforge.net/projects/kdenlive/

Home : http://modesto.sourceforge.net/piave/index.html
Sourceforge : http://sourceforge.net/projects/modesto/

Any suggestions, help, bug reports, flames, etc. are welcome. Feel free to
 use the sourceforge trackers for bugs and feature request. The main mailing
 list is here: http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=46786

The Kdenlive/PIAVE team.


Jason Wood
Homepage : www.uchian.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

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