On Saturday 23 Aug 2003 12:12 pm, Reinhard Amersberger wrote:
> kdenlive-devel@... schrieb am 22.08.03 06:44:04:
> > Basically, I want to look at what functionality we should look to include
> > in Kdenlive/paive 0.3.0 and beyond, but most importantly, which
> > functionality needs to be implemented first ;-)
> > I know that some of the points I have mentioned here are already being
> > worked on or are finished in Piave 0.3.0 (such as avi file support?), but
> > there are others that need work on both Kdnelive and piave (separate
> > sound & video)
> > Right, I'll switch back to the developers hat. Please feel free to
> > comment!
> Okay, so here I will discribe my procedure of editing movies:
> 1. Import clips:
> here I would like to trim the clip(s) just inside the import dialog to
> finally import them into the project manager and/or directly to the
> timeline. So the clip preview should work ;-)
Ok. After it had been trimmed, would you want it to appear in the clip preview
as *just* that section that you trimmed, or would you want the entire clip to
appear with in/outpoints at the position you had set?
(I'll note on each point which broad category of development it fits into)
> 2. Go on adding more clips to the timeline and trim the clips on the
> timeline more exactly, if needed: I think it is not necessary to say that I
> like to do this nearly without using the mouse ;-))
> 3. Adding some video/audio transitions.
> 4. Trim video and audio independantly; so the interview partner is
> hearable, but the video cut is a little bit later on.
> 5. Create Picture-In-Picture:
> So it is needed to re-size a clip and position this clip individual above
> the other video content. Also a crop effect is helpful in this concern.
> 6. Adding text ... hopefully directly to the PIP:
> This is a feature I want to have, but haven't find it yet, because every
> NLE I used just add the title in a separate track only :-( So when my PIP
> is moving from left to right, for example, I need to copy the parameters of
> the PIP movement and paste them onto this title added to the PIP, to sync
> the movement of the PIP and the added title. But this steps wouldn't be
> required, if it would be possible to add the title directly onto a clip,
> just like adding an effect.
Well, there are two ways to look at this. The first is that text is an effect,
but that does not help you much if you want, for example, a picture overlayed
over part of the PIP - say, if you want to have a fancy border around the
The other way to look at it is that the PIP clip would be a composite clip
containing both the text track and the video track. Then, both would be
overlayed on the PIP correctly.
I'm not sure how to make this really easy to use yet, but I'll have a think
Effects * kdenlive interface
> 7. Add background music:
> Here it is important to adjust the audio levels of the different audio
> clips used in the project. So rubberbands would be very helpful here.
This is all part of the seperation of video and audio, really.
> 8. Color correction:
> to eliminate color changings during a scene; sometimes caused by dv cameras
> auto white functionallity.
Yes, this needs to appear at some point. This falls under effects, I guess.
> 9. And finally, especially for professional purpose (but not only ;-),
> creating a voice over.
another separation of video/audio step ;-)
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