Ditching the simple timeline has my vote. (I'm a nobody, my only value
probably is that my feedback is based on my profession as an avid editor)
However, as in avid, I would like to have the ability to save out different
views on the timeline. It's always the same timeline, but I can store the
height of the tracks, I can store the color of the tracks, I can store
whether I want to see thumbnails or not. I found that this is very usefull
and I usually always have 2 settings: 1 for video, when I'm at the rough
cutting stage I like to have thumbnails and big fat video tracks, and one
for audio, where I reduce the video layer to a minimum and have my audio
tracks set big so I can easily put audio keyframes.
If this idea is too big to implement right away, I would rather like to see
1 hardcoded view for the next release, keeping in mind that this view could
expand to being user adjustable.
I admire your work so far.
2008/9/17 Edward Hervey <bilboed@...>
> Hi all,
> Reading through much feedback, and as the result of many discussions
> on IRC... I am finally agreeing on the fact we should ditch the simple
> There was various reasons for that simple timeline, most of which seem
> to have gone by now:
> * get something working (it was easier for me to write a simple
> timeline than a real timeline back in the time),
> * apparently it was useful in iMovie (they ditched it)
> * ...
> But there is one nice 'idea' behind it which I would like to keep,
> it's the fact that you can have a 'synopsis'/thumbnail view of your
> So the questions are:
> * Does anybody find the simple timeline useful ?
> * If so, why ?
> * For the next release do we:
> 1. Remove the simple timeline completely
> 2. Or do we only make the advanced timeline the default (still being
> able to switch back to the simple one) ?
> * Would you like to have a synopsis/thumbnail view of your timeline ?
> Comments and feedback welcome. I'd like to officialize the decision by
> next tuesday (23rd Sept). Then we can do the code modifications and do a
> release (finally!).
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