Road Map

  1. support multi-selection in cut/copy/paste
  2. markers
  3. multiple playlists
  4. undo/redo support for filters
  5. groups in timeline
  6. better support for foreign MLT XML (e.g. Kdenlive)
  7. looping playback - project, selection, around
  8. fullscreen playback on current/single screen
  9. more convenient voice-over recording
  10. audio noise reduction
  11. project media management
  12. set metadata (artist, title, etc.) in encode
  13. archive project
  14. reorder tracks
  15. audio mixer console (one strip per track plus master)
  16. additional editing modes/operations (slip, slide, roll)
  17. surround panning
  18. USB jog/shuttle
  19. raw video processing - e.g. CinemaDNG
  20. improved support for high bit depth video
  21. Rec. 2020 wide color gamut
  22. HDR/SMPTE 2084
  23. subtitles
  24. multi-camera editing features

Quick Tasks To Do

  • Add a reset all settings option
  • Convert producer UIs to QML.
  • Add partik0l producer
  • Circle VUI control for Vignette and Crop: Circle
  • Add multi-track transitions feature
  • Add generic filter
  • Add generic transition
  • Add CMX EDL import
  • Add Kdenlive XML export
  • Add OpenTimelineIO import/export
  • Add search media type queries to Playlists
  • Rework filter browser with icon and nice description.
  • Add Parametric Equalizer audio filter
  • Add option to view timeline waveform per channel
  • Add transitions to Playlist
  • Make it easy to add 0.5 or 1 second transition on timeline.
  • Turn off VUI via user toggle
  • Add speed param to Export > Codec


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