Road Map

  1. keyframable filter parameters
  2. undo/redo support for filters
  3. reverse clip
  4. better support for foreign MLT XML (e.g. Kdenlive)
  5. looping playback - project, selection, around
  6. fullscreen playback on current/single screen
  7. add a “pre-flight” test when loading file to check compatibility
  8. convenient voice-over recording
  9. set metadata (artist, title, etc.) in encode
  10. archive project
  11. markers
  12. slideshow generator
  13. reorder tracks
  14. transcode or transmux incompatible media or to create optimized-for-editing media
  15. audio mixer console (one strip per track plus master)
  16. project and media management
  17. additional editing modes/operations
  18. AviSynth script as input file
  19. surround sound
  20. USB jog/shuttle
  21. USB MIDI controller mapping for buttons, faders, and knobs
  22. scopes: histogram, RGB parade, vectorscope
  23. raw video processing - e.g. CinemaDNG
  24. improved support for high bit depth video
  25. Rec. 2020 wide color gamut
  26. HDR/SMPTE 2084
  27. subtitles
  28. FireWire/Linux input
  29. live switcher/mixer/set features
  30. multi-camera editing features

Quick Tasks To Do

  • Fix bad indexes
  • Add missing transitions
  • Add porter duff modes to movit
  • Add a reset all settings option
  • Add transform effect to movit.
  • Convert producer UIs to QML.
  • Add partik0l producer
  • Fix embedded album art
  • Circle VUI control for vignette and ?
  • Add multi-track transitions feature
  • Add generic filter
  • Add generic transition
  • Add Kdenlive export
  • Add keyboard shortcut to toggle snap
  • Add keyboard shortcut to toggle ripple
  • The ability to detach and remove audio from the video clips.
  • Add HTML Title to Open Other that supplies a background.
  • Add transparency support to WebVfx filter and transition.
  • Add ability to create additional playlists in project
  • Add search media type queries to Playlists
  • Let user quickly enter a name in Playlists
  • Add move with insert position when dragging clip on timeline.
  • Make File > Open Other more obvious?
  • Rework filter menu into a searchable filter browser with animated icon and nice description.
  • Add Parametric Equalizer audio filter
  • User-defined and -named UI layouts
  • Fix interaction between Crop and Size & Position (and Rotate?) filters
  • Add option to view waveform per channel
  • Add transitions to Playlist
  • Make it easy to add 0.5s or 1s fade-in, fade-out, or transition on timeline.
  • Fix duration of GIF animations. Does this affect PNG and WebP as well?
  • Turn off VUI - automatically and/or user toggle
  • Add speed param to Encode > Codec



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