Road Map

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

Other 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
  • Add option to reduce number of encode threads for Convert, Reverse, and Proxy jobs
  • Improve the appearance of audio-only clips with an icon or waveform
  • Improve the appearance of video-with-alpha clips by showing with checkered background in source player


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