Road Map

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