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New Version 21.12: Something For Nothing

Dec 11, 2021

Version 21.12.24 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

More For Markers

  • Added View > Markers panel with search, seeking, and editing (Ctrl+Shift+6, shift+command+6 on macOS).
Markers Panel
  • Added File > Export > Markers as Chapters…:
    This outputs in the format used to make chapters for YouTube!
    IMPORTANT NOTE: only markers with a duration of 1 frame (default) are exported as chapters.
  • Added previously used colors to the marker context menu.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts < and > to seek between markers.
  • Added snapping for markers - dragging clips or their edges snaps to markers and dragging markers snaps to clip edges or playhead.
  • Added a Ripple markers with edits button to the Timeline toolbar (Alt+R, option+R on macOS)
  • Fixed delete marker keyboard shortcut may delete wrong marker.
  • Fixed Export > From > Marker may export from wrong region marker.

More New Stuff

  • Added Properties > Rotation for video clips to override orientation by some multiple of 90 degrees.
  • Added support for keyframes to the Hue/Lightness/Saturation and Chroma Hold video filters.
  • Added video filter Audio Level Visualization.
  • Added segmented bar type of display to the Audio Spectrum Visualization filter.

Changes

  • Updated MLT engine to version 7.4.0 (required for added keyframe support in some filters above).
  • Added a file save dialog upon repairing a project file to prevent overwriting a previous repair.
  • Removed some harmless error messages in logs.
  • Changed Properties > Audio > Sync to hide when it is not applicable (no video track in the clip).
  • Changed the units of the Hue parameter in the Hue/Lightness/Saturation video filter to degrees.
  • Changed Detach Audio to separate the audio and video filters.
  • Improved the accuracy of bubble help when trimming in Timeline and Keyframes.
  • Improved the accuracy and snap reliability of the 10 and 20-pixel grid player overlays.
  • Improved various mouse and keyboard operations in Timeline and Keyframes.
  • Improved the VMAF speed and accuracy of the Properties > Measure Video Quality….

Fixes

  • Fixed Timeline > menu > Track Operations > Insert Track breaks video track blending (broke in v21.10).
  • Fixed copy and paste multiple clips from another project can change the video mode (broke in v21.10).
  • Fixed Open Other > Audio/Video Device capture (broke in v21.10).
  • Fixed a crash when changing Properties of Audio/Video Device.
  • Fixed a crash in Old Film: Projector video filter with 360p preview scaling.
  • Fixed a possible crash in the Mosaic video filter when width or height is 0.
  • Fixed the output alpha channel of Timeline with more than one video track (thanks @andre-caldas!).
  • Fixed the Time Remap video filter distorts audio when the speed is zero and resampling.
  • Fixed the color range of LUT (3D) video filter on transitons with full range clips.
  • Fixed a possible crash in Audio Loudness scope.
  • Fixed window is initially all white and a small white window appears on startup on Windows.
  • Fixed unwanted keyframes appear in Corner Pin video filter when trimming in.
  • Fixed ugly pink video - not black background - after undo a remove/ripple-delete operation.
  • Fixed keyframes can sometimes be dragged before previous or after next.
  • Fixed double-clicking a keyframe does not delete it.
  • Fixed incorrect filter parameter values after the last keyframe after a Split operation.
  • Fixed a crash pasting from the clipboard to an empty timeline.
  • Fixed inaccurate frame rate override with many decimal places in Properties > Convert > Advanced.
  • Fixed incorrect colors when reloading the Audio Spectrum Visualization filter UI.
  • Fixed being able to select the last filter when there are many Filters applied.
  • Fixed audio was muted after changing view layout or window size when playback speed is fast forward or rewind.

New Version 21.10.31: Markers

Oct 31, 2021

Version 21.10.31 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

Timeline Markers!

Timeline Markers
  • Click toolbar button or press M the first time to add a marker at the playhead (current position) with no dialog.
  • Markers appear in the time ruler/track/row at the top of the Timeline.
  • A marker shows a tool tip with its name and time when you hover the mouse over it.
  • Click a marker to seek to it.
  • Click toolbar button or press M when the playhead is on the exact start time of a marker to open the Edit dialog where you can change the name, color, start, and end times.
  • A color change is remembered for all new markers until changed.
  • Right-click a marker to open its context menu to Edit or Delete a marker.
  • Press Ctrl+Shift+M when the playhead is on the exact start time of a marker to Delete it.
  • Drag a marker to move it.
  • Ctrl+drag (command on macOS) a marker to changes its duration (a marker with a duration longer than one frame is also called a Range).
  • Export > From lists all Ranges.
  • Markers are saved to the project file.
  • Marker operations support Undo and Redo.

More New Stuff

  • Added support for multiple selected clips to the timeline Cut, Copy, Paste, Overwrite, and Append operations.
    (Copy exclusively uses the system clipboard in this mode and does not show in the Source player.)
  • Added a Mask: Chroma Key filter for convenience, for example secondary color correction.
  • Added help message boxes to the Mask: Simple Shape, Mask: From File, and Text: Rich filters.
  • Added Properties > Comments for color clips.

Changes

  • Changed Ctrl+Shift+V in Text: Simple to paste.
  • Changed the color of an alert vs. the proxy/preview-scaling status messages.
  • Increased the time for some messages, and added the ability to click a message to dismiss it.
  • Upgraded FFmpeg to version 4.4.1.

Fixes

  • Fixed a CPU compatibility issue in some 21.09 versions leading to crashes on some systems:
    v21.09.13 on all platforms & v21.09.20 on Windows.
  • Fixed export to MP4 or MOV may not give constant frame rate (broke in v21.09.20).
  • Fixed Properties > Speed with GoPro .LRV proxy file (broke in v21.09.20).
  • Fixed Export > Reset did not deselect a preset.

New Version 21.09.20

Sep 16, 2021

Version 21.09.20 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

This main purpose of this version is to fix a major new bug in previous version 21.08. This is the new recommended stable version.

  • Fixed dragging to Timeline broken if there is MLT XML on the clipboard (broke v21.08.29).
  • Fixed seeking backwards after seeking to the end (broke in v21.08.29).
  • Fixed File > Save (Ctrl-S) immediately after File > Close (Ctrl-W) can corrupt a saved project.
  • Fixed Add Custom Video Mode > Frames/sec was not accepting some legitimate values.
  • Fixed encoding HEVC without hardware encoder (x265) would always output 10-bit instead of 8 (broke in v20.11.28).
  • Changed Copy the filters to only copy enabled filters.
  • Changed fading on the Timeline to automatically fade the opacity when it is not the bottom video track.
  • Expire old QML cache items at startup to reduce app data footprint.
  • Improved performance of 360: video filters.
  • Added direct support for GoPro .LRV files as proxy videos.
    These must be in the same folder as the corresponding MP4 file and proxy mode enabled.
  • Added 360: Equirectangular to Stereographic video filter.
    This can be used to create so-called Tiny Planet videos.

New Version 21.08.29

Aug 29, 2021

Version 21.08.29 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

New

  • Added support for WebP export with presets for still sequence and animation.
  • Added Properties > Measure Video Quality… using VMAF.
  • Added a new video filter GPS Text (contributed by Daniel F).
  • Added a new video filter Reflect.
  • Added a new Deband video filter (contributed by Austin B).
  • Added a warning dialog before File > Export Frame… from a proxy file.
  • Added support for keyframes to Mask: Simple Shape > Rotation.
  • Added support for the operating system clipboard when copying and pasting filters.
  • Added support for the operating system clipboard when cut, copy, paste, overwrite or append a clip.
  • Added a dialog when Timeline > Track Operations > Insert Track on the top audio track to choose audio or video.
  • Added handles to the sides of the rectangle on-screen control (VUI) (contributed by TRA).

Changes

  • Changed the storage for thumbnails and waveforms to use files instead of database.
  • Changed Time Remap to limit input values to the maximum duration of the clip.
  • Changed to set the file date on proxy files to match original file.
  • Improved reliability of Time Remap status/feedback info.
  • Improved the speed setting in the Time Remap filter with an option to either modify or lock the input time.
  • Improved player grid display and snapping when zoomed.
  • Improved image sequence if there is a numeric filename discontinuity or rollover to > 0.

Fixes

  • Fixed possible crash when using Audio Waveform Visualization filter.
  • Fixed Mask: From File > Custom… might lose track of its file.
  • Fixed Text: Simple > File date broken in v21.05.
  • Fixed Timer filter’s new Speed parameter not scaling Duration.
  • Fixed a possible crash reading a YUV 4:2:2 uncompressed video.
  • Fixed some clips’ duration in project XML saved in frame units instead of seconds.
  • Fixed Timer start and end buttons when filter in point is set.
  • Fixed quality/rate control with libx264rgb in Export > Codec.
  • Fixed undo simple keyframes in Size, Position & Rotate turned on advanced keyframes.
  • Fixed undo followed by redo when trimming clips on Timeline may not be correct.
  • Fixed a crash moving multiple clips to the beginning with Ripple All Tracks on.
  • Fixed changing Time Remap > Enable pitch compensation in disables Zoom keyframe Values.
  • Fixed file paths with special characters not working in filters such as Mask: From File.
  • Fixed exported HEVC MP4 and MOV files are not playable with macOS QuickTime Player or iOS.
  • Fixed Properties > Reset for an image.
  • Fixed a possible crash when a transition is removed during trimming on the Timeline.
  • Fixed keyframes may be dragged past another.
  • Fixed Time Remap filter may cause image artifact when using Export > Parallel processing.
  • Fixed Properties > Extract Sub-clip… on GoPro videos or other videos with non-muxable data track.
  • Fixed Stabilize video gives incorrect results after splitting or trimming clip.
  • Fixed a crash when dragging multiple clips with variable frame rate to timeline.
  • Fixed the timeline playhead could go beyond the end of the timeline.
  • Fixed opening a project starts paused on the second frame instead of the first.

Note

Please be aware there will be a one-time conversion of cached thumbnails and waveform data when you first run this version. The old database will be kept so if you downgrade or run an older version you still have that older cache to rely on. You can remove either db.sqlite3 (old) or thumbnails (new) in the app data directory to cleanup the old cache or to re-run the conversion to the new file-based cache.

New Version 21.06.29

Jun 29, 2021

Version 21.06.29 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

This is the second bug fix release to address the major problems found in version 21.05.01 after release.

WARNING

Projects created with this version can NOT be directly loaded by a previous version. Only versions 21.02 and 21.03 can repair projects created in this version by removing all Time Remap filters.

Minor Additions or Changes

  • Added Speed parameter to the Timer video filter.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts to switch between the stock layouts: Alt+1 through 6.
  • Added Import button to Playlist. (Thanks, @hbtalha!)
  • Added an Apply button next to Properties > Speed to improve workflow when using mouse wheel.

New Bugs (in version 21.05)

  • Fixed playback may hang when playing different Playlist items.
  • Fixed alpha presets in Export.
  • Fixed a possible crash when changing Settings > Preview Scaling.
  • Fixed a possible crash when using Crop: Source and Size, Position & Rotate filters on the same clip.
  • Fixed Size, Position & Rotate filters not reloading.
  • Fixed reloading Keyframes for a filter on Output.
  • Fixed changing Properties > Color Range for a clip in the Source player.
  • Fixed playhead moves to the beginning of the Timeline when dragging an image from Source.
  • Fixed a proxy may used instead of the original when dropping from file manager to Timeline.
  • Fixed Fade In/Out on Timeline may add filters in wrong order.
  • Fixed a crash trying to make thumbnail for an invalid playlist item when loading a project.
  • Fixed Playlist > Play After Open not working.
  • Fixed missing proxies not generated for an opened project when Settings > Proxy > Use Proxy turned on.
  • Fixed File > Export EDL creates empty file.

Recent Bugs

  • Fixed Center bias in Crop: Source filter.
  • Fixed a crash using Mask: From File and Size, Position & Rotate filters on the same color clip.
  • Fixed a possible crash when changing Settings > Theme.
  • Fixed Mask: Simple Shape moves when deleting all keyframes: no longer allowed to delete the last keyframe; use the keyframe toggle button in the parameters area of Filters.
  • Fixed maintaining the image center when reset Size, Position & Rotate > Zoom.
  • Improved using the mouse wheel to zoom in Size, Position & Rotate filter.
  • Improved the range of the new Zoom keyframe values when keyframes are changed or removed.
  • Fixed custom Export preset may load with incorrect frame rate.
  • Fixed a crash when a Stabilize analysis (.stab) file fails to open.
  • Fixed a crash when Stabilize > Accuracy is 9 or higher.

Old Bugs

  • Fixed the Export > H.264 High Profile preset was producing main profile on NVIDIA.
  • Fixed a crash when using Paste after a File > Close or File > New.
  • Fixed a Project name with a slash is accepted but fails.
  • Fixed Playlist > Replace may replaced with timeline and appear as <tractor> and cause a crash if the Project player it active.
  • Fixed inconsistent handling of keyframes when splitting a trimming a clip.
  • Fixed high CPU usage and a long wait after multiple Stabilize analysis jobs.
  • Fixed remembering the last-opened folder when choosing Properties > Video > Custom… for a transition with video filter Mask: From File > File > Custom….

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