Road Map

  1. markers
  2. proxy generation and editing
  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. slideshow generator
  15. reorder tracks
  16. audio mixer console (one strip per track plus master)
  17. additional editing modes/operations (slip, slide, roll)
  18. AviSynth script as input file
  19. surround panning
  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. multi-camera editing features

Quick Tasks To Do

  • 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
  • Add gradient 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 HTML Title to Open Other that supplies a background.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fix duration of GIF animations. Does this affect PNG and WebP as well?
  • Turn off VUI via user toggle
  • Add speed param to Export > Codec


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