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Version 15.11 re-released for Windows Tue, 03 Nov 2015 18:35:00 +0000
Shortly after the first release of 15.11 for Windows we discovered two new major problems that were fixed for a new 15.11.03 version, available now for download. The problems were a failure to launch due to a missing DLL in the installer, and encode jobs stuck in a pending state and not completing.

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New Release 15.11 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 23:59:00 +0000
Version 15.11 is now available for download. Here is the quick list of new things:
  • Added Rutt-Etra-Izer video filter.
  • Added audio/video device and screen capture for OS X.
  • Added screen capture for Windows.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for trimming on Timeline: I, Shift+I, O, Shift+O.
  • Added support for ripple trimming on Timeline.
  • Added Application Log to View menu.
  • Added Save button to text viewer dialogs (logs, XML).
  • Added video Deinterlace, Interpolation, and Parallel-processing options to Encode panel.
  • Reorganize the Settings menu and added headings.
  • Added Close action to File menu.
The Rutt-Etra-Izer filter might seem like a strange addition, but there is an interesting backstory to it. When I discovered it and learned about the WebGL version by Felix Turner a couple of years ago, I thought I ought to be able to make it work with Shotcut's HTML filtering system (WebVfx). It requires the ability to read pixel data in JavaScript, which has not really worked correctly until the Shotcut upgrade to Qt 5.5. So, now we have it.

For a long while now, we have supported audio and video devices on Linux such as microphones, webcams, and more as well as screen capture. A year ago, we added A/V device support on Windows. With this release, thanks to the recent upgrade to FFmpeg 2.7, we extend device and screen capture coverage to all supported operating systems.

The last big new thing is a boost for trimming on the timeline. The new keyboard shortcuts only let you reduce the duration of a clip. It might be easier to think of this as a smarter way to split/slice a clip on the timeline, and it affects the clip under the playhead - not the currently selected clip. Very often, one - based on their technique - splits a clip and then removes one of the new pieces. Well, these trimming keyboard shortcuts are actually like two steps in one: split and remove. Just like elsewhere, there are two ways to remove: lift and ripple-delete. Ripple means to affect the position of all following clips and not leave (or extend) a gap. It is named after  the ripple effect of throwing a rock in a pond. That is why the timeline toolbar icon looks like a few circles. Oh, and that ripple button now takes on a newly expanded role of also toggling whether drag-trimming the ends of a clip with the mouse ripples the following shots. I will try to make a video soon to better explain and show all of this.

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Version 15.10 re-released Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:13:00 +0000
We found a major regression with GPU processing in v15.10 release (15.10.01 in Help > About). Now, this is an experimental feature, but some people are using it or like to give it a try. Therefore, I just uploaded a new version 15.10.06 with no new features over .01.

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New Release 15.10 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 02:21:00 +0000
Version 15.10 is now available for download. This is a bugfix-only release - no new features. Except, there are new Dutch and Russian translations - thank you, asilnevs and rayanayar.

After the addition of new features such as insert/remove track and a major upgrade to libraries in recent releases, we just wanted to focus further on stabilization and bug-fixing. We have fixed some issues in regions that do not use a period as the decimal mark. Why only some? Well, we are not entirely confident we have reproduced all possible problems. However, we did find and fix a major bug in that area. In addition, when opening a project document, we added a function to look for a malformed project containing both periods and commas in some numeric values. Why only "some?" Because, with filters there are many possible values to locate. In addition, in this first pass on that function, we wanted to be conservative about how heavily we modify the document. Only some fixes are better than horribly mangling it into something useless, right? Thus, only edit timing and size/position rectangle values are repaired. Do not be frightened by this; your original project is not modified. First, you will receive a warning dialog including the option to not repair the project. Also, it makes and uses a copy of your project file with "Repaired" in the new name.

You will also find some fixes for long-standing problems such as:
  • audio waveforms not appearing correctly for long clips on the timeline,
  • drag-n-drop from Windows Explorer not working reliably,
  • animated GIFs loading as a still single image,
  • crashes opening a project containing a Text filter,
  • crashes using the draggable fade controls on the timeline, and
  • missing scroll bars around filter parameters.

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New Release 15.09 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 06:20:00 +0000
Version 15.09 is ready for download and aims to improve compatibility and stability on modern systems. This was primarily achieved by upgrading to Qt 5.5. This fixes compatibility issues on Linux systems with AMD graphics. It also introduces a DirectX display method option on Windows (when not using GPU processing) for systems with inadequate OpenGL. With that said, there are some caveats; notice we said "modern systems." The new version is 64-bit only for all operating systems. After all, 64-bit CPUs have been available for nearly 12 years. Also, the OS X version requires at least OS X 10.8. In addition:
  • Added Scrub Audio to Settings menu.
  • Added Display Method to Settings menu (Windows only).
  • Added Portugal Portuguese translation to Settings menu.
  • Added Mute audio filter.
  • Updated FFmpeg to v2.7.

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  • You open files by drag-n-drop in addition to the usual menu and toolbar methods.
  • MLT XML files can be opened as a clip; so, you can use Shotcut to test your XML.
  • Tap J, K, L to control playback speed and direction. Tap J or L repeatedly to go faster.
  • Tap I or O to set the in and out points.
  • Press left or right cursor keys to step frame-by-frame.
  • Press page up or down to step one second at-a-time.
  • Press alt+left or alt+right to jump between start, in, out, and end.
  • Version is based on date. You can choose to update whenever you like and keep multiple versions (new versions are available monthly).

Also, see our Video Tutorials and full Keyboard Shortcut Reference.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Topic revision: r96 - 2015-10-02 - DanDennedy

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