Road Map

  1. undo/redo support for filters
  2. reverse clip
  3. better support for foreign MLT XML (e.g. Kdenlive)
  4. looping playback - project, selection, around
  5. fullscreen playback on current/single screen
  6. markers
  7. more convenient voice-over recording
  8. set metadata (artist, title, etc.) in encode
  9. archive project
  10. slideshow generator
  11. reorder tracks
  12. transcode or transmux incompatible media or to create optimized-for-editing media
  13. audio mixer console (one strip per track plus master)
  14. project and media management
  15. additional editing modes/operations
  16. AviSynth script as input file
  17. surround panning
  18. USB jog/shuttle
  19. USB MIDI controller mapping for buttons, faders, and knobs
  20. scopes: histogram, RGB parade, vectorscope
  21. raw video processing - e.g. CinemaDNG
  22. improved support for high bit depth video
  23. Rec. 2020 wide color gamut
  24. HDR/SMPTE 2084
  25. subtitles
  26. FireWire/Linux input
  27. live switcher/mixer/set features
  28. multi-camera editing features

Quick Tasks To Do

  • Fix bad indexes
  • 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
  • Fix embedded album art
  • Circle VUI control for vignette and ?
  • Add multi-track transitions feature
  • Add generic filter
  • Add generic transition
  • Add Kdenlive export
  • Add keyboard shortcut to toggle snap
  • Add keyboard shortcut to toggle ripple
  • The ability to detach and remove audio from the video clips.
  • Add HTML Title to Open Other that supplies a background.
  • Add transparency support to WebVfx filter and transition.
  • Add ability to create additional playlists in project
  • 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.
  • Make File > Open Other more obvious?
  • Rework filter menu into a searchable filter browser with animated icon and nice description.
  • Add Parametric Equalizer audio filter
  • User-defined and -named UI layouts
  • Fix interaction between Crop and Size & Position (and Rotate?) filters
  • Add option to view waveform per channel
  • Add transitions to Playlist
  • Make it easy to add 0.5s or 1s fade-in, fade-out, or transition on timeline.
  • Fix duration of GIF animations. Does this affect PNG and WebP as well?
  • Turn off VUI - automatically and/or user toggle
  • Add speed param to Encode > Codec



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