Thursday, May 26

Pitivi Pre-Release Adds New Audio and Video Effects and Many New Features

A pre-release for Pitivi Video Editor is now available for users to test. This pre-release includes many bug fixes and new features developed over a span of last 7 months. Probably the most exciting feature is addition of new audio and video effects. 

If there are no critical issues or regressions found in this build, Pitivi 0.14 will be released on May 31st. Pitivi has already been dropped as default video editor in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and no video editing application will be installed by default. Users will be able to install it from software center.

New Features in this release
  • New audio and video effects

  • Completely redesigned project settings dialog, with the ability to create presets
  • Completely redesigned rendering dialog
  • Welcome dialog that helps you start a project or load recent projects in two clicks
  • Ability to preview video, audio and image files before importing
  • Added a "best fit" zoom button
  • Ability to jump to an exact position in the timeline
  • Ability to specify custom aspect ratios and frame rates
  • Show a progress bar when loading projects
  • 300% faster project timeline loading
  • Search bar in the Media Library
  • Ability to detach all the tabs and the previewer
  • New manpage
  • Command line render mode
  • Use the standard infobar widget all around
  • Many many bug fixes
Installation Instructions

You can install Pitivi from Gstreamer development PPA. Please note that these packages are experimental. Run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gstreamer-developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pitivi


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