PiTiVi 0.15.2 / 0.94 Beta

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An Open Source and non-linear audio and video editor for GNU/Linux operating systems

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What's new in PiTiVi 0.94 Beta:

  • The first thing you will notice is that the main toolbar, menubar and titlebar have been replaced by a unified GTK HeaderBar, saving a ton of precious vertical space and making better use of the horizontal space. Once you try it, you can’t go back. There is beauty in the equilibrium it has now, compared to the previously clunky and unbalanced layout.
  • Various Linux distributions have started shipping a broken version of CoGL in recent months, which led to crashes. Technically this is a bug in the CoGL library/packaging, but we found out that the functions we were calling in that particular case were not needed for Pitivi, so we dropped our use of those broken CoGL APIs. Problem solved.
  • People running Pitivi outside of GNOME Shell were seeing crashes due to Clutter GStreamer video output, so we ported the viewer widget to use GStreamer’s new GL video output (glimagesink) instead of the ClutterSink. We had to fix various bugs in GStreamer’s glimagesink to raise it to the quality we needed, and our fixes have been integrated in GStreamer 1.4 (this is why we depend on that version). The GL image sink is expected to be a more future-proof solution.
  • We found issues related to gobject introspection or the overrides provided by gst-python. Again, make sure you have version 1.4 for things to work properly.
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LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License) 
Edward Hervey
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ROOT \ Multimedia \ Audio
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PiTiVi - The main window, where users can effortlessly edit video and audio files
PiTiVi is an open source application that provides users with a sophisticated and high-performance digital video editor for the GNU/Linux platform. It is a very complex software that contains many attractive features.

The application uses the powerful GStreamer multimedia framework, providing cutting-edge transcoding and encoding functionality that works with several file formats. It is bundled with hundreds of animated effects, filters, and transitions, allowing users to add true dynamism to their home movies.

Features at a glance

It features beautiful audio waveforms, framerate-independent timeline, true precision, background processing, unlimited video/audio track layers, full undo/redo history, frame stepping, trimming, splitting, keyboard shortcuts and controls, cutting, and snapping.

In addition, the software includes ripple and roll edits, volume and opacity keyframe curves, keyframable audio and video effects, scrubbing, video thumbnails that feature two-stage caching, as well as sound mixing of several concurrent audio layers.

Among some other interesting features, we can mention the ability to specify custom framerates and aspect ratios, create presets for rendering and project settings, as well as to preview image files and audio/video streams before importing.

Includes Mousewheel integration and supports many languages

Mousewheel integration is also implemented in the application, allowing users to navigate the timeline. You can also group and ungroup video clips, use SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) video transitions, and create scripts using GES (GStreamer Editing Services).

The program is translated into many languages, it provides users with an uncluttered user interface that it is both easy to learn by novices and perfect for experienced users who want a professional video editor. It is efficient, flexible, and supports a wide range of audio and video formats.

Bottom line

Considering the fact that PiTiVi works with almost any Linux-based operating system, if all requirements are met, it provides for a professional-grade video editing application that allows anyone to create magical movies.

PiTiVi was reviewed by , last updated on November 16th, 2014


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