SMILCut is a graphical timeline editor, useable to synchronize audio or video streams with slides, textual transcriptions, etc...
- First install Python and wxPython !
- Download the latest smilcut version from :
- Extract it :
$ gzip -d smilcut-x.xx.tar.gz | tar -xf -
where x.xx is smilcut's latest version number.
- Install it :
Go to smilcut's directory :
$ cd smilcut-x.xx
$ python setup.py install
You may need to be logged in with sufficient privileges (e.g. root)
This will generally install smilcut in /usr/local/bin or an equivalent path depending on your system, and the modules in /usr/local/lib/pythonX.XX/site-packages/smilcut
- Launch it :
Just type :
By clicking on the buttons you mark events, when you quit, a file named timeline.slc is created which contains the list of events and when they occured as a time offset since the first click on the Start button.
If you've got a DVCam plugged in, then smilcut also saves the DV's internal timecode in the timeline file, provided you've got the "dvcont" DV control command.
- Add comments to your timeline file :
put them in plain text at the end of each line in the timeline file.
- Generate SMIL files :
use the slc2smile utility which is now included.