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Author of Open Movie Editor quite busy with life

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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Hi everyone, :-)

I feel that I owe the readers interested in Open Movie Editor an apology, as for there wasn’t much progress in Open Movie Editor development this year.

The reason for this is, that I am currently transitioning into a new phase of my life, out of University, and into a space, where I have to earn a living. Therefore I am currently quite active searching for a job/capitalistic or economical niche, that is in balance with my lifestyle, personality and values. I have come to realize, that this project needs some additional skills, that I have not yet learned, honed and practiced as extensively as necessary in school and university, therefore I am currently teaching myself, everything, that I need to know for this project. As this has become my number #1 focus for the time being, I had to, most unfortunately, reschedule OME into a lower priority class.

I have a pretty clear idea of the direction that I am taking, however, I cannot make any promises for now, as I have no idea of where I might ultimately end up.

As a side note, if you are aware of any kind of interesting Jobs, like Secret Agent, Porn Star, Wrestler, or anything that eventually includes car chases, gun fights, travels to exotic locations, seducing beautiful women, etc. I might be interested.

Email

Cheers
-Richard

UI Design Proposal: Automations

Monday, October 20th, 2008

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Hi,

I just mad a quick Mockup on Gimp, that shows a possible User Interface for implementing Keyframes, or Automations into the Open Movie Editor.

Screenshot of Open Movie Editor (modified)

Have fun,
Cheers
-Richard

New Release

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

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Hi,

I’ve prepared a new release of the Open Movie Editor that adds some nice new features:

Additionally to the stretchable scrollbar, there are also zoom buttons for the timeline, because for new users it wasn’t immediately clear how the scrollbar worked.

Then there is the possibility to detach the preview window from the main window, which is useful, if you are working with a dual screen setup.

A new color grading tool was added, its called “Lift, Gamma, Gain” and it is a three-way color picker.

And there is also an improvement in the node editor, where you can add images by dragging them from a filemanager into the canvas, and you can also add preview nodes to examine intermediate steps in your composition.

Its available from the Open Movie Editor Download Page

Installing will be a little difficult, because it demands the most recent versions of libquicktime and gavl, but this is to encourage distribution packagers to update those dependencies, so if you have problems file a bug or complain to your distribution vendor. ;-)

btw. If you are a packager yourself, and you need help or hints to create the perfect OME package, be sure to subscribe to the Open Movie Editor Packagers Mailinglist.

Cheers,
and have fun
-Richard

New Mailinglists for Open Movie Editor: Users, Packagers and Developers

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

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Hi,

I’ve created three new Open Movie Editor Mailinglists, because I feel that the “One List to rule them all” approach is not sufficient any more. ;-)

There is the USER Mailinglist:

This List is for Support issues, if you have trouble installing Open Movie Editor, if you are unsure about how some feature might work, and everything else to using and installing the software.

For issues such as Support there are also the Forums, which are quite popular too, so depending on what you prefer, you might want to give them a try: Open Movie Editor Web Forums

There is the PACKAGERS Mailinglist:

This Mailinglist is very important, and I hope it will be used vividly. If you are maintaining an Open Movie Editor Packages for your distribution, be it Debian, Ubuntu, OpenSuSE, Mandriva, Fedora, etc. Pleeeeeeaaase subscribe to this list. It will help you to deliver the best and highest quality Open Movie Editor releases to your users.

You will be notified of upcoming releases, of changing dependencies, and you will get hints for tricking out Open Movie Editor and its dependencies for best possible performance and compatibility. And any problems or bug reports that you have will get a high priority treatment.

PS.: If you subscribe and you are a Member of a specific Distribution, be sure to send a quick Mail to the List to introduce yourself and mention the Distribution you are working on. :-)

There is the DEVELOPERS Mailinglist:

This List is for anything programming related, you can ask questions about how stuff in the Open Movie Editor internals work, you can send patches, discuss Ideas and everything else related to the improvement and further development of Open Movie Editor.

So, thats all for now. By the way, if you are only interested in information about new releases of the Open Movie Editor, you may want to subscribe to Open Movie Editor on Freshmeat.

And if you are also interested in new releases of Video Filters/Plugins for Open Movie Editor, subscribe to the frei0r Project.

Cheers and have fun,
-Richard