PiTiVi pre-release1 min read

Since Thibault has not been re-added to Planet GNOME yet and we’re in a bit of a hurry (deadline is Tuesday), let me “retweet” a slightly edited version of his announcement:

The whole PiTiVi team is pleased to announce a pre-release of the PiTiVi video editor.
This pre-release contains the past 7 months of work, implementing this pretty new feature list:

  • 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
  • Add a “best fit” zoom button
  • Ability to jump to an exact position in the timeline
  • Ability to specify custom aspect ratios and framerates
  • 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
  • Commandline render mode
  • Use the standard infobar widget all around

And lots of bug fixing!
The pre-release tarball is available here.
Updated Ubuntu packages are available on the GStreamer Developers PPA.
Please test it and abuse it and report bugs. Unless anything critical or regressions pop up, expect the 0.14 release next tuesday (May 31st).
Thanks for testing and helping us make this the best release ever 🙂

I’m a bit swamped with preparing that release and various other things, but I will try to publish a blog post soon, about the awesome pitivi-related Summer of Code projects we have this year.



5 responses to “PiTiVi pre-release”

  1. John Pratt Avatar
    John Pratt

    Looks fantastic! I really wanna use it!

  2. Simone Avatar

    Lot of work! Thank you 🙂

  3. Sounds great! Any chance of a Fedora repository?

  4. @Chris: I’m not aware of someone on the pitivi team preparing a Fedora repository for the pre-release, but I was told that, rather than packaging the pre-release for Fedora (since the release date is so close by), the 0.14 release may get packaged as an update to Fedora 15 (and maybe even 14 if the dependencies can be satisfied).
    I now run Fedora too, by the way 🙂

  5. Good that the next release will be out soon. I’ve published the initial GEGL+GStreamer integration code that we discussed at LGM now. See https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=650750 and and http://www.jonnor.com/2011/05/geglfilter-gstreamer-element-for-manipulating-video-using-gegl/
    If you or anyone else is interested in making use of it in Pitivi for effects, I’m available in the GEGL irc channel and maling list for questions.