Well, we did it! As you can see in this video, our core cutting workflow is now usable. To be fair, there are still some major rough spots and we recommend you wait till 12.04 to really kick the tires. But tires can be kicked today should you want to.
Special thanks to James Raymond for putting in the epic amount of coding and UI work this month needed to make this happen!
We haven't forgotten the outstanding Kickstarter rewards, of course.
First, we have the many folks whose names will go on the Novacut website and in the editor app itself. We've waited to do this because we thought it would be more meaningful once Novacut was actually usable. We feel Novacut 12.04 is the right milestone, plus it's a special release for us as it corresponds with the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (Yes, we copied Ubuntu's version scheme, hehe.) So during the next month we'll get these backer lists together and give people the chance to make sure everything is correct before we publish them at the release of 12.04.
Second, we have the 17 lucky (and generous) people who will be the first to try real-time collaborative editing with Novacut, during the private beta of the Novacut cloud services. Realistically, we're probably another 2 or 3 months away from this, but we'll keep you updated as we get closer. We really appreciate everyone's patience on this, we know it's been a long haul!
And lastly, a lot of people who chose the 30 minute or hour chat with us haven't done so yet. If you're not interested, that's perfectly fine. But if you are interested, please let us know! We don't want to loose track of anyone!
Get the bits
Packages are available in the Novacut Stable Releases PPA for Ubuntu Oneiric and Precise. And you can download the source code from each component's Launchpad project page:
Mark your calendars!
Novacut 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS will be released on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Expect greatness.