Friday, June 29, 2012

Novacut 12.06

Special thanks to Christian Herrera for making this awesome Novacut intro!

And special thanks to Matteo Ronchetti for jumping into Novacut development and adding the ability to delete (and un-delete) Novacut projects!

What's New

We now have very basic audio enabled in the renders. For now, it's just the in-camera audio, along the exact same time-slice as the video.

This release is also the first to use GStreamer 1.0 where we can. Currently we're just using 1.0 for the Dmedia extractor and transcoder, as there hasen't been a GStreamer 1.0 release of gnonlin yet, and there is a small issue preventing us from porting the Novacut thumbnailer. All the same, this is an exciting step on the road to GStreamer 1.0!

I've also continued my research on deep testing with GStreamer. Video editing is tedious, and pro editors work long hours, so we feel that impeccable reliability is a must.

Automated testing is also important for us as we're a small team with limited resources. The higher we keep our quality, the faster we can develop. So we're holding back on adding new features till we have a sane way to guarantee their reliability, release after release.

Install Novacut 12.06

Please follow these instructions to install Novacut on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Note that if you've already installed a previous version of Novacut, you'll automatically get Novacut 12.06 the next time the Ubuntu Update Manager runs.

If you're trying Novacut for the first time, you probably want to start by watching this so you understand a bit about Dmedia, and then watch this to get a good tour of Novacut.

Source code

You can download the source code from each component's Launchpad project page:

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on reaching your target funding, Jason. :) I have a feeling novacut is going to be revolutionary.

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