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Flowblade Movie Editor is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license. Flowblade is designed to provide a fast, precise and as-simple-as-possible editing experience. Flowblade employs film style editing paradigm in which clips are usually automatically placed tightly after the previous clip - or between two existing clips - when they are inserted on the timeline. Edits are fine tuned by trimming in and out points of clips, or by cutting and deleting parts of clips. Film style editing is faster for creating programs with mostly straight cuts and audio splits, but may be slower when programs contain complex composites unless correct work flow is followed. Flowblade provides powerful tools to mix and filter video and audio.

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Flowblade - Fix Generators rendering Issue (NOTE: release had an issue and was removed)

Date: November 29, 2023

With Flowblade 2.12 we are getting a couple of important structural updates such as Data Stores feature and the possiblity to use up to 21 tracks in a Sequence.

Users can now decide where project data such as proxie clips, container clip renders, thumbnails and audio levels is stored. Data location can be selected for each project individually, and project data can also be destroyd per project so that other projects are not affected. See documentation for more info.

Flowblade has always avoided UX with free scrolling of Timeline in 2 dimensions. The rationale has been that this provides a more stable and maximally controllable view of the Timeline. This in turn has necessitated having a maximum a track count of 9.

For 2.12 we added a paged and auto centered view of Timeline in the vertical dimension. This provides most of the stable view advantages of the previous approach, while simultaniously making it possible to increase the maximum number of tracks available to the user.

It was pointed out that creating proxy files with the FFMPEG CLI application GPU rendering was much faster then Flowblade proxy rendering, even if GPU was used for rendering by Flowblade. The reason for this speed difference is the additional overhead necessery to support multitrack playback with arbitrary filtering and image and audio mixing that is required for video editor rendering.

Proxies can now be rendered using FFMPEG CLI app if system supports GPU encoding. On testing we were getting 4-10x speed improvements with this approach.

Flowblade no longer offers user configurable toolset for Timeline editing. The use cases of additional available tools are well covered with the default toolset and user configurable ordering of tools was longer considered an important feature.

New filters Unpremultiply, Grayscale Luminance, Copy Channel and Fade To Black In/Out
Track output On/Off toggle keyboard shortcut.
Replace Media in Project functionality.
Zoom to mouse position feature
Translations update from albanobattistella

Documentation and copyrights texts update from Disaster2life

Arch docs update by Felix Yan

A considerable portion of available development time was spend on moving to using Gtk.Popover widgets instead of Gtk.Menu widgets. Unfortunately GTK 4 deprecates a large amount of widgets and patterns used by Flowblade, and it will take some time and effort to get everything ready to even consider attempting a port.

Small features, changes, removals and bugfixes
Replace distutils with setuptools in
Remove deprecated Gtk.main_iteration()
Use GtkTicker for mltplayer updates and remove dead rendering code
Refactor tool cursors handling to new module
Flake8 fixes
Make Add Plugin window resizable
Fix few translations typos
Fix MLT/ffmpeg complaint when rendering thumbnails
Deprecate show_tool_tooltips pref
Clone filters from prev/next non-blank clip
Refuse to load files with fps_den == 0
Add diagonal mirroring options
Move 'Noise Gate' filter to group 'Audio'
Remove dead timeline render code
Remove dead theming code
Fix on XML rendering calling player ticker
Remove calling deleted method is_rendering()
Remove Blender related code
Remove light theme icons
Fix editing for API version 1 fluxity plugins
Add translations for plugin editor groups
Make TextArea editor take all possible space for text widget and increase margins
Display fluxity editor groups as notebooks
Add to Fluxity API method add_editor_group() done
Add Fluxity API method required_api_version()
Port main app to Gtk.Application
Change Add Plugin window to use pos bar for preview position selection
Remove unneeded icons
Add round caps and lighter bg to posbar
Icons touch-up
Remove detailed profile description info from top level at larger screensizes
Remove colorized icons
Remove Edge filter group and moved filters to group Artistic
Remove tline match frame feature
Remove all rules-hint properties
Remove all frame ahdow types
Remove deprecated CSS -gtk-icon-effect
Replace depracated constructors
Replace deprecated add_with_viewport method calls
Replace deprecated Gtk.TreeView.get_vadjustment methods calls
Change depracated new_from_stock to new_from_icon_name methods
Change instance of modify_font to override_font
Change instance of set_margin_left to set_margin_start
Add Fade To Black filter Janne Liljeblad
Add NVENC HEVC non-HDR render option
Rename NVENC HEVC Main10 Profile as NVENC HEVC HDR
Fix crash when dragging pattern producer into monitor
Replace Batch Render dbus usage with polling solution
Show info dialog when user tries to log Timeline range
Fix for MLT 7.20 requiring profile when creating mlt.Playlist
Fix 2 window monitor window top row layout TC and widgets touch-up

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Review by Peter on Apr 4, 2017 Version: 1.12 OS: Linux Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

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