“GES. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
Unless you’ve been following the PiTiVi’s development very closely lately, it is often hard to imagine what GES does and how important it is to PiTiVi. I therefore wrote an explanatory page about it and updated the architecture overview on the wiki, in the hope of clearing things up. Let me know if something’s missing or if you have suggestions to enhance those pages.
In my spare time this week I implemented one of my favorite missing features in PiTiVi: a live preview of what you’re trimming. No more fuzzying around and moving the playhead all the time to figure out if you cut your scene right. No more trial and error. Just pure, unadulterated productivity. HTML5 video below:
Last week was a blast. Spending a couple of days working on Pitivi fulltime and meeting with the awesome GStreamer folks again was a thrilling experience. Not only that, but it happened in the beautiful city of Málaga.
Now that we’ve gotten rid of a ton of code in Pitivi (thanks to the port to GES), Thibault has been doing an incredible job at cleaning and reorganizing the remaining source files in a way that finally makes sense. I’m very happy about this: it means that it will not only make it easier for new contributors to get started, but also for regular contributors to not get lost in the various modules.
I would first like to welcome Antigoni, who has been accepted as part of GWOP 2011 to work on PiTiVi. In the coming months, she will be helping Thibault fix bugs in our port to GES and, when we have a reasonably stable base to work with, implement the much awaited titling feature!
Do you love Python (or C)? Interested in video editing? Then you should definitely consider working on PiTiVi as part of the GNOME Outreach Programme for Women! Feel free to email me or Thibault about it, or catch us on IRC (some details about the program and how to get in touch with us are on this page)