PiTiVi video editor updated ready for Maverick freeze
The PiTiVi developers have quietly released a 0.13.5 version of their GStreamer based open source video editor. The changes were made to address "some of the bigger issues before the Ubuntu Maverick development freeze". This includes fixes for bugs with still PNG or JPEG images, various performance improvements, support for periodic backup of current projects, easier cross fading, better icons and better iconic representations of link and unlink. A new "add keyframe" button and shortcut has also been added and the "missing plug-ins" installer is now fixed in this release.
What isn't in this release are features such as the new effects, which have been omitted by the developers so they can offer a good version to the Ubuntu developers as Maverick freezes. According to 'Jeff' Fortin Tam (aka nekohayo), a PiTiVi tester and designer, the effects branch is progressing well and while the user interface "needs a little bit of love" and testing, it is expected to make it into the next release.
The LGPL licensed PiTiVi 0.13.5 release is available to download as pre-built binary packages, stable source code or as latest development source code.