[Cin] Debate on batch render

Rafa Mar Multimedia en Gnu\Linux rafamar.mm.ig at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 06:29:06 CET 2021

After reading Igor_Ubuntu's extensive article, I still think that a batch
render window should be as simple and intuitive as possible a wizard. This
is what an audiovisual technician expects to find in such an assistant. In
fact, the audiovisual technicians and artists of the union flee from
unnecessary complications and especially from assistants without any logic
that can even ruin our work.

A batch render window has to be explained with just two lines, we are NOT
trying to pilot a Boeing 747, we are only trying to do a batch render. Igor
to justify the button "Save to EDL Path" has had to write an extensive
article ... and it turns out that when an audiovisual technician wants to
test different color settings of a project, for example, he will make
several .xml versions with the Save as option, which is what this option is

Something is NOT being done well if for a simple task a long and confusing
article is needed to explain the operation of options without sense or work
logic in the audiovisual environment.

I honestly would not ask any programmer to spend a second of their precious
time making hidden and advanced menus of some functions that nobody is
going to use, I would simply eliminate the two options mentioned, "Save to
EDL Path" and "Warn if jobs/session mismatchet "because no one expects a
render window to make changes to the project, beyond the render settings,
and what no one expects and wants is a render window that can destroy your
work. So I insist, do not waste time beyond removing the functions without
any logic or utility and dedicate the time to do more necessary and
fruitful things in Cinelerra GG.

It is only a recommendation, it is not up to me to decide what should or
should not be done in Cinelerra GG.

El dom, 10 ene 2021 a las 2:39, Phyllis Smith via Cin (<
cin at lists.cinelerra-gg.org>) escribió:

> I added few tooltips based on suggestions from this article, see patch
>  The added tooltips are helpful and probably we should add more so did
> not check into GIT yet.  But I might have to fix the following one (smiley
> face!)
>> +       set_tooltip(_("Save to loaded EDL (highlighted), will *overwrite* *nighlighted
>> *proj!"));
>> But apparently 'warn if proj/session mismatch' doesn't work as intended,
>> I'll try to look into it but no promise of solution.
>> I also slightly updated russian translation because long russian sentence
>> about # of
>> CPU used by plugins was stomping away text in Use HW acceleration
>> dropdown list!
>> ..
>> You might apply it anyway,
>  Yes, I will apply.
> I think some more ru translation work will be needed due to all those
>> added strings
>> (a bit afraid to do it due to possibility of breackage - but there is no
>> other way!)
> I agree, have to keep moving forward despite potential errors.
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