[Cin] Feature discussion for linear editing

Phyllis Smith phylsmith2017 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 02:52:40 CET 2022

So this Feature request does not get lost in email, I have opened a
BugTracker #603 to track it.  Someone who is a User and a Programmer will
eventually come along, want this feature too, and will implement it for all
of us to use.

On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 3:23 PM Stefan de Konink via Cin <
cin at lists.cinelerra-gg.org> wrote:

> Recently I found a very nice introduction on linear editing for multi-cam.
> I finally understood how it should work in Cinelerra GG. But it is not
> intuitive, I would like to propose two things that could make multi-cam
> editing much more user friendly.
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOMKP4Jgzw8>
> 1. As you can see from the video, multi-cam works by clicking on a Mixer.
> Completely counter intuitive towards anyone that works with a switcher
> (atem and likes) it adds video from the undecided point up to the current
> position when clicked on the mixer. This would be a feature request that I
> wonder why nobody asked for this: implement this in the opposite way. You
> click on a mixer A, then the timeline gets filled with that mixer
> (visible,
> or underwater). If you click on mixer B, the timeline is computed with the
> part 0 to timeline current position with Mixer A, and having Mixer B as
> start position.
> 2. Now you have set up your rough cut. What you would actually want is the
> ability to fine tune. I would like to have a drag handle functionality
> that
> would be able to modify the cut position. It should be able to move to
> left
> or right. The limits of this operation are bound by the source videos. One
> can move to the left beyond the left video, but only up to the point that
> the right video has data. The same goes for the move towards right. At
> this
> moment you can never get this right with trimming or extending, especially
> not when there is an audio track to match it below. Hence I think this
> function would benefit every editor. (feature-mouse.png)
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