___________________________________________________________________________________________________My experience while editing the comedic short film "50 Shades of Earl Grey" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sSIRGZnFms) with Kdenlive 17.04.3 was actually really good. It only crashed once during the 10-12 hours I was editing, which was awesome!
Things I really liked: - Preview rendering was always fast.- Using the "Dublicate Clip with Speed Change" feature in the Project Bin really helped me for this project. - Being able to customize the layout is always a plus, helps workflow move like I need it to. - The "Custom Project Folder" field in the Project Settings proved to be SUPER helpful. I started this production on my primary editing desktop, and ended with the final render taking place on my laptop in Northern California. I actually keep my production projects on the Cloud for this very reason, and the transition was literally seamless: I saved on my desktop, drove to Northern California, popped open my laptop, opened the project, and finished up, without any glitches! - It was a generally solid experience. Kdenlive has come so far since the 0.8 and 0.9 series!
Things I didn't like:- In the effects, some, like Rotoscoping, have an awesome keyframe layout, where others, like the Wave effect, have a very confusing keyframe layout. I would prefer all effects were keyframe-able and had a layout similar to Rotoscoping's. (see attached screenshots) - Having GPU accelleration is always a want that's been on my list for Kdenlive, and it would have helped in this project to smooth playback on clips w/ effects and decrease render time. - I still instinctively hit CTRL+S on my keyboard often during editing to save the project in the event of a crash. It would be nice to really nail down on the crashing issues, so editors aren't nervous their work is going to be lost. - I would have used the master branch for this project, but I noticed the packages for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS were no longer in the master branch -- though they used to be. With a HUGE number of users using Ubuntu LTS releases (as I recently found out on Google+), it would make sense to have the PPA's contain packages for at least the latest LTS release, in my opinion.
EDITED ON: Kdenlive 17.04.3 via ppa:kdenlive/stable KDE Frameworks: 5.18.0 Qt: 5.5.1 Linux Mint 18.2 x64 (Ubuntu base) Cinnamon 3.4.6 Desktop Environment Linux kernel 4.10.0-30-generic ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
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