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@frd not sure they gave pitivi fair shakes... seems here to have gotten stable again.
I think I might be getting davinci though..

@bkurdali Never managed to use Pitivi due to crashes. But to be fair last time I tried it was about 2 years ago...

I confess that I have been tempted to check it out.

@frd it is more towards the easy/simple than pro spectrum, but has some nice design for that, e.g. importing a clip into a fresh project sets the project resolution/fps to that clip. It does framerate conversion quite well, and most of the ui is well thought out. It needs a bit more stability, some more design for the color pipeline and a few more 'pro' features (mainly for workflow) but it could get there. I think mlt might be more mature than gstreamer/ges but I hope it will get there.

@bkurdali Interested in hearing your experience with DaVinci. Is it because of your footage/coloring, stability/pro-tools or both?

@frd It's mostly that I'm looking for a grading tool, and it comes with an editor. Long term I'll switch back to free software only though.

@frd I don't mind dipping my toes in the proprietary world once in a while, to get an idea of what's being done there.

@bkurdali We definitely need a good tool for that in the floss world. I think the @apertus folks are working on something for the future.

@frd @apertus ooh, that sounds really promising ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

@frd Thank you muchly. I have been planning on working with some video editing stuff on my system. It looks like most of what I probably want is already there. I'm missing support for one of the codecs, though I'm not sure if there is an advantage to having it (H.265 wasn't installed). I may do some playing around before too long.