I am semi-professional in video editing and recently I decided I will try to do a project in Linux, KDEnlive is the best video editor for Linux (or, to be more precise the most intuitive and user-friendly, while allowing advanced editing - so "Congratulations" and "Thank you!" for development team), yet there are things that I think could be improved. So I will try to post them here (and also in future posts as I go along with my project). Hopefully there will be some discussion if my ideas make sense, are feasible and necessary or other improvements.. I will try to add to separate topics based on area
So I start with compositing..
Currently there is Composite transition/effect, which allows to resize and move clip. This approach works, but in my oppinion it would be better to let each clip have properties such as
that would have numerical values instead of current red rectangle (could have both, but numbers are better since they are more precise) and treat them as if they were composited with bottom video track with z-position determined by clip's position in video tracks. With current approach (using the Composite transition) there is in my oppininon problem determining which is on top (the one on top is the one that has been added most recently, or is there some trick to switch them without deleting and readding the composite?). It does make sense to me that if you have clip in one track and in any track below you have other clip(s), ten if you resize/change opacity it would show the ones in tracks below..
I would like some reactions.. Does this make sense? Could it be done easily?