So, this is my first post, although i am reading the mailing-list and the forum for quite a while now. I had an eye on the development of kdenlive, because i always missed a good and useful software for digital video on linux. Now kdenlive has come to the point, that it is very useful, powerful and stable.
I would like to make a suggestion for the GUI of kdenlive, as i think here is some room for improvement.
Although kdenlive looks very nice, i think much space is wasted because of much too big buttons and menu-bars.
I am not a bit of a professional user, but i used many different software until now, on linux and on windows.
When it comes to usability, i think "Final Cut Pro" has a very good GUI. So, why shouldn´t the good aspects be copied?
I attached a mockup of kdenlive. It has a low quality, but i think one can see, what i mean.
The important things for me with this GUI are:
- Small buttons and menus.
- Dual view.
- Big clip and timeline monitor.
- Small rectangles for video and audio. (You don´t need more.)
- You have an eye on audio volume with the "audio-meter"
- There is not much space "wasted".
So, what do you think?