Projects / Kino


Kino is a non-linear DV (digital video) editor for GNU/Linux. It features integration with IEEE-1394 for capture, VTR control, and recording back to the camera. It captures video to disk in RawDV and AVI format, in both type-1 DV and type-2 DV (separate audio stream) encodings. You can load multiple video clips, cut and paste portions of video/audio, and save to an edit decision list (SMIL XML format). Most edit and navigation commands are mapped to equivalent vi key commands. Also, Kino can load movies and export the composite movie in a number of formats: DV over IEEE 1394, Raw DV, DV AVI, still frames, WAV, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and DivX. Still frame export uses Imlib1, which has built-in support for PPM, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, and whatever your ImageMagick installation supports.

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Recent releases

  •  05 Oct 2004 08:15

    Release Notes: There is now an Ogg Theora export when FFMPEG and ffmpeg2theora are installed. There is a new application icon for the desktop menu and window manager. French, Czech, and Spanish translations were added. FFMPEG DivX export profiles were improved and there is now a fallback to MP2 for audio encoding when MP3 is not available. Clicking on scrub bar behaviour was improved. Home, End, PageUp, and PageDown keyboard commands were added. There are also many bugfixes.

    •  16 Dec 2003 06:34

      Release Notes: This release is a port to GNOME2/GTK2 using libglade. It includes a new Storyboard view class and various minor updates.

      •  16 Dec 2003 01:30

        Release Notes: Compilation with gcc 3.3 has been fixed. gettext was re-added. libsamplerate is included for superior audio resampling. This release reads the audio track from a Quicktime or AVI type2 file.

        •  26 Feb 2003 11:49

          Release Notes: Several bugfixes, improved AVI file compatibility, and two pass DV encoding for greatly improved results, especially for files that are decoded and encoded multiple times.

          •  12 Feb 2003 15:26

            Release Notes: Several bugfixes were made. The user interface was improved. Support for Quicktime DV files, MPEG export, and dv1394 were added. The FX/Audio/Transition/Switch has been changed to a Cross Fade with user-definable spline-based controls for the fade out of clip A and the fade in of clip B.


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