[CinCV TNG] [impr] context menu for single clips

Sam cinelerra at posteo.de
Sat May 5 11:35:05 CEST 2018

I've come up with another advantage. A really big advantage with the 
context menu for single clips is that I can apply video transitions and 
effects over several clips at the same time. Usually I first cut my 
video material and put it in the correct order, then I add the video 
transitions, but in Cinelerra always for each individual cut mark. In 
Kdenlive I mark the clips and put a video transition over several clips. 
This option saves an enormous amount of time and is very convenient. As 
you can also see in my new demonstration, I don't have to lock any video 
tracks at all. I simply mark the clips I want to edit and edit them. 
This makes it unnecessary to lock the tracks over and over again. This 
makes working in Kdenlive and Permiere more intuitive and saves a lot of 
time. Especially with larger projects, locking and unlocking the 
individual tracks is very time-consuming. The lock action is only a few 
seconds, but for large projects this action multiplies to several 
minutes. The context menu and the possibility to mark single video clips 
or even several video clips at the same time raise the handling to a 
whole new level. In my demo you can see how easy it is to edit the 
individual clips.



On 04.05.2018 21:21, Sam wrote:
> After felt hundreds of improvements for Cinlerra I have to admit, the 
> software is already really good, but there is one thing that still 
> bothers me. Compared to 90% of other video editing software, Cinelerra 
> has one major shortcoming. That I can't select individual video or 
> audio pieces in the timeline with a single mouse click. In 
> Kdenlive/Premiere etc. I click on a video clip in the timeline and 
> this video clip is then marked with a red frame. If I now press the 
> delete button, only this clip will be deleted. A right click on this 
> red marked clip shows me a context menu, which gives me several 
> additional options. It bothers me that every time I have to lock the 
> other video tracks to work undisturbed in one track, when I switch 
> tracks I have to unlock the other tracks again and lock the current 
> one. This feature is good, but not enough to allow fast intuitive 
> working. It would be great if there could be an alignment of this 
> elementary important feature to the other video editing software, 
> because it is quasi standard in the other editing programs.
> What I noticed is that when I move a video clip in the timeline (in 
> Cinelerra), it automatically creates a colored frame. It would be 
> desirable if this frame were activated with a single left click and 
> thus a context menu would also be available with a right click.
> I know Cinelerra works a little different than the other video editing 
> software and it's probably a lot of work, but I think the effort would 
> be worth it, because it gives us completely new possibilities and the 
> handling should be known and intuitive and is actually standard.
> I added a video of Kdenlive to show what I mean by that. The context 
> menu certainly does not have to be as extensive as Kdenlive's, but a 
> simple menu would be helpful.
> https://streamable.com/u84ng
> Sam
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