[PiTiVi] RELEASE: PiTiVi open-source video editor 0.15.0 "Ich bin ein berliner"

Thibault Saunier thibault.saunier at collabora.com
Tue Sep 27 15:11:55 PDT 2011

Hello all,

This mail announces the immediate availability of the new release of the
PiTiVi video editor 0.15.0 "Ich bin ein berliner".

PiTiVi is an open source video editor, written in Python and based on
GStreamer and GTK+.

You can find the new feature list in the attached release notes and more
informations on: http://www.pitivi.org/

To file bugs, please go to:

Tarballs are available here:


  Thibault, on behalf of the PiTiVi team.

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0.15.0 Release "Ich bin ein berliner"

The PiTiVi team is proud to announce the 0.15 release.

Due to its dependency on GStreamer, The PiTiVi team strongly recommends users have
all official latest gstreamer libraries and plugins installed for the best user

* Features of this release

  * A new transformation feature allows resizing, panning and cropping clips directly in the previewer
  * Automatic clip alignment by analyzing soundtracks to sync multicamera footage
  * Ability to have presets for rendering
  * Default set of project settings and rendering presets
  * Cleaner preferences dialog
  * Integrated offline user manual
  * Cleaner advanced codec settings dialog
  * Improved video thumbnailing performance
  * "Soft depedencies" manager to warn the user of features requiring additional packages
  * Port to gtkbuilder
  * Respect GNOME's button icons setting
  * Improved startup time
  * Code cleanups and remove dead code
  * Properly show property descriptions (blurbs) for advanced codec settings

== Hard requirements ==
  * gstreamer >= 0.10.28
  * gst-python >= 0.10.19
  * gnonlin >= 0.10.16
  * pygtk >= 2.18.0
  * pygtk >= 2.24.0
  * Python >= 2.5
  * zope.interface (http://www.zope.org/Products/ZopeInterface)
  * setuptools (http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/setuptools)
  * pygoocanvas (http://live.gnome.org/GooCanvas)
  * pyxdg (http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/pyxdg)

== Soft requirements ==
  * frei0r for the transformation feature
  * Numpy for the auto aligner feature

The PiTiVi team recommends satisfying those dependencies as much as possible
for an optimal user experience.

* Contributors
    108 Alex Băluț
    88  Jean-François Fortin Tam
    52  Thibault Saunier
    25  Feroze Naina
    10  Lubosz Sarnecki
    10  Daniel Mustieles
    10  Mario Blättermann
    8   Marek Černocký
    7   Benjamin M. Schwartz
    7   Andrej Žnidaršič
    6   Stéphane Maniaci
    4   Hicham HAOUARI
    4   Kjartan Maraas
    3   Daniel Korostil
    3   ipraveen
    2   António Lima
    2   Brandon Lewis
    2   Bruno Brouard
    2   Gianvito Cavasoli
    2   Daniel Nylander
    2   Matej Urbančič
    2   Мирослав Николић
    1   Edward Hervey
    1   Gabriel Speckhahn
    1   Gil Forcada
    1   James Putt
    1   Jorge González
    1   Luis de Bethencourt
    1   Martin Srebotnjak
    1   Peter Mráz
    1   Peteris Krisjanis
    1   Piotr Drąg
    1   Yuri Myasoedov

* Download

  PiTiVi source tarballs are available on gnome FTP:

  See the website for distribution-specific packages.

* Information and Feedback

 * Information for users and developers can be found on the PiTiVi website :

 * Comments and feedback are welcome.
 * Mailing-list : pitivi-pitivi at lists.sourceforge.net
 * PiTiVi bug-tracker : http://bugzilla.gnome.org/browse.cgi?product=pitivi

* Bugs Fixed

600688  Migrate from libglade to GtkBuilder
647023  When saving a project, the render settings are not saved
353865  Allow users to define custom render profiles
583254  Ability to view and remove unused files in a project
587235  Improve terminology consistency in "Import media" window
608930  Respect button icon setting
639615  Improve error message for non-existing and non-readable files
651186  More efficient translatable strings
651483  String review
652379  Source list's infobar text is outdated
584041  a proper offline manual
590009  DVD rendering profile
593919  ability to edit a clip's cropping/panning/zooming properties
594485  Ask for confirmation when overwriting a file when rendering
603209  Stores blank properties
612801  Audio label is not aligned to audio layers when loading a project
614759  Rendering profiles
625860  [patch] Incorrect duration of still images
633644  Limit amount of clip thumbnails to 2 per second
634723  Hang when mass-removing/deleting clips from the timeline
635993  When creating a new project, the errors from the previous project are still visible
636535  The sound does not play when previewing a project if there is a space at the beginning of the timeline
638798  Project Settings: A newly added preset cannot be removed
638799  Project Settings: When there are two presets with the same name, show a proper error message
638803  Project Settings: The "Preset" label should say "Video(/Audio) Preset"
646513  The project is changed when the "Render project" button is pressed
650381  Move resources files to a data/ directory
650807  Reuse filechooserpreview in the missing files dialog
651821  Port PreferencesDialog to GtkBuilder
651895  Fix typo in license in some headers
651897  Update fsf address
651898  Remove unneeded shebang
652397  Crash when naming a preset "Default"
652537  Cannot change any existing audio preset in the Project Settings dialog
652567  Please lower pygtk requirement to 2.17.0
654035  [regression] traceback on render: Couldn't find Queue for Stream/Factory
654318  Pre-commit hook never runs
654338  Startup Wizard regressions
655188  Ability to reset advanced codec settings
655224  Creating a new project from the main window does not call the "Project settings" dialog
656581  Effects expander can get in an permanently unsensitive state
656591  Transformation Box is not cleared when the viewer is zoomed out and the video is played
656692  Trying to delete clips where the playhead is makes the UI hang
657000  Viewer Zoom widget can not be used with recent Glade versions
658307  Rendering does not work when using a render preset
658745  Previewer aspect ratio not set up properly on startup
651691  In the Project setting the Project Title is not saved
656532  Traceback when trying to open project settings

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