thu 06 dec 2012 13:05:32 witte de withstraat
editing software better
ideas for a better editing software:
a sequence has its overall timebase, but the tracks within it can each be edited according to their own natural timebases. so for example a cut in a sound track can be placed with accuracy down to the sample, even if the sequence timebase is as coarse as 25 fps. each visual and sound track has its own sample rate.
something like cascading style sheets for color grading. say here's the color correction setting for 'doctor winkel's interview'. if i change a curve on one instance of dr winkel, i should be able to cascade that change to all my shots of doctor winkel. not required to, but able to. a little checkbox i can check when i'm done messing with it.
similarly with colors and graphic design elements. let's say i have a titling style for the ID straps in a documentary where we need to identify who a person is and where they work, in two different font sizes. i can establish a style for that within the project file. if i decide that 'occupation' needs to be smaller font size, i can just change it once instead of for every iteration. and different objects can be subscribed to different colors in a palette. if i decide all the circles need to be a bit more purple, i just change the 'circles' color item and they all change.
seems pretty simple if you're used to word processors or web design. i dunno if anyone has really done that in video design yet.