Linux Video Editor... Now with Key-Frames!
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A key frame in animation and filmmaking is a drawing that defines the starting and ending points of any smooth transition. They are called "frames" because their position in time is measured in frames on a strip of film. A sequence of keyframes defines which movement the spectator will see, whereas the position of the keyframes on the film, video or animation defines the timing of the movement. Because only two or three keyframes over the span of a second does not create the illusion of movement, the remaining frames are filled with inbetweens.
There is a new "Clip Properties" screen, which you can access by right clicking on a clip and choosing "Properties". On this screen, there is a tab which let's you set a variety of key-frame related settings for the "Start" and "End" of a clip. The rest is simply magic.
Still don't understand? Hopefully the pictures and video below will help demonstrate the power of key-frame animation.
- Set 'Start' and 'End' key-frame properties of a clip
- ...Alpha (i.e. transparency)
- Ability to layer many videos together on the screen (Brady Bunch style):
- Animate clips moving across the screen
- Grow & shrink clips
- Combine with the razor tool (i.e. multiple cut points), you can create a very advanced animation
- Supports any # of transitions
- Supports masks
- Supports alpha channel for compositing
OpenShot Key-Frame Demo! from Jonathan Thomas on Vimeo.