18.03 is WAY FAST!

14x image loading speed (Windows, 5.7s to 0.4s)
1.4x vp9 encoding speed (144s/2m24s to 103s/1m43s)

And the two new filters are cool too.

EDIT: note, the vp9 render improvement measured in the video is wrong. I exported it at a much lower resolution in the new version by accident. The speed increase is 1.4-fold not 3-fold


Iā€™d wager that those(along with other improvements) are thanks to this

Upgraded FFmpeg to version 3.4 and latest vpx for much faster VP9 encoding.
Upgrade MLT to v6.6.0.
Upgraded SDL to version 2.0