I just downloaded your software and it is looking like a very nice piece of work indeed. Kudos to all involved.
I have tried out the Export EDL routine which seems to work fine but I can’t find a way to import it back into Shotcut. The reason I want to do this is that I have written an app that will generate an EDL from a collection of clips. I hope to use something like Shotcut to do the final polish and render.
Thanks for a great answer which gives me 2 possible options. I did look at exporting to MLT but the format looks pretty daunting. I think I will try the EDL->Blender path for now and hope that Shotcut adds EDL import in future. I will add it to the suggestion box anyway.
My app strips out motion events from a collection of videos, such as bird feeders, CCTV, etc. At present, it outputs video only and generates a merged AVI containing all events. Saving to EDL will let me add sound and give me the option of not writing a huge uncompressed AVI to disk.
Thanks muchas for those links. It looks like MLT export might be doable with my coding ability. When I opened a simple Shotcut file I was overwhelmed with the information but there is probably a lot of stuff I can leave out.
My app is coming along really well. I had to rewrite the motion detection module because the third party module I used was a bit flakey. First results are very encouraging and I will post a sample video soon (touch wood).