Hi, I’ve really been getting into shotcut. This forum is great. A special thanks to all involved
I really like the way it’s efficient with resources. Is so easy to compile (git version or whatever) and doesn’t seem to use as many resources as other programs comparitively speaking. I never get any errors when compiling either.
I want to jot downs some notes because I’m a bit unclear on a few things.
Firstly. How does shotcut manage memory? Just basically. Does it store all the files of a project in memory? My question really is, does shotcut use memory linearly as it uses media? Setting up a 60 min timeline vs a 3 min timeline? 40gb necessary vs 4gb? I’ve been able to use a 4gb computer with 4 threads for 1080p stuff (transcoded) with a few non-compositing filters with a bit of struggle but it works. This is necessarily getting upgraded now but curious to know how it actually works. Still, very efficient to what other programs seem to need.
I’ve been watching Resolve videos on youtube and I can see on that program you can change a timeline into an asset much like what we have in the playlist. If 1. is true then would it be a big deal to make this a possibility? I’m only saying because I can see as projects become large then a project needs to be broken down into segments and easily moved around into sub-parts. I mean, I know it can be done on the command line, concat or joining files with ffmpeg or mlt… Anyway just thinking outloud here.
I think it’s great that stability is the main driver for the program right now. I’m in it several hours at a time and respect that large amounts of data are flowing around and this is no easy task. I’m getting crashes mainly when I move clips around on the timeline, or between tracks. Some tracks don’t like having certain clips in them and they just refuse to work. I can work around those issues. And am really greatful for this software.
Audio. Having this a big development push in this area is a nice to have and no big deal for me. On GNU/Linux, there is fantastic audio software and I know ladspa plugins are available but for me. A basic, mono or stereo mixing much like we have at the moment is well good enough. I know my needs are not the norm here (more Win users). Just sayin’ that’s all.
Thanks again, I really want to keep using this program for a long time. It’s been great, also I can see shotcut’s getting some real traction online. Bravo.