Video Editor Kdenlive starts fundraising campaign
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While Kdenlive like so many independent projects will be developed as a hobby, now is one of the developers are paid to work for two months undisturbed in the video editor. Donations are sought for it now.
Kdenlive is a video editor with editing functions, based on the MLT video framework. The program is integrated in KDE and boasts many features that have been around now for the professional interest in them. Although Kdenlive was reputed to be quite unstable, but were with the versions 0.8.2 and 0.8.2.1 in late 2011 many of the problems fixed. Seth Kenlon, whose company uses the editor professionally, Kdenlive runs Linux better, more reliable and far less expensive than proprietary applications on Mac OS X.
For some developers of KDE Kdenlive is even superior solution because it does not bring the artificial restrictions which might make the proprietary programs. Thus, many workers are looking into the film industry to replace desperately looking for a new solution to the proprietary programs, which develop into unwanted directions.
However, not only for professionals but also for home users to Kdenlive be suitable because it is easy to use and is packed with some innovative features. The team of Kdenlive will increase the functionality of the editor continued, but it has determined that it is in the interest of future care needed to restructure the historically developed code base. This plan was already in last year’s KDE sprint Randa taken, but could not be implemented for lack of time.
Till Theato, one of the main developers could devote himself in May and June with his entire period of this task, provided that his income during that time is saved. For this purpose, the project has a fundraising campaign started. Anyone who has an interest in Kdenlive is asked to contribute something. The aim of the campaign is $ 4,000. A few days after the start of the campaign until 30 Will run April are already reached 80% of this goal. If the donation goal is exceeded, will the extra money for other purposes within the meaning of the project will be used, for example, to allow developers to travel to conferences or to buy new hardware.