Kino – non-linear DV editor for GNU/Linux

Kino is a open source non-linear DV editor for GNU/Linux. It allow user to upload multiple video clips, cut and paste portions of video/audio, and save it to an edit decision list (SMIL XML format).


It offer some excellent features to capture DV video through IEEE-1394 (firewire) and allow detailed editing and transition effect for both video and audio. it uses many keyboard shortcuts for fast navigating and editing inside the movie. Also, Kino can export the composite movie in a number of formats: DV over IEEE 1394, Raw DV, DV AVI, still frames, WAV, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4. Still frame import and export uses gdk-pixbuf, which has support for BMG, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PPM, SVG, Targa, TIFF, and XPM.

Features of Kino

  1. GTK+ 2.0 supported User Interface
  2. XML SMIL 2.0 project file format
  3. DV-based (libdv and ffmpeg DV codecs)
  4. PAL or NTSC
  5. AVI (type1 or type2) or Raw DV files. with large AVI (OpenDML) and LFS (>2GB) support
  6. Fast and frame-accurate navigation/scrubbing
  7. vi keybindings
  8. GUI transport controls, scrub bar, and shuttle control
  9. Storyboard view with drag-n-drop
  10. Fine-grain thumbnail viewer
  11. Drag-n-drop from file manager
  12. Undo/Redo up to 99X
  13. OSS or ALSA audio playback
  14. GDK or XVideo video playback
  15. Multi-language supported User Interface
  16. Extensible project metadata system.
  17. Integrated publishing to the web video sharing site
  18. IEEE 1394 (Linux 1394) capture and export
  19. Export audio as WAV, Ogg Vorbis (oggenc), MP3 (lame), or MP2 (mp2enc) and video as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 (with mjpegtools or ffmpeg)
  20. Integration with DVD Video authoring utilities


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