Still alive and kickin'
Apologies that it's been a while since I've written a Kickstarter update. As many of you know, I'm working full-time at System76 now. With less time for Novacut, I decided... Read more
Novacut 13.05, all in
This is a very exciting release as all the Dmedia automation behaviors have now been turned on. Although note that we still don't consider Dmedia production ready, so please only... Read more
Novacut 13.02, with caution
This month's release is a bit different. We're in the process of turning on the remaining Dmedia automation behaviors, and switching from the interim Version Zero hashing protocol and schema... Read more
13.01, first release of the new year
Thanks to Simon Wells, the Dmedia browser got a nice makeover and now displays useful metadata:
Other than that, this was a slow month as far as changes... Read more
This month was a big milestone for Dmedia because we turned on the active file monitoring.
(Please note that we do not yet consider Dmedia production ready. Please... Read more
Please check out The Root Kit
The past week I've gotten to know Jonathan Schiefer a bit, and I really encourage everyone to check out the Kickstarter campaign for his movie The Root Kit.
Especially check... Read more
This month was mostly a Dmedia bug-fix release, as we were made aware of a number of critical bugs thanks to our new automatic crash reporting with Apport.... Read more
Dmedia 12.10, Novacut 12.10
I'm pleased to unveil the secure device peering UX/UI new in Dmedia 12.10. Giant thanks to James Raymond for designing these screens.
Although the peering works without any outside servers,... Read more
In other exciting news, GStreamer 1.0 has been released, and be sure to checkout this interactive music video cooked up by James Raymond, David Fulde, and Minus World:
Special Thanks... Read more
Bit late on the release notes as we just got back from the GStreamer conference. Here are the slides from my presentation.
Video of all the presentations will be available... Read more
Special thanks to monstercameron for editing this excellent video with Novacut and OpenShot!
I'm happy to announce that I'll be presenting at the GStreamer conference on August 27. And this... Read more
Special thanks to Christian Herrera for making this awesome Novacut intro!
And special thanks to Matteo Ronchetti for jumping into Novacut development and adding the ability to delete (and un-delete)... Read more
Although we made the release on-time, we were still in Hong Kong at Linaro Connect, so I didn't have the chance to write the release notes till today. But while... Read more
I think the Mac Performance Guide hit the nail on the head:
As I wrote back in December, Apple shows a disregard for its professional users in the way it... Read more
Novacut 12.04, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
I'm happy to introduce you to both Novacut 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
I really apologize about this, but no backer list this month. We were fixing bugs... Read more
Cutting with Novacut 12.03
Well, we did it! As you can see in this video, our core cutting workflow is now usable. To be fair, there are still some majorrough spots and we... Read more
Announcing the Novacut 12.02 components
Try as we might, we couldn't tie up all the loose ends to get our cutting workflow usable. In a live edit we can now adjust slices and reorder them... Read more
Announcing the Novacut 12.01 components
Apologies that this is late. The release went out on time, but between the GStreamer 1.0 Hackfest and Linaro Connect, I haven't had time to write the release notes. I'll... Read more
Announcing the Novacut 11.12 components
This was a shorter development cycle because this month we began a new release process, which includes a week-long quality step leading up to the release. The goal is to... Read more
Happy holidays, everyone!
I wanted to show off some of the amazing UI design work that James Raymond has been doing. Here's what the Dmedia import screen looks like:
And... Read more
Weekly IRC meeting
We're now doing weekly meetings in the #novacut IRC channel on freenode. The meetings are Sunday at 16:00 UTC, which in a few different timezones is:
- 9:30 PM New Delhi
... Read more
Hardened by fire
Earlier this month we spent a week at UDS and Linaro Connect, where we captured over 700GB of video, audio, and photos. All this media was imported using our pro... Read more
Announcing the Novacut 11.10 components
Another month, another release. This release still isn't interesting to the end user, but that day is getting close.
As usual, a ton of work was done on... Read more
Livestream in 20 minutes
We're starting our weekly video updates again. As many people complained about the ads being extra annoying on Ustream, we're trying Livestream now.
If you can, please join us for... Read more
Announcing the Novacut 11.09 components
Another month, another release. This release still isn't interesting to the end user, but it's an exciting release for anyone interested in Novacut UI development.
Enabling UI innovation
We decided... Read more
Announcing the Novacut 11.08 components
I'd first like thank everyone, all 802 of you, who backed us on Kickstarter, and everyone who helped spread the word. And I'd like to thank those who supported us... Read more
Want to get involved with Novacut development?
So this Saturday, August 20th, we're going to have our first Novacut Developer Day. If you're interesting in getting involved with Novacut development, or just want to learn more about... Read more
After taking the weekend off, we've been hitting it hard all week.
73 people have joined the Novacut Artists Diaries group on Vimeo, where we've already received priceless feedback. And... Read more
Well everyone, we did it! A giant thank you to all our 802 backers, and to everyone who helped spread the word about our Kickstarter project!
So what's next? Well,... Read more
What would we do with more money?
Thanks to all you 784 backers, we made our funding goal! And wedid it, as in all of us. One of the cool things about Kickstarter is it's a... Read more
Drumroll please... backer "Aframe" puts Novacut over the top!!
A very heartfelt thanks to all of our backers - 25,000 times Thank You!
You bought this for a dollar
So I added a $1 reward: "Your name goes in the glamorous backer list on our website."
What is currently the $10 reward should have been the $1 reward from... Read more
Eats rainbows and craps money?
When we explain dmedia to artists, the conversation usually goes something like this:
"We want to save you time, so we made file management go away Blah Blah Blah..."
And... Read more
Help us tell our story
If there is one person to which Novacut owes an extra lot of thanks, it's this man:
This is Ian 'IZO' Cylkowski, and he did the stunning Novacut brand identity... Read more
What a day!
Thanks to an article on OMG! Ubuntu! by Benjamin Humphrey, the reverberations of Philip Bloom's blog post, and a bunch of other blog posts and YouTube videos, we sailed past... Read more
Thank you Philip Bloom!
We woke up this morning to quite an honor. Not only did Philip Bloom back us on Kickstarter, he also blogged about Novacut.
Philip had a few questions, which we'll... Read more
Multicam and storytelling
Recently there's been a lot of fuss about the latest version of a certain editor missing something called "multicam". The fact that this feature is missing says a lot about... Read more
You at Comicon and/or the Internet?
Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton are of course going to be at Comicon, and I'm pretty sure they couldn't help but love Novacut.
We mentioned Felicia Day in our... Read more
Join Tara for a live video Q&A!
Starting now on Ustream! We're still on Ustream, so apologies for the ads.
What are you waiting for? Join in!
Why we must succed
Seven months ago I predicted Apple was leaving the pro creative app market:
I personally think Apple sees the writing on the wall already... I think there is clear evidence... Read more
When a door opens...
You walk through it.
Recently someonedropped a PR opportunity in our laps. This isn't why we undertook Novacut... we've been at this for a year. But at this point,... Read more
Rate of innovation
Within about 4 hours of posting our last demo, Stuart Langridge proposed a change that lets you step frames using the mouse wheel (shown in video below). This is a... Read more
2nd UI demo available!
James Raymond and Jason DeRose pulled an all-nighter and got another UI prototype ready, this time with a video.
You might want to watch the video on vimeo as it's... Read more
Tara's birthday wish
All Tara wants for her birthday is for Novacut to win. And we could use some help with that.
So if you could be so kind, please take a moment... Read more
Small hints of things to come
Thanks to the amazing design abilities of James Raymond, we have the first of our UI demos up.
Hopefully this puts to rest any doubt whether:
- The Novacut UI will... Read more
Join our live video Q&A
Every Thursday at 18:00 UTC we do a live video Q&A on UStream, which we'll continue to do during Kickstarter.
So if you have questions about our editor or anything... Read more
We know a lot of you have been wanting more details on exactly what we plan to develop feature-wise. Most all of this has been publicly documented for a while,... Read more
Artists and hackers should talk more often
Perfect time for a quote from Hackers and Painters:
Hackers are unruly. That is the essence of hacking. And it is also the essence of Americanness. It is no accident... Read more
Wow, talk about a great first day!
Wow! Thank you everyone for helping us kick things off with a bang! Our backer list has some familiar names, and a lot of new names.
Not only... Read more