As we incrementally improve our GUI video editor I thought I’d create this thread to keep everyone updated on what we are working on now, what we are working on next and all the things we know don’t yet work.
Our goal is to eventually reach feature parity with the features available in the API itself. This will be a huge task, especially considering many features are not supported in the browser such as QuickTime mov support or luma mattes. Or recreating and animating all the transitions and motion effects. But we will find a way to recreate or represent these types of features as we go.
We’ll focus on the most important/impactful features first that tackle some of the biggest blockers - like previewing the position and size of elements on the screen.
Bear in mind that the preview and rendered result might not be 100% the same so always do a test render and consider that the source of truth, not what you see in the editor preview.
We welcome all feedback of course. Let us know what your most important features/blockers are and that will help guide our efforts.
Hi, I’m trying to create a video for testing, but after yesterday’s update Luma Mattes stopped working. I add 2 images and transition to them using Luma Mattes, but if I do it in the template editor in the visual part, the tracks can’t be expanded and I can’t see the layer order in it, I switch to JSON Viewer, I fix the code and submit its on render and there is no transition if i switch back to visual editor all my layers are flipped to different tracks and i dont know how to make this work
Is there a way to embed such a preview into our dashboard app so our customer can see a preview of their video before I send the json to your API to let the video finally render?
This is on our roadmap and something we are investigating. Right now we don’t have a date when we would deliver this.
For now a few options are to render a preview that is scaled down using the output scaleTo setting. You can also render a segment of a video using the output range settings or you could render key frames within the video by creating images at key points in the video using the range start and format jpg.
It’s not as good as a real time preview but it may quickly help you users get an idea of how their video will look.