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we're telling a new story
Novacut is a collaborative video editor (think Google docs for video editing) aimed at professional storytelling. Novacut is a native app that works offline, but it's equally capable of doing real-time collaborative editing across the internet, and it can utilize the cloud for both storage and rendering.
Although Novacut is still under heavy development and is not quite ready for prime-time, you can install and use it today on Ubuntu.
The first editing feature we've focused on is what we call our Storyboard View, which gives you remarkably fast, frame-accurate editing, and a clear visualization of your story.
The next major editing feature is still under development and is called our Timeline View. The timeline view will be a more traditional, time-proportional view with multi-track audio. The Timeline View is aimed at audio editing and rough assembly.
You'll be able to toggle a sequence between the Storyboard and Timeline views, so you can use whatever is fastest for a given task.
Novacut is built on Dmedia, which provides state of the art asset management and is the foundation of our real-time collaborative editing. Dmedia is in a separate component so that it can be used by other apps, and we hope to see dozens of pro creative apps built on Dmedia in the future.
Novacut is open source and available free of charge. If you want to get involved with Novacut design or development, be sure to stop by the #novacut IRC channel on freenode and introduce yourself.
Novacut development is coordinate on Launchpad and currently spans six separate Launchpad projects: Novacut, Dmedia, FileStore, Microfiber, UserCouch, and UserWebKit.
Novacut does monthly releases, which can be installed from our stable PPA. We also do daily builds, which can be installed from our daily PPA.
Our passion is helping artists tell their story and share it with the world. Our dream starts with building great tools for storytellers, and then things will really get interesting.