I very often capture desktop recording/capture videos, either of the whole desktop, or of a single window. That means, that generally these videos have non-standard resolutions/sizes.
Furthermore, sometimes I record over VNC, and sometimes the automatic conversion process to final .mp4 is not that good, so I export PNG image sequence from an intermediate capture file, and then re-encode those to fixed rate (say 25 FPS).
In any case, there may be some effort in producing the source videos, which I don't want to lose, in case I want/need to add some text titles ("explainer"/"infographics") on the source videos. Which is why I'm looking for an open-source GUI video editor software, that:
- If there is no current project loaded in the editor (like after it is started), and it is instructed to open an input video file (.mp4) - either via command line, or via the GUI - the software:
- Automatically creates a project, where the output (render) settings for the output video are EXACTLY the same as the newly opened input video (.mp4) file: FPS, resolution, audio/video codecs (x264), number of audio channels ... (everything) - and opens the newly created project
- Automatically adds the newly opened input video (.mp4) file to the "project bin"/"playlist"/"project files" of the newly created project
- Allows the possibility to completely disable audio/remove audio tracks in the output video (like
- Allows for interactive GUI cutting, rearranging, and speed-up and slow-down of clips
- I just need the simplest transitions (fade to/from black/flat colour; and dissolve)
- Allows for adding text with arbitrary fonts ("explainer"/"infographics"):
- Keyframe animation of text with position, scale, and rotation within the area of the video frame would be awesome
- Handling vector graphics (SVG) in similar fashion would be even better (by "handling" here, I mean: if I "zoom in"/scale an SVG in a keyframe, then the SVG gets re-rendered at the video resolution for each video frame - like Macromedia Flash used to do for PNG export
- Handling arrows in the same way (i.e. I set start point, end point, thickness, color and arrowhead, which I can keyframe animate - and software figures out the rest) would be amazing
Most important for me, however, is the first requrement - I want to open an input file, and have the project settings for the output file be exactly the same.
I am aware of
shotcut, but whenever I open these applications, I get some "HD" or "DVD" project settings by default - and when I realize I have to manually look at my input file properties and copy them manually to the project settings, quite possibly making a mistake in doing that, I get extremely pissed and irritated.
So, is there any software like this out there? A confirmation whether the mentioned three programs can do it would be great, as well ...