For short-term release plans and events, see the calendar (iCal or HTML). For long term plans, see the Roadmap.

Version 2022.06
Released: 2022-06-25

New Features:
 - Object tracking and blurring.
 - Beat detection and snapping clips to detected beats.
 - Title clip text border and shadow.
 - Allow maintaining aspect-ratio when resizing clips.
 - Added Source blending mode.
 - Easier to fade in/out a clip.
 - Playback sound VU meter.
 - Cut clips to paste them at a different position.

Version 2021.05
Released: 2021-05-30

New Features:
 - Clips in the Media Library can be tagged.
 - Drag a keyframe vertically or horizontally by pressing Ctrl.
 - Keyboard shortcuts to seek to the previous/next marker.

Version 2021.01
Released: 2021-01-31

New Features:
 - The Render dialog has been further simplified.
 - Lots of bugfixes.

Version 2020.09
Released: 2020-09-30

New Features:
 - A plugin system allows extending the Pitivi functionality medium-term, targeted for teams of editors.
 - A developer console plugin allows interacting with the project in a Python console.
 - Custom UI replaces the automatically generated UI for a handful of effects.
 - Easy Ken-Burns effect.
 - The new Greeter perspective replaces the Welcome wizard dialog and allows a slick selection of a recently opened project.
 - When being resized, the Viewer shows the percent of the actual widget size in relation to the project video size.
 - The Viewer size snaps at 50% when being resized.
 - Scaled proxies if optimized media is too much for your machine.
 - Timeline markers.
 - Support for nested timelines by importing entire XGES files as a clip.
 - The Effects Library has been redesigned to allow quick access to effects.
 - Ability to favorite effects in the Effects Library.
 - Improved workflow for adding effects.
 - The refreshed clip effects UI allows working on multiple effects at a time.
 - Refactored Media Library using same logic for different view modes.
 - Refactored Render Dialog UI to avoid overwhelming people. Tell us what you think about it.
 - Restoring the editing state when reopening a project.
 - Safe areas visualization in the Viewer.
 - Easy alignment for video clips.
 - Composition guidelines in the Viewer.
 - Solid color clips.
 - Ability to mute or hide an entire layer.
 - Interactive intro so newcomers get familiar with the names of the UI elements.
 - The action search is a shortcut to everything possible in the timeline, if you can find it. Press "/".
 - New keyboard shortcuts for pros.

Version 0.999
Released: 2018-08-29

New Features:
 - Rendering non-square pixels was broken and has been disabled
 - The xges files have an icon associated
 - The Save and Render buttons in the headerbar have been moved on the right side
 - Lots of bug fixing

Version 0.99
Released: 2017-09-2

New Features:
 - Many performance improvements
 - Lots of bug fixing

Version 0.98
Released: 2016-12-5

New Features:
 - Customizable keyboard shortcuts
 - Used the warnings printed by GTK 3.22 to fix issues in the timeline widget
 - Lots of bug fixing, mostly on the timeline

Version 0.97
Released: 2016-08-8

New Features:
 - The rendering dialog has been reworked to clearly state what encoders and muxer are
    officially supported (and the GES integration tests have been added to check those)
 - The build system has been ported to Meson and gst-transcoder is now a subproject
 - Usual bug fixes

Version 0.96
Released: 2016-06-30

New Features:
 - Proxy editing
 - The clip graphical transformation box has been reimplemented
 - Some timeline behaviour enhancements
 - Project settings are now automatically computed if possible (still letting the user full control if he wants)
 - New project settings and rendering UI
 - Keyboard shortcuts window
 - The undo/redo removal has been undone

Version 0.95
Released: 2015-11-19

New Features:
 - The timeline has been rewritten purely in GTK+
 - The glimagesink video rendering widget was replaced by gtk(gl)sink
 - The clip transformation box has been reimplemented
 - Direct importing to the timeline
 - Ability to copy and paste clips across the timeline
 - Integration with GstValidate and the "scenarios" system
 - Rewritten video mixing elements
 - We finally killed GNonLin
 - Now compatible again with smaller screen resolutions
 - Massive bug fixing all over the place

Version 0.94
Released: 2014-11-2

New Features:
 - The main toolbar and menubar have been replaced by a headerbar and menubutton, saving a significant amount of precious vertical space and using the horizontal space better.
 - The viewer has been ported to use a GStreamer GL video output sink instead of the Clutter sink. This solves crashes when running Pitivi outside of GNOME Shell and is expected to be a more future-proof solution.
 - We dropped our use of CoGL APIs, namely path_round_rectangle which caused crashes on various Linux distributions shipping a broken version of CoGL
 - Pitivi has been ported to Python 3
 - Text wrapping in the rendering progress dialog and title editor has been fixed
 - Effects can now be reordered within a clip's properties
 - The default positioning of UI components (when starting from a fresh install) has been improved to be balanced properly
 - Undocked window components do not shift position on startup anymore
 - Docked window components do not shift position on startup anymore, when the window is not maximized.
 - The title editor's UI has been simplified, and now supports decimal font sizes
 - Educational infobars throughout the UI have been tweaked to make their colors less intrusive
 - The user manual is now up to date with the state of the new Pitivi series
 - Port deprecated GTK+ widgets to new ones
 - Timeline UI animations have been tweaked
 - Code refactoring and cleanup all over the place
 - Various build and packaging fixes
 - Various fixes to the test suite
 - Various other bugs have been corrected

Version 0.93
Released: 2014-03-20

New Features:
 - Port the viewer and media file previewers to use a Clutter video output sink
 - Visual refinements to the timeline (clip positioning, borders, selections)
 - Improvements to the ruler and timecode display
 - Allow importing MPEG-TS/AVCHD files
 - Fixes and improvements to the timeline's clip thumbnailers
 - Clip thumbnailing in the media library, better import error handling
 - Various fixes to the application version checking
 - Rework the way dependencies are checked on startup
 - Make some features contextual and cleanup menus
 - Many content updates to the user manual
 - Papercut fixes to keyframe curves
 - Many fixes for rendering
 - Fix pylint errors
 - Various fixes to the automated test suite
 - Code refactoring and cleanup all over the place
 - Fixes for AppData XML spec compliance
 - Various build and packaging fixes

Version 0.92
Released: 2013-11-3

New Features:
 - Fix a bug where transitions would stop working
 - Fix the handling of rendering parameters
 - Fixes for the keyframes UI in the timeline
 - Usability improvements for the welcome dialog
 - Update the preview immediately when adding an effect
 - Fixes for AppData XML spec compliance
 - Various build and packaging fixes
 - Drop the PyXDG dependency
 - Translations have been updated

Version 0.91
Released: 2013-09-29

New Features:
 - Replacing the core of Pitivi by GES; 20 thousand lines of code removed
 - Porting to GStreamer 1.x
 - Porting to GTK+ 3.x
 - Replacing GooCanvas by Clutter for the timeline
 - An automated UI test suite, with many checks for mission-critical parts
 - Fixing hundreds of bugs
 - Implementing many new features
 - UI polish all over the place
 - Refactoring pretty much the entire codebase

Version 0.15.2
Released: 2012-05-3

Version 0.15.1
Released: 2012-02-24

New Features:
 - Bug fix release to ensure compatibility with Gst "good" plugins >0.10.29
 - Minor string fixes and additions to the user manual
 - Translations have been updated

Version 0.15
Released: 2011-09-26

New Features:
 - A new transformation feature allows resizing, panning and cropping clips directly in the previewer
 - Automatic clip alignment by analyzing soundtracks to sync multicamera footage
 - Ability to have presets for rendering
 - Default set of project settings and rendering presets
 - Cleaner preferences dialog
 - Integrated offline user manual
 - Cleaner advanced codec settings dialog
 - Improved video thumbnailing performance
 - "Soft dependencies" manager to warn the user of features requiring additional packages
 - Port to gtkbuilder
 - Respect GNOME's button icons setting
 - Improved startup time
 - Code cleanups and remove dead code
 - Properly show property descriptions (blurbs) for advanced codec settings

Version 0.14
Released: 2011-05-31

New Features:
 - Audio and video effects
 - Completely redesigned project settings dialog, with the ability to create presets
 - Completely redesigned rendering dialog
 - Welcome dialog that helps you start a project or load recent projects in two clicks
 - Ability to preview video, audio and image files before importing
 - Add a "best fit" zoom button
 - Ability to jump to an exact position in the timeline
 - Ability to specify custom aspect ratios and framerates
 - Show a progress bar when loading projects
 - 300% faster project timeline loading
 - Search bar in the Media Library
 - Ability to detach all the tabs and the previewer
 - New manpage
 - Commandline render mode
 - Use the standard infobar widget all around
 - Remove hal dependency
 - Lots of bug fixing

Version 0.13.5
Released: 2010-09-16

New Features:
 - periodic backup of the current project file
 - easy crossfading transitions of overlapping clips
 - better icons for link and group operations
 - new add keyframe button
 - fixed support for the missing plugins installer
 - improved support for pictures
 - various performance improvements (less conversions, faster linking)

Version 0.13.4
Released: 2010-03-10

New Features:
 - video mixing/transparency support
 - icon view in source list
 - smoother scrolling
 - modeless splitting
 - seek on click
 - faster waveforms
 - zoom slider
 - UI beautifications
 - Speed optimisations
 - dbus/hal dependency now optional
 - translated in 30 languages

Version 0.13.3
Released: 2009-09-12

New Features:
 - Fix rendering failures
 - UI beautifications
 - Switch to themeable ruler
 - Speed optimisations
 - Show the project name in the window title

Version 0.13.2
Released: 2009-08-13

New Features:
 - Undo/Redo support
 - Audio-mixing
 - Ripple/Roll edit
 - misc fixes

Version 0.13.1
Released: 2009-05-27

New Features:
 - core rewrite
 - multi-layered timeline
 - trimming features
 - audio waveforms and video thumbnails in timeline
 - picture support
 - New project file format support

Version 0.11.3
Released: 2008-12-11

New Features:
 - Remove usage of gobject as much as possible from non-ui components
 - Make smarter choices about audio/video sinks
 - Fix issues with seeking in ruler/viewer
 - general pylint cleanup
 - Picture support in the timeline
 - Improve viewer for proper Display Aspect Ratio
 - Timeline : Unlink-ing sources is now possible
 - Fix some issues when using very long sources
 - SourceList now detachable from main window
 - Now requires GNonLin 0.10.10 and python >= 2.5

Version 0.11.2
Released: 2008-10-15

New Features:
 - New advanced timeline interface by Brandon Lewis (SoC)
 - Capture interface for webcams and network sources by Sarath Lakshman (SoC).
 - Simple Timeline is gone.
 - Project save/load now activated by default
 - Cutting/Trimming/Removing features added to advanced timeline.
 - Misc fixes and improvements

Version 0.11.1
Released: 2007-11-18

New Features:
 - More work on project save/load, use PITIVI_FILE_SUPPORT=1 to try it.
 - Be more flexible with encoding caps, should fix more issues when encoding.
 - Fixed issues for non icon-theme-spec compliant systems
 - i18n updates
 - Misc fixes

Version 0.11.0
Released: 2007-10-14

New Features:
 - Merging of all the 2007 Summer-Of-Code branch
 - Simple timeline improvements : trimming and moving of sources
 - Simple timeline improvement : volume change
 - Advanced timeline re-activated
 - Advanced timeline features : cutting and moving of sources
 - Plugin framework added
 - File save/load framework added, not activated yet
 - i18n support, translated in 16 languages

Version 0.10.3
Released: 2007-05-30

New Features:
 - Improvement of first time user experience.
 - Frame-by-frame seeking
 - UI improvements for usability
 - New graphics
 - i18n support, translated in 14 languages
 - Critical bugfixes
 - Unit tests
 - Advanced view disabled by default

Version 0.10.2
Released: 2007-01-31

New Features:
 - UI improvements for usability
 - decodebin2 support
 - Rendering improvements
 - i18n support, translated in 12 languages
 - Critical bugfixes

Version 0.10.1
Released: 2006-05-23

New Features:
 - More UI improvements for usability
 - Works with X11/Imagesink
 - Handles more formats
 - More startup checks

Version 0.10.0
Released: 2006-04-26

New Features:
 - Lots of UI improvements for usability
 - Better error handling
 - Many playback issues fixed
 - Works in non-gnome environments


See the Pitivi website's showcase page for video recordings and slides of some of these talks.

  • 2014 July 27th: GUADEC (Pitivi)
  • 2013 October 22nd: GStreamer Conference (GES)
  • 2013 August 4th: GUADEC (Pitivi)
  • 2012 August 27th/28th: GStreamer Conference (GES)
  • 2012 July 29th: GUADEC (Pitivi & GES)
  • 2012 June 9th: GNOME Asia (Pitivi & GES)
  • 2011 Dec 10th: ExpoLibre Talca (Pitivi & GES)
  • 2011 May 25th: Meego Conference (GES)
  • 2011 May 11th: Libre Graphics Meeting 2011 (Pitivi)
  • 2010 March 26th or 28th: Ubuntu Global Jam in MontrĂ©al (lightning talk about Pitivi, in French)
  • 2009 July: GUADEC 2009 (Pitivi)
  • 2009 May 8th: Libre Graphics Meeting 2009 (Pitivi)
  • 2006 July 22nd: LUGRadio Live 2006
  • 2006 June 23rd-30th: GUADEC 2006 (Pitivi)

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For a roundup of mentions in the media, see the Praise page.

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