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I'm currently working on a project that deals with algorithmic montage of movie sequences and every one i asked pointed me to the qt-api. Now that i'm using windows as my development platform and apple decided that their .net framework is the future-proof direction to take for windows i started development and am mostly happy with it. I also bought John Cromies book, but the content concerning editing is relatively small and comes to the conclusion that it makes much more sense to do editing and compositing in SMIL using the supported parts of it and some quicktime extensions.
I would really appreciate if I could use SMIL, because i would use quicktime mainly for editing and compositing anyway and it is possible to write fast prototypes in other languages. But some questions emerge nonetheless:
- Is the quicktime supported SMIL part as powerful as the .net-components for quicktime for editing and compositing?
- The main reason, in using quicktime for me, was the access to a pool of transition effects that are also part of professional editing solutions like final cut or premiere, i can't find an interface in the .NET framework or SMIL. Is there a way to exactly parametrize transitions? I'm mostly using simple filmic transition (no TV 3D or wedding video mosaics) but even simple fades would be unnecessarily complex in SMIL (at least with two <par> and shifting blend amounts, or is that the way to go?)
- If you think SMIL is the wrong choice, where else than John Cromies book, can i find documentation for the hardcore editing & compositing parts of the .NET component? I don't like the idea of using UI idioms (like cut, copy and paste) for constructing complex composites (for simple editing there is at least InsertSegment, but i can't find an equivalent for tracks...), especially when I'm developing a program that works mostly without user intervention.
Thanks in advance for any answers or suggestions Mischan Gholizadeh Toosarani _______________________________________________ Do not post admin requests to the list. They will be ignored. QuickTime-API mailing list (email@hidden) Help/Unsubscribe/Update your Subscription: This email sent to email@hidden
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