LiVES - Le Bottin des Jeux Linux

LiVES

Specifications

Title: LiVES Type: Tool
Genre: Tool Status:
Category: Tool ➤ Video Editing Commercial:
Tags: Tool; Video Editing; Multimedia Demo:
Released: Latest : 2.10.2 / Dev : A2cb48c Package Name: lives, lives-data
Date: 2019-01-11 Extern Repo:
License: GPL v3 Repo: Debian
Perspective: Third person Package: ✓
Visual: 2D Binary: ✓
Pacing: Real Time Source: ✓
Played: Single PDA:
Quality (record): 5 stars Quality (game):
Contrib.: Goupil & Louis ID: 15539
Created: 2019-02-12 Updated: 2019-02-15

Summary

[fr]: Un outil libre de montage vidéo non linéaire et un outil d'animation visuelle pour vidéo-jockey (VJ). Il permet à la fois d'éditer des vidéos et de réaliser des montages sans se soucier du format, de la taille des images ou du framerate, mais aussi de mixer et permuter des clips vidéos à partir du clavier, d'utiliser des dizaines d’effets en temps réel, de découper, éditer et réunir ces clips à l’aide de sa timeline multi-piste, et d'enregistrer le tout pour une réutilisation. [en]: A libre nonlinear video editing tool and a visual animation tool for video jockeys (VJ). It allows both editing videos and editing without worrying about the format, the size of images or framerate, but also mix and swap video clips from the keyboard, to use dozens of real-time effects, trim, edit and reunite these clips using its multi-track timeline, and save everything for reuse.

Videos

Présentation des utilisateurs / Users presents :


Quelques exemples / Some examples (Showcase) :


How To des développeurs / Dev How To :

Links

Website & videos
[Homepage] [Dev site 1 2] [Features/About] [Screenshots] [Videos t ts gd gu id r lp d d d d d ht ht ht ht ht g[fr] g[de] g[ru] g[pl] g[cz] g[sp] g[pt] g[it] g[tr] g] [WIKI 1 2] [FAQ] [RSS] [Changelog 1 2 3 4]

Commercial : [Support their work (Donate)]

Resources
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Technical informations
[Open Hub] [PCGamingWiki] [MobyGames]

Social
Devs (Gabriel Finch (Salsaman) [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Game : [Blog] [Forums] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube]

On other sites
[Wikipedia (LiVES) [fr] [en] [de]]
[Wikipedia (VJing / Vidéo-jockey) [fr] [en] [de]]
[Debian]

Reviews
[metacritic]

News / Source of this Entry (SotE) / News (SotN)

Description [fr]

Un logiciel de montage vidéo non linéaire et un outil d'animation visuelle pour vidéo-jockey (VJ), par Gabriel Finch (Salsaman).

LiVES est un outil libre de montage vidéo non linéaire et un outil d'animation visuelle pour vidéo-jockey (VJ). Il permet à la fois d'éditer des vidéos et de réaliser des montages sans se soucier du format, de la taille des images ou du framerate, mais aussi de mixer et permuter des clips vidéos à partir du clavier, d'utiliser des dizaines d’effets en temps réel, de découper, éditer et réunir ces clips à l’aide de sa timeline multi-piste, et d'enregistrer le tout pour une réutilisation.


LiVES est un éditeur de vidéo libre et Open Source * et * un outil VJ (NdT : un outil pour Video-Jockey).

LiVES est un système de montage vidéo. Il est conçu pour être simple à utiliser, mais puissant. Il est de petite taille, mais il possède de nombreuses fonctionnalités avancées.

LiVES associe performances vidéo en temps réel et montage non linéaire dans une application de qualité professionnelle. Il vous permettra de commencer immédiatement à éditer et à faire de la vidéo, sans avoir à vous soucier des formats, de la taille des images ou du nombre d'images par seconde. C’est un outil très flexible, utilisé à la fois par les VJ professionnels et les éditeurs vidéo : mixez et permutez des clips à partir du clavier, utilisez des dizaines d’effets en temps réel, découpez et éditez vos clips dans l’éditeur de clips et réunissez-les à l’aide de la timeline multi-piste. Vous pouvez même enregistrer votre performance en temps réel, puis la modifier ou la restituer immédiatement.

Pour les plus férus de technique, l’application est précise en termes d’image et d’échantillon, et elle peut être contrôlée à distance ou par script pour une utilisation en tant que serveur vidéo. Et il prend en charge tous les derniers standards libres.

LiVES est assez bon pour être utilisé comme un outil VJ pour des performances professionnelles, et en tant qu'éditeur de vidéo, il est capable de créer des clips éblouissants dans une très grande variété de formats. Pour une liste complète des fonctionnalités de LiVES, consultez la page des fonctionnalités.

LiVES est un logiciel libre sous licence GNU GPL. Le projet est entièrement financé par VOS DONS. S'il vous plaît, aidez-nous !



Debian:

Système permettant aux utilisateurs de monter et créer une vidéo

LiVES est un système pour le montage vidéo, permettant aux utilisateurs novices ou expérimentés de monter et créer immédiatement une vidéo. Il peut être utilisé pour le journalisme vidéo, et peut être contrôlé par des scripts ou à distance.

Description [en]

LiVES is a Free, Open Source video editor *and* a VJ tool.

LiVES is a Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features.

LiVES mixes realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one professional quality application. It will let you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. It is a very flexible tool which is used by both professional VJ's and video editors - mix and switch clips from the keyboard, use dozens of realtime effects, trim and edit your clips in the clip editor, and bring them together using the multitrack timeline. You can even record your performance in real time, and then edit it further or render it straight away.

For the more technically minded, the application is frame and sample accurate, and it can be controlled remotely or scripted for use as a video server. And it supports all of the latest free standards.

LiVES is good enough to be used as a VJ tool for professional performances, and as a video editor is capable of creating dazzling clips in a huge variety of formats. For a full list of the features of LiVES, look at the features page.

LiVES is Free Software licensed under the GNU GPL. The project is entirely funded by YOUR DONATIONS. Please help !


Debian:

Video Editing system allowing users to edit and create video

LiVES is a Video Editing system allowing both novice and advanced users to edit and create video straight away. It can also be used as a VJ tool, and can be scripted and controlled remotely.


Wikipedia:

LiVES (LiVES Editing System) /ˈlaɪvz/ is a free video editing software and VJ tool, released under the GNU General Public License version 3 or later.[1] There are binary versions available for most popular Linux distributions (including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Suse, Gentoo, Slackware, Arch Linux and Mandriva). There are also ports for BSD, and it will run under Solaris and IRIX. It has been compiled under OS X Leopard, but not thoroughly tested on that platform

Development

The main developer of LiVES is Gabriel Finch (a.k.a. Salsaman), who is also a video artist and international VJ.

The project began in late 2002, and the 1.0.0 version was released in July 2009.

On the Freecode site, LiVES is listed as the most popular non-linear video editing software.

LiVES was nominated for the category of Best Project for Multimedia in the Sourceforge Community Choice Awards 2009.

The LiVES application allows the user to manipulate video in realtime and in non-realtime. The application also has features which go beyond traditional video editing applications - for example, it can be controlled and monitored remotely over a network, and it has facilities for streaming to and from another copy of LiVES. It is resolution and frame rate independent.

LiVES uses a system of plugins for effects, decoders, encoders and video playback. The APIs for these are now well defined, and the application can be easily extended.
Interface

LiVES has two main interfaces: the clip editor, which serves as a repository of video and audio material, and the multitrack window, where multiple clips can be positioned on the timeline.

The clip editor allows free playback at variable play rates, applying of multiple realtime effects and mixing of clips. This mode is mainly used by VJs. Video editors can also use this interface to prepare the clips before entering into multitrack mode.

In multitrack mode, the individual clips can be arranged in layers on the timeline. Further effects and transitions can be applied here, and the audio can be mixed down. The entire timeline can then be rendered, creating a new clip.

Rendering previews are shown in real time.

Features

LiVES' features include:

• Loading and editing of almost any video format (via mplayer decoder).
• Some formats can be opened instantly using decoder plugins (e.g. flv, asf, dv, webm and ogg/theora).
• Smooth playback at variable frame rates, forward and in reverse. Display framerate can be controlled independently of playback framerate.
• Frame accurate cutting and pasting within and between clips.
• Saving/re-encoding of clips, selections, and individual frames.
• Lossless backup/restore.
• Streaming input and output.
• Real time blending of clips (various chroma and luma blends).
• Can handle in/out streams in LiVES to LiVES or yuv4mpeg format. Streams can be piped from stdout into other applications.
• Support for live firewire and TV card inputs.
• Internal support for RGB24, RGBA32, YUVA, YUV, YUV422, YUV420 (jpeg and mpeg), YUYV, YUV411, and UYVY palettes; one step conversion with chroma super and subsampling is implemented.
• Ability to edit many filetypes and sources including remotely located files (with mplayer/ffmpeg libraries), and directories of images (rotoscoping).
• Real time capture/recording of interactive (via mouseclicks) external windows.
• Encode to any of the 50+ output formats which are now supported (e.g. mjpeg, mpeg4, mpeg1/2, h264, webm, VCD, SVCD, DVD, x264/blu-ray, ogg/mp4 ogm, Matroska mkv, dv, swf, Ogg Theora, Dirac, MNG, Snow, xvid, Flash and even animated GIF and PDF)
• Resampling of video (time stretching) to any frame rate (1 to 200 frame/s - accurate to 8 decimal places); option to auto-resample or speed up/slow down between clips.
• Rotation, resizing and trimming of video clips.
• Deinterlacing, subtitle removal. Auto deinterlacing for dv can be enabled.
• Can load mp3, vorbis, mod, it, xm and wav audio files.
• LiVES can also load audio tracks directly off CD to use with video.
• Sample accurate cutting and pasting of audio within and between clips.
• Resampling of audio (rate, channels, sample size, signedness and endianness); audio is auto-resampled between clips.
• Able to record from any external audio source.
• Fade in/fade out feature for clips.
• Audio speed and direction can be smoothly adjusted; both in real time and when rendering.
• Hundreds of effects, including random/targeted zooming, panning of video, colour cycling and colorisation/colour filtering and colour correction.
• LADSPA support for audio effects.
• Merging/compositing of frames is possible: e.g. frame-in-frame, fade in/out and transparency.
• Real time previews as the effect is processing.
• Support for the Frei0r 1.1 and 1.2 effect plugin architectures, libvisual plugins, and projectM plugins.
• Multiple real time effects are possible during playback (VJ mode), these can also be rendered to frames.
• Multitrack window with drag and drop
• Intelligent screen organisation - shows you only the information which is relevant, no more and no less
• Support for an almost limitless number of tracks and effects
• Non-destructive editing in the multitrack window, with multiple levels of undo/redo.
• Full automation/interpolation of effect parameters.
• Support for stereo backing audio track + stereo audio track per video track
• Automatic gain control
• Realtime mixing/previewing of audio
• Channel mixer volume control + fine grained, time variable per-channel volume and pan control.
• Auto-transitioning of audio with video.
• Auto-transitioning of video in multitrack mode (optional).
• Full crash recovery.
• Configurable multi-monitor screen placement.
• Simple and intuitive menu layout.
• Drag and drop interface.
• Remote monitoring and control (via Open Sound Control) of the application can be enabled
• VJ functions can be controlled via keyboard, joystick or MIDI controller
• I18N text support. Translations into at least French, Czech, German, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Hungarian, Slovak, Simplified Chinese, Finnish, Ukrainian, Arabic, Estonian, Uzbek and Hebrew are included.
• Support for audio output through pulse audio.
• Support for audio output through jack.
• Jack transport support (master or client)
• Support for .srt and .sub subtitle files
• Vloopback/vloopback2 output for video (Linux only)
• Support for Unicap compatible devices.
• Full integration with upcoming videojack standard
• RFX builder allows rapid prototyping of new effects, transitions, generators, utilities and tools. Custom RFX scripts can be exported to share with others or downloaded and imported. Test scripts are run in a sandbox to allow safe testing of new plugins.
• MIDI sequence synchronisation (start/stop).
• Shuttle controls for firewire cameras/recorders. Can grab from DV and HDV formats.

Features

The current features that LiVES supports:

Platform

☑ Stable and well tested core.
☑ Fully cross platform for GNU/Linux and many flavours of Unix (e.g. BSD, openMosix, IRIX, OSX/Darwin, Solaris).
☑ Runs on at least x86, amd64, ppc and xbox/x86.
☑ The LiVES audio/video platform is custom extendable through RFX plugins. See the Custom RFX page for more details.
☑ Allows quick and easy prototyping of new tools, utilities, effects, transitions, generators and more, using the included RFX builder window.
☑ Plugins can be written in Perl, C, C++, python, or any other language, allowing O/S level access to individual frames within clips.
☑ Will scale for high/low end hardware. Can be split into client/server components.
☑ Control every function in LiVES remotely using OSC protocol.
☑ Packages for most major GNU/linux distributions: Ubuntu, Mandriva, Gentoo, Debian, Suse, Fedora Core, Rock Linux, Source Mage, Alt Linux, Frugalware and Dynebolic.
☑ 100% original, non-proprietary code.

Video

☑ Loading and editing of almost any video format (via libav or mplayer decoder).
☑ Most formats can be opened instantly.
☑ Smooth playback at variable frame rates, forward and in reverse. Display framerate can be controlled independantly of playback framerate.
☑ Frame accurate cutting and pasting within and between clips.
☑ Saving/re-encoding of clips, selections, and individual frames.
☑ Lossless backup/restore.
☑ Streaming input and output.
☑ Support for live firewire cameras and TV cards
☑ Real time blending of clips (various chroma and luma blends).
☑ Can handle in/out streams in LiVES to LiVES or yuv4mpeg format. Streams can be piped from stdout into other applications.
☑ Supports fixed and variable framerates. Playback rate can be smoothly adjusted independant of display rate.
☑ Ability to 'scratch' with video - that is to move smoothly backwards and forwards through it, and to record yourself doing so.
☑ Playback can use LiVES' own internal player, there is also a high performance fullscreen openGL playback plugin.
☑ Internal support for RGB24, RGBA32, YUVA, YUV, YUV422, YUV420 (jpeg and mpeg), YUYV, YUV411, and UYVY palettes; one step conversion with chroma super and subsampling is implemented.
☑ Clamped and unclamped YUV is supported.
☑ Ability to edit many filetypes and sources including remotely located files (with mplayer/ffmpeg libraries), and directories of images.
☑ Real time capture/recording of interactive (via mouseclicks) external windows.
☑ Encode to any of the 50+ output formats which are now supported (e.g. mjpeg, mpeg4, mpeg1/2, h264, VCD, SVCD, DVD, ogg/mp4 ogm, Matroska mkv, dv, swf, Ogg Theora, Dirac, MNG, Snow, xvid, and even animated GIF and PDF!)
☑ Encoder formats can easily be extended through the encoder plugin API.
☑ LiVES will suggest the best settings for saving to each format.
☑ Resampling of video (time stretching) to any frame rate (1 to 200 fps - accurate to 8 decimal places); option to auto-resample or speed up/slow down between clips.
☑ Ability to instantly alter the playback speed of video and audio independently.
☑ Rotation, resizing and trimming of video clips.
☑ Deinterlacing, subtitle removal. Auto deinterlacing for dv can be enabled.
☑ Instant saving/loading of clips for performances/presentations.

Audio

☑ Can load mp3, vorbis, mod, it, xm and wav files.
☑ LiVES can also load tracks directly off CD to use with your video (using cdda2wav / icedax).
☑ Ability to save audio selections, and append audio.
☑ Sound can be trimmed to fit video selections.
☑ Sample accurate cutting and pasting of audio within and between clips.
☑ Resampling of audio (rate, channels, sample size, signedness and endianness); audio is auto-resampled between clips.
☑ Supports (auto)inserting of silence and deletion of audio sections.
☑ Able to record from any external audio source.
☑ Fade in/fade out feature for clips.
☑ Audio speed and direction can be smoothly adjusted; both in real time and when rendering.
☑ Support for LADSPA audio plugins.

Effects/Transitions

☑ Many effects, including random/targeted zooming, panning of video, colour cycling and colorisation/colour filtering.
☑ Merging/compositing of frames is possible: e.g. frame-in-frame, fade in/out and transparency.
☑ Real time previews as the effect is processing.
☑ Support for the Frei0r effect plugin architecture (via a wrapper) which will allow sharing of realtime effects with other applications.
☑ Support for libvisual and projectM (Milkdrop) plugins.
☑ Use real time effects to blend clips together, regardless of frame size or fps. Luma and chroma blending are currently supported.
☑ Multiple real time effects are possible during playback (VJ mode), these can also be rendered to frames.
☑ Effects and transitions are now fully customisable using the RFX builder window.
☑ Effects/blends can also be applied to incoming streams in real time.
☑ Dynamic loading of effects.

Multitrack

☑ Multitrack window with drag and drop
☑ Intelligent screen organisation - shows you only the information which is relevant, no more and no less
☑ Support for an almost limitless number of tracks and effects
☑ Rapid rendering - resize/resample and effects apply done in a single pass
☑ Tracks can be laid out entirely with keyboard, or with mouse, or a combination of both
☑ Multitrack settings can be targetted for a specific encoder, or generic
☑ Layouts can be saved and reloaded
☑ Audio blocks can be timestretched and even reversed
☑ Non-destructive editing, with multiple levels of undo/redo.
☑ Full automation of effect parameters.
☑ Any number of layers can be composited together into a single layer.
☑ Support for stereo backing audio track + stereo audio track per video track
☑ Automatic gain control
☑ Realtime mixing/previewing of audio
☑ Channel mixer volume control + fine grained, time variable per-channel volume and pan control.
☑ Auto-transitioning of audio with video.

Extras

☑ Full crash recovery.
☑ Configurable multi-monitor screen placement.
☑ Simple and intuitive menu layout.
☑ Remote monitoring of the application can be enabled
☑ VJ functions can be controlled via keyboard, joystick or MIDI controller
☑ I18N text support. Translations into French, Czech, German, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Hungarian, Slovak, Simplified Chinese, Finnish, Brazilian Portuguese, Ukranian, Uzbek, Polish, Uyghur, Catalan, Galician, Romanian, Estonian, Telugu and Hebrew are included.
☑ Pulse audio support.
☑ Support for audio output through jack.
☑ Jack transport support (master or client)
☑ Support for .srt and .sub subtitle formats.
☑ Import tool for importing clips directly from Youtube.
☑ Full integration with upcoming videojack standard (work in progress)
☑ RFX builder allows rapid prototyping of new effects, transitions, generators, utilities and tools. Custom RFX scripts can be exported to share with others or downloaded and imported. Test scripts are run in a sandbox to allow safe testing of new plugins.
☑ Midi sequence synchronisation (start/stop).
☑ Can load single images or directories of images in numerical order and assemble them into videos or slideshows.
☑ Ability to play music through xmms (including random selection of tracks).
☑ Shuttle controls for firewire cameras/recorders. Can grab from DV and HDV formats.
☑ Can stream out (on stdout) using yuv4mpeg format.
☑ Can play back through a vloopback device (Linux only).
☑ Project files (clips and layouts) can be exported and imported
☑ Toys!

GUI

☑ Based on gtk+ 3.x (or 2.16+), runs under KDE, Gnome, Metacity, Fluxbox, Compiz and any known window manager.
☑ Several built in themes/skins available (see screenshots). Custom themes are also supported.