0.2 is the upcoming major release of Olive. It's a complete rewrite from the ground up
designed around cutting edge features to help you make the best videos possible.
Olive 0.2 provides powerful and flexible node-based compositing. Node editing is
a form of visual programming that gives you full control over how Olive renders your
video. Rather than a "fixed" pipeline where one effect occurs after the other, nodes
allow you to connect anything to anything else allowing a ton of flexibility for
creating effects. You'll be able to create virtually any effect without writing a single
line of code (or waiting for us to implement it for you). Additionally, these nodes can
be copied and pasted into text allowing them to be shared extremely easily.
Olive 0.2 features end-to-end color management provided by
OpenColorIO. This will allow you to match footage
from multiple cameras with extremely minimal effort, as well as export your footage
to whatever color space you need, whether you're delivering to broadcast television or
the internet. It also allows for a scene linear workflow where all compositing is
achieved in a radiometrically accurate way - essentially blended the same way light
is blended in the real world. Finally to provide maximum color fidelity, Olive renders
all images in either half float or full float (depending on the user's preferences).
Olive 0.2 features a robust and performant disk cache to provide the smoothest
playback possible. It works quickly in the background to pre-render frames so that
they'll be ready when you need them. It can be configured to store cache files anywhere
and also manages the cache to always remain within limits specified by the user
(naturally the more disk space you allow it, the more performance benefits you get).
Even with high bandwidth 4K video, Olive manages to stay performant and cache frames
equal if not faster than playback speed.
Try for yourself
Experimental alpha builds of Olive 0.2 are available for download now. Keep in mind,
they're still considered unstable, but with your help, we can get it stable sooner.