Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software.
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.
Here’s a tutorial to get you started…