Flowblade provides standalone tools for important functionality that cannot be logically or conveniently presented via top left panels or the timeline.
- Add and remove layers in Layers area
- Edit layer properties and text in Active Layer area
- Set text position by dragging the active layer around in the view editor
- Set background image from Timeline to position texts appropriately by dragging frame pointer in the Position Bar
- Load and Save layers data in Layers Area
- Monitor audio levels on VU meters during playback
- Use sliders to set volume for tracks or Master Out
- Click Pan button to activate pannig slider and use it to pan audio
Media Relinker is a standalone application running in its own process and does not affect the project that is open in Flowblade
- Start by pressing Load Project For Relinking button and select the project you wish to relink.
- Select the media file you wish to replace with some other media file. Press Set File Relink Path button or press Right Mouse on item to start selecting the new file. Clips and wipes in the project are linked to this new media file.
- Use drop down menu at bottom left to display either missing or found media files
- Press Save Relinked Project As... button to save the relinked version of the project
- Open the relinked project in Flowblade and continue working with it
- Media Relinker runs in its own process and does not share state or data with the running application.
- When relinking a project you have open in Flowblade at the same time make sure that do not overwrite the relinked version of project when saving the project you have open in Flowblade
G'MIC is a full-featured open-source framework for image processing.
Flowblade G'MIC tool presents user with a selection of commads that can be used to achieve complex filtering of video clips.
NOTE: If a command is not present in the system then the corresponding filtering selection will not work.
Commands are mostly embedded in the /usr/bin/gmic binary itself, so to have access to more commands you will mostly need to upgrade the binary in your system.
It is however possible to add and use custom commands and use them for video filtering, more info here.
Loading clip and rendering previews
- Start by pressing Load Clip button, and select the video clip you wish to apply filtering on.
- Press on the downward triangle on top of the Script Edit Area on the left middle of the window to select a gmic command.
- You can alter the values given to commands in the Script Edit Area.
- Press the Preview button on the right middle to view the filtered image.
- After rendering preview the area below Script Edit Area shows text output from gmic with possible error messages.
- You can apply multiple commands by checking Add to script checkbox.
- To render a frame sequence you will need to set Mark In and Mark out points and select a folder to hold the rendered frame sequence.
- To render a video file from the filtered frame sequence, check Encode video checkbox and press the Encoding Settings button to set properties of the rendered video file.