[Mono-list] GSoC questions on SIlverlight video editor
gnorton at novell.com
Sun Mar 29 15:01:22 EDT 2009
I've answered your questions below, and cc'd the moonlight-list for any
follow-up you might have. Also feel free to pop by the #moonlight
channel, usually one of us is always around
On 03/29/2009 01:46 PM, cDima wrote:
> I want to make sure that I understand this proposed GSoC task
> correctly: “Using Silverlight 2.0 build the UI for video editing
> Below I wrote my understanding of the deliverable, my questions, bio,
> and risks. Please tell me if I got the idea right, thanks!
> The deliverable will be a user-friendly Silverlight application for
> in-browser video editing. The app will be somewhat like
> * the GSoC 2005 Diva Video Editor
> * the Top Banana MIX2007
> http://silverlight.net/learn/learnvideo.aspx?video=125 applications.
> The well polished GUI should resemble specialized software like
> Apple’s iMovie and Adobe’s After Effects. The GUI will consist of:
> * preview area for the video,
> * timeline editor with drag-and-drop editing, skimming, trimming,
> cut & paste, slicing.
> * resource list (media library).
> * Tools to apply effects and transitions to the clips.
> The sample application should work within web browsers supporting
> Silverlight 2.0, be written in clean, maintainable code.
> 1. The Diva Video Editor was an incredible GUI program. We want a
> similar Silverlight/Moonlight alternative?
Yes, the goal is to provide the solution in-browser in Silverlight and
> 1. I am most comfortable working in C# in Visual Studio 2008, may I
> implement this application in Visual Studio 2008 and Expression
> Blend Suite?
This is fine.
> About me:
> My name is Dmitri Sadakov. I have a master’s degree in computer
> science, going on to PhD in CS, both from Saint Petersburg Polytechnic
> University, Russia. I’ve been a computer engineer for around 8 years,
> 6 of it devoted to C#, ASP.Net, and winforms. The most complicated
> coding project I have been involved in is NYSE backend website
> (http://www.nyse.com/) and the Eluma
> My open source experience includes coding my masters degree
> application as open source samba crawler & search interface,
> Lan-Crawler (http://sourceforge.net/projects/lan-crawler/). The last 2
> years I have been working in ASP.Net, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and
> objective-c, I am most comfortable working with C#.
> Creating an in-browser video editing application in Silverlight should
> be worth spending time on this summer. I am eager to increase
> Silverlight skills, and help the open source community. Also, lately I
> have been working a lot with Adobe After Effects for video editing and
> creating motion graphics.
> * I will need to research to understand the mechanics of grabbing
> images from video streams.
> * Same for the mechanics of applying transitions and effects
> * Moonlight 2.0 Beta will be released mid May 2009
> http://www.mono-project.com/MoonlightRoadmap , there is a big
> chance of this video editor to not work on that beta.
> * The project might prove to be too hard for my experience with
> silverlight, then again it might not.
> Dmitri Sadakov
> Mono-list maillist - Mono-list at lists.ximian.com
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