allows you to import movies from DV camcorders, to edit, and play them.
may be a DV encoded file that will be loaded at startup. Alternatively,
you can specify a SMIL
of DV files that was previously created with
R kino .
DV is a special kind of video encoding, commonly used in digital camcorders.
Differently coded movies, like DivX or mjpeg, need to be converted to DV
before they can be fed into kino.
A video file either holds the raw DV-coded data, or wraps it in a certain
container format. Kino currently supports AVI, and QuickTime containers,
and distinguishes between the different formats by file extension.
Therefore, file names need to end in
for raw files,
for AVI, and
for QuickTime files, respectively. Anything else is treated as a SMIL
Unlike other editors,
uses many keyboard commands for fast navigation and editing inside the movie.
It acts on
that are single images from a movie,
that are defined as groupings of one or more frames with recording times
differing by no more than one second, and
that are groups of one or more scenes. The following keystrokes can be
used for moving and editing. Some of them are also available as buttons in
a graphical menu bar. (Also note the deliberate similarities between
commands and the text editor vi.) The following is a brief list of the
commands. A more complete list is available in the online help.
Toggle between play and pause.
Move one frame forward.
Move one frame backward.
Move to the start of the movie.
Move to the end of the movie.
Move to the start of the current scene.
Move to the end of the current scene.
j, return, +, down-arrow
Move to the start of the next scene.
k, -, up-arrow
Move to the start of the previous scene.
Move forward five scenes.
Move backwards five scenes.
Move forward one second.
Move backwards one second.
x, dl, d space, del
cut the current frame.
cut the current scene.
cut from current frame to end of scene.
cut from start of scene to before current frame.
cut to end of movie.
cut from beginning of movie.
yl, y space
copy the current frame.
copy the current scene.
copy from current frame to end of scene.
copy from start of scene to current frame.
paste after current frame.
paste before current frame.
inserts a SMIL playlist or DV AVI before frame. (Pops up a file
saves the movie as a SMIL playlist. (Pops up a file dialog.)