Mewa Film is now available for download here. This is a prototype version and so is not a stable version. This release is for windows operating systems, but Linux and Mac OS operating systems will also be supported when a mature design is reached.
For installation instructions see Mewa Film User's Guide/Getting Started.
This release provides a non-linear editing tool, called montage (this name might change) where video files are shown as a sequence of images layed off horizontally. The video files can then be assembled and cuted using intuitive actions as "drag and drop" and "rubberband selection".
To perform image processing operations and create 3D effects on video, Mewa Film delivers a unified 2D/3D compositing node graph. This node graph is capable to handle HD resolution images and preview any node output at constant video frame rate.
Because all node graph operations are accelerated by graphics hardware, the node graph performance will depend on your graphics hardware.
Animations can be modeled using the curve editor, or through the use of expressions. Mewa Film exposes its internal structure and functionality through a script interface, so the user can animate node parameters using expressions but also automate repetitive tasks by writing simple scripts.
The current scripting interface stands on top of a java script engine, but this will change soon, as a new language is being designed. I will talk about it in a future post.
To extend the out-of-the-box feature set of Mewa Film with high performance tools, Mewa Film provides an open, extensible architecture, where anybody can create its' own image processing algorithms and 3D effects using Mewa MFX files.