Kdenlive Timeline Illustrated, Part 3

Kdenlive timeline illustrated...
In my third blog post about Kdenlive's timeline I will finally show you several real-world examples from my own projects of compositing clips. If you just came in fresh, please head over to part 1 and part 2 first in order to get the necessary basics before reading on here.


Kdenlive Timeline Illustrated, Part 2

In my second blog post about Kdenlive's timeline we now learn how to find the topmost track that gets rendered as well as where the «rendering pipeline» of tracks chained by transition actually ends. In case your haven't yet read my first blog post of this mini series, Kdenlive Timeline Illustrated, Part 1, then please read it first as it sets the context to understand this second post.


Kdenlive Timeline Illustrated, Part 1

A lot of people starting to learn Kdenlive quickly get frustrated by the seemingly unintuitive and unexpected behavior of the timeline. Me too.

Probably much confusion simply arises because people expect the video tracks in Kdenlive's timeline to act like image layers – the image layers that can be found in so many graphics programs. Unfortunately, Kdenlive's tracks work quite different, but this isn't immediately obvious.

So for better insight into Kdenlive's timeline please follow me on a little journey...