The Improved Titler
|Kdenlive's improved titler.|
Kdenlive's title editor has been enhanced on these aspects:
- character spacing of text -- albeit still only for a text element in total, but not for individual character kerning.
- line spacing of multi-line text -- again, only at the level of the complete multi-line text element.
- text shadows for better contrast with the underlying video, etc. -- here, color, transparency, blur radius, and offset can all now be controlled.
- color gradients both for text fill as well as for rectangle shapes -- both start and end color and transparency can be controlled, together with the relative start and end points, and finally the gradient's angle.
On a side note, I apologize to the unknown illuminator who created his amazingly beautiful work of art (fortuna fol.) ... that I heavily remixed for my two new screencasting projects.
Where to Get?
In order to enjoy the new titler and upgraded features you do not only need either a recent Kdenlive nightly build or the upcoming 16.04 release, but also a very recent MLT. In case you use Kdenlive on *ubuntu, you may want to try either ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-master or ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-testing.
With Kdenlive 16.04 already nearing its official release in a few days we can expect it to show up within few weeks in the usual distributions. Hopefully, packagers of all distributions this time do a better job than with the previous Kdenlive releases...