A Nimble Video Editor That Puts Audio First
Video editing software tends to be feature-laden, to respond sluggishly to user input---and to be focused on the visuals rather than on auditory aspects. All of this is a burden when the task is to edit material in which audio plays the leading role, such as a talk show, a video podcast, or a lecture recording. This work presents a highly visual, no-frills video editor that is tailored to these tasks. It combines a range of techniques that speed up the process of searching and reviewing. They range from an overview-and-detail display to speech recognition to constant-pitch variable-speed playback . The implementation is heavily multithreaded and fully leverages the computer's main memory to ensure a highly fluid interaction.
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