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digitalmars.D.announce - Pihlaja View is a small film post production tool made with D

reply Jonas Kivi <seewebsite foremail.fom> writes:
Hello.

I've made a small utility application for film post production purposes. 
It's called Pihlaja View.

It's just a viewer for DPX image sequence files (and other formats too), 
which are the end product of data-scanning film. There's also a small 
EDL-editor inside it. EDLs are Edit Decision Lists which are used to 
transfer editing data between different tools. This particular 
EDL-editor is best in sorting out finished EDLs for data-scanning. (You 
would have guessed by now, that I used to do a lot of data-scanning of 
film...)

Anyway, there are not that many features, but the UI is quite flashy. 
It's done entirely in OpenGL with a GUI library currently known as Rae. 
See http://www.dsource.org/projects/rae/ for more info. Both Rae and 
Pihlaja View are "entirely" written in D1/Tango. (All new code written 
by me is in D, but there are a bunch of C libraries that run underneath, 
such as Cairo, GraphicsMagick, libquicktime etc.) I have an old slightly 
customized version of GtkD to handle bindings to Cairo, so Rae examples 
might not compile out of the box with current GtkD, but with just a 
little extra effort you might be able to pull it through.

Rae is licenced under MIT/X11, but Pihlaja View is proprietary 
(sorry...). I've set up a little website where you can see Pihlaja View 
in action: http://pihlaja.org/

Check out the screenshots and the video (which can be seen in blurry HD 
on Vimeo). And if you have Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel) you might want to try 
the Trial Version. Linux and Windows versions coming later... hope. (I 
have it running on Linux on my own machine, just need to get it packaged 
somehow.) This is kind of a proof of concept for myself, that it might 
be possible to do something bigger later, but I've tried to polish it to 
the best of my ability.

I'll be happy to hear your comments and feedback.

Jonas Kivi
May 10 2011
parent reply Bill Baxter <wbaxter gmail.com> writes:
Very nice!   I love the flipping dialog effect!

--bb

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Jonas Kivi <seewebsite foremail.fom> wrote:
 Hello.

 I've made a small utility application for film post production purposes.
 It's called Pihlaja View.

 It's just a viewer for DPX image sequence files (and other formats too),
 which are the end product of data-scanning film. There's also a small
 EDL-editor inside it. EDLs are Edit Decision Lists which are used to
 transfer editing data between different tools. This particular EDL-editor is
 best in sorting out finished EDLs for data-scanning. (You would have guessed
 by now, that I used to do a lot of data-scanning of film...)

 Anyway, there are not that many features, but the UI is quite flashy. It's
 done entirely in OpenGL with a GUI library currently known as Rae. See
 http://www.dsource.org/projects/rae/ for more info. Both Rae and Pihlaja
 View are "entirely" written in D1/Tango. (All new code written by me is in
 D, but there are a bunch of C libraries that run underneath, such as Cairo,
 GraphicsMagick, libquicktime etc.) I have an old slightly customized version
 of GtkD to handle bindings to Cairo, so Rae examples might not compile out
 of the box with current GtkD, but with just a little extra effort you might
 be able to pull it through.

 Rae is licenced under MIT/X11, but Pihlaja View is proprietary (sorry...).
 I've set up a little website where you can see Pihlaja View in action:
 http://pihlaja.org/

 Check out the screenshots and the video (which can be seen in blurry HD on
 Vimeo). And if you have Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel) you might want to try the
 Trial Version. Linux and Windows versions coming later... hope. (I have it
 running on Linux on my own machine, just need to get it packaged somehow.)
 This is kind of a proof of concept for myself, that it might be possible to
 do something bigger later, but I've tried to polish it to the best of my
 ability.

 I'll be happy to hear your comments and feedback.

 Jonas Kivi

May 10 2011
parent Jonas Kivi <seewebsite foremail.fom> writes:
 11.5.2011 2.42, Bill Baxter kirjoitti:
 Very nice!   I love the flipping dialog effect!

 --bb

Thanks. That flipping effect was the one that kept me wanting to do a GUI toolkit from scratch. In a way that's the nicest feature of Rae, but I'd just like to figure out some usage for it. You really can have widgets at the back side of a window, but it's hard to figure what should be put there... Some sort of settings come to mind, but it's a bit difficult to discover, unless you know about it. Also the settings will get a bit fragmented maybe? Or maybe it would be a good thing to have the settings close to the objects that they affect? Anyway, here's a direct link to the video on Vimeo, incase someone missed it: http://vimeo.com/23530818 The flipping effect is at the end.
May 12 2011