Episode 115: Jahshaka and a GAP

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You may have noticed the new intro at the top of the show since we turned HD. It was made by Philippe with a combination of GIMP, Jahshaka and GAP, the GIMP Animation Package. As reported by Torbjorn below Jahshaka has been given a new name, CineFX: http://www.cinefx.org/ Is this a fork?

Jahshaka is a video editing and special effects tool. I looked into it as an editor when I planned this podcast and preferred then Cinelerra instead. Jahshaka has matured a lot in the last two years but is still a pain to install under most Linuxes, but it seems to be fine with Windows and OS X.

Philippe asked me to write here that this is just a short look into Jahshaka – no in depth tutorial. But I liked it a lot while I was editing the video.

And think about our two challenges! We have already some entries for the photography department – but the “from scratch” area is still an empty canvas. Well, it takes more time dto do something from scratch and the challenge is open up to September 9th.

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15 thoughts on “Episode 115: Jahshaka and a GAP

  1. Pingback: Rolf Steinort (meetthegimp) 's status on Thursday, 13-Aug-09 15:32:36 UTC - Identi.ca

  2. Jahshaka has matured a lot in the last two years

    What? The last entry on the website is more than a year old, so is the last commit on the code. Yes, Jahshaka looks very promising – but it also looks pretty dead.

  3. You hare right, the code did not moved since last year, some small improvement in the stability, since I use Jahshaka, they was always those big announcement about the next release, a lot of good will, but outside of the already writed coded , nothing have happened.
    But aniway, this software piece is really promissing, and innovative, I just hope he will not die without being used more wildelly

  4. Well, watching Philippes video I was under the impression of more a mature program. I remember a constant series of crashes after a compile and install nightmare. Then the code was a year old and people were screaming at each other on the forum for not moving ahead. So there is an improvement compared to the state 3 years ago. ;-)

  5. I thought I posted this yesterday, maybe it was caught in the spam-filter:

    Jahshaka has been given a new name, CineFX: http://www.cinefx.org/

    No news since February, but the latest version of the software, Cineplay and Cinecode, is from August 8.

    I remember trying Jahshaka on Windows a few years ago — it was so unstable that it was practically useless, and many things didn’t work at all, I think. Hope that CineFX isn’t just a new name, but that the development is also moving forward.

  6. That funny, I’ve recorded this show on the 7th of august, just 1 day before this move, I really hope they go somewhere
    Any way, some buzz is good for them now :)

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  9. I checked out CineFx site, but there are no downloads for a NLE
    (but it does have two other software downloads, though).

    So I searched some more and found conflicting information:
    Wikipedia does not have anything about CineFx. ( see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinefx).
    it still redirects to Jahshaka, and says it does not have basic things such as Non-linear editing.

    Sourceforge.net has Cinefx beta 1.1
    (but when was CineFx 1.0 released, and why is it not mentioned in Wikipedia?)

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