ANN: BayPIGgies mtg Wed 11/13 7:30pm

Wesley Chun
Tue, 12 Nov 2002 11:15:39 -0800 (PST)

BayPIGgies: Silicon Valley-San Francisco Bay Area Python Users Group

When:     November 13, 2002 @ 7:30pm
Where:    Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Agenda:   Editing Digital Video using Linux and Python
Speaker:  Drew Perttula

I want to edit digital video in a unix way. That means I want an
open-source suite of non-monolithic, flexible tools and transparent data
formats that I can use with all my other unix tools. I won't stand for any
segfaults or other data-losing behavior. And most of all, I need it by

Development started mid-September, and by late October I was transcribing
and logging captured DV footage into my xml format. Soon after that, the
timeline-style editor was running, and we were dragging thumbnails from
footage index pages (in html displayed in Mozilla) right into the
timeline. There's even the beginning of an effects plugin system, which I
currently use to handle the mixing of audio tracks. At November's meeting,
I'll be demoing the editor itself and discussing the tools I used, the
components I had to build, and where I plan to go with it next.

I have a sloppy wiki site at where I've put
some screenshots, samples of the xml formats, use cases, and other notes I
made during development. The wiki also gives instructions for getting all
the code via anonymous CVS. The code is still very poorly packaged, so
it's probably near-impossible to get the code to run anywhere else as of

# Upcoming Meeting: December will be another popular "Newbies Night" (see
April 2002 meeting on the website)

# Call For Talks: We are actively seeking speakers for BayPIGgies! If you
would like to give a talk at one of our 2003 meetings (any Python related
topic), contact us to coordinate!

more info including directions:

hope to see some of you on Wednesday!


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