Saya is a project which aims to become a user-friendly, easily-installable cross-platform Video Editor. It's being programmed in C++, using wxWidgets as the GUI framework.

Why another video editor?

The goal for our project is to make a Video Editor software with the following characteristics:

  1. Ease of installation
  2. Solid, extensible architecture
  3. Support for a wide variety of file formats and codecs
  4. Well-thought, user-friendly interface
  5. Cross-platform compatibility (and that includes Microsoft Windows(TM)!)

According to my experience and research, current attempts at making a decent video editor for GNU/Linux systems have failed in one or more of the above-mentioned areas (as an example you can read this ubuntuforums post). These problems are inherent to these editors' designs. In other words, it's much easier to start a project from scratch than try to fix the shortcomings in the existing GNU/Linux video editors. For more information about this decision, please read the Mission statement page. Also, you're welcome to read the Developers' Blog.

Help Wanted

We are currently looking for volunteers. If you're interested, don't hesitate in contacting us.

    The Saya-VE development team.

Note by Rick: I had opened a donations box. I really don't care whether you contribute or not. What we need right now is more people.