autoEdit 2 is a fast text based video editing, desktop app for Mac, Linux and Windows, built with node and electron, and Backbone front end. For making video production faster, easier and more accessible.
Ready to use release
All you need to get started is to decide what speech to text service you want to use and get some credentials to get going check out the user manual for more details
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:OpenNewsLabs/autoEdit_2.git
Usage - development
Compiles the js client side files with browserify and starts electron
Note: You'd also need to get Speech to text keys or have the Gentle Open source app running locally check out the user manual for more details, unless you are chosing
pocketsphinx as speech to text option.
autoEdit, it's a text based video editing software that creates a digital paper-editing workflow. For more backaground see this write up on Source "Introducing autoEdit" as well as for more in depth on the underlying workflow see this gitbook "How to tell compelling stories out of video interviews", and especially this section focused on digital Paper-editing.
High level overview of system architecture
How to run the development environment Coding style convention ref optional, eg which linter to use Linting, github pre-push hook - optional
- node 8 or greater
- npm 5 or greater
- speech to text credentials
.eslintrc.json in your code editor of choice to keep style consistency.
How to run build
Travis CI Deployment
Deployment as adobe panel - work in progress
How to carry out tests
At the moment some unit tests are in the
spec folder using
jasmine, and you can run them using
npm run test
However they still need to be fixed up a bit. And perhaps move to
- PR and help on improving test coverage welcome.
Build project page & demo
See documentation section for
This is an open source project, in it's current version it was originally created as part of a Open News Knight-Mozilla fellowship by Pietro Passarelli with the Vox Media product team. You can contribute and/or propose ideas you have for this project.
If you are curious about whatever happened to autoEdit "1" check this out.
List of contributors that have helped shaped autoEdit by contributing and/or advising on this or previous versions in no particular order.
- Andrea Baldo
- Dan Zajdband
- Rosario Rascuna
- Daniele Bottillo
- Sanette Tanaka
- Ryan Mark
- Katie O'Dowd
- Pietro Passarelli
Support the project
autoEdit.io it's free and open source. Free as in free speech as well as in free beer. Help support the autoEdit project to keep it that way. Support will go towards fixing bugs, adding features, provide support for users etc...