Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2014


Movit: High-speed, high-quality video filters on the GPU

Movit (the “Modern VIdeo Toolkit”) is a high-performance, high-quality, open-source library for video filters, running on the GPU. Come see what the future holds when open-source video editing steps into 2014!

Movit contains everything you need and expect for basic video filtering requirements (scale, blur, sharpen, mix, overlay, simple color grading, and others). Movit is supported in MLT, has full support in Shotcut and is on track for Kdenlive support.

In this talk, I'll talk a bit about:

  • What does Movit do, and what doesn't it do?
  • What do we mean by “high-performance”? Why the GPU?
  • What do we mean by “high-quality”? How hard can a blend be anyway?
  • What goes on behind the scenes in Movit's filter graph?
  • How do you embed Movit in your own application?

There will also be a demo of Movit in action, and of course Q&A if time permits.


Steinar H. Gunderson