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       kino - non-linear editing of Digital Video data


       kino [ ( file | playlist ) ... ]


       kino  allows you to import movies from DV camcorders, to edit, and play
       them.  file may be a DV encoded file that will be  loaded  at  startup.
       Alternatively,  you  can  specify  a SMIL playlist of DV files that was
       previously created with kino.

       DV is a special kind  of  video  encoding,  commonly  used  in  digital
       camcorders.   Differently  coded movies, like DivX or mjpeg, need to be
       converted to DV before they can be fed into kino.

       A video file either holds the raw DV-coded  data,  or  wraps  it  in  a
       certain  container  format.  Kino currently supports AVI, and QuickTime
       containers, and distinguishes between the  different  formats  by  file
       extension.   Therefore,  file  names need to end in .dv or .dif for raw
       files, .avi for  AVI,  and  .mov  for  QuickTime  files,  respectively.
       Anything else is treated as a SMIL playlist.


       Unlike  other  editors,  kino  uses  many  keyboard  commands  for fast
       navigation and editing inside the movie.  It acts on  frames  that  are
       single images from a movie, scenes that are defined as groupings of one
       or more frames with recording times  differing  by  no  more  than  one
       second, and movies that are groups of one or more scenes. The following
       keystrokes can be used for moving and editing. Some of  them  are  also
       available as buttons in a graphical menu bar. (Also note the deliberate
       similarities between  kino  commands  and  the  text  editor  vi.)  The
       following  is  a  brief  list  of the commands. A more complete list is
       available in the online help.


       space  Toggle between play and pause.

       l, right-arrow
              Move one frame forward.

       h, left-arrow
              Move one frame backward.

       gg     Move to the start of the movie.

       G      Move to the end of the movie.

       0, ^   Move to the start of the current scene.

       $      Move to the end of the current scene.

       j, return, +, down-arrow
              Move to the start of the next scene.

       k, -, up-arrow
              Move to the start of the previous scene.

       ctrl-f Move forward five scenes.

       ctrl-b Move backwards five scenes.

       w      Move forward one second.

       b      Move backwards one second.


       x, dl, d space, del
              cut the current frame.

       dd     cut the current scene.

       d$     cut from current frame to end of scene.

       d^, d0 cut from start of scene to before current frame.

       dG     cut to end of movie.

       dgg    cut from beginning of movie.


       yl, y space
              copy the current frame.

       yy, Y  copy the current scene.

       y$     copy from current frame to end of scene.

       y^, y0 copy from start of scene to current frame.


       p      paste after current frame.

       P      paste before current frame.


       :r     inserts a SMIL playlist or DV AVI before frame. (Pops up a  file

       :w     saves the movie as a SMIL playlist. (Pops up a file dialog.)

       :q     quits the program.


       the kino online help, kino2raw(1), dvgrab(1)


       kino was written by Arne Schirmacher <>, Dan Dennedy
       <>, and Charles Yates <>.

       This  manual   page   was   originally   written   by   Daniel   Kobras
       <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by

                                 January 2004