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Movit Is Bringing Open, GPU-Based Video Filters

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Published on 05 February 2014 12:09 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Movit is the Modern Video Toolkit and aims to provide an open-source library with high-quality video filters running on the GPU.

The Movit library is providing basic video filtering with all work being offloaded to the graphics processor. Currently supported GPU-based video filters include scaling, blur, sharpening, overlaying, color grading, and more. Movit itself is just a video library but integration work is ongoing to support this GPU-based library using GLSL within Kdenlive.

Steinar H. Gunderson spoke last weekend at FOSDEM about the Modern Video Toolkit so if this interests you and missed out on the presentation, the PDF slides can be viewed here and there's the Movit project site.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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