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Version 0.6 is largely a much needed bugfix and performance enhancement release.

Download the latest release here

This is largely a bugfix release. Capture still had serious issues in 0.51. For example, if you disabled AV/C or Kino could not identify your camera as an AV/C device, then the ability to capture was completely disabled even if Kino could preview a DV stream just fine.
Much of capture multi-threading was rewritten. As a result, there is much less CPU overhead in addition to more stability. Also, a key factor for stability of AV/C in Capture for many devices is addressed in a new version of libavc1394 (0.4.1). Please install it if you have not already from

As a result of some of the above changes, disabling AV/C control is no longer a Preferences option. Now, it is always disabled, and one must toggle it on using the AV/C button in Capture.

Large type 2 DV AVI files were also quite buggy in v0.51, and dvgrab 1.1 betas 1 & 2 also create unreadable large type 2 (dv2) AVI files. AVI was seriously revisited in this release comparing our structures against those from other applications. As a result, DV type 2 AVIs should be much more compatible with other applications. Also, padding within the AVI structures was tweaked to optimize disk input/output within both type 1 and type 2 DV AVIs.

Other fixes include various memory consumption issues, user interface tweaks, and extensive audio/video playback performance improvements.

One new feature is that SMIL files can now save files with relative file names--relative to the SMIL document's directory. Another is a loop toggle button in Trim mode. Finally, the plugin API now provides access the PlayList and Frame classes.

The user interface in Timeline changed a little. It automatically determines the frame interval to create enough thumbnails to fill the window area and no more. It automatically chooses a range based upon the current scene and immediately generates the thumbnails. One can use the numeric spinners to zoom in within a scene or click a different scene from the scene list to set a different range and, again, immediatley generate thumbails.

Details on all changes are in the Kino Changelog.

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