Veteran Blender developer Sergey Sharybin has started work on the video sequence editor as part of the VSE 2.0 project. Its main goals are to improve the usability of the VSE and drastically improve its performance, making it a viable option for the complete process of editing a movie project. The work plan is divided into four milestones reflecting these goals, starting with playback performance and reliability.
Within a week of Sergey starting to code, the VSE already boasts a 24% performance increase in some cases. Sergey also implemented a “zoom to fit” feature where the video preview automatically resizes with the window, making it the default behavior. The old behavior of the video preview having an independent scale, which is more reminiscent of photo-editing programs, is still available. Twitter user @tintwotin demonstrates the feature: