I've spent the past couple years hunting down a good open source video editing program that allowed really good editing but mostly what i would find was more use to simple video editing cutting up clips and such.
Then i thought about taking video clips and exporting them as image sequences and editing them in gimp.
but when i realized how many frames there would be to deal with in just a few short seconds of video and all of the tedius opening and saving i'd have to do i had the idea of making a suggestion about a timeline function much like in flash with onion skinning (if necessary).
I don't know how tough this will be as programming since i am completely programming illiterate. But it would be really useful to a lot of people that can't afford 200 - 800 dollars. But basically all i'm looking for is something that will allow me to scroll through a timeline of images edit them with the paint tools and allow me to put a static image or perhaps another series of images in a certain selection of frames so i don't have to go frame by frame by frame for 300 frames just to get one image in the corner for like 3 seconds. and being able to batch save everything as image sequences again to compile as a video in another program.
I don't know if gimp is capable of handling this as far as its programming goes i'm sure this is better left off as a standalone program that's made to handle this sorta thing but hey i'm reaching the end of my rope here and wanted to see if anyone in this fine community could see this as feasible as a plugin or some kind of hybrid alteration of gimp to be an in-depth video editing software.
I have my doubts of any of this being possible since i know it'll be a ton of work let alone technical issues that arise from step one.
But if anyone has anything to say or knows of something similiar to what i'm looking for i'd appreciate it.
Forgive my poor grammar and spelling its 4 in the morning at the moment and its a little hard to think clearly.