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Old 01-20-2010, 12:16 AM   #1
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Question Looking for a Good Video Editing Software


When i first heard that the the effects for the movie Avatar was made with Linux i was shocked. i didn't even know that linux can do that.. (:

Anyway, i am wondering which is the best video editing software for linux? (free/paid) What did they use to make avatar..? Can a serious video editing be really done on a linux machine?

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Old 01-20-2010, 12:25 AM   #2
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http://www.avatar-forums.com/product...ake-movie.html

I have no idea first-hand what was used, but you'll get some reasonable ideas in the above thread.

And yes, serious video editing can and has been done for loads of movies, games, etc., on Linux machines, but as also mentioned in the above thread, it takes some very powerful machines (a lot of computing power) to do the sort of stuff one sees in something like Avater

Sasha

PS - You might look up the AMPPA or whatever it's called, the Academy of Motion Pictures and (whatever it is) as there are links to some other software that they use in various productions, including OpenEXR and a few other things (can't remember off top of head) but Googling OpenEXR and/or the academy will take you places.

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Old 01-20-2010, 12:28 AM   #3
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What?! Adobe.com says they were connected with that dumb movie...
 
Old 01-20-2010, 12:47 AM   #4
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Don't forget that just because parts of the movie were made on Linux systems, doesn't mean the software used is available to you. It may be in-house software that's not for sale. Or it may be commercially available, but at a very high price. Also, just because parts were made on Linux, doesn't mean other parts weren't made on Windows.

That said, there is very good video editing and 3d rendering software available, Free, on Linux.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 12:58 AM   #5
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Just one thing to point out: video editing and CGI (and rendering) are different things. Which are you actually looking for?

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Old 01-20-2010, 01:00 AM   #6
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Windows is rarely used in a 3D studio, unless its a personal machine. It used to be mostly SGI machines running Irix but things changed as linux matured.

Composition software that's good on linux is.

Rayz by Silicon Grail
blender by the blender foundation
After Effects by Adobe
shake by I can't remember (Adobe now I think)

There are others.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 01:05 AM   #7
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Forgot an important one.

Halo by Side Effects
 
Old 01-20-2010, 11:51 PM   #8
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Well i'm looking for video editors like Sony Vegas and Pinnacle Studio (but they are avail only on Win) Wait a sec.. After Effects is not avail on Linux..
 
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Ok mark that off the list, the rest I have used and all are good. I haven't used the two you have listed so I can't tell you which of the ones I listed are similar.
 
  


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