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jeremy 12-28-2016 01:15 PM

Video Authoring Application of the Year
Based on feedback, this category has made a return after a multi-year hiatus.


bbuske 12-28-2016 01:26 PM

Blender, though I have used KDEnlive for some time.

stanvan 12-28-2016 04:18 PM


lm8 01-02-2017 01:36 PM

I use mpeg2schnitt and DVDStyler for video authoring.

notKlaatu 01-04-2017 06:59 PM

Lightworks, but it's not open source still. So, Kdenlive.

Xinef5 01-06-2017 08:58 PM

I use Blender for modeling and animation,
Pitivi for simple video editing,
and LiVES when Pitivi isn't enough.

... I guess I'll vote Blender, because it's the most complex in terms of what it does and it's constantly evolving with new features and stuff.

Also, I think Synfig might be worth adding to the next edition of the poll, since it seems to be the leading 2D animation suite for Linux.

whitshade 01-19-2017 06:17 PM

I became familiar with Pitivi while writing my book, Energize Education through Open Source. I have found it to be versatile and capable.

petelq 01-20-2017 04:25 AM

I voted Avidemux but I use ffmpeg in terminal quite a lot particularly for conversions. I have a short script using ffmpeg to turn edited video files to mp4 to save space.

ondoho 01-21-2017 03:57 AM

^ looking at it this way i guess i'd have to vote ffmpeg, too.
there's nothing like the command line for a simple task like cutting a video in half. bonus: i can see what it's doing "under the hood": re-encoding or just copying? big difference!
gui apps often hide too much "confusing info" from the "end user".

notKlaatu 01-22-2017 12:52 AM

I'd argue that simple cuts to video, conversion, and compression are not "video authoring". But the term is loose, so I guess there's room for interpretation. Maybe a straight up category for "Non-Linear Video Editor" would be good, next year (not that even that term is very good, since video editing is inherently non-linear, but at least most of the world agrees what NLE means).

ondoho 01-22-2017 04:37 AM

^ soon we'll have a separate poll for every FOSS application out there :D

Xinef5 01-22-2017 04:41 AM


Originally Posted by ondoho (Post 5658505)
^ soon we'll have a separate poll for every FOSS application out there :D

Or... we could have a single huge list of all FOSS software where you could vote for as many apps as you want. And then anyone could grep the list to create sub-lists however they want :D

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