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Old 09-14-2002, 01:31 PM   #1
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Question fire wire & video editing

I do a lot of video editing, unfortunatly I do not have a mac with os x, so all my software for editing is in ms windows format, i know linux has an emulator for win9x & win2k, and i'll get to that latter, but before i format my system and create a linux box (so i can run unstable ms crap on the system in shells and only kill the shell when/if it locks up instead of rebooting) how easy is it to recognize firewire, firewire drives, and does linux have any really nice video editing software it'self? esp. like adobe premiere?
Old 09-14-2002, 02:58 PM   #2
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I must tell you that the emulator you probably think about (WINE) does not run all the programs. There's also VMWARE, but it needs Windows copy... And I'm not sure if it runs on Mac.
Old 09-14-2002, 03:41 PM   #3
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Cool thanks for your reply

my friend has been using wine & has been having problems with it defaulting to win95 when he wants win2000 & how do you find out if wine can/cannot run a certain application? As of yet I do not have a Mac system... I only wish I had, if I'd known I was going to get really involved with video editing.
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forget wine, it's still in development, and not ready to be relied on in any sense. there are a few apps such as cinerella, but linux isn't ready for full video editing. at least, not from an open source point of view.
Old 09-15-2002, 12:46 AM   #5
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Well I don't do any major work on video production, but I do record/transfer/chop/compress/burn a lot of home digital video using linux. Here's a few sites you might wanna check out:

And a lame short mini how-to I wrote on here:



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