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Old 09-13-2002, 01:47 AM   #1
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Editing video, what to use?


I want to use Linux for video editing and making some DIY movies but what do I need, as in, what is the best linux video editing software to use, I don't want to fork out for a new Mac with Adobe or Final Cur Pro., and Windows well I don't want to be to reliant on that.

Is there anyone out there who has done what I want to do?

Old 09-13-2002, 01:53 AM   #2
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To capture your video from a digital camcorder, I suggest using dvgrab.

To edit, there are many options, but broadcast2000 seems to work pretty well.

Also, mencoder (a part of mplayer) will help you to compress the video to a human size. You can probably use it to edit as well, but I am not sure how to, I only use it to compress my video for now.

Old 09-13-2002, 03:43 AM   #3
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Videoediting with linux is a work in progress right now.
For compressing mencoder works pretty good - there is also a gui for it with limited capabilities.It's called kmencoder.
For cutting and merging you can use transcode as a command line tool or avidemux if you prefer a gui.
Avidemux works ok with divx and mp3 anything else (like mpg and wav sound) is developing to put it nicely.
There is also Kino but I never got that to do anything but crash.
Old 09-15-2002, 10:20 AM   #4
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I have installed (but not seriously used yet) cinelerra

I just ran the few examples and they work, but others seem to think that it rivals Adobe premiere, well, I can't say yet.

for some opinions.

Old 09-15-2002, 10:43 AM   #5
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Did you install the RH rpm's or source?
I think about installing it but no RH here and compiling it seems to be a mess.
Pls. drop a line here sometimes if it is worth the hassle.


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