LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-29-2016, 07:34 AM   #1
fortyfoursixteen
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2016
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Running Adobe CC


Hi!

We're a video production company in the UK and rely heavily on a mac edit suite, but someone mentioned changing to a linux system. We use several of the Adobe CC programmes, including Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Illustrator and the like. I was wondering if anyone had any experience using these programmes on both Mac and Linux, and which one you found performed better.

Many thanks!
 
Old 11-29-2016, 07:52 AM   #2
TB0ne
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Distribution: SuSE, RedHat, Slack,CentOS
Posts: 23,912

Rep: Reputation: 7014Reputation: 7014Reputation: 7014Reputation: 7014Reputation: 7014Reputation: 7014Reputation: 7014Reputation: 7014Reputation: 7014Reputation: 7014Reputation: 7014
Quote:
Originally Posted by fortyfoursixteen View Post
Hi!
We're a video production company in the UK and rely heavily on a mac edit suite, but someone mentioned changing to a linux system. We use several of the Adobe CC programmes, including Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Illustrator and the like. I was wondering if anyone had any experience using these programmes on both Mac and Linux, and which one you found performed better.
If you're dependent on those Adobe programs, then you're stuck, period. They don't support Linux, at all, and probably never will. People have been asking on their forums for years (did you check their website?)

That said, if you re-phrase your question as "are there programs in Linux that perform the same functions as these?" then the answer is "yes". But, you will have to learn new software...choice is yours. Honestly, if you're already invested in the Mac ecosystem, and have software that you're comfortable with and run your business on, migrating to something new 'just because', won't get you much.

If you have an interest because of lower TCO of Linux, cheaper hardware, etc., then I'd strongly suggest you spend a FEW dollars, providing you don't already have a spare PC/laptop laying about, and load Linux on it. Try out those programs, and see if making a move is even feasible. All of the software mentioned above has Linux equivalents, and all of them are free. Won't cost you anything but the hardware to try it out.
 
Old 11-29-2016, 03:26 PM   #3
jefro
Moderator
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 20,961

Rep: Reputation: 3402Reputation: 3402Reputation: 3402Reputation: 3402Reputation: 3402Reputation: 3402Reputation: 3402Reputation: 3402Reputation: 3402Reputation: 3402Reputation: 3402
Adobe's current way to protect their software has a few hurtles that may involve both technical and legal. There are web sites that offer clues on how one might move a windows install to Linux but it may not work as expected.

I like the Adobe stuff but you really have to install it on the OS they support.

As noted already, you may have other Linux supported software that may be used.
 
Old 11-30-2016, 04:58 PM   #4
BW-userx
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2013
Location: Somewhere in my head.
Distribution: Slackware (current), FreeBSD, Win10, It varies
Posts: 9,952

Rep: Reputation: 2148Reputation: 2148Reputation: 2148Reputation: 2148Reputation: 2148Reputation: 2148Reputation: 2148Reputation: 2148Reputation: 2148Reputation: 2148Reputation: 2148
I think they have a web service you MAYBE able to use through a web browser. Or google there counter parts that other have written to take the place of there software. Blender is one of them. Best to research Linux equivalent of these. There are I few out there that are free as well as paid software that I have seen from time to time. When I was researching video editing and special effects for Linux.

https://filmora.wondershare.com/vide...eo-editor.html

Linux Alternatives To adobe_illustrator

10 Best Alternatives to Adobe After Effects

Last edited by BW-userx; 11-30-2016 at 05:00 PM.
 
Old 11-30-2016, 05:50 PM   #5
notKlaatu
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2010
Location: Lawrence, New Zealand
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,075

Rep: Reputation: 725Reputation: 725Reputation: 725Reputation: 725Reputation: 725Reputation: 725Reputation: 725
I work in VFX and we are 100% Linux, but our workflow is highly customised. You wouldn't want to retain Adobe if you're running Linux. The support just isn't there (as in, they don't offer Linux binaries, and if you were to be insane enough to try to "hack" around that for mission-critical production, they wouldn't support you anyway).

However, Adobe isn't the only end-to-end off-the-shelf vendor. If you want to use Linux like the major studios, then you're looking at these companies:

https://www.thefoundry.co.uk - this should be your first stop; they have almost a full production suite. There are studios out there that are practically Foundry shops from end to end.

https://www.lwks.com - next stop; lightworks replaces you Premier seats, and if you buy the year or outright license, you get Boris FX additionally, so your editors will even be able to do some fancy After-Effect-Lite type things.

https://www.sidefx.com/filmtv/products as needed (looking at your site, this doesn't look applicable to you)

http://autodesk.com as needed (looking at your site, this doesn't look applicable to you)

http://ardour.org replaces your Audition seats. Support is fantastic; buy a license (it's not per seat) and you'll have a direct line to the developer. Well worth the investment.

http://gimp.org replaces Photoshop seats, unless your *shop artists are painting, in which case you want http://krita.org

http://inkscape.org replaces Illustrator seats.


That's the most "drop-in" solution available, in my experience. If you have a dedicated CTO, then better / more open solutions can be constructed from the stuff most people will mention: Blender, Kdenlive, Natron, and so on.


I do this stuff for a living as well as for a hobby; feel free to email me privately with further questions, clarification, use cases, IMDB credits, etc. Most of my knowledge gets posted on my site, Slackermedia.


Best of luck.

Last edited by notKlaatu; 11-30-2016 at 05:52 PM.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Robolinux Debian - Adobe Flash not running automatically blueinca99 Debian 9 01-04-2015 10:24 PM
Internal error running Adobe reader murrayz Linux - Software 1 07-11-2011 02:34 PM
Running Adobe Reader Deb package on AMD64 architecture kushalkoolwal Debian 3 10-11-2008 10:08 PM
A problem while running Adobe Reader svetlio0o Linux - Software 1 11-11-2007 06:05 AM
SCIM prevents Adobe Reader 7.0 running Belegdol Linux - Software 2 09-22-2005 02:03 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration