[IMC-Video] Video Software - Free Software and Otherwise
robbt at cbusimc.org
Fri Jul 15 17:10:25 PDT 2011
Hey I just wanted to start a quick discussion about what software people
are using for their video editing.
I honestly haven't been editing video very intently partially for a lack
of a proper workflow and I find this to be common amongst people who
don't edit video regularly, otherwise I've used tools like iMovie which
require very little knowledge.
So a couple of potential open-source projects have caught my eye
recently and I wanted to see what people thought and/or are currently using.
One piece of software is the at some point in the future we will release
the source, Lightworks, at one point a real contender for the
professional video editor NLE suite it got passed by Avid and recently
purchased by a new company that decided to give the new beta away for
free and say they were going to release the source code once they
reviewed it. It's also available only as a Windows binary, so I ran it
under Windows 7 and I liked a lot of the interface but also found the
over all work flow to be confusing. They still haven't released the
source yet so it is more vaporware as far as open-source free software
goes. It was used to edit a recent Hollywood film (The King's Speech)
The URL is http://lightworksbeta.com
Another project that seems very interesting is Nova Cut. It's designed
for Ubuntu and plans to be a video editing suite that it is open source
and collaborative with a focus on ease of use and professional workflow.
The developer has been working on dmedia up to this point,a project that
appears to simplify the importation of media cards and other processes
connected with digital media. The Nova Cut software at this point is
seeking funds via kick starter but it is a very ambitious project and if
it succeeds and creates a artist driven easy to use collaborative video
editing suite this could be really helpful for distributed coverage of
world events for a network such as indymedia. One of the ideas promoted
was cloud tagging of video. The URL for the project is
I thought I'd see what if any kind of video editing software people out
there are using and if they know of any good tutorials.
I've tried to use Blender for video editing, which is promising but not
optimal. I also have friends who claim Kdenlive has gotten a lot better
lately and so I figure it may be worth a shot.
Cinelerra is interesting but not stable. What do other people think
Robbt from CbusIMC.org - central ohio indymedia
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