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Old July 8th, 2008, 03:01 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried using Linux and the editing software for NLE?
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Old July 8th, 2008, 06:00 AM   #2
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Old July 8th, 2008, 06:01 AM   #3
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Has anyone tried using Linux and the editing software for NLE?
You mean Autodesk Smoke/Flame/Inferno? Out of my league.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 07:53 AM   #4
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I run UbuntuStudio on my laptop, which is a free version of Ubuntu created by Canonical especially for media needs. It uses a real-time kernel and has the Kino NLE along with a lot of other open source applications for video and audio.

You can download the DVD iso and learn more here:
http://ubuntustudio.org
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Old July 11th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #5
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I run UbuntuStudio on my laptop... http://ubuntustudio.org
A second vote for UbuntuStudio. I've started recommending it to clients and colleagues in developing countries who don't have much startup cash. I haven't used it much myself, but everyone has been happy with it so far.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 10:33 AM   #6
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Does UbuntuStudio do HDV or just SD?
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Old March 4th, 2009, 06:24 AM   #7
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various editors for Linux

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Has anyone tried using Linux and the editing software for NLE?
Yes, I use openSUSE Linux and the NLE kdenlive a fair amount. I tried cinelerra which purportedly is the most capabile for Linux, but its user interface is horrific. After wasting a silly amount of time, I gave up on it.

I also tried others, but I struggled with them (typically less features than kdenlive). Hence I've always gone back to kdenlive.

I posted the results of a recent test with kdelinve and some AVCHD formats here:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/1021991-post9.html

There is a summary page (needs major editing) of various NLE for openSUSE Linux here:
Video editing - openSUSE

My experience is the NLE for Linux are not as good (wrt features) as those for Windows nor the Mac, although the fact that kdelive can handle AVCHD format (and many Windows/Mac packages can not) is a big plus in the favour of Linux NLE.
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Old January 12th, 2011, 10:09 PM   #8
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Just waking up this thread almost two years later. I managed to crash my Windows system last week, and kill my ability to enter the DVInfo.net Charity Challenge, when I decided to load Ubunto Studio, and work with Linux a bit for a kick.

My first attempt was loading Cinelerra, and I must say I was dissappointed with the program. Seemed awful clunky. My main video editor on in Windows is Sony Vegas Pro 10, and I have gotten use to a pretty free wheeling work flow, and Cinerlerra just did feel like I would ever get to that point with it.

So I next tried to load KdenLive, and that is where I ran into new problems. It seemed the Ubunto that I was running is an advance version, that indicates is not being released until March 2011, I don't know if that was the issue, but I just couldn't get Ubunto to let me load it. I am not that up on trying to dance a Linux program into working, so I decided, load Ubunto 10.10 which will support the latest version of Kdenlive. I decided to load the 64bit version. I suppose i should have guessed it would cause and issue, but the attempt to install 10.10 ended with a crash of the bootloader, and I then could start anything -- Windows or Linux.

In the end, this morning, with the help of a rescue feature on the Ubunto Studio distro DVD I had burnt, I was able to restore the bootloader and Ubunto 10.10 was on line. I loaded KdenLive, and I have had a little time tonight to work with it.

I am pleasantly surprised at how close this program feels to Vegas. I was able to easily load, playback and otherwise edit my Canon DSLR footage. While I have some learning to do about the various features, and capabilities... like trying to render to something like mpg4, and color correcting,

And I find myself wondering if Cineform can be used here...

Has anyone else been editing in this program at this point ?? Any pointers ??
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Old January 12th, 2011, 11:03 PM   #9
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Answering my own querry, I found this article which is quite informative.

Editing H.264 video in Linux | fooninja.net | advice from a fellow sysadmin
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