Linked by Roberto J. Dohnert on Mon 6th Oct 2003 01:36 UTC
Multimedia, AV In the past in order to make good home movies one needed either a Mac or a Windows PC. There were no good video editors for Linux in the past. Today with Jahshaka and Main Actor the things that could only be done on a Mac or a Wintel machine can now be done on a Lintel machine as well.
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@Mr. Banned
by Clay on Mon 6th Oct 2003 14:00 UTC


"While XP handles the hardware and the editing with finesse and speed, Linux refuses to even see the SATA drives, much less recognize them and their Raid config."

That's because the SATA-Raid that you are doing is not real hardware raid. The "driver" is actually a windows utility that emulates the RAID functions. If you want real RAID on Linux, SATA or otherwise, go with a 3ware card. If you are using your computer in a professional setting, either research the stuff properly or have a professional put it together for you.

By the way, I hope dangerous RAID-0 is in terms of data integrity. But, then again, some people like living on the edge and RAID-0 does provide a moderate sustain transfer rate boost when doing video editing.

I do agree with you about the ATI driver situation, though. I hear very good drivers will be out in 2 week's time.