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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Re: no pro software @ smoerk
by Anonymous on Mon 6th Oct 2003 17:00 UTC

"no software which is as powrful and usable like finalcut, avid, premier, after effects, ..."You are absolutely right if Premiere and FinalCut are ever regarded as "professional" software. At moment Linux lacks such highend consumer NLE apps like Prem. and FCP, and MainActor is to fill in the gaps. But for Linux to become a mainstream platform for NLE, we need to wait until Avid port their products to Linux, if it ever does."there is missing a lot. linux is great for a server or nice for a internet desktop, but the killer apps for media production are missing." No professional in the media industry uses Linux because of the lack of applications. Maybe someone thinks otherwise. someone said knowledge is power. The time "Linux is only for servers" is over, at least from my perspective. One's lack of knowledge shouldn't be blamed.