Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 7th Dec 2003 07:44 UTC
Multimedia, AV My husband and I are thinking of buying the Canon Optura Xi camcorder soon (in our opinion, the best DV camera at this range). Because I run so many OSes I always have 'embedded' in me this "thing" to only buy supported hardware by the major OSes. I am sure Optura's DV part will work fine with some Linux tools, but then what? How do I easily edit my... masterpiece and burn DVDs or VCDs via an integrated solution and send them to our families in Greece and France?
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Why?
by Henry on Sun 7th Dec 2003 08:16 UTC

First of all, cool choice on the camera.

But, why the interest in doing this the Linux way? I mean, if you've got a Mac or two in addition to a few Windows machines, isn't this exactly the kind of place where Macs (and to a certain extent Window boxen) are at their best? I mean, I guess I can see the interested in trying this on other platforms, but my experience in video editing experimentation hasn't been very positive. I remember a wasted weekend when I was convinced I could make personalStudio for BeOS replace iMovie. Yikes. What was a thinking?