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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by sasquatch666 on Sun 7th Dec 2003 11:30 UTC

...Or lack thereof is the reason there are no killer video apps for the alt OS's and from what I see Linux even falls behind BeOS in the media creation/editing dept.
PersonalStudio in BeOS had all the makings of being the "killer app" for video editimg... I mean how simple could it be "drag a clip here" with a big arrow blinking at you,but the lack of support for all the newer codecs and whatnot kills it .As lomg as they keep coming out with proprietary codecs for video and audio I don't relly see Linux Or BeOS keeping up with the big two on this level.
It sure woulld be nice if they had an open standard for this type of thing,but I don't see that happening so if you want to do this type of work on the Linux or BeOS platforms you must rely on the work of some talented hackers and crackers to crack the codecs for these media.BTW I think there is a Unix that is geared to thgis type of work,It's called SGI Irix ,save your $$$ and get a SGI box LOL