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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RE: High end
by Jason on Sun 7th Dec 2003 15:23 UTC

"To be fair, I think Linux is way more suited to the high-end of things (motion picture quality stuff) than the low end. Just been watching the Two Towers DVD - not sure which OS they used to do the Gollum animation, but it was all based on KDE! :^)"

Apparently they are using Linux. I checked the Weta Digital web site ( They are doing a remodel of their site so you have to launch the "old" site which is flash based. They have an anouncement under "Recruitment" for a "CG Pipeline Engineer." In it they require that you know Linux. There you have it. The Lord of the Rings effects folks use Linux.