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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@Rayner
by Gein on Sun 7th Dec 2003 20:11 UTC

The problem is, when on a pissing contest you only try to prove your point over the other, witch platform is superior to the other. What I was trying to say is that this doesn't hold so much on CG studios 'cause they have no problem in using the right tool for whatever the task at hand. And they use ALL tools. ;)

Remember, most of Maya licenses sold are for OS X, witch doesn't have most of the advantages you pointed. Stuff like handling heavy loads is a task for rendering TD and IT staff to figure it out. DCC software is probably off of the pipeline for some time when it reaches this stage.

But yeah, linux is a lot faster even on Maya. Not sure if the rendering bugs were worked out for version 5 though.

Anyway, this is way off topic. ;)

On topic again, I've looked for this kind of easy capturing/editing/exporting application, like iMovie, for Windows for some time now. I've tryed Pinnacles, Ulead and others. Either the software crashes a lot (pinnacle studio) or only works well with very specific hardware. Usually, the solution endeded up be using 2 or 3 apps to do the job.

This was when trying to create a very EASY solution. If you don't need that, stuff like Premiere, Avid XpressDV and the like work great but they are expensive.

Gein