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: Stick to the Mac
by Anonymous on Mon 8th Dec 2003 18:27 UTC

I agree. This is one of the main reasons why I switched from Linux to Mac. I've wanted to do video editing on home movies of my 2 year old son and I couldn't find anything good in Linux. So, I bought a used Mac and now I'm editing away with iMovie and iDVD and it's such a piece of cake it's incredible. Everything is just drag and drop -- video, still photos from iPhoto, music from iTunes..... I made a cool slideshow and movie for my Dad's 60th birthday. It looked totally professional after it was done. It's amazing how integrated those iLife apps are and the quality of the iLife apps is really top notch for consumer-level software. And if you need more rebustness, just get FCP for FCP Express. For me, the easy of video editing more than justified the cost of the Mac hardware, which, if you buy used, really isn't all that bad at all.