Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 11th Jan 2010 08:10 UTC
Multimedia, AV I followed the hype: Reddit, Slashdot's front page, months of thumbs up on my blog and various video forums by Linux users for OpenShot. Given that I'm longing for a usable Linux video editor since 2003, and given that OpenShot version 1.0 had just been released, I naturally gave it a go, by also downloading its provided dependencies on my Ubuntu Linux 9.10.
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RE[2]: VideoLAN Movie Creator
by concurrentcoder on Mon 11th Jan 2010 09:22 UTC in reply to "RE: VideoLAN Movie Creator"
concurrentcoder
Member since:
2008-04-16

5 years may be true for this project, but not because it is in its infancy. The last version of iMovie took a few months to develop by one software engineer, this was all mentioned when Steve Jobs demonstrated the app at its premiere. There may or may not be a lesson in all of that for the Linux community.

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RE[3]: VideoLAN Movie Creator
by Eugenia on Mon 11th Jan 2010 09:27 in reply to "RE[2]: VideoLAN Movie Creator"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Please, don't believe the hype that Jobs is selling. The newer type of iMovie was not developed by a single engineer. It might have _started_ by a single engineer as a proof of concept, but to get the release out, the whole team was needed. And besides, that engineer(s) had a solid framework to work on, Quicktime, and it is already known that the new iMovie reused code from FCP. So it was not all from scratch. Add to that the fact that the first version of the new iMovie broke ALL compatibility with third party plugins (in fact, it didn't have a plugin system), and even iDVD support, among many other things, that pissed off a lot of people. There were a lot of angry people out there when the new iMovie was released, and that's why Apple continued giving away the 2006 version too.

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concurrentcoder Member since:
2008-04-16

I know about Jobs and the reality distortion field. But I do not recall anything in his statements that said it was a proof of concept that the single developer made, but was in fact the application that shipped. It was the application that was developed by a single developer not a prototype, while the team continued to develop the iMovie HD version, which was dropped at the last minute in favor of the newer version. I have no reason to believe that Jobs was lying other than your claims. Is there is an article or some comment from someone at Apple that your citing?

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RE[4]: VideoLAN Movie Creator
by bryanv on Mon 11th Jan 2010 19:08 in reply to "RE[3]: VideoLAN Movie Creator"
bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

I was one of those very very pissed off people.

To this day, the new iMovie (yes, even the 09 version) is inferior in many ways to iMovie HD.

It does have a few things going for it (more like iPhoto in-app database) but I stuck with HD as long as I could... which ended when I was given a USB video camera, which iMovie HD could not operate with.

I miss some of the multi-track features. But I miss speed adjustment, playback direction (forward / reverse), and in-app multi track audio editing the most.

At least, I haven't figured out how to do this all with the new iMovie...

And the playhead controls in the new iMovie are DAMN NEAR UNUSABLE. PAIN IN THE ASS!

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