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]: A common problem
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 12th Jan 2010 23:33 UTC in reply to "RE: A common problem"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14


For example, the open source nature of Cinepaint is the main reason why the major film studios and major animation houses use it, and not Photoshop.


Do they really use it *still*? The list of major movies its been used on is a bit dated, there hasn't been a release in some time. Its interface is gimp 1.0. The "next generation" rewrite glasgow is the most absurdly unstable piece of software I've ever attempted to use. It is *not* getting much development from major ,movie companies. If its being updated, those changes aren't making their way back into the trunk.

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RE[3]: A common problem
by tupp on Wed 13th Jan 2010 08:25 in reply to "RE[2]: A common problem"
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2006-11-12

Do they really use it *still*?

Yes. They do.

As I mentioned previously in this thread, a lot of the development probably stays in-house to give a "proprietary edge."

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RE[4]: A common problem
by DerGenosse on Wed 13th Jan 2010 16:45 in reply to "RE[3]: A common problem"
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2010-01-11

Yes. They do.

As I mentioned previously in this thread, a lot of the development probably stays in-house to give a "proprietary edge."

Seems like conjecture on your part to me. If people who worked at ILM wouldn't post at some VFX forums, we wouldn't know that ILM has abandoned their former in-house compositing system CompTime for their new in-house system Zeno. Yet, you claim to know that CinePaint is still used. Any proof?

By the way, ILM recently purchased a site-wide license for The Foundry's Nuke. A nice, proprietary compositing system that uses the FFmpeg libraries. I love Open Source!

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