Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 4th Jul 2011 23:16 UTC
Multimedia, AV A few days ago Sony released the 11th version of their consumer "Movie Studio HD Platinum" version of their popular PC video editing platform, Vegas. A variety of new features can be found in it, most importantly 3D stereoscopic editing support, and a faster h.264 decoder for AVCHD/digicam/dSLR footage.
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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Tue 5th Jul 2011 15:45 UTC
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

Given the site we're on, how do free, open source, or other operating system alternatives compare?

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Laurence on Tue 5th Jul 2011 16:13 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Given the site we're on, how do free, open source, or other operating system alternatives compare?

I'd be very interested to know this too.

I'm yet to find a FOSS alternative that hasn't epically sucked balls. But I'm sure (or rather optimistically hope) there's at least one good package out there that I haven't discovered yet.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Eugenia on Tue 5th Jul 2011 19:26 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

It's been discussed here and on my blog a lot of times in the last 10 years. Linux still has nothing that competes with the better Windows/Mac editors. The best one is KDEnLive, but it's still not there. The Ubuntu guys even concede to the sad reality in various articles in the last two years.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Sad to say its true. I've fought it in the past reviews of Vegas, but Its time I just accept it. There aren't any FOSS video editing solutions that really works well( As of a year ago). I've read that there is pro level software available at a pro level price. But that doesn't really work for me.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by fran on Tue 5th Jul 2011 19:29 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

The most advanced native linux video editor is cinelerra.
I know this not from experience but reviews. Just could not get the install to work on Ubuntu. It's not part of the default Software centre options and has a lot of dependencies some of which is not present Ubuntu's synaptic software section. Not a noob friendly install.
There is rewrite of cinelerra underway called Lumiera.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by LordChaos on Tue 5th Jul 2011 21:09 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
LordChaos Member since:
2005-08-11

What about Lightworks ? http://www.lightworksbeta.com/

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Eugenia on Tue 5th Jul 2011 21:26 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

A disaster.

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