[CentOS] OT: Digital Video Editor for CentOS 5.2 - Suggestions?

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 19:21:08 UTC 2009


On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 10:23 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> Lanny Marcus wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 7:06 PM, Joseph L. Casale
>> <JCasale at activenetwerx.com> wrote:
>>
>>>> Still not sure why it produces an .xml
>>>> file instead of .avi or something else, but if I RFM, I will probably
>>>> figure that out.
>>>>
>>> Welcome to Non-linear video editing, I haven't read up on Cinelerra but
>>> it saves an xml file since while you are working in a project, you are
>>> not touching your data. Outside of a *very* large computer, raw dv is
>>> useless but every time you encode it, you lose quality. It would be a very bad
>>> idea to encode each time you save, which would also make saves unbearably
>>> long.
>>>
>>> When you are done your "project" you then export(encode) it to a format
>>> you so desire.
>>>
> the XML files are like a project description, as opposed to the actual
> video.  think of them as a edit list.     all they are good for is
> loading/saving in the video editor.   what JCasale said, you 'export'
> your edited video project to generate a mpeg or avi or whatever.  in
> some programs its 'make movie'.

I did some reading about Cinelerra last night and they call it Render
or Rendering, when you are finished editing and want to Save. They
save the video and audio files separately. I guess that's how we are
able to see some programs on DirectTV in English or in Spanish....
And, movies on DVDs.....


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