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

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 23:05:06 UTC 2008

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 5:47 PM, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote:
> Akemi Yagi wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 2:26 PM, Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> We are finally going to replace our VHS-C  Camcorder, with a Digital
>>> Camcorder, tomorrow. Looking for suggestions,
>>> for Digital Video Editor to use on CentOS 5.2. Preferably, something
>>> in the CentOS or RPMForge repositories and easy to use. TIA!
>> Cinelerra.  It is very powerful, and Dag kindly added to his repo
>> quite sometime ago.
> It is powerful, but if the digital camera is a FireWire-based standard-def
> DV camera, the right choice is Kino:
> http://www.kinodv.org/

I'm assuming it is a MiniDV format camcorder. I installed cinelerra
and will  try to install Kino now.

> It is an editor specially made for standard-def DV material, it can
> interface directly with the camera, it can process DV material natively
> (lossless edit and stuff like that), can do projects, has filters and
> effects, can export in a variety of formats, etc.
> You can find RPMs on dag.wieers.com and in some other places; Fedora should
> have the src.rpm as well.

I'll try to install Kino with yum. If it's in RPMForge, I should be
able to get it.

> Cinelerra is more of a "generic case" editor. Plus, it's quite buggy. ;-)

> If the camera is high-def, then I suggest using a Windows-based application,
> especially if it's a newer AVCHD camera. Linux is not quite there yet in
> high-def; maybe something like Cinelerra or Kdenlive will work with older
> MPEG2 high-def systems, but you're pretty much on your own.

> In fact, for pretty much anything except standard-def DV, Windows is by far
> the better option. Maybe either Cinelerra or Kdenlive will pick up speed and
> change the situation some time in the future.

Florin: Thank you, for all of your comments! Lanny

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