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

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 13:37:17 UTC 2009

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 4:36 PM, Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com> 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.
> http://cinelerra.org/
> The only "problem" is that, because it is so powerful and feature
> rich, learning curve is very steep.  I have yet to learn it myself but
> I already know its capabilities through my best Linux friend who is an
> expert in video editing.

Akemi: A follow on to last nights message. After all this time, last
night was the first time my wife wanted to edit a video. I went to bed
about 1030 and have no idea what time she went to bed. This morning, I
told her that Cinelerra looks like it might be easier to learn than
"The Gimp" and that she can do it. She told me that she installed,
tested and uninstalled several programs, in M$ Windows last night and
that none of them could even open the file..... She said Cinelerra is
the only program she has tried that can open it. The files we seem to
need to edit have .vob extensions and are MPEG2 files. I need to tell
her that when I read the Samsung manual, after we got the Camcorder,
there is a difference between the 2 DVD RW formats. One can be edited
and the other can't, as I recall.  The one she used last night is a
DVD+RW so I guess the DVD-RW cannot be edited. I asked her if she had
installed and tried the Samsung software that came with the Camcorder,
but she was so disgusted with the Software that came with a Samsung
MP4 player that she sold it to my Stepson and she did not install
their Software for the Camcorder.    :-)  Bottom Line: Cinelerra is
the program for us to learn how to use. Lanny

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