OT: Something better than kino?

Dan Dennedy dan at dennedy.org
Tue Feb 26 18:19:00 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen <dotancohen <at> gmail.com> writes:
> On 21/02/2008, Robin Laing <Robin.Laing <at> drdc-rddc.gc.ca> wrote:
> > I am not familiar with Sony Vegas Studio 8.
> >
> >  In the past I have used avidemux and I see that there is a newer version
> >  but I have not found an rpm for Fedora.  I did see an older version on
> >  rpmforge but it is not for current releases.
> >
> >  http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/
> >
> >  Current release - 2008-02-17: 2.4.1, aka r3791
> >
> >  I have also used cinepaint but not lately.
> >
> >  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CinePaint
> Thank you Robin. I will suggest those two applications to him.

As the lead developer of Kino and a former Vegas user, I can safely say
there is nothing for Linux that comes even close to Vegas. Not even the
expensive Discreet Smoke because they have very different UIs and 
target audiences. If you think the GIMP UI is bad, then you will surely
dismiss Cinelerra (or nearly all Linux applications for that matter).
CinePaint and Avidemux will not suffice either. CinePaint is a frame 
touchup app, and Avidemux is mainly a transcoding tool with very
limited editing. Nevertheless, if you really want to monitor the 
progress of intermediate-to-advanced video editing on Linux then you
can monitor the progress on Blender, Open Movie Editor, and Kdenlive. 

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