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#1 2014-10-06 16:17:17

mikecella
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Video Editing with #!

For a few years now I would say that hands down at least 50% of the time I spend on a computer I use Linux, mostly CrunchBang. It took me a while to get audio production down running CruchBang but I got it going smoothly!

Now the one thing I spend quite a bit of time doing which is Video Editing . I do a ton of video related task from, Webcast, tech tutorials, and unboxing reviews for electronics. Now I've mastered a good chunck of editing with tons of different programs in windows, but as the titles says is CrunchBang good for video editing?

I know when it comes down to it CrunchBang will out preform Windows when it comes to resource usage.

What I really would like to know, how easy is it to get programs up and going, such as lightwork? Is CrunchBang a good distro for video editing?

The main reason I have chosen CrunchBang, is due to the fact that it preforms well on older computers, my main computer for editing has an Intel Core 2 Duo with 6 GB of RAM. Right now I'm using integrated graphics due to the fact that I burned up my add in video card.

Thanks, Mike

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#2 2014-10-06 17:06:06

damo
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#3 2015-01-06 22:47:09

ztm
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Re: Video Editing with #!

I'm on Crunchbang Waldorf (testing) and using only the Intel GPU of the i5-4690. Starting Lightworks brings up the borders of the starting window and freeze. I can only stop it by killing the process, ex. with htop.
On the same machine under LinuxMint Debian Edition it runs flawlessly.
Comparing the 2 logs on Crunchbang it hangs on "Compiling shaders".
Anybody had this problem? What could be the solution?

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#4 2015-01-06 23:21:52

damo
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Re: Video Editing with #!

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#5 2015-01-06 23:40:22

pingu
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Registered: 2014-12-05
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Re: Video Editing with #!

avidemux (but stay away from the gtk version) is good for some very simple editing.

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#6 2015-01-07 00:25:58

chillicampari
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#7 2015-01-07 01:11:52

tknomanzr
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Registered: 2014-12-09
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#8 2015-01-07 17:57:53

Joe90
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Registered: 2013-10-10
Posts: 337

Re: Video Editing with #!

Openshot for easy editing and encoding. (Found it to be the easiest to use)

Can be a bit crashy, so regular saving of project is the key

Developer currently working on QT version after crowdfunding (very well!) but has slowed at alpha/beta stage

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#9 2015-01-07 20:31:52

th3pun15h3r
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#10 2015-01-07 22:37:33

brontosaurusrex
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Registered: 2012-06-15
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#11 2015-01-07 23:34:42

chillicampari
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I've found Cinelerra kind of hard to use and if anything more similar to mid-2000 era GV Edius than Adobe products (and just as touchy as Edius was then). My best experiences have been with Kdenlive and LiVES and at some point giving Lightworks another go (I tried a very early public release, the first Windows testing version I think).

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#12 2015-01-07 23:39:57

brontosaurusrex
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Registered: 2012-06-15
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Lightworks could be extremely good story-telling type of editor (the best actually), but last time I tested Linux version, it was bug-ridden to uselessness (Same with osx, also my aja card was useless for preview purposes on broadcast monitor (free version)).

p.s. It was the first non-linear editor for me (must have been before 2000), running on dos back then.

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#13 2015-01-07 23:59:28

chillicampari
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Lightworks is a powerhouse. I was never able to afford it so I'm glad they released it, but yep, the bugs. It was built for the turnkey days so that's gotta be hard to try to get it working for multiple systems. Yep, if you're using an aja card you're gonna want to be able to actually use it.

(Windows so sort of OT, but)

My sweet spot NLE is (still) Vegas. I was using it prior to the Sony purchase, it took a long time to learn it tongue and now I don't have to think about it that much. Even if I use another editor there's a good chance I'll bring the intermediate into Vegas for finishing and polish. The bundled Mainconcept renderer isn't my favorite though so I'll use something else for final release (if it's mpeg) like Procoder or ffmpeg (Linux version of ffmpeg, via network or moving the uncompressed video over). I've messed with cross-network direct frameserving but that can be a bit glitchy if there's a burp).

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#14 2015-01-08 23:56:49

ztm
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#15 2015-01-09 00:17:26

chillicampari
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