Looking for Free / open source video editing software

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Yvan J. Gagnon, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. In my continuoung quest to find free / open source software for doing
    desktop audio & video (on the PC), so far, I have been able to find
    some great programs for audio capture and editing, analog video
    capture, and dvd authoring. However, I have not been able to find any
    decent free / open source video editing programs.

    I already know about Microsoft Movie Maker, Zwei-Stein editor, Avid
    Free DV, and AIST MovieXone. The only one out of those four that I
    feel would be worthwhile to use for the project I am doing
    (audio/video training course based entirely on the use of free / open
    source software) is MovieXone, but the program is very difficult for
    users to find and download on the web, as AIST no longer offers it as
    a free download on their web site. (Reasons as to why the other video
    editing applications I've mentioned are unusable are thoroughly
    documented in this newsgroup.)

    On that note, can anyone here reccommend a decent video editing
    program that I can use for my project? Ideally, it should have some
    kind of keying capability, as well as the ability to capture as and
    output to a DV AVI file.

    Thanks in advance,
    - yvan
    Yvan J. Gagnon, Jan 26, 2004
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  2. <posted & mailed>

    There are a number of really cool things out there. For a general purpose
    NLE, you probably want Cinelerra (http://heroinewarrior.com). Cinelerra has
    all the basics plus renderfarming capabilities. I use that as my basic
    editor. It even does HDTV... It's pretty easy to use as well.

    That said, there's some other things Jakasha (sp?) for doing special effects
    (mixes the hardware rending capabilities of your 3D graphics card with your
    video streams) which aren't full-fledged editors but allow for some pretty
    spectacular special effects.
    James McIninch, Jan 26, 2004
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  3. Is there a Windows port of Cinelerra available from anywhere? I've
    completley given up on doing video editing under Linux.

    - yvan
    Yvan J. Gagnon, Jan 27, 2004
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