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Linux Journal: Movie Making on a Linux Box? No Way!

Jan 01, 2001, 16:04 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Williams)

"Broadcast 2000 is the Linux movie-making spinoff of mainstream computing in 2000. What Broadcast 2000 does is turn your Linux box into an iMac, a system able to capture, edit and render high-quality multimedia content. The software catapults you into a fury of content sensations normally reserved for those who earn their living by rebooting WinNT."

"The Broadcast 2000 software allows you to cut and paste hours of full-motion, full-resolution movies and DVD-quality sound in an instant. The software spits out 2 gigabyte movie files like poptarts. It exercises the full potential of Linux, and most importantly it crosses the barrier between pure computing infrastructure to productivity applications, which is a challenge akin to landing a human on Mars."

"The trend is now to isolate the Linux interface from user interaction by embedding it in microcontrollers, appliances and computer infrastructure. Part of the justification for Broadcast 2000 is to invent roles for Linux that no one never dreamed of before. It is all about web servers playing movies and routers playing reverb. As a colleague once said on the topic of 3-D webcams for Linux boxes, "That sounds like something only Microsoft would do."

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