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Open Movie Editor: Linux Video Editor with Plot Twists

Oct 28, 2008, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kristin Shoemaker)

[ Thanks to sakgarg for this link. ]

"Open Movie Editor is available via the repositories for a number of distributions. It's important to note, though, that installing the editor in this manner doesn't pull in all of the filter effects that it supports, nor does it necessarily integrate all of the codecs it can potentially work with. Open Movie Editor uses LAME and ffmpeg for its encoding and decoding tasks. It also uses the Frei0r Video Effect Plugin Standard, and source tarballs and binary packages of these plugins are available from the Frei0r website.

"Kino has two advantages over Open Movie Editor -- it effectively puts a GUI on dvgrab, making it a bit easier to get video from a digital camcorder on to a computer. It also has easily implemented transitions, something that seemed to be lacking from the Open Movie Editor. However, the Open Movie Editor allows for finer tuning of some video manipulation aspects, and this effect could be achieved with skilled crossfading. It seems as though Open Movie Editor is aiming for a user base with a keener interest in video editing than Kino's users, but not necessarily the demographic Cinelerra would appeal to."

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