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The Video Editor That Linux Already Has, but Still Needs

Nov 18, 2008, 23:05 (5 Talkback[s])

"Let's get a few things straight and then move on to the pretty pictures:

"1. Blender is solid code, a robust and stable app, and absurdly powerful.
"2. Blender's current Video editor is technically sufficient to edit, but does not really have an interface designed exclusively to that purpose.
"3. As such, Blender would pale next to an Avid or Final Cut Pro workstation.

"The good news: in order to become the best video editing app for Linux/osX/Windows all Blender needs is a UI designed for the video editor, and a few patches to provide a few new functions that any professional video editor would expect.

"The bad news: I can design interfaces, but I can't actually program [yet]. Therefore, this is a post all about vaporware -- until a Blender dev (I am in contact with a few but can always talk to more!!) jumps on this idea.

"The idea is essentially this: design two interfaces -- one for the home video hobbyist (the iMovie, if you will, of Linux) and one for the video professional (the Final Cut Pro or Avid Express of Linux). Do not FORK Blender, as such, but simply provide an alternate interface for it, geared toward video editing."

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