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