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Video editing in Linux: a look at PiTiVi and Kdenlive

Feb 02, 2010, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Video editing on Linux has long gotten a bad rap. A few years ago, the only real options for video editing were either deeply limited in features and polish, or incredibly complex to set up and use.

"While Linux still lacks a direct competitor to tools like Apple's iMovie or Final Cut Pro, the current crop of video editing tools are much more capable and easy to use. Two tools in particular stand out: PiTiVi and Kdenlive. Both suites are under active development and look promising. In this article, we'll take a look at what both of these tools can and can't do.

"What a video editor needs

"You should be able to count on a base set of features from any video editor that's worth its salt. At a bare minimum, any video editor should be able to import a wide range of formats, edit video and audio in a non-linear fashion, provide transitions and titling, allow multiple sources for video and audio, and be intuitive enough that it doesn't require a week's worth of training to become productive."

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