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Linux Video Editing Apps: The Simple, the Slick and the Stumbly

Nov 17, 2010, 17:35 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack M. Germain)

"It used to be that only hard-core film buffs carried video recording equipment on vacations. Unless your job required working with film, film editing software was not on most computer users' must-have list of tools. Maybe that is why until recently, few really useful film editing apps existed for the Linux platform.

"But today's Linux users are more savvy and more demanding. Mobile phones typically come with built-in filming capabilities. So more opportunity exists for editing and repackaging the film we shoot. Three solid Linux film editing apps make your film preparations easy. Avidemux, OpenShot video editor and PiTiVi have many common features and are all built around ease of use.

"These three video editing apps work well with most video and audio formats. Their user interfaces take both the guesswork and trial-and-error episodes out of the film-editing process."

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