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CamCorderInfo.com: Consumer Video Editing in Linux

Mar 07, 2002, 22:15 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Liss)
"With more and more consumers getting fed up with Windows and the expense of video editing applications on the platform, Linux and video editing applications in the Linux environment are becoming more and more appealing. This article reviews capture programs, video editing programs and other utilities for video in a Linux environment. If you're a consumer with a little computer experience and an interest in video editing, Linux is a great environment for you to edit your video's in.

Linux is an free software operating system with special rules (read about it at GNU.org) which is very reliable. Linux can run on any computer. Linux is developed by the open source community - a group of programmers who work for free on Linux, improving it for no compensation. You can buy copies of Linux at your local computer store or download it for free over the web. Although it takes some skill to install, it is getting easier and easier everyday and the average computer use can do it.

The benefits of Linux are that the operating system, and almost all of the programs that run on it are free. The code behind Linux and most Linux programs is open source - meaning anyone is free to run it, play with it or modify it. Another benefit of the entire open source movement is that because their is a lack of corporate control, innovation is heavily encouraged and pursued. There are no boundaries with open source! Linux also is a much "leaner" environment to work in that Windows or Mac, meaning that Linux programs and the operating system often take up less space on a hard drive, less processing power and less RAM meaning more of your computer\'s resources can be devoted to storing and rendering your video projects."

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