"The Linux enviroment offers two major packages for creating and
editing digital media. Cinelerra is a media powerhouse, while Kino
works well for beginners who need to create simple digital video.
It's a speedy editor, lightweight, and it seldom crashes. Its
simplicity, ease of use, and small learning curve make it an
excellent alternative for creating and editing digital media in the
"Kino does not require as much powerful hardware as Cinelerra;
you can get good results with about 128MB of memory and a 1GHz
processor. You'll need a bit of disk space for digital video
editing--about 40GB should do just fine..."