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Editing HD video: linux vs imovie

Jun 20, 2011, 02:03 (0 Talkback[s])


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"So linux to the rescue. I do all my video editing in kdenlive, so the attempt at using iMovie was a bit of an experiment. With linux, I just connect my camera, and add the .MTS files to the project. From there, they can be dragged on to the time line and away you go. No fuss, no convoluted import process which does a conversion of the file to an intermediate codec causing a loss of quality.

"What this demonstrates to me is the benefit that Linux has derived from using a modular software stack where it can. kdenlive can read and edit AVCHD files because ffmpeg can read them and the MLT framework integrates with ffmpeg to decode and encode video files."

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