Sriram Ramkrishna, director of GNOME Foundation, told us he’s trying to change that at SXSW 2014, by raising funds to hire full-time programmers to build the beta Pitivi Linux video editor (pictured above), based on the GStreamer multimedia framework, into a full 1.0 version that anyone can use.
“This is about trying to improve the video editing experience that we have in GNOME,” explained Ramkrishna. “We don’t have, under Linux, a very good experience with media, at all. And video editing is one of those things, which a lot of people do… [Pitivi] also improves GStreamer, because we have to work with that lower-level library, so then, everybody benefits. Video editing, even music — everything gets better by supporting this program.”