Pitivi Aims To Bring Real Video Editing to Linux

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.”