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jermza
February 14th, 2011, 03:04 PM
Ubuntu is great. Much of the software is great.

But Pitivi and OpenShot are absolutely disappointing. Pitivi is useless and crashes often.

What other video editing recommendations are there?

jimwill
February 14th, 2011, 03:10 PM
You might try Lives - I know it's in the Hardy repo, don't know about the others.

http://lives.sourceforge.net/ <- link

kellemes
February 14th, 2011, 03:12 PM
Kdenlive (http://kdenlive.org/)(works great for me)
Cinelerra-CV (http://cinelerra.org/)
Cinelerra (http://www.heroinewarrior.com/cinelerra.php)
LiVES (http://lives.sourceforge.net/)

Marlonsm
February 14th, 2011, 03:13 PM
I really like Kdenlive.

sydbat
February 14th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Definitely another vote for Kdenlive.

cyb3r_sn4k3
February 14th, 2011, 04:41 PM
For Ubuntu my vote would go for kdenlive but I still boot into Windows for editing my videos though :)

Marlonsm
February 15th, 2011, 07:52 PM
For Ubuntu my vote would go for kdenlive but I still boot into Windows for editing my videos though :)

Just an unrelated question, even if I'm on Windows and want to edit a video, I boot into Ubuntu to use Kdenlive, what video editor do you use in Windows? Because I don't know a free one as good as Kdenlive.

sydbat
February 15th, 2011, 08:05 PM
Just an unrelated question, even if I'm on Windows and want to edit a video, I boot into Ubuntu to use Kdenlive, what video editor do you use in Windows? Because I don't know a free one as good as Kdenlive.Doesn't Windows already come with a video editor?

lisati
February 15th, 2011, 08:20 PM
I, too, have been disappointed by what I've seen when trying some of the offerings available for video editing with Ubuntu. The last time I checked, some progress had been made, but there's still a little way to go.


Doesn't Windows already come with a video editor?

It depends on which version of Windows you're talking about. MovieMaker with XP is fine for beginners. The version with Vista is slightly better: at least it can cope with mpg files, and can pass your efforts along to DVD burning software. I have absolutely no idea about what comes with Windows 7.

I use a version of Pinnacle Studio (http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Home/) that's a couple of years old for some stuff, and Sonic/Roxio MyDVD (http://www.sonic.com/) for other stuff.

Marlonsm
February 16th, 2011, 12:55 AM
I, too, have been disappointed by what I've seen when trying some of the offerings available for video editing with Ubuntu. The last time I checked, some progress had been made, but there's still a little way to go.



It depends on which version of Windows you're talking about. MovieMaker with XP is fine for beginners. The version with Vista is slightly better: at least it can cope with mpg files, and can pass your efforts along to DVD burning software. I have absolutely no idea about what comes with Windows 7.

I use a version of Pinnacle Studio (http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Home/) that's a couple of years old for some stuff, and Sonic/Roxio MyDVD (http://www.sonic.com/) for other stuff.

Windows 7 comes with Movie Maker too, but it's so oversimplified that I can't even use it. My computer also came with PowerDirector installed, it's nice, but I still prefer KdenLive.

jermza
February 16th, 2011, 07:25 AM
Thanks for all the ideas. I've downloaded kdenlive and it seems great, so far. I'll mark this thread as solved.