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February 6th, 2011, 07:58 AM
So first off, I'm not sure if I posted this in the right forum so if not, sorry.

I'm looking for a program of some kind that I can combine 4 (if not 2 minimum) streams of video into one file. The only program so far that I've found that does this is avisynth but I can't seem to make it work at all. Does it even work under ubuntu? I've tried numerous guides and how to's but nothing seems to be working.

Basically I just need something that will take a video file, from several different sources (cameras placed around a car) and be able to place them in a grid form into one file. basically in a format like this, where each letter is a different video file:

a b
c d



February 25th, 2011, 02:16 PM
It's a shame that this cool app isn't getting more 'traction' on linux :

because here are some great examples of what you can do with it :


February 25th, 2011, 07:51 PM
You can use AviSynth in Linux: HOWTO: AviSynth video processing with WINE (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1333264).

February 27th, 2011, 12:40 PM
You can use AviSynth in Linux: HOWTO: AviSynth video processing with WINE (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1333264).
Thanks doorsman, i found also this linux sub-forum, that is still 'in use' :

February 27th, 2011, 12:59 PM
openshot is also a non linear editor.


some of the features

OpenShot's Features include:

* Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg )
* Gnome integration (drag and drop support)
* Multiple tracks
* Clip resizing, trimming, snapping, and cutting
* Video transitions with real-time previews
* Compositing, image overlays, watermarks
* 3D Animated Titles
* Title templates, title creation, sub-titles
* SVG friendly, to create and include titles and credits
* Scrolling motion picture credits
* Solid color clips (including alpha compositing )
* Support for Rotoscoping / Image sequences
* Drag and drop timeline
* Frame stepping, key-mappings: J,K, and L keys
* Video encoding (based on FFmpeg )
* Key Frame animation
* Digital zooming of video clips
* Speed changes on clips (slow motion etc)
* Custom transition lumas and masks
* Re-sizing of clips (frame size)
* Audio mixing and editing
* Presets for key frame animations and layout
* Ken Burns effect (making video by panning over an image)
* Digital video effects , including brightness, gamma, hue, greyscale, chroma key (bluescreen / greenscreen) , and over 20 other video effects
* OpenShot provides extensive editing and compositing features, and has been designed as a practical tool for working with high-definition video including HDV and AVCHD .

it seems to do very well with avi formats, not so good with high byte rate formats from the start, although the end results are fantastic.

February 27th, 2011, 03:42 PM
I have done this with blender, cinelerra and kdenlive.
In blender : start with a black image on the lowest track; put the video tracks upon each other above the black image; downsize and relocate them with the transform tool. Alpha over the tracks on the black image.
Cinelerra : I have done this with cinerella but is too long ago to remember how I did this exactly. It was similar to blender.
Kdenlive : look for the PIP (picture in picture) tool.