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2:42 pm on Dec 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone have experience with Open Source video editors?

I did a search on these forums but the posts were all a few years old. Are any of the Open Source applications usable when compared to something like Adobe Premier or Corel Video Studio?

Nothing too fancy, just the ability to edit videos and stitch video files together.

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11:05 pm on Dec 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You can find a lot of tools to just about do everything however they generally do one thing and do it very well, there is nothing like a full blown editor that I'm aware of.
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4:12 pm on Mar 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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when compared to something like Adobe Premier

Not even close. :-)

However Cyberlink's PowerDirector is very cheap and sufficient for *most* editing. Even the "basic" version ($89 at last check) is a very simple interface, you can adjust color, sharpen, assemble clips, large library of transitions, add titles, but the titling is a little limited in terms of what you can do. Download a trial and check it out.

Exports with a variety of encoding settings, can do .qt, .wmv, mgp1/2 . . . . not .flv though.

The basic version does not support Dolby, you'd have to convert the sound, the pro version does.

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well, i'm on mac and do everything with hd movie - subtitles and basic cutting, audio, etc; it was free for me with the purchase of my notebook. those open source alternatives look like their functionality is more robust.
 

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