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Open source video editing: what we have now and what we need

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 70.110.21.43] on April 13, 2008 01:46 AM
I want an unprofessional video editor. I want to take my consumer-quality DV camcorder and plug it into my Ubuntu box. I want the box to waken the correct program for capturing my video. I want to be able to start a widescreen project and drag jpegs and video clips into it with both a timeline and storyboard views. I want to be able to crop the video segment lengths. I want to add ogg or mp3 music and be able to adjust the sound level. I want to be able to do some titles. I'd like to burn it to a DVD. As a bonus, I'd like to be able to create a menu and have chapters start wherever I choose. I don't want to have to know my frame rate, the format of my video files or ANYTHING ELSE. I am not a video professional and I hardly qualify as an amateur, but I've been able to do exactly what I've described on other systems. That's what I'd like to see on Linux. And please don't tell me to go use another system-- I'm already doing that. I'm just saying what I want out of Linux video.

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