Thomas Delrue on 6 Jun 2017 07:07:06 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Video Editing Software

Hi All,

Thanks for the suggestions. I think for now I'll recommend her to use
OpenShot and see where we go from there... She's familiar with Linux
(and a former software engineer) so when 'someone' ;) suggested that
"blender is like the vim of animation", her reaction was "vim? I don't
want no vim!" :P

Thanks again  :)

On 06/05/2017 04:33 PM, Gavin W. Burris wrote:
> It's great to see Blender recommended!  I have a background in
> computer animation, did all my senior animations in Blender.  The
> interface is better these days, but I like to think of Blender as the
> Vim of computer animation.
> These days, I can't see it getting any easier for video editing than
> the latest iMovie on Mac, especial if you are asking for a relative.
> I am biased towards Linux, but would still recommend getting a Mac
> for iMovie.  Even a used Mac from the last four years, if you're on a
> budget, is going to be a frustration-eliminating experience.  Simple
> things, like being able to import the video (without re-encoding)
> directly off the camera to a thumbnailed event timeline makes a huge
> difference in usability.
> Cheers.
> On Mon 06/05/17 04:03PM EDT, Charlie Li wrote:
>> On 05/06/2017 15:29, Thomas Delrue wrote:
>>> Hi PLUG,
>>> A relative of mine would like to do some very simple video
>>> editing. Is there an easy package she could install that won't
>>> overwhelm her and cause her to have to learn the UI and finer
>>> points of video editing before being able to create a simple
>>> collage?
>> I used Lightworks for a bit before discovering Blender's built-in
>> video editor. I only originally discovered them through Phoronix's
>> reporting of them releasing a then-upcoming Linux version, so I
>> pounced on the first opportunity to grab it.
>> If your relative is familiar with how iMovie/Final Cut Pro feels
>> like, this is similar.

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