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    Default Lightworks Video Editor Going Open-Source

    Phoronix: Lightworks Video Editor Going Open-Source

    While there have been video editors on Linux like Cinelerra and Kino for some length of time, and more recently there have been new open-source projects that aim to better non-linear video editing on Linux like OpenShot and PiTiVi, up to this point it's been an area just like gaming: the Linux solutions haven't been great compared to other platforms. However, there's a lot more potential for that to change now that a professional video editor for Linux is being open-sourced...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODE1MQ

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    What an amazing day for Open Source video.

    Michael, you should also report on that: http://newteevee.com/2010/04/12/goog...r-html5-video/

    Google is probably going to announce open sourcing VP8 and pushing it next month at their conference. This is big.

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    The press release is very lacking in details. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this was just a small part of it being opened up, to draw in developers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    What an amazing day for Open Source video.

    Michael, you should also report on that: http://newteevee.com/2010/04/12/goog...r-html5-video/

    Google is probably going to announce open sourcing VP8 and pushing it next month at their conference. This is big.
    I'd say it be a while before a program such as VP8 or the Lightworks editor be open sourced due to the time to get the code to pass legal muster (patents and 3rd party code)
    and to clean it up. Of course any code that cannot be released would then need to be rewritten from scratch.

    But just the same it's a win if this does happen

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    I'd say it be a while before a program such as VP8 or the Lightworks editor be open sourced due to the time to get the code to pass legal muster (patents and 3rd party code)
    and to clean it up. Of course any code that cannot be released would then need to be rewritten from scratch.

    Well, google surely has money/manpower to do so. In addition they own everything necessary for 2 months already so I think they could have gone through most of it already. I may be too optimistic of course, we will see.

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    I hope that they will open 100%of the src code, but i think it's a big win for linux.

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    Don't forget avidemux2, which is VERY VERY much used on both Linux and Windows.

    It even have its own forum at doom9.net

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    This is great news! Now all I need to ditch any form of windows-only software for good is a good linux CAD program. That probably won't happen anytime soon though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devius View Post
    This is great news! Now all I need to ditch any form of windows-only software for good is a good linux CAD program. That probably won't happen anytime soon though.
    Unfortunately Pro/Engineer for linux was killed for lack of demand.

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    don't forget Kdenlive, which is the best : http://arstechnica.com/open-source/g...d-kdenlive.ars

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