[ubuntu-studio-devel] [Blueprint ubuntustudio-video-x] ubuntustudio-video X

lukefromdc at hushmail.com lukefromdc at hushmail.com
Tue May 12 17:41:04 UTC 2015

One thing about Openshot: It shares the same backend as kdenlive,
but you must make sure that in a finished distro they are both depending
on the same versions of melt or installing one blocks the other. I've
run into this with ppa versions of kdenlive blocking openshot from
installing. I was alwasy curious to see what Openshot was doing and
thus often installed it for testing,

On 5/12/2015 at 5:44 AM, "ttoine" <ttoine at ttoine.net> wrote:
>Pitivi is being completely rewriten and the current 0.94 is miss a 
>thing, and is quite stable.
>Openshot is not stable, that it a real issue. Otherwise it would 
>be a good
>alternative to iMovie.
>Blender can be very interesting, but it needs some preparation to 
>really be
>focused on Video. (I mean, if you want to use it just for that, 
>and have
>quite the same look'n feel than other NLE). A good solution could 
>be to
>integrate the Blender Velvets in Ubuntu Studio:
>This is a set of Blender plugins to add, that will correct keyboard
>shorcuts, add Ardour sync for complete audio edition, and other 
>very useful
>addons, focused on video editing.
>What do you think of this idea ?
>Antoine THOMAS
>Tél: 0663137906
>2015-05-12 11:03 GMT+02:00 Set Hallstrom <sakrecoer at gmail.com>:
>> My frustration issues with pitivi and openshot are not the lack 
>> features, its stability. They both hate my hair and have forced 
>me to
>> pull it off too many times.
>> My first editing was on iMovie then later finalcut, then kdenliv 
>> finaly blender. My opinion about blender is that it's erroneous 
>> reduce blender to a mere 3d editing/animation software. The way 
>i see
>> it, it's a complete movie making suit. A merge of 3ds max, 
>> aftereffects and photoshop in one single piece of aprox 200mb 
>> I'm sure you have all seen Tears of Steel?
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6MlUcmOul8
>> This movie was made 3 years ago: LOTS of things have happened 
>> While i agree that blender has particularly unique interface, 
>> editing is NEVER easy.
>> Like Jimmy wrote:
>> > Kdenlive is quite powerful, but not the best GUI. This might 
>> > changed with the latest version though. You can with some work 
>do a
>> > lot but it _more often require google skills_ and reading 
>forums to
>> > understand how to do it.
>> I think this applies to any video software, from a beginner 
>point of
>> view. No matter what level, the user is physically alone with 
>> version of ubuntustudio, hence no matter what video software we 
>> there, what jimmy wrote applies:
>> > I think it's a big step for someone new to linux to give them 
>> > advance 3D application, here go do some videos!
>> This said, due to their pedagogic approach, i can see why either
>> openshot or pitivi should stay. But i firmly believe we should 
>pick out
>> one.
>> Kaj: There is a way to start blender with a different set of 
>> Variables including $BLENDER_USER_CONFIG (Directory for user
>> configuration files.) So it feasible.
>> Now, misunderstand me right, i'm open to include all of them as 
>it is
>> now. But i think it would be less confusing with less choices. 
>This is
>> solely based on my own expertise, where i have spent many hours 
>> with one, to realize in frustration that i should have started 
>> another one in the first place....
>> Let's find a good sollution :)
>> Have a great day y'all!
>> *set
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