Not in full (openSource) release yet, but worth keeping an eye on is Lightworks - Windows version already, and OS X and linux on the way as Beta reelase etc etc. I'm going to be having a look at it sometime next week, I think...
> (In reply to jim hughes)
> Not in full (openSource) release yet, but worth keeping an eye on is Lightworks - Windows version already, and OS X and linux on the way as Beta reelase etc etc. I'm going to be having a look at it sometime next week, I think...
> You may have seen some of the films created using it...
> For example : Pulp Fiction, Braveheart, Batman, The King's Speech
I had a look at this about a year ago. Looked very capable, but you had to build everything up from scratch. I suspect that all the really useful (labour-saving) bits don't make it into the open source version.
I'm only aware of it because I saw an article earlier this week in a very recent Linux Magazine, and I have to admit that I only really clocked the article and the name with a view to having a look at it.
I'll see if I can find the article tomorrow at work. I think they were suggesting that (the linux version) wasn't available simply as packages and you had to do a bit of work to install it, but for me that's not going to be a problem.
what sort of spec is your netbook? (CPU/RAM/screensize)
what type of video are you going to edit? (HD?)
are you going to try and render out finished films... or just do dirty edits to see how they might look?
the reason i ask is...
i used to have a netbook, dualcore atom n450, up it to 2gb of RAM and put in the crystal decoder card. it could playback gopro videos just about smoothly.
but the screen size and CPU performance made actual editing pretty pointless
a gopro sourced edit (720p) about 5 minutes long, just a background music track, basic fade transitions, an intro and outro title screen and a sprinkling of colour correction... i gave up trying to render it out after 2.5 HOURS in adobe media encoder. the machine really wasn't up to the job.
my core 2 quad and old nvidia GPU desktop took about 20 minutes to put that into perspective.