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posted by [personal profile] crazyscot at 07:53pm on 07/12/2011 under ,
The state of Linux video editing and animation software hasn't drastically improved in the last year and half, has it?

I'm going to end up getting Final Cut Pro and Motion (and a Mac to run them on), aren't I?
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posted by [personal profile] bens_dad at 07:46am on 07/12/2011
1) You sound as though you *want* the answer to be "No. You have to get a Mac."

2) I don't know whether anything has changed on Linux.

3) From what little I hear, Final Cut has got a lot cheaper and a lot worse, ie if you are at the bottom end of the market it might now be affordable and better than the alternatives, but if you could afford it before it no longer does what you need.
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posted by [personal profile] crazyscot at 08:02am on 07/12/2011
Maybe I do... It's to do with the amount of pain I went through in making my film. I have another small project in mind, and if I have a more positive experience then I'm more likely to do more such things.

Cinelerra and Blender did the job, but the experience was horrid; they were (presumably still are) klunkier than a bag of very klunky things, and (Cinelerra in particular) positively fragile and buggy. I wouldn't care to repeat the experience. OTOH Final Cut is £200 or NZ$400, add another £70/$130 for Motion and Compressor (and some hardware to run them on) and the job's a good one. If they are sane and intuitive (which seems likely, though I wish there was somewhere I could properly try them out) then it's a no-brainer, my blood pressure and whatever shreds of sanity I still have are worth more to me than that.
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posted by [personal profile] sigisgrim at 03:09pm on 07/12/2011
What would Keith suggest?
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posted by [personal profile] crazyscot at 05:52am on 08/12/2011
He's an avid Mac user :)

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