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    Default Lightworks Is Not As Open As Some Would Like

    Phoronix: Lightworks Is Not As Open As Some Would Like

    Lightworks has been talked about for the past two years as an open-source video editor and the Linux client was delayed multiple times. Lightworks ended up beginning a very limited alpha last month, but not everyone is happy...

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

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    "Not As Open As Some Would Like" = there is currently no source code available at all.

    you have to be a very mild open source advocate for that to satisfy you.

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    Piranha 7 is available for Linux and Mac OS X:

    "Introducing Piranha 7
    A GPU based Stereo Editing and Visual Effects System
    for MacOSX and Linux

    Piranha 7 is a complete editing and finishing system for Linux and MacOsx. Using the Power of GPU to deliver great performance and interactive artistic freedom. Piranha 7 can mix content with different resolutions
    and bit depths up to 8k 16bit/channel."

    http://ifxsoftware.com/piranha7

    Piranha 7 demo:

    http://ifxsoftware.com/download-latest

    Piranha 7 on Ubuntu:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjDwT...ature=youtu.be

    Piranha 7 isn't available for Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbudny View Post
    Piranha 7 is available for Linux and Mac OS X
    Piranha 7 for Linux and MacOSX
    now available at

    US $995
    These nutjobs want a replacement for Final Cut Pro (which Lightworks isn't and won't be as it is useless without their hardware) not a dedicated solution for a Hollywood Studio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogi_berra View Post
    These nutjobs want a replacement for Final Cut Pro (which Lightworks isn't and won't be as it is useless without their hardware) not a dedicated solution for a Hollywood Studio.
    Where do you get this notion that Lightworks is 'useless without their hardware', exactly?

    I'm running Lightworks right now in both Ubuntu and Archlinux. The test machine has an nvidia card, Phenom II x4, 8gig of ram ~ which is nothing crazy, so i don't see why i would need their hardware. You can do most things with a keybaord, so that doesn't slow you down and aside from (currently) disabled features, and the odd (known) quirky behavior, LW runs quite nice...

    It's crashed twice on me, both times i wasn't able to reproduce the behavior - but already in the 2nd alpha release/download bugs have been fixed.

    I think that gnome-dev is wasting his breath. Lightworks is going to be great for users and of benefit as a whole. for chose whom want/need some of the licensed codecs/plugins - they are free to upgrade. ie: lightworks is not crippled in that way... The code is supposed to be eventually opened, so let's let most of the common bugs worked out and have LW hit the masses - may be once there is a stable release, the source code will follow. after all, it's still early in the the alpha (even if LW has been talked about for the last couple of years)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BO$$ View Post
    So a pitivi dev complains that a competing technology that is much more capable than that sorry pitivi shit is coming to make them obsolete. And we should listend to him of course. C'mon admit it pitivi doesn't work and doesn't do what you want it to. It's so bad that even if that lightworks never gets open sourced it's still good for linux. Stop being so butthurt with that they are not good for the community shit! You had your time, you had your chances and you blew it by being incompetents and unable to write a fucking application in 10 years.
    You of course are a developer of *some* successful opensource project and that's why you are throwing 8055 advices, ha?!

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    The only FOSS video editor project that seems to have some potential is novacut.

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    I've been using Kdenlive for a while now, and I really like it. It's much better than some of the proprietary editors, too. And yes, it's also not available on Windows

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    No one talks about Blender sequencer ? It's by far better than Pitivi, Openshot and all the others.

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