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One Last Call To Make Novacut A Reality

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Published on 27 July 2011 08:39 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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While the latest Humble Indie Bundle is pulling in money at a fierce rate (up to nearly $500k USD in one day), that isn't true for all open-source projects. At the start of the month I mentioned Novacut, which attempts to be yet another open-source video editor. What Novacut is trying to do different from the rest is become the world's first real-time collaborative video editor designed for HDSLR cameras with support for cloud-based storage and rendering. Unfortunately, they're struggling a bit on Kickstarter.

On their Kickstarter project page to fund initial development they have raised nearly $21,000 USD. However, per Kickstarter requirements, unless they reach their goal of $25,000 USD in the next 62 hours, they will not be funded. So if a real-time cloud-enabled collaborative video editor that's open-source is of interest to you, they may be interested in your donation. (If not, you should consider a Phoronix Premium subscription ;)).

On this page is more information about the aspirations of the Novacut project. There's also lots of information on the Ubuntu-hosted Novacut Wiki for those interested.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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