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Does anyone know of a nice video editor (preferably open-source or otherwise free) for Linux? Specifically Ubuntu?

I've found one called Kino that looks neat. But one thing I want to do is be able to superimpose things on the video, like captions, images, etc. For instance, adding an arrow to point to something in a video or something.

If there isn't anything like that for Linux, what about Windows XP (or maybe even Windows 7)? I can't exactly afford high-end software right now, especially just for hobby stuff (family videos, etc), but I was just curious if anyone knew of anything. It may be just wishful thinking, though
 
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The only reason I boot to Windows is to use Adobe Premiere. I know it and like using it and have used it since exploring the Linux options and finding them not up to snuff. I have only used Cinelerra and that was more than five years ago, but now it has matured and is a Ubuntu package... looks easy to install and use. I might want to give these a try again:

Cinelerra

Avidmux

Kino



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Awesome, thanks. I'll give those a look. I've been playing with Kino, and I discovered there is an Image Overlay option, though it's not very robust (the "animation" options it gives are very simplistic).

I'll give the other two a look and see as well.


Out of curiosity, how much is Adobe Premier? I'm guessing, if Photoshop and Acrobat are indicators, it's probably several hundred dollars?
 
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I used to use kino, but it would crash a lot on me. I switched to avidmux, and I'm happy with it, but it is very simplistic; great for cutting and splicing, and transcoding the video into a new format, but not much else. Beyond that, I don't know much, so I guess listen to pronoblem.
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sigmazero13 wrote:
Out of curiosity, how much is Adobe Premier? I'm guessing, if Photoshop and Acrobat are indicators, it's probably several hundred dollars?


I have an older version... CS4 and CS5 are the most recent and go for $300-500, prior editions go for less.

wmshub wrote:
I don't know much, so I guess listen to pronoblem.


I am a hack with video... and you've used the free / oss versions and I haven't... if you say avidmux works I'd go for it. I probably should try these... Premier might be more than I need.
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I am having fun running Adobe Premiere CS5. It handles native Canon 7D video files seamlessly. It also just works. I doubt the Linux versions are there yet. devil
 
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hamzy wrote:
I doubt the Linux versions are there yet.


If talking film making and CGI then Linux/BSD has been the leader for ten years now with Weta, Cameron Pixar and Dreamworks investing heavily, so it is a surprise we have not seen a good consumer non-linear editing program. Though, Cinelerra does look promising...
 
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