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So, I posted here a couple weeks back asking about video editing software. I wound up sticking with Premiere Pro, which is good, but the price still bothers me.

I was looking into suggestions for my video editing rig, and I stumbled across an article mentioning a distro of Linux that runs extremely slim, and is pretty much ideal for video editing (ArchLinux). That's fine and dandy, except it doesn't look like the Adobe Creative Suite has a Linux version. Plus, y'know, it's REALLY expensive.

So, I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for Linux video editing software (preferably free) that would provide a similar experience to Premiere Pro and After Effects. I don't know if I'll end up going with Linux over Windows permanently, but I'm in the mood to tinker with my computer, so I figure it wouldn't hurt to test this out for a bit.

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 6
I have wondered this in the past and come across websites that mention different video editors here.

I also came across Ubuntu Studio which is a *buntu distribution made for multimedia. I would not say you need to go with Ubuntu but perhaps take a peak at what it consists of.

If you do not have prior linux experience I would warn you about Arch Linux, that there is a large learning curve and you have to set pretty much everything up on your own. Gentoo would not be a bad place to go if you want something very minimal and very customization without 100% of the learning curve. It is definitely possible to have a linux video editing setup although not too many people do (other than those who video edit on a small occasion).

Just video editing for fun or got a goal in mind?
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Some friends and I started up a website recently, and we've been doing a good bit of sketch videos. It's nothing professional, since we aren't making any money off of it, but I wouldn't say it's just a "just for funsies" project, either. It's somewhere in the middle.

So, I don't want to sink a ton of money into the project (exactly why I don't want to go with Adobe if I can avoid it and still keep a lot of the functionality), because I'm not going to recover those losses quickly, if at all.

EDIT: Looking over your link, OpenShot looks pretty good. I'll have to give it a try and see what it can do. It sounds like it can cover everything I've been using Premiere Pro for.
Edited by ShadowDragoon - 5/25/13 at 4:20am
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Give it a shot at OpenShot and let us know how it goes! (You don't necessarily need to get an Arch install up and running before trying it out, you could try it out in Mint or Ubuntu or something).
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I don't recall if it works in Linux, but I have been using Lightworks on my Windows machine.

http://www.lwks.com/
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Have you looked at Lightworks? They have a Forum for a Linux Beta.

Their Windows version 11.1 was just released and for the next 30 days has a free trial of their Pro version. I am tying it now. I might look into the Linux version as well. The Pro license is only $60 a year.
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