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Video production software for low end Ubuntu machine?

Discussion in 'Video Production' started by Bostoncab, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    Video production software for low end Ubuntu machine?

    I have an old ass pc DELL 8400 with RAM Maxed out and 2 160gb HDs. The thing meets all my needs on a daily basis but I have never done any video production. Anyone have any ideas on what works here?
     
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    openshot works pretty good for simple editing and absolutely lightweight
     
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    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    Can you edit the video also put watermarks all that ish?
     
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    This should help: Top 5 Linux Video Editor Software

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    http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/top5-linux-video-editing-system-software/
    If you find you can't edit efficiently due to your system lacking the nessesary horespower, you could try another Linux distro that would be easier on the resources, that Unity in Ubuntu is way resource hungry. Try Arch Linux or TinyCore, you can get tons of info on all the different Linux distros over at distrowatch.com
     
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    Unity is that touch screen bullshit like Windows tablet right? When I upgraded the distro I took one look at that and found out how to make it look like 10. Tablets should work like tablets and pcs should work like pcs....anything else is communism and should be shot with a high powered assault rifle.

     
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    Edit no, watermark is possible with ImageMagick. I make slideshows with ffmpeg, no worries.
     
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    Well I guess yeah and no..., it's sorta kinda like aero for windows, however that new Unity launcher uses a shitload of memory. I hear ya and agree with you 100%, that new touch bullshit is absolutely useless IMO :)

    Since you like the way Ubuntu 10 is/was, if I were you I would downgrade to Ubuntu 10 and get rid of Unity altogether, I think you'll notice right away how your box will run v10 way more efficiently than say v12.04/12.10 or any version for that matter that uses Unity.