vincent wrote:I'm using PiTiVi as well; OpenShot was my first choice, but I couldn't run it for more than a minute without crashing and it gave me segmentation faults when I tried to use pidgin, rhythmbox, brasero, totem, etc. Have any of you guys tried Cinelerra though? I hear it's a much more complex editor than most other linux video editors out there nowadays, but it's not available in the repos and after my ordeal with OpenShot, I'm loathe to try and install a video editor manually again.
I tried Cinelerra about a year or so ago. It was kind of unstable and has a VERY steep learning curve. (Think Adobe Premier with a really ugly interface.) I just gave Openshot a try. I could not do one single thing without it crashing. Same thing with Kedenlive. The only video editor that seems to run for me is Kino. But it's so limited in capabilities that I can't do the things I want to so. So I finally broke down and threw a slightly used 160GB SATA drive in and put XP on it and got out my Adobe Premier disk. I had a very nice video with 5 video tracks, 3 audio tracks, transitions, titles, background music, narration, and all in a few hours. If Adobe released Premier for Linux and it was stable, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. You can do anything you can think of.
Another thing I've noticed lately is that AVI files made on my boss' Mac or or my Windows machine have the colors washed out when I play them in Mint unless I use Kino. In Dragon player, thery are washed out. In VLC, they have strange flashing greenish areas. Xine washes out the color and totally removes the audio.