From: Richard Keech
To: Linux Users of Victoria
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 20:05:30 +1100
Subject: Re: Video Edting under LInux
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On Mon, 2003-01-20 at 19:49, Alan Harper wrote:

> I'm interested in doing basic video editing at home under linux. What
> programs are there to work with, and what capture methods are knonwn
> to work? USB PCI or Firewire is all good.

look on freshmeat for cinellera (used to be broadcast 2000)

Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 19:08:38 +0100
From: Bro1
To: ilug
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Video input-editing-output

> - What software would you recommend for the video editing?

Avidemux seems to be the one you are looking for:

Linas Jakucionis aka Brovienas - my personal page - project qixite - Kylix libraries packaging project

Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 14:34:58 +1100
From: Richard Keech
Subject: Re: Video on Demand server on Linux ?

you may want to look at



From: Dan Lyke
Subject: [Balug-talk] video capture in linux
X-Mailer: VM 7.03 under Emacs 21.2.1
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 12:55:10 -0800

ashok kumar writes:
> i have some home video's in camcorder i want to convert them to vcd's
> and burn them on to CD. can some one please help me in selecting right
> hardware and software to do this in Linux. Also i want to buy scanner
> to capture some very old photos in Linux any suggestions in selecting
> scanners

Just to follow this up a little bit: Check out

Kino is the app I couldn't remember, it does capture directly and does
some rudimentary video editing. That page also has a Cinelerra
tutorial there that's a really good quickstart on it, and links to
dv2dv binaries which will convert from the dvgrab created AVI to a
file with the same codec that the latest Cinelerra reads no problem.

I still haven't created a video CD, but a friend of mine has started
auto racing (mostly just autocross, with a little bit of track time
for training) and we've dusted off my video camera and mounted it
between his seats so the rest of us drinking buddies can jeer from
afar, and I've been burning the results to movie files on CD which
play just fine on Windows.

Cinepaint is what used to be called Film Gimp:

CinePaint is a free open source painting and image retouching program
designed to work best with 35mm film and other high resolution high
dynamic range images. It is the most popular open source tool in the
motion picture industry -- used in Scooby-Doo, Harry Potter, Stuart
Little and other feature films. CinePaint is used for painting of
background mattes and for frame-by-frame retouching of movies. CinePaint
is available for Linux, Macintosh OS X, Windows, and other popular
operating systems.

The extended 16-bit color range of CinePaint appeals to 35mm
cinematographers and professional still photographers because film
scanners are capable of greater color bit-depth than can be displayed on
a monitor or can be manipulated in typical programs. However, CinePaint
is a general-purpose tool useful for working on images for motion
pictures, print, and the Web. CinePaint supports many file formats, both
conventional formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and TGA images -- and more
exotic cinema formats such as Cineon and OpenEXR.

CinePaint is free software. The generosity and commitment of its
developers, users and sponsors make CinePaint possible.

it looks like this process is similar to making mp3's. first you rip,
then you encode. probably because, as ryan pointed out, encoding is an
expensive process. so here is what i gather from everybody's replies:

1. it looks like i have a few choices for ripping to disk:


2. and a few choices for encoding:

mencoder (part of mplayer distribution)

3. between ripping and encoding, ryan gave a suggestion on basic editing
like cutting out commercials or "upcoming attractions" of movies that
were released 5 years ago (i hate the fact that they put upcoming
attraction on videos that i purchase). a few is ok, but sometimes
they really let it get out of hand).