[TriLUG] Mac OS X is UNIX? (cheapest way to make a movie)
Tue, 12 Feb 2002 01:29:21 -0500
That would definitely be where Final Cut Pro probably comes in. Which
will pretty much level any competition thrown at it from what I
understand. Now it runs $999 and is definitely not designed for the
extremely cost-concious or open-source requiring... The real-time
effects sound amazing and Apple keeps making it better and better.
Can't say I can counter any feature requests/comments, but it is worth
comparing if interested...
Now, I will say that my comments should not be construed as
experienced :) I am just getting interested in firewire and digital
video, but from the expert opinions I have read it is hard to find
competition at the relative price point anywhere. That doesn't mean
broadcast 2000 is bad, far from it. I have seen the app and it is quite
good. iMovie is easy, fun, and cheap (if you already have a mac ;)
Broadcast 2000 is nice too. I would use iMovie and eventually graduate
to FCP myself if I was serious about video editing.
I say use what works and fits for you...
On Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at 01:30 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> John Turner <email@example.com> said the following on the
> auspicious date of 02-02-11:
> I disagree. I use Broadcast 2000 on Linux, an open source non-linear
> video editor. It aspires to be useful to broadcast industry
> professionals so it probably isn't as easy to use as iMovie. On the
> good side, it has nifty things like audio and video plugins that will
> let you use interesting effects like chromakey. I have hacked together
> a few plugins myself. The software will let you use several plugins on
> each audio and video track and use many tracks all at once -- you could
> build video from 2 or 10+ different sources simultaneously each with 4
> plugins to produce the finished video, although it may take several
> hours to render a few minutes of NTSC style video. To make things even
> better, you get to enter the numbers you want to use for resolution,
> frame rate, and aspect ratio. Small web based video clip? High
> Definition TV production? DVD work? No problem. Try that with iMovie!