One of the places touted as a selling-point for that other OS is video-editing. There are a bunch of less than stellar video-editors in GNU/Linux. Now LightWorksTM, a professional-quality video-editor is being ported to GNU/Linux. The reason? Lightworks will not be distributed by M$’s app store for “8″.
Lightworks is free of charge for the standard version but a few extras (professional codecs etc.) cost a bit but are still very reasonable.
see a demo:
The good stuff starts at 43:52
LightWorks roadmap includes these goodies:
- Release a free version of Lightworks
- Release a full version, which includes the extra professional codecs
- Release cross-platform versions of Lightworks for Mac OSX and Linux as well
- Release the source code
“With this release, we have reached stage two. It has taken us a little longer to get here, but we’re not far away with phase three – cross-platform support.”
Sadly, the video above is an alpha release for GNU/Linux and is available only to movers and shakers, which I am not. However, we should have a great $free video-editor for GNU/Linux which will also show the code, sooner rather than later. LightWorks for GNU/Linux was demonstrated two months ago.
So, Games and Video-editing are crumbling below M$’s feet as lock-in falls away. Note that the users in the demo are used to various other video-editors and LightWorks can imitate those other user-interfaces so training time should be minimal.
I might be inspired to do more video when this becomes available just to check it out.