Start video editing under GNU/Linux

  • To understand how a video file works, please read this documentation 8-O

Various steps, how to begin ???

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Step 1 : Filming, Shooting

  • First do the filming with a video camera, a camcorder or a digital camera, then transfer the video files on the hard disk of your computer : you obtain rushes (= parts of raw filming).
:?: TRICKS : To carry off =) your filming and shooting

Step 2 : Editing and post-production

  • Then, on the video rushes of your hard disk, you want to do some video editing, audio editing, special effects and post-production work which are going to lead to the making of a complete video work in a good quality and DV encoded (= Digital Video) but very heavy for your hard disk memory.
:?: TRICKS : To succeed in your first video editing, we advise you to use Kino programme. Simple and useful, it will be a precious help for you as a beginner :-D.

For more details, please read the article video of the site which provides you with a complete list of all that you can find about GNU/Linux.

Step 3 : Encoding, exportations, diffusions

  • The last thing to do is encoding your video in a video programme with a video an audio code suitable for the ultimate use of your video.

Depending on the strength of your computer, you can make videos, DVD-videos in a High Definition en 1920×1080 aux vidéos du web en 320×240 ou des téléphones mobiles en 160×120 8-).

:?: TRICKS : The part entitled rapid guides gives key solutions to save as much time as possible.

Is my comptuer ok for video editing ???

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To know if your computer is video editing able, visit theses pages ;-)

Choose your video editing software ?

  • You are beginner, Which video software you are going to choose ? Read this guide