VEGAS Pro is a video editing software package for non-linear editing originally published by Sonic Foundry, by Sony, now owned and run by Magix Software GmbH. Originally developed as an editor, it eventually developed into an NLE for video. Up to version 10, Vegas Pro runs on Windows 7, Windows 8, version 11 dropped support for Windows XP, and version 12 is 64-bit only. Version 13 dropped Windows Vista support, on 24 May 2016, Sony announced that it sold Vegas to MAGIX, who would continue supporting and developing the software. VEGAS does not require any specialized hardware to run properly, allowing it to operate on almost any standard Windows computer across a range of hardware. Much of the visual processing in Vegas follows an audio-like paradigm. Master output effects can be controlled and manipulated over time by the use of Master Bus track automation envelopes, as of version 8.0, Vegas reads MJPEG AVIs. Third-party codecs are supported but it can be difficult to see which codec is being used to back an AVI.
Some of Vegass codecs are native or built-in, one major omission of Vegas is that, although it started life as an Audio Multitrack NLE, it has no MIDI capability at all. This restricts its use for Audio production, focusing the product on the post-production, VEGAS features integration with 24p DV. Clips and sequences can be copied and pasted between instances of Vegas, one instance can be rendering a sequence in the background while the user continues to edit in a different instance of Vegas in the foreground. VEGAS provides sophisticated compositing including green screen and keyframe animation, nesting allows a prior project to be included in another project modularizing the editing process so that an array of tracks and edits become one track for further editing. Any changes to the project become reflected in the project. Nesting is especially helpful in large or complex or special effects projects as the final rendering suffers no generation loss, unlike other editors, MAGIX VEGAS Pro supports scripting technology which provides task automation, simplified workflow, and greater efficiency and productivity.
Free and paid pre-written scripts are available from the VEGAS community on the web and these tools let the user edit and process DV, AVCHD, HDV, SD/HD-SDI, and all XDCAM formats in real time, fine-tune audio with precision, and author surround sound, dual-layer DVDs. Vegas was the second NLE that allowed users to put a variety of formats on the timeline, other NLEs would require the user to render or conform these down to a single format. Vegas Video 1.0 had this in 2000, final Cut Pro got this feature in 2007 with FCP6. In 2003 when the 4. 0b update was released, Vegas users got HD editing support, Vegas was the first NLE with serious audio tools, such as integrated 5.1 surround mixing, 24-bit/192 kHz audio support, and ASIO driver support
Kdenlive /ˌkeɪdɛnˈlaɪv/ is an open-source video editing software based on the MLT Framework and KDE. The project was started by Jason Wood in 2002, and is now maintained by a team of developers. With the release of Kdenlive 15.04.0 it became part of the official KDE project, kDEs Kdenlive makes use of MLT, Frei0r effects, SoX and LADSPA libraries. Kdenlive supports all of the supported by FFmpeg or libav. Video can be exported to DV devices, or written to a DVD with chapters, Kdenlive has multi-track editing with a timeline and supports an unlimited number of video and audio tracks. Tools to create, move and delete video clips, audio clips, text clips, configurable keyboard shortcuts and interface layouts. A wide range of effects and transitions, audio effects include normalization and pitch shifting, volume adjustment and equalization filters as well as others. Video effects include options for masking, blue-screen, rotations, colour tools, obscuring, ability to add custom effects and transitions.
Rendering is done using a separate non-blocking process so it can be stopped and restarted, the project was initially started by Jason Wood in 2002. The development of Kdenlive moved on from the K Desktop Environment 3 version to KDE Platform 4 and this was completed with Kdenlive 0.7, released on November 12,2008. Kdenlive 0.9.10 released on October 1,2014 was the last KDE4 release, Kdenlive started to plan a move into the KDE project and its infrastructure in 2014. Port to KDE Frameworks 5 was finished with the release of 2015.04.0 as part of KDE Applications 5, the move to KDE is ongoing. List of video editing software Comparison of video editing software Official website
VideoLAN is a project that develops software for playing video and other media formats across a local area network. The current President of the VideoLAN non-profit organization who maintains the website is Jean-Baptiste Kempf. VLC is a multimedia player and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files, VLMC is a cross-platform, non-linear, video editing software application based on the VLC Media Player. The software is still in early development, the latest version is 0.2.0, released under the GPLv2 license. The VLS project was intended to be used as a server for streaming videos. But now, it has merged with the VLC project. A new project has developed, called VLMa. VLMa is an application to manage broadcasts of TV channels, received through digital terrestrial or satellite ways and its interface is provided as a web-site written in Java. It is capable of streaming audio and video files, VLMa consists of a daemon and a web interface.
VLMa is released under the GNU General Public License like VLC media player, the VLC Skin Editor is a simple program developed by VideoLAN. The simple interface allows users to create new skins for the VLC media player without knowledge of the VLC Skins2 XML System, the program lets users change features on the main window, playlist window, and equalizer window. The current version is 2.0.8 and can be downloaded on the videolan. org website, in May 2008, Neuros Technology and Texas Instruments began work on a port of VideoLAN to their next generation open set-top box. VideoLAN doesnt have the money to sue the many companies abusing their trademarks, google Videos — used VideoLAN technology in its media player web browser plugin. Comparison of audio player software Comparison of video player software Official website
VirtualDub is a free and open-source video capture and video processing utility for Microsoft Windows written by Avery Lee. It is designed to process linear video streams, including filtering and it uses AVI container format to store captured video. The first version of VirtualDub, written for Windows 95, to be released on SourceForge was uploaded on August 20,2000, in 2009, the third-party software print guide Learning VirtualDub referred to VirtualDub as the leading free Open Source video capture and processing tool. Several hundred third-party plug-ins for VirtualDub exist, including by professional software companies, Debugmode Wax allows use of VirtualDub plug-ins in professional video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Vegas Pro. VirtualDub is designed for Microsoft Windows but may run on Linux, native support for these systems is not available. VirtualDub was made to operate exclusively on AVI files, appropriate video and audio codecs need to be installed. VirtualDub supports both DirectShow and Video for Windows for video capture, VirtualDub can help overcome problems with digital cameras that record video.
Many models, especially Canon, record in an M-JPEG format incompatible with Sony Vegas 6.0 and 7.0, saving AVI files as old-style AVI files allows them to appear in Vegas. VirtualDub supports DV capture from Type 2 FireWire controllers only, there is no DV batch capture, still image capture, or DV device control capability. VirtualDub can create a file from a series image files in Truevision TGA or Windows Bitmap file formats. Individual frames must be given file names numbered in order without any gaps. From those, the rate can be adjusted, and other modifications such as the addition of a sound track can be made. VirtualDub can disassemble a video by extracting its sound tracks saving its frames into Truevision TGA or Windows Bitmap files, VirtualDub can delete segments of a video file, append new segments, or reorder existing segments. Appended segments must have similar audio and video formats, number of channels, frame rates. Otherwise, VirtualDub is incapable of mixing dissimilar video files or adding transition effects between segments, VirtualDub comes with a number of video editing components known as filters.
They can perform tasks as arbitrary resize, converting the video to grayscale, arbitrary rotation, crop, or changing simple values like brightness. Filters may be used during the assembly as well. Filter plug-ins further extend VirtualDubs capabilities, a plug-in SDK is available for developers to create their own video and audio filters
Adobe Premiere Express
Adobe Premiere Express was a rich Internet application for simple editing of digital video files. The release was announced on February 21,2007, the program itself is served as a free tool for users of YouTube, and MTV. com. Adobe Premiere Express first started off on Photobucket as a way of remixing videos, Photobucket has been using Adobe Premiere Express since February 2007. Later, MTV acquired Express on their website as a way of remixing music videos for contests, games, as Adobe Systems allowed websites to contact them to request Express, YouTube received it on their website as a way of remixing videos on a members YouTube account. Known as YouTubes Video Remixer, it was found on TestTube at youtube. com/testtube, as of August 2016, this application, along with Adobe Revel is no more. Adobe has announced that they will be shutting down the Adobe Revel services on August 31st,2016
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing app developed by Adobe Systems and published as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud licensing program. First launched in 2003, Adobe Premiere Pro is a successor of Adobe Premiere and it is geared towards professional video editing, while its sibling, Adobe Premiere Elements, targets consumers market. CNN was an early adopter of Adobe Premiere, also, in 2007, BBC adopted Premiere. It has been used to feature films, such as Gone Girl, Captain Abu Raed, and Monsters. Premiere Pro is the successor to Adobe Premiere, and was launched in 2003. Premiere Pro refers to versions released in 2003 and later, whereas Premiere refers to the earlier releases, Premiere was one of the first computer-based NLEs, with its first release on Mac in 1991. Up until version Premiere Pro 2.0, the packaging featured a galloping horse, in a nod to Eadweard Muybridges work. Premiere Pro supports high resolution video editing at up to 10,240 ×8,192 resolution, at up to 32-bits per channel color, audio sample-level editing, VST audio plug-in support, and 5.1 surround sound mixing are available.
When used with Cineforms Neo line of plug-ins, it supports 3D editing with the ability to view 3D material using 2D monitors, while making individual left and right eye adjustments. After Effects Through Adobe Dynamic Link, compositions from Adobe After Effects may be imported and played directly on the Premiere Pro timeline. The After Effects composition can be modified, and after switching back to Premiere Pro, Premiere Pro projects can be imported into After Effects. Clips can be copied between the two applications while preserving clip attributes, Premiere Pro supports many After Effects plug-ins. Photoshop Adobe Photoshop files can be opened directly from Premiere Pro to be edited in Photoshop, any changes will immediately be updated when the Photoshop file is saved and focus returns to Premiere Pro. Adobe Story, OnLocation and Prelude The Premiere Pro workflow takes advantage of metadata in the script of a video production. The script is created in or brought into Adobe Story, passed to Adobe OnLocation to capture footage, finally, in Premiere Pro, speech recognition can match the audio to the dialogue from the script in the metadata.
Clips can be searched based on their dialogue in Premiere Pro, Adobe Prelude replaces OnLocation in CS6 and above. Others There are other integration functions, such as Edit in Adobe Audition, Dynamic Link to Encore, an entry-level version, Adobe Premiere Elements is aimed at home users available on Microsoft Windows and macOS. Premiere Pro has Encore, for more elaborate DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring options, Encore was discontinued with the release of Adobe Creative Cloud
LiVES /ˈlaɪvz/ is a free video editing software and VJ tool, released under the GNU General Public License version 3 or later. There are binary versions available for most popular Linux distributions, there are ports for BSD, and it will run under Solaris and IRIX. It has been compiled under OS X Leopard, but not thoroughly tested on that platform The main developer of LiVES is Gabriel Finch, the project began in late 2002, and the 1.0.0 version was released in July 2009. On the Freecode site, LiVES is listed as the most popular video editing software. LiVES was nominated for the category of Best Project for Multimedia in the Sourceforge Community Choice Awards 2009, the LiVES application allows the user to manipulate video in realtime and in non-realtime. It is resolution and frame rate independent, LiVES uses a system of plugins for effects, decoders and video playback. The APIs for these are now defined, and the application can be easily extended. LiVES has two main interfaces, the editor, which serves as a repository of video and audio material, and the multitrack window.
The clip editor allows free playback at variable rates, applying of multiple realtime effects. This mode is used by VJs. Video editors can use this interface to prepare the clips before entering into multitrack mode. In multitrack mode, the clips can be arranged in layers on the timeline. Further effects and transitions can be applied here, and the audio can be mixed down, the entire timeline can be rendered, creating a new clip. Rendering previews are shown in real time, LiVES features include and editing of almost any video format. Some formats can be opened instantly using decoder plugins, smooth playback at variable frame rates, forward and in reverse. Display framerate can be controlled independently of playback framerate, frame accurate cutting and pasting within and between clips. Saving/re-encoding of clips and individual frames, can handle in/out streams in LiVES to LiVES or yuv4mpeg format. Streams can be piped from stdout into other applications, Support for live firewire and TV card inputs
IMovie is a video editing software application sold by Apple Inc. for the Mac and iOS. It was originally released in 1999 as a Mac OS8 application bundled with the first FireWire-enabled consumer Mac model – the iMac DV, since version 3, iMovie has been an OS X-only application included with the iLife suite of Mac applications. From 2003, iMovie is included free with all new Mac computers, iMovie imports video footage to the Mac using either the FireWire interface on most MiniDV format digital video cameras or the computers USB port. It can import video and photo files from a hard drive, starting with version 5, iMovie processes high-definition video from HDV camcorders, in versions from AVCHD camcorders and H. 264-compressed video from MPEG-4 or QuickTime Movie files. E. g. as generated by a number of photo cameras with HD video recording feature. To facilitate this, iMovie/iLife installs the Apple Intermediate Codec on the system as a QuickTime component, iMovie transcodes HD video upon ingestion using this codec and stores it in the QuickTime file format.
IMovie HD5 imported mjpeg files as dv by default, which introduces noise, iMovie 6 was released in January 2006 as part of the iLife 06 suite, and was originally optionally included with iLife 08 as a substitution for iMovie 08. However, this option was removed after iLife 09 was released and it was integrated with iPhoto, iTunes, iDVD, GarageBand and iWeb. iMovie HD6 was designed for ease of use, and included new themes. Themes allow the user to drop movie clips or photos into professionally designed backdrops, each theme included full-motion graphic bumpers and transitions. IMovie HD6 added real-time effects, which took advantage of the graphic processing unit to perform some effects without rendering. It introduced real-time titling, enhanced audio tools and effects, the ability to have multiple projects open at once, video podcasts and blogs, iMovie 08 was released in August 2007 as a part of the iLife 08 suite. IMovie 08 was a redesign and rewrite of iMovie. It had much better HD output, and more formats to convert to and this was limited, however, by an undocumented restriction on supported codecs.
IPhoto uses the QuickTime library and can create thumbnails for all QuickTime supported formats, some of the formats that iMovie 08 is able to import will not be recognized when they are added to an iPhoto library. Though Motion JPEG-encoded AVI files do appear to be recognized, this was the most common used by digital cameras. It included more exportation formats, including iPhone-sized video and it supported non-tape-based HD video, such as AVCHD and footage from DVD and HDD camcorders. IMovie 08 has the ability to export movies to the YouTube video sharing website, according to Apples system requirements, iMovie 08 requires a Mac with either a 1.9 GHz or faster PowerPC G5 or Intel processor. G4s are not supported, even though Apple sold its last G4-based Computers 14 months before the release of iLife 08, however, a system hack enables iMovie 7.1 or higher to run on a PowerPC G4
OpenShot Video Editor is a free and open-source video editor for FreeBSD, macOS, and Windows. The project was started in August 2008 by Jonathan Thomas, with the objective of providing a stable, since version 2.0, OpenShot is written in C++, uses the Qt toolkit, and offers a Python API. OpenShot supports commonly used codecs that are supported by FFmpeg like WebM, AVCHD, HEVC, the program can render MPEG4, Blu-ray and DVD video, and Full HD videos for uploading to internet video websites. Around 2013 OpenShot has been criticized as being unreliable, developers responded by saying that the instability of OpenShot comes from the instability of libraries it relies on, specifically the MLT library and GTK Timeline. The OpenShot 2 series uses its own library for video processing, removing the requirement for the unstable libraries, developers state that this will make the newly released version of the software more stable. A review by Bryan Lunduke on March 31,2017 on Network World noted Openshot 2.3 for its new transformation tool, Lunduke positively mentioned the Linux distribution-agnostic packaging under usage of AppImage.
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