The latest version of the LiVES video editing system, 0.9.9.1, is now available for download.
The release notes make interesting reading. Apart from “several fixes for hangs/crash bugs, numerous
optimisations, a smaller memory footprint, and integrated LiVES to
LiVES streaming”, the latest version also supports Frei0R plugins, which as far as I know were previously only supported by Open Movie Editor. Version 0.9.9.1 of LiVES also contains Weed technology. Don’t know about Weed? Read about it then!
Complete details of changes can be found in the change log.
Almost at the same time as this latest release, the LiVES team has started a fund raising drive, with a targe of US$6000. Further details of how the money will be spent can be found on the LiVES website.
A few days ago, not sure if it was May 14th or May 16th as the website
is contradictory, Linux video editing software, LiVES, saw a new
version releases, numbered 0.9.8.12.
Unfortunately release notes
specific to this version were hard to find, although it appears that
0.9.8.11 contained an Edit/Copy bug that the new version addresses.
The latest version can be downloaded here.
It’s worth noting that recently there has been a small flurry of activity around the LiVES Video Editing System
On March 5th, the LiVES News page notes that development has begun again, the old Yahoo News Group has been discontinued and a new discussion forum launched. There’s not a whole lot of new discussion happening there at the moment.
The LiVES download page also shows a new version rolled out on March 10th – 0.9.8.9. Essentially this release fixes a bug in version 0.9.8.8 which prevented clips from being encoded – a fairly fundamental problem one would have thought.
It’s good to see some new work happening on the LiVES project.
Over at the BOHOL Blog, they’ve written a review covering a number of open source video editing software. Touched on in this article are Jashaka, Avidemux, Cinelerra, Kino and LiVES. The article is much more of an overview than a hands on review of the capabilities of each application.
Jashaka seems to receive the most attention. “Once finished, it would be in the same market space as Newtek’s Video
Toaster and Pinnacle Liquid Edition. With all promised features it
would be a rival to Adobe’s After Effects or Autodesk’s Combustion – in
fact the GUI is heavily based upon Combustion.” Big goals and high aims for Jashaka!
Recently Jah Shaka, the founder and lead for this project, says the “project has been liberated from its evil benefactors and is now free to
get back to its roots and start building the high end visual effects
tools it set out to deliver!”
Perhaps liberation from evil will result in the project moving forward again. Good luck to them.
Looking for decent reviews of many available Linux video editors? Well, besides having the audacity to think my review of Open Movie Editor is decent, someone else has taken quite a lot of time to try out other open source video editing software.
The Grumpy Editor’s Video Journey begins with capturing content from his DV camera and finally creating a DVD from it. While both these articles are worth reading, the middle part interested me most, where he expounds upon Avidemux, Kino, Cinelerra, KDEnlive, LiVES and PiTiVi.
While it’s not news to many, this set of reviews is really just someone else affirming that Linux Video Editing is not yet at a very advanced level. We can all do something about this! Get involved with a project. Devote some time and energy to helping build the video editing tool you need.