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10 Awesome Free and Open Source Video Editors

With an increase availability of Camcorders, Webcams, Mobiles with camera and other gadgets that allow one to capture view easily with very less professional knowledge on making movies, we have moved into an age where anyone can use a personal computer and produce a studio quality motion picture. All you need is a equipment that captures video (like Camcorders, webcam etc), the right software and a desire to be creative. With these three things put together you could create a stunning video presentation or a nice video of your summer vacation. While the video cameras are becoming cheaper, you also need good video editing software that is less expensive or absolutely free. Here in post we have reviewed 10 such video editing software that are absolutely free and open source.


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1. LiVES

 LiVES is a Free, Open Source video editor for Linux that mixes real-time video performance and non-linear editing in one professional quality application. It lets you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or frame rates. It is a very flexible tool which is used by both professional VJ’s and video editors to mix and switch clips from the keyboard, using dozens of real-time effects. It lets to trim and edit your clips in the clip editor, and bring them together using the multitrack timeline. For more information, check the website LiVES.


2. OpenShot

OpenShot Video Editor is an open-source program that that lets you creates, modifies, and edits video files. Its is an open source non-linear video editor for Linux, with very powerful compositing functions, and key frame animations for titles and scrolling credits as well as for video clips. OpenShot provides support for most video formats and codecs, and has particularly good support for HD video and AVCHD. For more details, check the website openshotvideo


3. Kdenlive

Kdenlive is free and open-source video editor for GNU/Linux and FreeBSD. Kdenlive is intuitive and powerful multi-track video editor, including most recent video technologies. To take a look at various features provided by the software, take a look at the website kdenlive.


4. Kino

Kino is an open source  video editor, that runs on Linux.  You can load multiple video clips, cut and paste portions of video/audio, and save it to an edit decision list (SMIL XML format). Most edit and navigation commands are mapped to equivalent vi key commands. For complete list of features, visit the web site Kino


5. Avidemux

Avidemux is a free and open source video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. Avidemux is a simple video editor suited for editing several (proprietary) video formats that runs on all major platforms like Linux, Windows and OSX. For the complete feature list check the Avidemux site.


6. Cinelerra

Cinelerra is an open source advanced video editor suited for editing several (proprietary) video formats, that runs on Linux. For the complete feature list check the Cinelerra site.


7. PiTiVi

PiTiVi is a free and open source video editor, written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+. It is a intuitive and featureful movie editor for the Linux desktop. For complete feature list, check the PiTiVi website.


8. Open Movie Editor

Open Movie Editor is a free and open source video editing program, designed for basic movie making capabilities. It aims do be powerful enough for the amateur movie artist, yet easy to use. It runs on Linux. You can check the complete feature list from the Open Movie Editor site.


9. AviSynth

AviSynth is free open-source software. It is a powerful tool for video post-production. It provides ways of editing and processing videos on Windows.  For complete list of features, please check the site AviSynth.

10. Lumiera

Lumiera is a Free/Open Source Non-Linear Video Editing (NLE) application project for Linux developed by the CinelerraCV. It was born as a rewrite of the Cinelerra codebase called Cinelerra3 but it is now an independent project with its own name. Its underdevelopment and you an view the details from the site Lumiera.

Low cost, open routers are high on quality

Open Source Router technology is bringing innovation and affordability to the networking industry by leveraging open source technologies and the performance increases of x86-based processors. This open approach to routing and security has created customizable solutions that scale from the branch office to the service provider edge for a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems.

Traditional proprietary router vendors have invested a fortune developing new products based on custom designs, chipsets and boards. But this time-consuming process pulls proprietary vendors into a spiral of maintaining and supporting rapidly aging technologies that they cannot scrap due to inertia in aging technologies, argues ‘Case Communications’ Andrew Saoulis. Customers must therefore swallow poor performance and pay high prices to support custom development. Fortunately, a revolution experienced by desktop publishers, mainframe users and other technology segments is at hand.


Benefits of open routers

  • Industry standard hardware – Open routers can be installed on traditional x86 systems.
  • Pricing – Significantly lower. sometimes as low as 1/4th of its proprietary counterpart. A sample price difference between Vyatta and Cisco is here
  • Performance – Performance can increase as the open routers are based on off the shelf available commodity hardware. Due to its cheap cost, every year, router H/W can be upgraded to the current industry standard hardware.
  • Open Source Software – There are open router community projects like XORP and Quagga (descendent of Zebra) become platforms for other open router vendors. Other vendors can download these router code, improve or assemble them into a separate router products which can be tested and provided to small and medium enterprises at a much lower cost. Advantage here is that, router technology, the OS on which it runs (Mostly Linux) are all open and evolve rapidly unlike the proprietary router technology.
  • No Software Licenses – vendors can easily and inexpensively include all software with the hardware, without additional cost to themselves or users.
  • Flexibility – Organizations can easily modify the router, Linux operating system to meet their specific needs. Unlike proprietary platforms, Linux users can choose from thousands of software of software packages to add to commodity routers.

There are many Open Source routers out there in the markets, some of the very famous are;

  • Vyatta – Vyatta offers low cost open routers either based on x86 PC hardware or with their own, high performance, H/W appliance. It supports a lot of router protocols, firewall, intrusion detection etc. Advantage is Vyatta offers a good customer support.
  • XORP – XORP is the industry’s only Extensible Open Router Platform. It is being used by many worldwide, with thousands of downloads by companies and educational institutions and an active international developer community. Designed for extensibility from the start, XORP provides a fully featured platform that implements IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols and a unified platform to configure them. It is the only open source platform to offer integrated multicast capability. XORP’s modular architecture allows rapid introduction of new protocols, features and functionality, including support for custom hardware and software forwarding. XORP is available as absolutely free and anyone can download, use, modify etc.
  • Quagga – Quagga is a routing software suite, providing implementations of OSPFv2, OSPFv3, RIP v1 and v2, RIPng and BGP-4 for Unix platforms, particularly FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris and NetBSD. Quagga is a fork of GNU Zebra which was developed by Kunihiro Ishiguro. The Quagga tree aims to build a more involved community around Quagga than the current centralised model of GNU Zebra.
  • Open Router Project – ORP is a stand-alone GNU/Linux distribution which aims to be a complete PC-based router solution.

There are companies like Case Communications, ImageStream that are cost effective, open and are based on Linux.

Challenges ahead:

  • Though open routers bring in cost effectiveness to an enterprise networking solutions, it still needs to be backed with a great customer support. Only then it can compete with proprietary router vendors.
  • It is better to have an in-house expertise on routers while deciding on open router technologies, as open router technology is still evolving and may need customization. At the same time, it is not far away from becoming matured enough to replace biggies like Cisco router products etc.
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