[Live-demo] Quickstart (video??)

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Sat Jun 11 23:34:23 PDT 2011

Yes Video Maker is windows only, Macs come with iMovie, etc.
Then there's Cinelerra, Pitivi, Kdenlive, OpenShot? (list goes on but
they're either complex to use or don't work very well).

If you record it right the first time there really aren't much in the
way of edits to do. Simple things like splicing to videos together or
grabbing only a portion can be done with Avidemux (Cross platform FOSS).

I would suggest people use whatever they want to use to capture and
produce the videos so long as they can get it uploaded to Youtube, Vimeo
or some other service - we should probably pick one and make a channel
to put all of them. In that sense format doesn't matter at all.

If we care about format, then the answer is simple Ogg Theora/Vorbis
(Video/Audio) - It's really the only open format and in contention for
the WebGL standard. Mpeg2 or Avi would work on most things but their
compression sucks.

If all you can do is AVI then that's fine, we can run it through
Handbrake (A great Foss app) or Avidemux to create Flash, H.264 (aka
Podcast) or Ogg.

I spent way too much time pondering this a couple of years ago when
trying to record lectures in an open format, so feel free to ask questions.


On 06/11/2011 04:55 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Thanks Bob for following through on this.
> Am I right in understanding that Video Maker only runs on windows?
> I think that when we are creating an exemplar Open Source showcase, we
> ideally should look into a video editing process which uses Open Source
> as well, probably on Ubuntu, as that is what we are building osgeo-live
> upon.
> I've successfully used Kdenlive for editing screen shots and audio into
> a video, and this seemed to work quite well.
> http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com/2010/09/osgeolive-40-lightening-overview.html
> I haven't yet looked into screen capture tools.
> Re question about formats - I'm not sure what the pros and cons are of
> the different formats. I'd be interested to hear advice on this.
> On 10/06/11 04:36, Bob Basques wrote:
>> All,
>> Playing around with Video Maker . . .
>> So far I've popped this out
>> :_/http://pwultra5.ci.stpaul.mn.us/cp_tiles/tmp/livedvd/GM2.2-clipped.html/_
>> Would an Audio Track (help/hurt)?  Any preferred formats?  (I can do
>> Flash [SWF/FLV], Quicktime, WMV, AVI, MS Powerpoint?)
>> NOTE: I'll figured out the clipping on export.
>> bobb

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