Monday, July 31, 2006

Digital Video Editing tutorial

I'm running a short two-hour tutorial on digital video editing using Kino, FFmpeg, and vcdimager this coming Saturday, August 5, 9:00am to 11:00am, at the DTI office. This is also the long-delayed third meeting of the Oriental Negros Linux Users Group.

Obviously, this workshop is only available to Dumaguete residents. Please sign up in the comments field below, if you are interested.

Some details on the software:

  • Kino is a non-linear DV editor for GNU/Linux. It features excellent integration with IEEE-1394 for capture, VTR control, and recording back to the camera. It captures video to disk in Raw DV and AVI format, in both type-1 DV and type-2 DV (separate audio stream) encodings. This is the main tool I use for the actual editing.

  • FFmpeg is a complete solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec, the leading audio/video codec library. FFmpeg is developed under Linux, but it can compiled under most operating systems, including Windows. I use FFmpeg primarily for conversion.

  • GNU VCDImager is a full-featured mastering suite for authoring, disassembling and analyzing Video CD's and Super Video CDs. This is what I use for creating the actual VCDs. It's also great for ripping VCDs for, er, archive purposes.

    It's not as complicated as the descriptions here make it sound.


    1. Methuselah RamosAugust 04, 2006 5:35 PM

      how can I join this video-editing workshop?

      Will it feature new techniques for editing or is it simply the basics?

      I hope to learn more about video-editing. It has always been my passion.

      Thank you.

      Ms. SU'06 Videography committee
      -Methuselah Ramos
      II-Mass Communications

    2. Hi, Meth: just show up tomorrow at the DTI office. Would be glad to have you around.