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Comment: Cinelerra or Creative Cloud (Score 3, Insightful) 163

by thedbp (#47808743) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: the State of Free Video Editing Tools?

The first one that springs to mind is Cinelerra:

There's also the Community Version of Cinelerra:

Honestly though no open-source solution is going to come CLOSE to Premiere. And since you can get Creative Cloud for $50/month, it isn't THAT big of an expenditure up-front, and if you're making money from the editing (and, if you're looking at a Premiere-level video editing platform, I would hope this would be something you're monetizing) $50/month isn't much to get all the tools you'd need for editing, compositing, graphic design, etc etc etc.

So, yeah, my suggestion is to find a way to afford $50/month for Creative Cloud, and barring that, check out Cinelerra.

Comment: At Least They Supported Linux (Score 1) 169

by thedbp (#44890353) Attached to: Hulu "Kicking Back Into Action" Says CEO, Adding New Content

I want to see them resurrect Hulu Desktop and update it on all platforms. Hulu supported Linux, so I think maybe some of the folks on here might want to cut them some slack. Unfortunately, the most recent builds crash when going into full screen on recent releases of Ubuntu.

Comment: Re:lots of land, no line (Score -1, Offtopic) 245

by thedbp (#38637232) Attached to: ViaSat Delivers 12 Mbps+ Via Satellite

Totally off topic, but has anyone here ever had a friend that they really enjoyed hanging out with, but they have a bad habit of interrupting everyone all the time no matter what and talk and talk and talk and never let anyone else finish their thoughts before butting in?

What did you do? I've tried slapping him on the nose with a newspaper and it just makes him mad.

Comment: Re:Why.... (Score 0) 543

by thedbp (#37212896) Attached to: Do You Want Best Buy Opening Your New Laptop?

No, Apple missed that boat, they KNOW they missed that boat, they don't want to GET on that boat, and it's because they're killing the PC and replacing it with the iPad (which businesses are eating up).

As soon as iOS5 removes the need for a PC, expect the iPad to accelerate it's genocide of the "normal" computer we're all used to.

Comment: VERIFICATION PLEASE?! (Score 1) 267

by thedbp (#37123102) Attached to: Accused Teen Bomber Finds FBI Surveillance Team's Wireless Network

Look, I title my WiFi networks weird things all the time, just because I know strangers will see it and be confused. Some are great wordplay, some are simply bizarre non-sequitors, some of them are downright disgusting, and some are deliberately misleading.

My hunch is that this network is NOT that of an actual FBI surveillance van, but the product of a fun-loving person setting up their router.

That said, it would be pretty simple to use wifi sniffing tools to pinpoint the source of the signal and actually, you know, VERIFY this absurd claim.

I mean, the feds are stupid, but I don't think they're THAT stupid.


+ - First 100% Crowd-Sourced Full-Length Concert Film->

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thedbp writes "This is completely self serving, and a little sad, but it might be appropriate for Idle. I think I've put together the first full-length concert film made entirely of crowd-sourced material. A multitude of YouTube clips for the video and a circulating audio bootleg that I cleaned up. It came out pretty well, and looks fairly coordinated despite the randomness of how it came together."
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