Video editing in Linux

For almost six months I have been using Linux. I have even managed to tame The Gimp.

But I have one issue – I can’t use Linux for video editing. I don’t have that high demands on the cutting tools, but I must be able to use two (or more) video tracks and one (or more) audio track.

After searching around for ”video editing for Linux” I have found the following programs:

Unfortunately does Cinelerra seems to be the only program that fulfills my needs, but it seems a bit too complicated. I’m not sure I will be able to use it (I’m sorry Heroine Virtual).

The program that looks most interesting is DIVA since it seems to have a nice GUI and Michael Dominics (developer of DIVA) seems to have the correct (IMO) ideas about how program should be designed. Here is a quote from his blog (a reply to a comment) where they have been discussing ”usability”

”…most programs of this kind are cluttered and with a lot of unneeded features. I just hate the Windows’ programs philosophy: try to find the option you want in the Winamp preferences and you’ll know what I’m talking about.”

DIVA is though still in early development process.. Hopefully there will be a version that can be tried out soon. I can’t wait to try it! I’ll come back to this or any of the other video tools later, when I have tried them more.

Don’t forget to check out the demos on Michael Domenics blog (the ”DIVA site”)!

Check out the DIVA Demo #4 from Michael Dominics web log. I love when he adjusts the length of a video clip!