I am wondering if there is a professional level video editing program for openSUSE 11? I am looking for something that can edit DV, hi-def and do some basic effects, capture from camera (firewire) and export with high quality codecs. Does such a program exist? Previously I was using Adobe Premier Pro 2.0 but I’ve had it up to here with Windows and want to delete it from my system forever.
I am not familiar with Premier Pro’s capabilities, but the most control you can get with FOSS is Cinelerra. It can be buggy for some, but it has a lot of effects and gives the user much of the control.
For me, I use Kino to get the dv video off the camera (I think it is probably the most widely used for this task), and for basic editing.
Kdenlive is an up-and-comer for this area, and I use it sometimes as well.
IMHO at the lower common user end, the Linux software lags the MS-Windows software in terms of capability and features. But in terms of the more advanced very expensive commercial/professional software, I believe Linux software is just as good, if not better than MS-Windows software.