Re: Is there any software where I can find free software suggestions classified by category and by user rating in Debian?
- Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2017 13:17:13 -0500
- From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Is there any software where I can find free software suggestions classified by category and by user rating in Debian?
On Wednesday 27 December 2017 10:47:14 Matthew Crews wrote:
> >Here is an example of what I miss. Lets say I want a video editor but
> > I don't know any. I would like to have some software where I can
> > find free software suggestions classified by category and by user
> > rating. I know there is Synaptic but I miss user rating and it shows
> > too many packages even after a category is selected. Is there such a
> > program in Debian? Thanks
> I'm not aware of an app per se, but have you checked the Wiki?
For video editing, and because I have a Sony metal hi-8 handicam thats
about 4x the resolution of most of the old vhs wannabe's, which it can
control over the older firewire 400 interface, I am in love with kino.
The handicam lets you pull video from the camera, like the 25 minutes
work of a wedding, (way more than a gigabyte) slice out my camera
shakes, and put it back out, either to the handicam, a vcd, or even with
k3b's help a stack of dvd's to pass out to the families who starred in
There are no doubt even higher resolution cameras today, and this does
require a firewire interface not found on computers now for a decade
plus. But I've no clue if kino has kept up with the march to ever higher
resolution cameras you can get today, or if its grown a usb3 interface
most of those newer ones will need. Apple and firewire turned out too be
a repeat of the compuserve and the gif patent, they let it get started
as the next generation interface, then demanded a per seat price from
the makers that was quite excessive, so firewire, like gif's in turn
disappeared. usb2 is not fast enough to do this sort of i/o.
There are other video editors, but none that I know of also integrate the
cameras controller like kino does. Blender for instance is more a 3d
graphics editor, for making animated movies than it is a video editor,
This is an application area that is not well served by linux offerings
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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