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Open Source Video Editing

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| What about the Linux user? Is there a comparable product that can allow a
| Linux desktop user to edit and produce video. There is and it's called Kino.
| Kino is a non-linear digital video editor for Gnu/Linux and it's a very good
| product. I've used it on Fedora, Centos and most recently Ubuntu.



If it's animation or special effects, it's Linux

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| Rowe's not just being a Linux booster. It's the Gospel truth. The animation
| and FX for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; Star Wars: The
| Clone Wars; WALL-E; 300; The Golden Compass; Harry Potter and the Order of
| the Phoenix; and I Am Legend, to name but a few recent movies, were all
| created using Pixar's RenderMan and Autodesk Maya running on Linux clusters.



Hollywood, Linux, and CinePaint at FOSDEM 2008

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| At first, studios had no choice but to develop Linux applications in house.
| The film industry has millions of lines of Linux code, both desktop
| applications and server pipelines. Studio Linux programmers write code in
| C++, Python, Perl, and Java. What does all this secret proprietary Linux code
| do? And, why do they do parallel programming with grid computing? How does
| the film industry use renderfarms with thousands of CPUs?


DreamWorks wins an award for its innovative use of Linux

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| Behind that effort sits Ed Leonard, chief technology officer at DreamWorks,
| who has been recognized for his work with an Annie Award for "promoting the
| Linux open system for animation in animation studios and gaming software
| development."


Linux Goes Hollywood With New Terra Soft Film Rendering Tool

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| Y-Film is a product formed from two separate applications. The first is a
| cluster construction suite supported by Terra Soft's Y-HPC platform. The
| second is the Artist Productivity and Asset Management Tools developed by
| Scott Frankel, president and VFX supervisor at Circle-S Studios and the lead
| developer of Y-Film. The tool set runs on x86 Linux, Power Linux and Mac OS
| X.


Linux in Hollywood


Studios Using Linux

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| * * * Digital Domain
| * * * Disney
| * * * Double Negative
| * * * DreamWorks Animation
| * * * Flash Film Works
| * * * Hammerhead
| * * * Industrial Light & Magic
| * * * Moving Picture Company
| * * * Pixar
| * * * Rhythm & Hues
| * * * Sony Pictures
| * * * Tippett
| * * * Weta Digital


Open Source: Ready for Its Closeup

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| "Linux is the default operating [system] on desktops and servers at major
| animation and visual effects studios, with maybe 98 percent [or more]
| penetration," CinePaint Project Manager Robin Rowe told LinuxInsider.

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