Subject: Re: multimedia editing software for NetBSD?
To: David Maxwell <>
From: David W. Talmage <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/23/1999 15:25:23
>On Mon, Jun 21, 1999 at 11:47:59AM -0400, David W. Talmage wrote:
>> I'm looking for tools that run on NetBSD that will let me edit a video.  I 
>> want to be able to insert and remove frames; to make cut, wipe, and fade to 
>> black scene transitions; and to overdub the audio.  Any clues for me?
>What format is the source data in? I don't think we have support for
>any video input cards. If it's file data, there are lots of tools
>to manipulate graphics, but it depends on the codec used, and the
>file format.

My question was hypothetical.  I should have said so.  It came to me as I was 
sitting around thinking of things that I'd like to be able to do with my 

My expert, Earl the Video Maven, tells me that I have four choices with 
consumer video gear.  I can use composite NTSC, S-Video NTSC, and two kinds of 
digital video.  Let's say that I want to work with the digital output of a 
Sony video camera with a Firewire port.  It speaks one of the two kinds of 
digital video but we don't know which one.

Earl the Video Maven recommended Adobe Premier under Windows or MacOS.  Is there anything like it for NetBSD?

David Talmage