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Kino is a non-linear DV editor for GNU/Linux. It features excellent integration with IEEE-1394 for capture, VTR control, and recording back to the camera. It captures video to disk in RawDV and AVI format, in both type-1 DV and type-2 DV (separate audio stream) encodings.

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OS: Linux
File size: 11MB
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1.3.4 (September 8, 2009)


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1.3.4 Release Notes

* New Slovenian translation
* Build and export fixes

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This is a very impressive tool for simple edits of DV footage. it works flawlessly with my Canopus ADVC-100 (I had to add myself as a user in the "disk" group first). If you want to pull footage in from different formats it will convert them to DV for you at a speed relative to your system. If you footage is already DV it will load it instantly, no waiting for indexing etc like Cinelerra or AviDemux.

I found the GUI to be a little unorthodox with it's vertical storyline. Also it took me a few tries to figure out the trimmer with the "overwrite" and "insert" options once I did it was very logical and easy to arrange my cuts. The tabs on the right hand side are very easy to navigate. For heavy duty titling and effects I would agree with the previous poster that they are possible but not this programs forte, that is better left to Cinelerra. I found this version to be very stable and A/V sync on the exported file was spot-on, Curiously there is a minor A/V sync delay when monitoring the preview Window, but it is only in the display not the file itself.

If you have a good non-neutered ffmpeg build on your system then Kino can easily export to DVD,AVI,H.264, among other formats, If you want to export your project as the same DV format as imported then Kino will Smart-Render it for use with another Encoder.

This is a great little program for DV use and beyond. Well done developers!

Review by GMaq on Feb 28, 2008 Version: 1.3.0 OS: Linux Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Simple to use, easy to understand interface. Kino is great for editing DV content, where you need to simply cut footage, correct a little color here and there, splice footage together. If your looking for a ton of whizbangs, this isn't the program for you.

Has built in exports for most types of media formats (Xvid, FLV, DVD, SVCD, VCD) I usually export to raw DV then encode with mjpegtools (mpeg2enc piped through yuvdenoise and/or yuvkineco if needed).

The add transitions interface could use a little revamping in my opinion. I actually had to read the help manual to figure out how to add transition. I'm glad I did though, as the the help manual is well written with plenty of examples.

Version 1.1.1 had a bad habit of crashing if you worked it too hard (lots of shuttling, marking scenes quickly). It was as if the program couldn't keep up with my edits. 1.2.0 seems to have fixed this so far.

Review by disturbed1 on Jan 30, 2008 Version: 1.2.0 OS: Linux Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10

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