Dec 022014
 

natronWorking on Linux but searching for some good software for your work ?

Now you have a new and powerful tool available for linux: Natron.

Natron is a free and open source video compositing software, similar in functionality to Adobe After Effects or Nuke by The Foundry.

The project is a free (Mozillla Public License v2) node-based compositor that relies on OpenColorIO for color management, OpenImageIO for file formats support, and Qt for user interface. It also works with 32bit float per channel precision and supports OFX plugins, both free and commercial.

Natron was started last year at Inria, a public science and technology institution that unites several research centres in France. Alexandre Gauthier, the lead developer of Natron, got the required funding from the institution, and last December he additionally won a “Boost Your Code” contest at Inria that offered him 12 months of paid development. In May this year, Alexandre presented the project at Libre Graphics Meeting in Leipzig.

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Oct 112012
 

While there are many great video chat applications available, it can be difficult to find the right one, especially if you are running Linux. While technological considerations such as features and stability are important points in your decision of which video chat to go with, technological considerations are not the only factors. One of the major considerations for video chat has to do with choosing a platform that is not only supported by your own computing environment, but one that is also supported by your friends, relatives and coworkers with whom you will be conversing. Here are a few of your options for video chat applications that you may want to consider as you keep the technical and social factors in mind.

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