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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Jan 032014
 

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In the past I’ve published some articles regarding how to download music from youtube with the program YouTube to MP3, or videos with the programs xVideoServiceThief and flareget, they all accomplish the work with graphical interfaces, and this can be a great plus for many users, but others could prefer a simple command line program that can easily download videos and optionally extract the audio in a specific format: youtube-dl.

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Sep 052013
 

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Original article by Roberto Ferramosca, published in Italian on lffl.org

ScreenGen is a useful software with which we can easily create an image with various thumbnail of a video ready to be shared or stored in our blogs, forums etc..

In the last years we have seen a lot of hype on the net about services dedicated to sharing videos, as any simple smartphone can quickly create a video and share it with our friends on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc..
On the net you can find very often images containing various thumbnail of a video, that allow us to have information about the video file we want to download, for example. To quickly create various thumbnail of a video and then group them into a single image we can use on Linux ScreenGen.
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7 Tricks with ffmpeg

7 Tricks with ffmpeg

FFmpeg can be considered the Swissknife of audio and video applications, with many options and possibilities. You probably already have it installed on your computer as a dependency of a program you use to watch videos or listen to music. In this article we will see some use from the command line without using graphics […]