I enjoy editing video. I have used several home packaged typed software as well as a professional video editing suite and I have to say Sony Vegas has been my favorite so far.
I wanted to give Cinelerra a try on my laptop which runs Ubuntu Feisty (see this link). I did, and I was quite impressed, but the program is just not stable enough. It crashed on me several times. After choosing a in/out point to play (for quickly reviewing a section of the video to play), it played normally at first, then after a few seconds it began to slow down and the playback speed began to crawl.
Now the tough decision. Do I make this laptop a dual boot, putting Windows Vista back on it? Purchase the new Sony Vegas and edit my video when I want to on Vista? Or do I just limit my video editing sessions to the home office where one Windows XP machine is used for gaming?
I really hope Linux matures even more than it has, and products like Sony Vegas make their way to the Linux desktop. I doubt that Vegas will however, as it appeared to be written in Microsoft’s .NET framework. The new version did ask for permission to install C++.NET libraries.
Mono you say? I hear you, but I am guessing Sony leveraged Microsoft OS specific graphic layers. I don’t know for sure.