Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

In reply to timephoenix:

Cineworks is available freeware and this version seems to work fine on 4.02 - the prevision comercial version didn't it would crash all the time. So down load and play (there is also a scanned copy of the manual on the web somewhere). As has been said the ability to import current standards is very limited and ARMovie files are rather big - full screen PAL in Cineworks is about 1.2GB per minute (if I remember from looking last night). Videodesk only works if you have the hardware and looking at both of them cineworks has better titling and effects, but videodesk has a nicer editting interface, but Cineworks an't bad (and it does Realtime effects preview). If Cineworks could read DV then it would actually be a very good freeware editor.

What to buy today for entry level. Defineitly a DV camera - and a PC or Mac with firewire and either Adobe premier elements (PC) and final cut express for mac. Both will provide you with the same type of interfrace as both cineworks and videodesk and similar functionality, but have alot more tranisition/titling effects (not that this really matters). Don't bother with prepackaged editors for XP or OS X unless you want something very simple. They just aren't that fun to use.

For the top end you have Final Cut Pro (on mac) or Premier on mac or PC. Both seem very good. But both will probably cost mroe then an entry level PC.

Good to see people enjoyed the article and hope you like the video when it is put on Drobe soon.


 is a RISC OS Userpmnoble on 20/10/05 5:02AM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • RISC OS features in plain english
    A brave stab at bringing all the feature lists together into one easy to understand summary
     30 comments, latest by bucksboy on 16/1/06 6:56PM. Published: 14 Jan 2006

  • Random article

  • Iyonix Review Part One
    The hardware, the alternatives, the history.
     16 comments, latest by Martyn Fox on 22/4/03 1:01PM. Published: 5 Dec 2002

  • Useful links

    News and media:

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster


    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign

    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "I've been attributed with things I didn't say on drobe in an attempt to stir the pot with this situation"
    Page generated in 0.0571 seconds.