The idea that Free Software has no decent design programs, and that it is impossible to produce quality art without proprietary apps is one of those myths that refuses to die. For quite some time now, OCSmag has been on a mission to prove otherwise. In this latest series we talk to three artists who…1 comment
Reddit is full of YouTube drama these days: users are accusing each other of plagiarism, and things have even moved beyond legal sabre-rattling and videos and accounts are getting nuked by DMCA take-down notices. This ridiculous state of affairs got me thinking on how long it would take me to set up a YouTube-like site…6 comments
That the UEFI firmware should die in a fire and that its instigators for its adoption should hang their collective heads in shame at the abomination they have created has been confirmed yet again with the news that, on some brands of computers, it can be destroyed with a regular rm -Rf /, bricking the…No comments.
Blender is best known for being a feature-rich, 3D editing and rendering application and a huge open source success story. What is less known is that Blender does regular video-editing too, and that the tools it provides are first class and corporate grade. For the final part of our trilogy, we tackle the video-editing challenge…1 comment
Can you use Free Software editors for more than applying a pretty effects and adding an Adele song to your video of your holidays in Ibiza? We saw that Kdenlive could, and in this tutorial you’ll see that Natron is even better at creating complex. professional-looking shots.No comments.
You must see Glass Half, a superb and very, very funny animated short about to art critics with extreme opposite world views. Directed by Beorn Leonard and produced by Ton Roosendaal, Blender’s original founder and chairman of the Blender Foundation, the film is reminiscent in tone of Pixar’s shorts, with the key difference that all…No comments.
How easy is it to edit video on a GNU/Linux system using free software? Can the likes of Kdenlive, or more specialised tools like Blender and Natron, win users over from Premier, Movie Maker, or Sony Vegas? I tried to carry out what at first glance seemed a simple video editing task using three Open…10 comments
Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS for short, is a pretty amazing project. Used extensively within the Gaming/Youtubing/Twitching community, OBS allows you to set up a virtual TV studio, combine a variety of video, audio and image sources into one or several “scenes”, and save them or stream them to the Internet.1 comment
The Kdenlive video editor is simple for beginners, but also powerful enough for those that need to go that extra mile. Distributed under a Free Software license, it is available for GNU/Linux, MacOS X, and as a live DVD for Windows users.4 comments
Stephen Cameron, creator of our favourite spaceship bridge simulator, has just added mining to Space Nerds in Space.No comments.
Ardour brings sophistication, stability and a metric ton load of cool features to the Open Source audio editing world.No comments.
Synfig Studio is a program for creating animations and rendering them to film. It allows you to create anything, from animated banners (does anyone still use those? Wait a sec while switch off my ad-blocker… OK, they do.), to feature length films.No comments.