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Video editing with Blender VSE: "It's complicated"

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http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com – Coming from Kino, Blender's "Video Sequence Editor" is a huge step up. Most people don't think of Blender when considering video editing tools, but in fact, Blender contains a very good one. This is not a separate application but an editing mode within the Blender application. It can work directly with animated scenes created within Blender or with video footage from other sources. Evaluating it is a little tricky because of this unique niche. The Blender available in Debian "stable" (i.e. "Squeeze") is 2.49, and that's the version of the VSE that I used in my previous columns on creating an (General)