Re: CPU freq scaling script
On 19/06/11 18:27, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>>> I don't think it's possible to
>>>> use Linux for professional video productions at the moment. At least
>>>> some coders claim that it will take a long time until this will be
>>> From: Scott Ferguson
>>> Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 13:41:19 +1000
>>> Tiny little companies like Industrial Light and Magic, Pixar, Disney,
>>> Hanna Barbara, etc, etc....?
> Non of this famous companies does NLE using Linux.
Please show me a reference to where Industrial Light and Magic, Pixar
and Disney have stopped using Linux - specifically Blender. You might
want to also see which companies fund Blender and GIMP development.
> I guess if Pixar only would check emails with Linux, people would claim,
> they would use Linux for NLE.
> Please, check what they are using Linux for.
Just because Steve Jobs founded Pixar doesn't mean it's all Macs (it's
definitely not) or that Blender isn't used for editing. They run
Renderman for rendering - so what do they use Blender for? (no I don't
know what they edit with - but I'm waiting for a reference to what they
NOTE: Blender is not an email server. Oh wait - maybe they used it to
email people during the production of Spiderman2, Shrek(s), Lord of the
Rings etc... ;-D (Blender is also an NLE)
To go from "professional video productions" to
"Non-linear-(video)editing" is a specious argument.
I don't doubt there are many wanting equivalents of Mac and Windows
software on Linux - but it's not the same saying "it's not possible".
Here's some Linux software that includes NLE capability and is used for
Also currently being ported is Lightworks - due for release later this year.
And Linux Media Arts seem to be making money selling custom packages for
Some Motion Picture Studios Using Primarily Linux (source:
Flash Film Works
Industrial Light & Magic
Rhythm & Hues
Sony Pictures Imageworks
"Perhaps no commercial Linux installation is larger than DreamWorks
Animation, with more than 1,000 Linux desktops and more than 3,000
server CPUs." (note: not *just* rendering) source:
I'm also told (haven't been able to confirm) that all of South Park is
produced with Linux.(?)
After a bit of reading and discussions with emploers I believe it's more
accurate to say:- The industry has a shortage of people with experience
in Linux video editing software (they trained on proprietary products).
The work is there, the employees are not. Primarily for the same reason
Photoshop experience is more common than GIMP experience - not because
GIMP is incapable of doing much, if not all that Photoshop does (and
more) - but because it requires re-learning how things are done.