So wrapping up my first video edit project on a Google Chromebook Pixel...
Went surprisingly well. Used Lightworks, which I haven't used since their Linux Beta, and was impressed that after watching a 7 minute introduction video from them, I was able to throw this project together without much other research. This went a lot smoother than I was expecting based off my experiences testing them for LInux, and overall it was a very good experience.
There are still some oddities I have to get used to, their concept of 'Join/Unjoin' and especially with a single mouse click has caused me a couple of small problems, nothing a CTRL+Z couldn't take care of, but still. I am also having a bad AV sync issue in the preview, which I am wondering might come down to how audio in a Crouton chroot is routed out through CRAS to ChromeOS and then passed through. I also had issues with the h.264+audio files coming off the GH4 where the audio seemed corrupted. Transcoding on import took a while, but fixed that rather than just linking it.
Was disappointed that there wasn't any dynamics compression in their audio toolkit, but considering I have the excellent Mixbus and Ardour combination available, I am less than worried about that in the long run, and frankly I hate editing audio in a video editor as well. But it did bring up a good question, I haven't yet figured out how to edit the audio tracks untied from the video it is imported with, but that is still to come.
I now need to look into how I want to run these video intros I am doing as a single man project moving forward. I have a portable recorder I could hook up, and that is a definite possibility, but I am almost wondering about recording audio direct into Ardour/Mixbus as a possibility as well, this chromebook pixel is small enough it is viable I think, but I am still leaning towards the portable recorder route.
All that being said, I am still getting used to things like Lower Thirds in it, but I think I like how it is set up, especially as it becomes really easy to template things out for the long haul, which I like. I would rather do slightly more work up front and have it easier in the long run personally. Besides that for this 5 minute file, I finished it up in about an hour, after spending some time this morning familiarizing myself with Lightworks, so that says something for it. #lightworks #lwks #pixel #ardour