Catbird Linux is a mighty super useful collection of applications which I use for creating video and audio content for upload to the internet. The distro contains an audio editor, screen capture utility, and video editor - all with plenty of plugins for refining the raw data into a nicely finished creation.
The hardware I use is deliberately modest, consisting of a USB microphone, Android smart phone / camera for recording talking head scenes, and a screen recorder utility for doing coding, showing web content, and so forth.
As to work flow, the work flow is pretty simple and straight-forward:
Note: For large files / long recordings, do not use the default app data and project directories for Shotcut, Audacity, and GIMP. Go into the settings for each and reset them to somewhere on a mounted hard drive or USB stick. If you have cloned Catbird Linux to a persistent installation, then you need not do this. Simply make sure you have enough drive space for your audio, video, and image projects.
One other application which wasn't listed in the workflow is a great app for doing slide shows or keeping notes for a live talk. It is called Lookatme and it plays presentations created in markdown. Since installing Lookatme, I haven't used Powerpoint or any of its popular substitutes.
For an example of how a video can come out of my workflow looking good, with a mix of images, video clips, and text all stirred up in a big stew, see the embed here:
Okay, it is a bit of "stewing rage" about the January 6th coup attempt. Thus it
is shown, video creations can focus on current events, coding skills, or literally
anything else you can record on a camera, write as text from your mind, or capture
on a screen. The sky is the limit; tools in
Catbird Linux are there
for you to make your ideas into something you can offer as sight and sound.
Though I talked about using the system with modest hardware, fabulous content can be
created on top notch hardware.
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