My download video tests will be changing a little bit.

First and foremost, I plan to increase video test frequency: several times per year vs 2018 and then nothing until 2020. With a full-time job and family, other things tend to get laid aside and not picked up for months or years. I aim to change that.

Second, I’m changing to a different video editor. I’ve used Camtasia for years, and it is phenomenal for the types of videos I create. I could go on and on, gushing about how I love working with Camtasia. However, it’s not supported on Linux, and that’s what I use. Maybe when I can get a dedicated machine to run Windows 7, I’ll use it again. In the meantime…

I’m using Olive Video Editor. Part of the reason I created this post is to plug this software. Frankly, it’s amazing. I have some frustrations in figuring out how to use it, and it took me over an hour to edit the Deepbrid video (January 26, 2020 – Rapidgator) that would have taken me less than 10 minutes in Camtasia, but the thing has the same kind of finesse that Camtasia has, albeit it’s still in a rugged state. I’ll re-upload a shorter version of that video at a later time.

If you’re looking for a free, open-source video editor, I recommend downloading Olive and playing around with it a little bit. Works on Windows, Mac and Linux, but I’ve only used the Linux version.

I’m going to remove older video tests (tests from 1+ years ago are not relevant or useful) and may need to break things down into multiple pages, which is slightly inconvenient as you may need to click more links to get to what you’re looking for. I try to make this website fairly fast and lightweight, so 10+ videos on a single page works against that. I’m still working on how to best improve that, but if you’re having trouble loading the page, do let me know.

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