About OS Video

Open Source Video is a loosely connected group of artists, designers, videomakers who are interested in working with open source tools for video. We regularly, or sometimes, organise Open Source Video workshops and meetings.

Starting from 2008 until more or less 2011, this weblog was a collective testing ground for producing and distributing open source video. Here we kept traces of experiments with software for sharing and editing video, and reported on what we found to be effective hardware, linux distributions and helpful configurations, tips and hints on where to find software manuals, practical info on using software etc. This blog contains posts on annotating, tracing, collectively editing and sharing video online.
We were, and still are, interested in finding ways to make archived video material accessible, searchable and keep video archives alive by allowing the content to be re-interpreted.
Since then, paste has gone down, many new projects occurred around Constant and Active Archives. Check these sites for more info.

Since most material on this blog is the result of trial and error, we appreciate your comments with corrections and additions. Most of the people contributing to this blog work on Linux machines. So, unless noted otherwise, simple default specs of machines on which we work is: relatively recent PC with a recent Ubuntu or Debian operating system.

All texts, video’s and images are copyleft by Constant, under the conditions of the Free Art License