This is a wonderful idea, but it's extremely hard to really 'fix' this
problem. Writing the spec, the tools, etcetera is not the hard part.
The hard part is getting everyone convinced they should be using MOX
instead of MP4/MOV/Whatever. This has been tried many times before,
but the video industry is pretty conservative and is used to stick to
battle-tested tools they have been using for years. Just think about
how much effort it takes Apple, a multi-billion dollar company, to
convert the industry from Final Cut Pro 7 to FCP X!
Then there's the problem of hardware. Think about OGG/WebM: used very
little on mobile because there's no support for hardware acceleration
(and hence: better battery life).
So, no. I don't think this initiative could fill the 'open source high
quality video gap'.
But then again, i really like to be proved wrong on this one :)
On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 12:17 PM, Sebastiaan ter Burg
any thoughts on this IndieGoGo campaign?
I'm a sucker of supporting this kind of projects (I also backed the openshot
2 kickstarter), but I'm not sure if this initiative could fill the gap we
experience in sharing high quality footage. What do you think?
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