I'm relatively new to Linux but love using Ubuntu and it has become my preferred OS for daily use. I am really disappointed I don't seem to ba able to edit video on Ubuntu 14.04 with my Lenovo Thinkpad T410.
Spec as follows:
Intel® Core™ i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz × 4
Intel® Ironlake Mobile
It plays files back OK but I find as soon as I make an edit, add an effect, title or transition playback stutters very badly, to the point of being unusable. I have tried Openshot, Kdenlive, and PiTiVi, they all perform about the same but Kdenlive seems to have the better performance for me.
As I have been happily using Premiere Pro on an old MacBook Pro with a core2 duo processor I was a bit surprised I didn't get better performance from the Lenovo with an i5.
I guess I'd like to know if I can get this to work either on this laptop or another? Is it the hardware or the software which is failing to perform.
I have wondered about the System76 laptops but wonder if I will be just as frustrated and significantly poorer!
If anybody has any advice I'd be very grateful.