Posts: 1331 from 2003/2/15
From: Central Europe
Amiga was known for its great video editing capabilities back in the days. Now we sit with PowerBook's and G5's. MorphOS is the perfect OS for video editing. Its light, requires less ram and got great multitasking capabilities.
Actually, it is absolutely not the perfect OS for video editing. (Also, the Commodore Amiga became a mild success in the video editing niche due to hardware features. The operating system had relatively little to do with it.)
As you will know, in order to maintain compatibility with old applications, MorphOS does not utilize more than 2GB. So, no matter how little memory MorphOS may use, any computer with 100 EUR worth of memory (16GB+) running either Linux, MacOS or Windows will be vastly more suited for memory-intense video editing.
Regarding multitasking, any performance advantages that may or may not exist in this area are completely dwarfed by the fact that MorphOS only supports a single processor core per computer. Modern video editing applications simultaneously utilize multiple processor cores and graphics cards to accelerate post-processing effects, etc.
Video editing is an absolute fringe application with extreme hardware requirements. If you do not fully support the latest and greatest hardware options, you are simply not competitive regardless of how great your operating system is in other areas.
Would it still be nice to have some video editing tool for the occasional small editing job? Certainly, but only because of convenience, not performance.