UbuntuStudio 11.04 Natty Screenshots tour

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Ubuntu Studio is  a multimedia creation flavor of Ubuntu. Ubuntu Studio is aimed at the GNU/Linux audio, video and graphic enthusiast as well as professional.

The latest release is Ubuntu Studio  11.04 ‘Natty Narwhal’, a 1.5 GB DVD ISO image that comes with Numerous improvements , but here are some of the more notable ones. The task selections during installation have been updated; the audio tasks have been parsed into two groups: generation and recording. The ‘generation’ task selection is focused more on synthesizers and sequencers and the ‘recording’ task focuses on recording live musician performances. Currently, Ubuntu Studio is shipping the -generic kernel; we are working with the Ubuntu kernel team to get a -lowlatency kernel into the archive.

 

Whats  new  in This  version?

Some  Audio  tasks:

Recording and Editing

Workflow (Audacity)

  • start Audacity
  • setup Audacity to use the right inputs and the right filename
  • click “record”

Workflow (GNOME Sound Recorder)

  • start GNOME Sound Recorder
  • select desired Record As quality and file type from drop-down
  • select File, Open Volume Control to set correct Hardware and Input settings
  • select Control, Record
  • select File, Save

 

Record Live Instruments with Effects

Workflow #1 – plugins in Ardour

  • start JACK with qjackctl
  • start Ardour
  • using qjackctl route line level signal from computer input to Ardour
  • add LADSPA/LV2 effect in the mixer pre-channel or post-channel plugin regions in Ardour
  • record live instrument with applied effects in Ardour

Workflow #2 – plugins in JackRack/LV2Rack/CALF plugin rack

  • start JACK with qjackctl
  • start Ardour
  • start JackRack or LV2rack or CALF plugin rack

  • using qjackctl route line level signal from computer input to JackRack or LV2rack or CALF plugin rack

  • using qjackctl route signal from JackRack or LV2rack or CALF plugin rack to Ardour

  • record live instrument with applied effects in Ardour

 


Some  Video Tasks

Create Video for Web

Workflow

  • import video to computer (many camcorders can be accessed as mass storage devices and files can simply be copied to computer)
  • Kino might be needed to import DV video (this needs qualifying)
  • start Blender
  • select Sequence layout from layout menu
  • make sure frames per second is set to match your camcorder/video recorder
  • add video clip and anchor it in desired track
  • add additional video clips and anchor as required to other tracks
  • trim tracks as required
  • add music track (if desired)
  • add other sound effects (if desired)
  • reposition tracks as required
  • add transitions
  • playback video and make any revision as needed
  • select export format
  • moderate export settings
  • select video and audio codecs
  • moderate video and audio settings
  • select “Do Sequence”
  • change export name (unless you like the default)
  • adjust “start” and “end” frame range
  • pick the “Animate” button to export (render) the movie

Create DVD of Home Movies

Workflow

  • import video to computer (many camcorders can be accessed as mass storage devices and files can simply be copied to computer)
  • start OpenShot

  • add clips
  • trim clips
  • position clips
  • add transitions
  • render video
  • start QDVDAuthor
  • add menu image
  • create menu buttons (text or images)
  • bring video clips into QDVDAuthor
  • associate video clips with menu buttons
  • add transition effects
  • export DVD file structure
  • start K3b
  • burn DVD from exported file structure

 

 

Some Graphics Tasks

Sketching Images

Workflow

  • Open Inkscape
  • Enable presure sensitivity
  • Zoom in to acceptable level
  • Select the caligraphy tool
  • Select your desired preset option (i.e. brush)
  • Draw using your graphics tablet
  • Select the document properties and resize to fit to your art’s size.
  • Save the svg of your finished drawing.
  • Export as a png for upload into online galleries.

Making a music publication

Workflow

  • Open Scribus
  • Start making content (text)
  • Insert ‘renderframe’ on your page, edit code, choose lilypond option, and write sheet music or choose external editor, which opens frescobaldi if it is installed.
  • Save often
  • Use Inkscape, Gimp or Mypaint to create or edit images (see related workflows)
  • When finished, export the song to PDF for printing

Useful Links: http://www,ubuntustudio.org

For questions please refer to our Q/A forum at : http://ask.unixmen.com/

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