If you’re starting out in the fetish clip or cam game, you may be a bit flustered with all the tech involved. Or you may not be! I’m no expert, but I figured I would post a few free, open source tools I’ve had some experience with. I’m a big proponent of Open Source software, so most of the software I recommend here will be FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) In future posts, I’ll cover things like secure email, spotting incompetent webmasters, setting up virtual machines, and whatever else folks request.

Ok, so you want to edit videos, edit photos, and convert videos to any format? Here’s how:

Video Editing Recommendation: Avidemux

I don’t care for the default video editors that come with Windows, and I don’t like paying ridiculous prices for software with tons of features I don’t need. So, I found a FOSS application to meet my video editing needs. Avidemux offers fetish producers the following features:

  • Available on all Operating Systems: Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Supports AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF
  • Comprehensive support wiki and forum. The wiki has some great tutorials on digital video basics. I recommend checking it out.
  • The subtitler function allows producers to create watermarks to protect their content.
  • There is a suite of video and audio filters you can use to enhance your videos.

Image Editing Recommendation: GIMP

I’ve been using GIMP for as long as I can remember. GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. I’ve never really used Photoshop, but I haven’t run into something that has made me look for another image editing program. It can take a bit of getting used to, so I’d recommend playing around with all the tools to find out what you want to use. GIMP offers the following features:

  • Available on all Operating Systems: Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Suite of photo enhancement tools
  • Ability to create animated images
  • Comprehensive user manual and FAQ
  • Supports most output formats, including JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, PSC, as well as plugins for additional formats

Video Conversion Recommendation: WinFF

Easy to use interface of WinFF

WinFF is an amazingly powerful little tool. Back in the day, video and audio conversions had to be done using command line programs, which are… not fun. Now, there’s a GUI (Graphical User Interface) which makes the process easy. WinFF offers Fetish producers the following features:

  • Available for Windows and Linux (Sorry Apple fans! I’ll see if I can find an option for you)
  • Easily convert any video or audio file to and from tons of different formats, including: .mov, AVI, .mp4, .mpeg, .FLV, and more!
  • A support Wiki, User Instructions, and Forum
  • Ability to set frame rates, frame size, cropping, and bitrate.

So those are my first recommendations. I hope it’s helpful! Much more to come, so please stay tuned.
❤ Max

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