Video editing with Jahshaka

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One of the first things you notice about the free video-editing software Jahshaka is its unconventional controls. But once you master the learning curve, Jahshaka turns out to be a useful tool with professional features.

The former computer vendor Jah Shaka (not to be confused with the musician of the same name) was looking for a free – but powerful – video-editing program, particularly for third-world countries, where people cannot afford to invest several thousand dollars in real-time video-editing systems. At the time, Jah Shaka was working for a UNESCO project in Jamaica, which had similar goals but finally failed, thus prompting his decision to take up the reins. Shaka considered various high-end video-editing systems as role models before finally developing the free video-editing and effects program with professional features. He gave his own name to the results – Jahshaka.

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