In a video for the Free Software Foundation, former Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella outlined how he built a video editing software suite that is free and open source.
Nadella, who stepped down from his position in January as CEO of Microsoft, said that it’s “time to make money” from free software and said that if people are going to pay for software, they should pay for it for free.
“There are so many great free software products out there,” Nadellas comments.
“I want to share with you a video I made to demonstrate how to make an unlimited YouTube video for $2.5.
It’s a little different from many videos you see today because I’ve put a lot of effort into the video.”
The video shows a video editor using the software to add and edit multiple video tracks at once.
It shows the tool being used on a project that uses a variety of different video formats, including 4K, 3D, and high definition video.
The video editor also adds the video to a playlist and shares it on YouTube, which Nadello said is “a lot more powerful than using an external editor.”
Nadellos video is now up on YouTube and it’s received more than 1 million views.
Nadellan has since started a Kickstarter campaign to fund further development of the tool.
Nadelson also shared a series of examples of how people can make videos for free with the software, including a video of a person working out how to edit video clips on their laptop.
“When you have a bunch of clips that you’re working on in different formats, it’s easier to just upload them to YouTube, rather than having to download them individually and then convert them to a new format and re-edit them,” Nadesllas said.
“So the more you do it, the more useful this is, the easier it is for me to see the videos that people make and share on YouTube.
And the more people make these videos, the better off the world is.”