Jahshaka, the first open source system with the promise to compete with Discreet, Avid and Quantel has moved out of planning and into the pre-alpha stage.

Jahshaka is a OpenGL based video and film compositing, editing, special fx, image processing, paint and CG application that renders totally in hardware, giving users the speed and power previously attainable only on hundred thousand dollar systems.

Jahshaka currently runs on Linux and Irix, is multiprocessor capable, and will run over a network, allowing for a single server to host multiple concurrent sessions, while using the local OpenGL card to render – something even the big boys cant do.