OpenShot: edit videos on Linux


Linux has a huge array of video editors. One of the newer members is the immensely powerful Lightworks, which has announced the Linux public Beta recently after a long delay. While Lightworks is industry-standard, OpenShot on the other hand maintains a balance between a rich set of features and ease of use for the regular user.It uses ffmpeg and has plenty of features to boost your videos:

  • Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg )
  • Gnome integration (drag and drop support)
  • Unlimited tracks / layers
  • Clip resizing, scaling, trimming, snapping, and cutting
  • Video transitions with real-time previews
  • Compositing, image overlays, watermarks
  • Title templates, title creation, sub-titles
  • 3D Animated Titles
  • SVG friendly, to create and include vector titles and credits
  • Scrolling motion picture credits
  • Solid color clips (including alpha compositing )
  • Support for Rotoscoping / Image sequences
  • Advanced Timeline (including Drag & drop, scrolling, panning, zooming, and snapping)
  • Frame stepping (key-mappings: J, K, and L keys)
  • Video encoding (based on FFmpeg )
  • Key Frame animation
  • Digital zooming of video clips
  • Speed changes on clips (slow motion etc)
  • Custom transition lumas and masks
  • Audio mixing and editing
  • Presets for key frame animations and layout
  • Ken Burns effect (artistic panning over an image)
  • Digital video effects , including brightness, gamma, hue, greyscale, chroma key (bluescreen / greenscreen) , and over 20 other video effects
  • Extensive editing and compositing features, designed as a practical tool for working with high-definition video including HDV and AVCHD

Install OpenShot on Ubuntu:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install openshot openshot-doc

Webpage: OpenShot

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