Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor. Shotcut supports many video, audio, and image formats via FFmpeg and screen, webcam, and audio capture. It uses a timeline for non-linear video editing of multiple tracks that may be composed of various file formats. hot new
FreeJ aims to be a digital instrument for video livesets, featuring realtime rendering of multilayered video and chained effect filtering directly on the screen. Read more hot
(commercial) Lightworks is a professional-grade nonlinear video editor. It is a cross-platform editor from a well-known player in the media market. There is a free version available. hot
LiVES is intended to be a simple yet powerful video effects and editing system. It will use commonly available tools (mplayer, ImageMagick, and GTK+. It is currently usable for small video files. Read more hot
MainActor Video Editor
(commercial) MainActor Video Editor is a multimedia processing tool whose capabilities include converting animations, creating animations from picture lists, splitting pictures and/or sound from animations, joining animations, improving animation timeflow, and it has powerful playback capabilities as well. hot
Natron is a free open-source, cross-platform compositing software. It aims to produce visual effects. hot
OpenShot Video Editor is a non-linear video editor for Linux, built with Python, GTK, and the MLT Framework. The developers' goal is to create an easy-to-use, powerful, non-linear video editor, with a focus on "User Interface", "Work flow", and "Stability". Read more hot
Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. Read more
Celtx is a comprehensive software package designed for people who work in the Film, TV, Theatre and New Media industries. It combines full-feature scriptwriting with media rich pre-production support and enables online collaboration. Read more
Cinelerra is a complete audio and video production environment for Linux and is designed to replace Broadcast 2000. Cinelerra does primarily 3 main things: capturing, compositing, and editing audio and video with sample level accuracy. It's a seamless integration of audio, video, and still photos rarely experienced on a web server. Read more
Flowblade Movie Editor is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license. Flowblade is designed to provide a fast, precise and as-simple-as-possible editing experience.
This tool is used for people wanting to take sections out of MPEG2-PS files without re-encoding the resulting frames. The idea is to write specific "Group of Pictures" (GOP) sections to a new MPEG2-PS file.
Heroine Virtual turns your Linux box into a complete audio and video production environment. This is the developer resource for all things related to the system.
image2mpeg is a tool to convert digital photos (and any other images) into MPEG video streams, with transitions between the images.
Kdenlive is a non-linear video editor for KDE. It provides all project management and editing tools while relying on a separate rendering program (currently PIAVE) to perform the editing operations.
Kino is a non-linear DV editor for GNU/Linux. It features excellent integration with IEEE-1394 for capture, VTR control, and recording back to the camera. It captures video to disk in Raw DV and AVI format, in both type-1 DV and type-2 DV (separate audio stream) encodings. Read more
Lumiera is a project (re)writing a professional video NLE, starting with a feature set and taking an approach similar to the existing Cinelerra-2, but using current toolkits and programming practices in an open development process
LVE provides frame and GOP accurate editing of MPEG1/2 files. Video scenes are handled as thumbnails movable by drag and drop. Final videos can be build with or without re-encoding. Tools for shrinking and DVD authoring are also available.
m2vmp2cut is a frame accurate (currently PAL) mpeg2 video (m2v file) with accompanied mp2 audio (mp2 file) cutter.
mjpeg tools is a set of tools that can do recording of videos and playback, simple cut-and-paste editing and the MPEG compression of audio and video under Linux. Recording is supported for the Zoran based cards like the Buz (Iomega), DC10 (MIRO, Pinnacle), Matrox Marvel cards and the LML33 (Linux Media Labs).
MPEG-2 Movie allows you to synthesize elemental audio and video streams directly from Quicktime movies*, and multiplex them into a single program stream suitable for burning on CD-R or uploading to the internet.
mpgcut is a command line MPEG audio/video/system file cutter. mpgcut allows you to cut MPEG streams into playable chunks in many ways including time intervals, file offset intervals or number of parts and can also handle demultiplexing of video and audio streams from an MPEG file.
Novacut is a distributed video editor that aims to bring the agile, distributed workflow pioneered by free software to professional movie and TV production. Novacut is also keenly focused on production using HDSLR cameras like the 5D Mark II.
Open Movie Editor
Open Movie Editor is designed to be a simple tool, that provides basic movie making capabilites. It aims to be powerful enough for the amateur movie artist, yet easy to use. Read more
OpenVIP is a cross-platform, highly modular non-linear video editor and video processing library. It is available for Windows and Unix.
PiTiVi is an application using the GStreamer multimedia framework to manipulate a large sort of multimedia sources, licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Read more
Positron is a video editing application based on Blender. It supports real-time HD and SD editing, an easy-to-learn, user-friendly, intuitive user interface, and is designed to meet the needs of the mid to high end market. Geared to be a replacement for applications like Final Cut Pro, Avid, and Smoke.
Stopmotion is a free application for creating stop-motion animation movies. The users will be able to create stop-motions from pictures imported from a camera or from the harddrive, add sound effects and export the animation to different video formats such as mpeg or avi. Read more
Veejay is a video tracking tool for X Windows and the Linux console, which is similar in concept to FastTracker and ProTracker. Samples can be lined up on tracks and patterns, which are then arranged to video. Read more
ZS4 Video Editor
S4 Video Editor, the new incarnation of Zwei-Stein Video Editor, is video editing and compositing software with over 150 built-in video effects. Effect containers can be used to restrict the processing of contained video effects by shape or blending logic. Other features include custom video export size, number of tracks and sub-composites limited only by available memory, custom speed and direction change for video and audio, optional super-sampled compositing during export for better quality rotation and zoom, and the ability to slave effect and compositing controls to audio wave forms.