8 of the Best Free Linux Video Editors
Video editing is the process of editing motion video footage.
In the new age of personal video, video editing is becoming
a central function of the desktop, with the popularity of video editing
software ever increasing.
Any self-respecting operating system that has ambitions on
becoming the dominant force on the desktop therefore needs to have a
good selection of video editing software. Video sharing websites such
as YouTube and Google Video are now enormously popular with hundreds of
thousands of new videos uploaded every day. Recording digital
television to the PC is also increasing prevalent and many
users want to edit these broadcasts, if only to remove the
In the past, video editing in Linux significantly lagged
behind other popular operating system. While there was a good range of
software, the vast majority offered limited functionality. However, the
situation has dramatically improved, in part because of development on
multimedia frameworks (such as GStreamer and MLT). Furthermore, the
of Linux video editors has improved markedly. Linux now represents an
platform for editing video.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 8 excellent video editors.
Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone
interested in editing motion video footage..
Now, let's explore the 8 video editors at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of the software
in action, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
editor for KDE
editor for GNOME, built with Python, GTK, and the MLT Framework
||Non-linear DV editor
main functions: capturing, compositing, and editing audio/video
||Video Editing System designed to be simple to use, yet
audio/video editor using GStreamer
||Non-linear video editor designed for basic
movie making capabilities
for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks
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Last Updated Thursday, December 11 2014 @ 04:01 PM EST