Video Editors

Flowblade – video editor software

Flowblade is an open source multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux designed to “provide a fast, precise and as-simple-as-possible editing experience”.

Flowblade employs a film-style insert editing model as workflow. In insert editing clips are generally placed tightly after other clips when they are inserted on the timeline. Edits are fine tuned by trimming in and out points of clips or by cutting and deleting parts of clips.

Flowblade provides powerful tools to mix and filter video and audio.

Features include:

  • Editing:
    • 3 move tools.
    • 3 trim tools.
    • 4 methods to insert / overwrite / append clips on the timeline.
    • Drag’n’Drop clips on the timeline.
    • Clip and compositor parenting with other clips.
    • Max. 9 combined video and audio tracks available.
  • Image Compositing:
    • 6 compositors. Mix, zoom, move and rotate source video with keyframed animation tools.
    • 19 blends. Stardand image blend modes like Add, Hardlight and Overlay are available.
    • 40+ pattern wipes.
  • Image and audio filtering:
    • 50+ image filters: color correction, image effects, distorts, alpha manipulation, blur, edge detection, motion effects, freeze frame, etc.
    • 30+ audio filters: keyframed volume mixing, echo, reverb, distort, etc.
  • Supported formats:
    • Most common video and audio formats, depends on installed MLT/FFMPEG codecs.
    • JPEG, PNG, TGA, TIFF graphics file types.
    • SVG vector graphics.
    • Numbered frame sequences.
  • Output encoding:
    • Most common video and audio formats, depends on installed MLT/FFMPEG codecs.
    • User can define rendering by setting FFMpeg args individually.

Support: FAQ
Developer: Janne Liljeblad
License: GNU General Public License v3.0


Flowblade is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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Sonny A Witch
Sonny A Witch
1 year ago

Flowblade is garbage. I simply cannot find how to simply rotate. This is the first video editor where it is not easily apparent. I’m deleting and moving on to something more user friendly.

5 months ago

For basic editing and my personal needs Flowblade has served my needs almost perfectly so far. It always seems to get the job done. For editing basic instructional videos with graphics edited into the video, Flowblade edits my videos almost perfectly. There are many features and tolls that I haven’t even tried out in Flowblade yet I have to admit too — so this video editor may be even better than I think it is. I love Flowblade and use it almost daily. It may not be perfect for every need — but so far it’s all I need to edit my instructional videos and have them look professional (I’ve seen other professional instructional videos that didn’t look as professional as my videos that I edit look, and I can keep learning about editing videos in the future as well). I’m so grateful to have a free video editor like Flowblade to shoot instructional videos with. And I’m sure that Flowblade will continue to improve in the future as well. I love the stability and reliability of Flowblade — I can run flowblade on an I7 CPU and 4GB or RAM in an old Lenovo ThinkCenter desktop computer running Linux Mint 20. Thank you GNU/Linux for Flowblade video editor to make instructional videos with.

Last edited 5 months ago by Rogueunitnumberone