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.

Website: github.com/jliljebl/flowblade
Support: FAQ
Developer: Janne Liljeblad
License: GNU LGPL


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

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