Video Editors

OpenShot – powerful video editor

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”.

OpenShot can easily combine multiple video clips, audio clips, and images into a single project, and then export the video into many common video formats.

It is a versatile application used to create photo slide shows, edit home videos, create television commercials, on-line films, and much more. The software is particularly strong in the areas of editing and compositing, and has been designed as a practical tool for working with high-definition video including HDV and AVCHD.

Create videos for YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, Metacafe, iPod, Xbox, and many more common formats.

Features include:

  • Supports many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg).
  • GNOME integration (drag and drop support).
  • 3D animation.
  • Multiple tracks (layers).
  • Clip resizing, trimming, snapping, and cutting.
  • Non-destructive editing so that the original video clips are never modified.
  • Video transitions with real-time previews (lumas and masks).
  • Compositing, image overlays, watermarks.
  • Title templates, title creation.
  • SVG friendly, to create and include titles and credits.
  • Scrolling motion picture credits.
  • Solid color clips (including alpha compositing).
  • Support for Rotoscoping / Image sequences.
  • Drag and drop timeline.
  • 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.
  • Re-sizing of clips (frame size).
  • Audio mixing and editing.
  • Presets for key frame animations and layout.
  • Ken Burns effect (making video by 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, and has been designed as a practical tool for working with high-definition video including HDV and AVCHD.
  • Support for Blender 2.6.X.

Support: Documentation
Developer: Jonathan Thomas, Andy Finch, Olivier Girard, Karlinux, Helen McCall, TJ, and contributors
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

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N Konijn
N Konijn
1 year ago

I like openshot very much, however it doesn’t work in22.04 LTS; still not. So I either keep the old opereating system, or ditch Openshot. Mmmmm……

1 year ago
Reply to  N Konijn

Openshot works like a charm on Ubuntu. I’m running 22.10.