More Free and Open Source Video Editors for Linux

Posted by jun auza On 6/15/2010
Free and Open Source Video Editors for Linux: I've shared with you a list of free and open source video editing software before, and noticed that there are other excellent video editors for Linux that I failed to mention. So today, I would like to feature some more video editing software, which are all capable of handling video sequence editing and provide tools for trimming, colour manipulation, titling, visual effects, splicing, cutting and arranging clips across the timeline among others. The best thing is that these editors are free and open source:

Now, here is another list of free and open source video editors for Linux.

Kdenlive
Kdenlive (KDE Non-Linear Video Editor) is a powerful non-linear video editor that is both versatile and easy to use. It supports all of the formats supported by FFmpeg such as QuickTime, AVI, WMV, MPEG, and Flash, and it also supports 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios for PAL, NTSC and several HD standards, including HDV. The latest version of Kdenlive features interface based on KDE's Oxygen style, capture from FireWire cameras, webcams and Video4Linux devices, screen capture, support for jog shuttle devices, independent rendering processes, interactive timeline operations, high definition editing, lossless formats and clip organization / location tools. It utilizes various frameworks to provide a range of audio and video effects and transitions, including MLT, Frei0r effects, SoX and LADSPA. Audio effects include normalization, phase and pitch shifting, limiting, volume adjustment, reverb and equalization filters amongst others. Video effects include options for masking, blue-screen, distortions, rotations, colour tools, blurring, obscuring and others.



OpenShot Video Editor
OpenShot Video Editor is a non-linear video editor that is built with Python, GTK, and the MLT Framework. The project's main aim is to provide a free, stable, and user-friendly video editor. OpenShot offers comprehensive editing and compositing features, and has been designed as a practical tool for working with high-definition video including HDV and AVCHD. Some of the main features of OpenShot Video Editor:

* Digital video effects, including brightness, gamma, hue, greyscale, chroma key (bluescreen / greenscreen), and over 20 other video effects
* Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg)
* Gnome integration (drag and drop support)
* Multiple tracks
* Clip resizing, trimming, snapping, and cutting
* Video transitions with real-time previews
* Compositing, image overlays, watermarks
* Title templates, title creation
* SVG friendly, to create and include titles and credits
* Scrolling motion picture credits
* Audio mixing and editing
* Presets for key frame animations and layout
* Ken Burns effect (making video by panning over an image)



PiTiVi
PiTiVi, as described from its project website, is a free, intuitive and featureful movie editor for the Linux desktop. Written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+, it is suited for the GNOME desktop environment and is designed with simplicity in mind. Here are a few of the features of PiTiVi:

* Unlimited video/audio track layers
* Full undo/redo history
* Basic clip manipulation
* Trimming, Snapping, Splitting/cutting, Ripple edits/roll edits
* Frame stepping, keyboard controls and shortcuts
* Audio editing
* Video thumbnails
* Fast, playhead-centered zooming
* Linking/grouping of clips



Ingex
Ingex is a suite of software for digital capturing of audio and video data, without the need for traditional audio or video tape or cassettes. Its main features include SDI video and audio capture, real-time transcoding and wrapping in MXF, archiving to LTO-3 data tape and network file serving of media files. With Ingex, audio and video media files can also be stored on USB hard drives or Network Attached Storage. The software is extensively used by the BBC, and was developed by the BBC Research Laboratory. Some of the early production projects that have utilized Ingex include a Foo Fighters music video, and the BBC television series Dragons' Den.

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