openshot video editor
OpenShot video editor is an open-source video editor for Linux but also available for Windows and Mac, it is free and released under GNU GPL 3 license. Using OpenShot video editor you can create a film with your videos, photos, and audio tracks that you have always thought of. It lets you add transitions, effects, and sub-titles, and you can export to DVD, YouTube, Video, and many other common formats. OpenShot is written primarily in Python, with a GTK+ interface, and uses the MLT framework, FFmpeg, and Blender to power many of the advanced features. After a successful Kickstarter campaign of OpenShot we have seen that it reached to 2.0 version in recent past and made tremendous improvement. Recently developers released a new update 2.0.7 beta-4, currently main PPA doesn't have this version but testing PPA, hopefully the main PPA will be updated soon.

Main Features:

  • Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg )
  • Gnome integration (drag and drop support)
  • Unlimited tracks / layers
  • Clip resizing, scaling, trimming, snapping, and cutting
  • Video transitions with real-time previews
  • Compositing, image overlays, watermarks
  • Title templates, title creation, sub-titles
  • 3D Animated Titles
  • SVG friendly, to create and include vector titles and credits
  • Scrolling motion picture credits
  • Solid color clips (including alpha compositing )
  • Support for Rotoscoping / Image sequences
  • Advanced Timeline (including Drag & drop, scrolling, panning, zooming, and snapping)
  • 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
  • Audio mixing and editing
  • Presets for key frame animations and layout
  • Ken Burns effect (artistic panning over an image)
  • Digital video effects , including brightness, gamma, hue, greyscale, chroma key (bluescreen / greenscreen) , and over 20 other video effects
  • OpenShot provides extensive editing and compositing features, and has been designed as a practical tool for working with high-definition video including HDV and AVCHD.
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Changes in this release:

  • Keyframes are used in the animation system in OpenShot, and have received some major upgrades.
  • Library (libopenshot) and Python UI (openshot-qt) have improved error handling, and can now detect stack-traces for crashes and exceptions.
  • Selection handles (in progress)
  • Ability to disable unit tests (useful for distros that have a broken unittest++ library)
  • Broken Ubuntu 16.10 PPA fixed
  • Fixed bug when opening .OSP projects via command line
  • Disabled SSL validation (not used anyway)
  • Fixed bug when opening legacy 1.4.x project files that contain UTF-8 encoded characters
  • Preferences now save settings on close of dialog (and persist even if a crash follows)
  • Added FileVersion and custom icon to Windows installer (more polished)
  • Ability to drop a file directly on the timeline (without dropping it in your Project Files first)
  • Fixed bug where the tutorial does not find the correct widget
  • Began work on a new help manual using sphinx (not quite ready yet)
  • New 2.5k and 4k profiles added
  • Fixed margins on OS X and Windows around QDockWidgets
  • Fixed bug when switching between Thumbnail and Detail views
  • Alpha backgrounds have been fixed on all Blender animated titles
  • Recently opened menu logic has been fixed
  • Translations updated for 70+ languages


Available for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/17.04/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17/13/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install OpenShot (Stable Version) in Ubuntu/Linux Mint (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:


Available for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/17.04/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17/13/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install OpenShot 2.x (Daily Testing Builds) in Ubuntu/Linux Mint (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:


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