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 2.3.1 version in recent past and made tremendous improvement. Recently developers released a new update 2.3.1.

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:

  • Bumping version number, and updating minimum libopenshot version
  • Updating translations and supporters files
  • Prevent transform scale from dividing by zero
  • Fixing incorrect content-type on exception reporting
  • Fixed another bug when deleting, undoing, and then moving a clip. Similar to the previous bug fix... but now I think I got it fixed.
  • Fixing crash on undo/redo when deleting a clip... and other related crashes.
  • Adding in minimum libopenshot detection, since many linux distros only seem to be updating the PyQt packages, rather than libopenshot (This results in many crashes)
  • Fixing title on SpaceWars 3D title
  • Fixing bug when right clicking on a unselected timeline item, it does not fully select it
  • Attempting to fix a strange race condition when frozen with cx_Freeze, where some users get ZipImportErrors when calling loadUi(). This prevents that function from running at the exact same time, and hopefully will prevent the error.
  • Fixing small bug when trying to lock tracks on an older project file
  • Compressing transitions images more to reduce installer size
  • Removing unused translation files at run-time. Original PO and MO files can be found on LaunchPad: https://translations.launchpad.net/openshot/2.0. These bloat the installers for no real reason.
  • Changing name of toolBar to "Toolbar".
  • Adding a missing documentation image.
  • Updating translation template, and tweaking style of "Update Available" button which only appears when an update is available.
  • Capture multi-digit version numbers - merging
  • Checkout complete list to changes here.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17/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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