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 2.4.1.

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:

  • More critical sections trying to prevent race conditions on high CPU core systems
  • Additional critical sections around adding frame images
  • Codec lookup by name in FFmpegWriter, which should solve a few issues (such as xvid support). Thanks Peter!
  • Fixing regression with rotation origin. Things should always rotate around the center of an object (until I add in keyframable anchor points)
  • Setting timebase on video stream in FFmpegWriter... a bit experimental
  • Improving playback smoothness on high framerate videos, especially when the video frames need to jump forward to keep up with the audio.
  • Removing throw statements from header files
  • Reducing # of scale operations to 1 per layer on the timeline
  • Fixing 16 thread limit on FFmpegReader
  • Fixing a cast from long to int64_t
  • Updating all "long int" frame number types to int64_t, so all 3 OSes will produce the same depth and precision on frame numbers. This is a big one!
  • Removing variable bitrate support (for now), since it causes more problems than it solves.
  • Checkout complete list to changes here.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/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 17.10 Artful
To install OpenShot (Stable Version) in Ubuntu/Linux Mint (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:


Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/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:


Available for Ubuntu 17.10 Artful
To install OpenShot (Stable Version) in Ubuntu/Linux Mint (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:



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