openshot video editor
OpenShot video editor is a free, cross-platform and open-source video editor, released under GNU General Public License version 3. OpenShot video editing software lets you create clips with your videos, audio tracks and photos. OpenShot video editor lets you add effects, transitions and sub-titles. It can export to many common formats such as Mp4, Mp3, WebM, DVD, YouTube and so on. 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. The latest release version 2.4.4 brings huge performance and stability improvements, along with some major bug fixes, lots of polish, and many new features.

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.

Changes in this release:

  • Scale keyframe coordinates when changing Profile or Exporting using a different FPS
  • Large performance improvements on AngularJS Timeline (and solved some Async issues)
  • Integration of resvg SVG library (gitlab and freeze updates)
  • Improved Tracks (simpler numbering, faster inserting, prevent deletion of locked tracks)
  • Improved Docking (Timeline widget is now dockable and Properties works in pillar mode)
  • Use libopenshot to generate preview images for our Title editor, and no longer use Qt's SVG parsing by default.
  • Improving UTF-8 path detection and conversion
  • Rewrite conversion of relative and absolute path support in OpenShot
  • Fixing many Python issues reported in our automatic exception tracking
  • Fixing Various Breakages in our Release Testing Plan
  • Update Contributors & Translations
  • More details of this release can be found here.

Available for Ubuntu 19.04 Disco/18.04 Bionic/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 19/18/17/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:

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