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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.
You may have favorite video editor to edit your videos but there is no harm to try something new, its initial release was not that long, with time it made some great improvements. It can be bit hard to master this video editor but if you are not new in this field you can make it easily and will be total worth of time.
Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor released under GPL3 license. It supports all the media that is available in the Linux system when the FFMPEG library is working as the backend. Typical startup message on terminal tells that 146 formats, 78 video codecs and 58 audio codecs are available to be used.
Shotcut is an open-source, free and cross-platform video editing software for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Dan Dennedy, started Shotcut project in 2011 and it is developed on the MLT Multimedia Framework. Video editing has been never easy but Shotcut is an user-friendly and simple video editor that gives you tons of functions and features to edit/manage your videos with just mouse clicks, but do not under estimate this product because it has complex functions too that many paid product offers.
Supports wide variety of audio, video, and image formats via FFmpeg and screen, webcam, and audio capture. It uses a timeline for non-linear video editing of multiple tracks that may be composed of various file formats. You can easily analyze the video frame by frame, adjust every aspect of the video, and mix match frames resolution. Scrubbing and transport control are assisted by OpenGL GPU-based processing and a number of video and audio filters are available.

Shotcut can open and play MLT XML formats as clips which is quite interesting feature of it, you can even create and play MLT XML playlists with it and easily stream or encode. It comes with number of different video filters, such as 'Blur', 'Color Grading', 'Crop', 'Diffusion', 'Glow', 'Invert Colors', 'Mirror', 'Old Film: Dust', 'Old Film: Grain', 'Old Film: Projector', 'Old Film: Scratches', 'Old Film: Technocolor', 'Opacity', 'Rotate', 'Saturation', 'Sepia Tone', 'Sharpen', 'Size and Position', 'Stabilize', 'Text', 'Vignette', 'Wave', 'White Balance' which allows you to completely change the appearance of your video, color correction and grading also can be done using 'Color Wheels'.
Audio filters allows you to enhance the audio of video or audio tracks, these filters 'Balance', 'Bass & Treble', 'Band Pass', 'Compressor', 'Copy Channel', 'Delay', 'Downmix', 'Expander', 'Gain', 'High Pass', 'Limiter', 'Low Pass', 'Normalize', 'Notch', 'Pan', 'Reverb', 'Swap Channels' can help you adjust sound issue. Shotcut encodes video in to number of formats such as, AVI, M4A, MXF, VOB, FLV, MP4, M2T, MPG, MOV, OGG, WEBM, and others.

Features of Shotcut:

  • Support for the latest audio and video formats thanks to FFmpeg
  • Supports popular image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF as well as image sequences
  • No import required - native timeline editing
  • Frame-accurate seeking for many formats
  • Multi-format timeline: mix and match resolutions and frame rates within a project
  • Webcam capture
  • Audio capture
  • Support for 4K resolutions
  • Network stream playback (HTTP, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, MMS, UDP)
  • Frei0r video generator plugins (e.g. color bars and plasma)
  • Color, noise, and counter generators
  • EDL (CMX3600 Edit Decision List) export
  • Export single frame as image or video as image sequence
  • Video compositing across video tracks
  • HTML5 (sans audio and video) as video source and filters
  • 3-way (shadows, mids, highlights) color wheels for color correction and grading
  • Eye dropper tool to pick neutral color for white balancing
  • Trimming on source clip player or timeline with ripple option
  • Easy-to-use cut, copy, and paste operations
  • Append, insert, overwrite, lift, and ripple delete editing on the timeline
  • Create, play, edit, save, load, encode, and stream MLT XML projects (with auto-save)
  • Audio scopes: loudness, peak meter, waveform, spectrum analyzer
  • Audio mixing across all tracks
  • Fade in and out audio and fade video from and to black with easy-to-use fader controls on timeline
  • Cross-fade audio and video dissolve transitions easily by overlapping shots on the same track of the timeline
  • OpenGL GPU-based image processing with 16-bit floating point linear per color component

>>>Available for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/17.04 Zesty/16.04 Xenial/Linux Mint 18/and other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Shotcut Video Editor (Unofficial PPA) in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

There is no official PPA or deb files are available at the moment but it offers you compiled packages, which can be opened with just single click.

Download Shotcut

That's it
Pitivi is a well known video editor, the initial release was back in May, 2004 and still in active development. It is an open source, non-linear video editor for Linux developed by various contributors from all over the world, licensed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). It aims to be a powerful and flexible video editor that can attract to prosumers and professionals.
In February, 2014 the project held a fundraising campaign through Gnome foundation, the goal was to raise €100,000 for further development. The fundraiser did not reach the goal but raised above €23,000 as of 2015, which allowed partially funded development.
It gives you access to hundreds of animated effects, transitions and filters. Not only do you have access to over 70 industry-standard transitions and more than a hundred video and audio effects, you can add true dynamism to your films by animating all the effects' properties over time with keyframes. Packed with time-saving features such as realtime trimming previews, ripple and roll editing, grouping and snapping, realtime assets management and searching, playhead-centric zooming and editing, non-modal cutting, detachable interface components, smooth scrolling, automatic zoom adjustment, Pitivi allows you to cut with ease. Pitivi has frame-accurate to the nanosecond. Automatic project backups that actually work: Once created, your project is always safe. With Pitivi, you can even cut the power or crash the entire computer and Pitivi will offer you to restore from the last automatic checkpoint. Best of all: Pitivi won't try to second-guess you.

pitivi video editor

You can install Pitivi using Flatpak in any Linux distribution but first you must have Flatpak installed in your system.

Install Flatpak

To install Pitivi in any Linux distribution Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint/others open Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

What is your favorite video editor for Linux?
As you know there are plenty of video editors available for other operating systems (Mac, Windows) but there isn't lack of best video editors for Unix/Linux and support wide variety of architecture (x86, amd64, x86_64, i64, sparc, hppa, ppc and xbox/x86.) but using the PPA you can only install for x86/x86_64/amd64 architectures. If you are into video editing and looking for open-source and free alternative for yourself then here is great video editing program "LiVES" for you.
Lightworks is a professional video editor which is the fastest, most accessible and focused on Non-Linear Editing (NLE) software, the initial release of Lightworks was in 1989; 26 years ago. It support all resolutions available to public up to 4K as well as video in SD and HD formats. Lightworks has the widest support available for formats currently available in a professional NLE. MXF, Quicktime and AVI containers, with every professional format you can think of: ProRes, Avid DNxHD, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD, RED R3D, DPX, H.264, XDCAM EX / HD 422.
Many oscar won films were also edited on Lightworks Pro version, so basically there are two versions available: A free version which can only export video to MPEG-4 (720p resolution) which can be publish to YouTube, Web, Vimeo, or watch it on your device. On the other side Pro version unlock all features and export options for all broadcast formats including AVID DNxHD, Panasonic and Sony formats, AVCHD, MOV, MXF, AVI. Interchange with other Applications (Media Composer, Protools, FCP, Resolve) with AAF, EDL or XML. You can even export to a distribution format MPEG-4 (Web, YouTube and Vimeo) at a maximum resolution of 4k or to DVD and Blu-ray. You can checkout complete comparison side by side between free and pro version.

Some of the notable features of Lightworks:

Incredible timeline: it's more powerful than any other timeline out there. With the most comprehensive drag and drop support, and all the standard insert, replace and fit-to-fill edit commands, a Lightworks timeline probably gives you the most advanced feature set available. Change clip speed, control clip and track volume levels, add effects and transitions in realtime – all in an uncluttered and flexible timeline that out-performs anything else out there. And it's free.
Trimming: Most NLEs make you perform unnecessary editing functions to delete, lift, cut or move media when all you really want to do is trim it. Lightworks sets the standards for trimming, with an AutoSync feature that has never been matched.
Multicam Sync Groups: Not everyone shoots with multiple cameras. But when you do, you need the best tools to edit. Syncing-up shots and switching angles in realtime all help create a great multicam edit. Edit unlimited sources and any mixture of resolutions or formats in our unique Sync Group for the most flexible multicam editing feature available in a professional NLE.
Stereoscopic Support: Lightworks has a completely unique way to edit stereoscopic media – exactly the same way you edit the rest of your media. It automatically keep track of your left and right eye media during import, editing and export; all you have to do is decide how you want to view it.
Powerful, realtime effects: Lightworks has a realtime GPU pipeline architecture, designed from the ground up to deal with compositing and effects, such as primary and secondary colour correction, blurs, mattes and masks – completely independent of the source media.
AutoSave: Lightworks saves every keystroke, every edit, every change you make in your project. Not only does Lightworks save your project continuously, but it also saves incremental backups of each Edit. You can decide how often and how many versions are kept. Peace of mind that you can return to any point and not lose any of your hard work.
Media Management: Lightworks offers a powerful solution for managing your media, and doesn’t leave you at the mercy of a consumer operating system’s file system. Knowing where your media is and what you have available can make the difference between a great final product and an average edit. Log media, Storyboard, make automatic edits, and advance search for content. Powerful tools for any editor or assistant who collaborates with other departments such as audio of VFX.
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Install LiVES Video Editor 2.0.4 in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint 13

LiVES is a Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features. LiVES mixes realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one professional quality application.
It will let you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. It is a very flexible tool which is used by both professional VJ's and video editors - mix and switch clips from the keyboard, use dozens of realtime effects, trim and edit your clips in the clip editor, and bring them together using the multitrack timeline. You can even record your performance in real time, and then edit it further or render it straight away.
See complete features of Lives Video Editor.
lives video editor
lives video editor
lives video editor
Changelog of this version:
  • Fix regressions in Paste as New, Fade Audio In/Out, load images
  • Fix occasional crash in load new audio.
  • Fix bug affecting resizing some webcam frames.
  • Fix rowstride errors in effecTV plugins.
  • Add revTV effect.

To install LiVES Video Editor in Ubuntu/Linux Mint (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
That's it
Source: LiVES
Install Kdenlive 0.9.4 Video Editor in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/10.04 Lucid/Linux Mint 14/13/12/9(New Released)

Kdenlive is a free open-source video editor for GNU/Linux and FreeBSD, which supports DV, AVCHD and HDV editing. Kdenlive relies on several other open source projects, such as FFmpeg, the MLT video framework and Frei0r effects.
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Ubuntu kdenlive

Fixes include:
  • [User Interface] DVD wizard menu broken
  • [Transitions] Adding a key frame to composite transition changes the position
  • [User Interface] crash with automatic scene split
  • [User Interface] DVD wizard does not produce iso if no menu
  • [Rendering] DVD wizard loop option for menu is broken
  • [User Interface] Slider in preview window not draggable
  • [User Interface] Automatic audio alignment
  • [Rendering] Unsupported audio codec: pcm_s16le
  • [Rendering] Kdenlive exits without comments after clicking on rendern (fileformat independent)
  • [User Interface] crash when zooming out timeline
  • [File Loading] Crash opening file
  • See complete list of Fixes
New features introduced in this release 0.9.4:
  • Automatic audio alignment
  • Exchange of Render > Generate script > File Dialog to a standard full featured one?
  • remove useless parameters from the transcode stabilize gui
  • Render to raw YUV
  • Remember window size/position and zoom in titler
  • Realtime update when changing effect values
  • Move playhead to mouse position on key press [p-key]

To install Kdenlive in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:
That's it
Source: Kdenlive
Install OpenShot Video Editor for Ubuntu 11.04
OpenShot Video Editor is open source video editor for Linux licensed under GPL version 3.0.

To install OpenShot open terminal window (press Alt+F2 and type: gnome-terminal) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

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