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OpenShot Video Editor in Ubuntu Linux

Overview :


OpenShot is a free and open-source video editor for Linux based Operating system like Ubuntu . It come under under the GPL licensed  version 3.0 & built with Python, GTK, and the MLT Framework.

OpenShot can import your favorite  videos, photos, and music files and help you to create the film that you have always dreamed of. Easily add sub-titles, transitions, and effects, and then export your film to DVD, YouTube, Vimeo, Xbox 360, and many other common formats.


Most Common 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
  • Solid color clips (including alpha compositing )
  • Support for Rotoscoping / Image sequences
  • Advanced Timeline (including Drag & drop, scrolling, panning, zooming, and snapping)
  • Video encoding (based on FFmpeg )
  • Key Frame animation
  • Digital zooming of video clips
  • Speed changes on clips (slow motion etc)
  • 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.


Installation of OpenShot in Ubuntu


Open the terminal type below command

#  apt-get install openshot openshot-doc


Now Access OpenShot 


Method :1 

Open the Terminal type : # openshot

Method : 2



Click on OpenShot Video Editor



Now Import Your favorite videos,audio and image files and create your films. An example is shown below.


Example Screen shot of OpenShot




M S Rawat on, 2013-08-17 08:55:00
Very good
lokeshvyas on, 2013-08-17 08:31:02
nice doc
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