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OpenShot – An Award Winning Open Source Video Editor

OpenShot Video Editor for Linux
Written by Martins D. Okoi

We have posted a couple of video editors for Linux before including FlowBlade, LosslessCut, and Lightworks. Today, I introduce to you a video editor that has been very useful to the open source video community it needs no introduction – the reputable OpenShot Video Editor.

OpenShot is an open source and cross-platform powerful video editor that is used for professionally creating and editing videos. It features a host of fantastic video editing tools including 3D animations, time & keyframes, audio effects, trimming & slicing, etc. It features a simple and uncluttered User Interface that is quick to learn, customize, and to use.

Features in OpenShot

  • Cross-Platform: Enjoy OpenShot experience on your Windows, macOS, and GNU/Linux PCs.
  • FOSS: Free to download, use, and contribute to its source code which is available on GitHub.
  • Unlimited layers and tracks.
  • Create titles and subtitles (including using templates).
  • Support for a variety of audio, video, and image formats.
  • Supports time mapping and speed effects.
  • Inbuilt audio mixing and editing tools.
  • Video transitions with real-time previews.
  • Frame accuracy for editing videos frame by frame.
  • Digital video effects, including brightness, hue, chroma key (bluescreen/greenscreen), greyscale, etc.
  • Supports 3D animation.

OpenShot Video Editor has a feature list that would be unwise for me to exhaust in this article. If you are interested in seeing the rest of its features (especially in more details) then head over to its Features page.

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You can download OpenShot for your Linux, Mac, and Windows PCs via direct download links and torrents.

Download OpenShot Video Editor for Linux

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I suspect many of us are already familiar with OpenShot. Have you come across any alternatives that go head to head both feature and efficiency wise? Let us know in the comments section.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Jr. (Dillivine) Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Web designer & developer, technical writer, and programmer.

  • GhostRider2001

    I’ve always had stability issues with this application, whether version 1 or 2.

    • Martins Divine Okoi

      Which distro do you run?

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