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10 Free Open Source Video Editors for Linux


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Introduction

In this article we are going to check out which are the ten best video editing software’s that can be run in Linux. If you are in video editing then this article is for you.

01. – Natron compositing software for VFX and motion graphics

Natron - compositing software for VFX and motion graphics | LateWeb.Info
open-source node-based compositing application

Natron is a free and open-source node-based compositing application. It has been influenced by digital compositing software such as Avid Media Illusion, Apple Shake, Blackmagic Fusion, Autodesk Flame and Nuke, from which its user interface and many of its concepts are derived.

Natron supports plugins following the OpenFX 1.4 API. Most open-source and commercial OpenFX plug-ins are supported.

Key Features:

  • VFX
  • Powerful Tracker
  • Keying tools for production needs
  • Shadertoy and G’mic tools
  • OpenFX plugin support
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You can check the official web site: Here

# How to install Natron in Ubuntu 21.04 Linux?

sudo snap install natron

02. – Cinelerra video editing and composition program

Cinelerra video editor for Linux | LateWeb.Info
Cinelerra video editor for Linux

Cinelerra is a video editing and composition program designed for the Linux operating system. It is free software distributed under the open source GNU General Public License. In addition to editing, it supports advanced composition operations such as keying and mattes, including a title generator, many effects to edit video and audio, keyframe automation, and many other professional functions depending on the variant.

It processes audio in 64 floating-point form. Video is processed in RGBA or YUVA color spaces, in 16-bit integer or floating-point form.

It is resolution and image refresh rate independent, which means it can support video of any speed and size; this applies to the HV variant, the GG variant can support up to 8K video. The GG variant can also create DVDs and Blu-rays.

Key Features:

  • Advanced timeline
  • Motion tracking support
  • Video stabilization
  • Audio mastering
  • Color correction
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You can check the official web site: Here

# How to install Cinelerra in Ubuntu 21.04 Linux?

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cinelerra-ppa/ppa
sudo apt-get install cinelerra-cv

03. – Blender open source 3D creation suite

Blender open source 3D creation suite Screenshot | LateWeb.Info
Blender open source 3D creation suite

Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included in Blender’s future releases. Blender is well suited to individuals and small studios who benefit from its unified pipeline and responsive development process.

Key Features:

  • VFX
  • Modeling tools
  • Animation and Rigging tools
  • Draw in 2D or 3D
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You can check the official web site: Here

# How to install Blender in Ubuntu 21.04 Linux?

sudo snap install blender --classic

04. – Pitivi open-source non-linear video editor

Pitivi open-source non-linear video editor | LateWeb.Info
Pitivi open-source non-linear video editor

Pitivi is a free and open-source non-linear video editor for Linux, developed by various contributors from free software community and the GNOME project, with support also available from Collabora. Pitivi is designed to be the default video editing software for the GNOME desktop environment. It is licensed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License.

Key Features:

All major video formats supported using GStreamer Multimedia Framework
Advanced timeline independent of frame rate
Animated effects and transitions
Audio waveforms
Real-time trimming previews
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You can check the official web site: Here

# How to install Pitivi in Ubuntu 21.04 Linux?

sudo apt install pitivi

05. – Avidemux free video editor designed for simple cutting

Avidemux free video editor designed for simple cutting | LateWeb.Info
Avidemux free video editor designed for simple cutting

Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. The program was written from scratch by Mean, but code from other people and projects has been used as well.

Key Features:

  • Trim
  • Cut
  • Filter support
  • Major video format supported

All major video formats supported using GStreamer Multimedia Framework
Advanced timeline independent of frame rate
Animated effects and transitions
Audio waveforms
Real-time trimming previews
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You can check the official web site: Here

# How to install Avidemux in Ubuntu 21.04 Linux?

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/avidemux
sudo apt install avidemux2.7-qt5 avidemux2.7-plugins-qt5 avidemux2.7-jobs-qt5

06. – Flowblade multitrack non-linear video editor

Flowblade multitrack non-linear video editor | LateWeb.Info
Flowblade multitrack non-linear video editor

Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor released under GPL3 license. It supports all the media that in general can be accessed in a 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.

Key Features:

Advanced timeline control
Multi-track editing
G’mic tool
All major audio/video formats supported with the help of FFMpeg libraries
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You can check the official web site: Here

# How to install Flowblade in Ubuntu 21.04 Linux?

sudo apt install flowblade

07. – Shotcut open-source cross-platform video editing application

Shotcut open-source cross-platform video editing application | LateWeb.Info
Shotcut open-source cross-platform video editing application

Shotcut is a free and open-source cross-platform video editing application for FreeBSD, Linux, macOS and Windows. Started in 2011 by Dan Dennedy, Shotcut is developed on the MLT Multimedia Framework, in development since 2004 by the same author.

Key Features:

  • Support for the latest audio and video formats thanks to FFmpeg
  • Supports popular image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TIFF, WebP 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, text, noise, and counter generators
  • EDL (CMX3600 Edit Decision List) export
  • Export single frame as image or video as image sequence
  • Videos files with alpha channel – both reading and writing
  • Tone mapping HDR to SDR
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You can check the official web site: Here

# How to install Shortcut in Ubuntu 21.04 Linux?

sudo apt install libsdl2-dev
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:haraldhv/shotcut
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt install shotcut

# Or you can install it via snap

sudo apt-get install snapd

08. – Kdenlive video editing software based on the MLT Framework

Kdenlive video editing software based on the MLT Framework | LateWeb.Info
Kdenlive video editing software based on the MLT Framework

Kdenlive is a free and open-source video editing software based on the MLT Framework, KDE and Qt. The project was started by Jason Wood in 2002, and is now maintained by a small team of developers.

Key Features:

  • Multi-track Video Editing
  • All kinds of audio/video format supported with the help of FFmpeg libraries
  • 2D Title maker
  • Customizable Interface and shortcuts
  • Proxy editing to make things faster
  • Automatic backup
  • Timeline preview
  • Keyframeable effects
  • Audiometer, Histogram, Waveform, etc.
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You can check the official web site: Here

# How to install Kdenlive in Ubuntu 21.04 Linux?

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt install kdenlive

# Or you can install it via snap

sudo snap install kdenlive

09. – LiVES video editing software and VJ tool

LiVES video editing software and VJ tool | LateWeb.Info
LiVES video editing software and VJ tool

LiVES is a free video editing software and VJ tool, released under the GNU General Public License version 3 or later. There are binary versions available for most popular Linux distributions (including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Suse, Gentoo, Slackware, Arch Linux, Mandriva and Mageia). There are also ports for BSD, and it will run under Solaris and IRIX. It has been compiled under OS X Leopard, but not thoroughly tested on that platform. In early 2019, a version for Microsoft Windows was announced, with a release slated for in the second half of 2019.

Key Features:

  • Frame and sample accurate editing
  • Edit video in real-time
  • Can be controlled using MIDI, keyboard, Joystic
  • Multi-track support
  • VJ keyboard control during playback
  • Plugins supported
  • Compatible with various effects frameworks: projectM, LADSPA audio, and so on.
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You can check the official web site: Here

# How to install LiVES in Ubuntu 21.04 Linux?

sudo apt install lives lives-plugins

# Or you can install it via snap

sudo snap install lives

10. – OpenShot open-source video editor

OpenShot open-source video editor | LateWeb.Info
OpenShot open-source video editor

OpenShot Video Editor is a free and open-source video editor for Linux, macOS, and Windows. The project was started in August 2008 by Jonathan Thomas, with the objective of providing a stable, free, and friendly to use video editor.

Key Features:

  • Almost all video/audio formats supported
  • Key frame animation framework
  • Multi-track support
  • Desktop integration (drag and drop support)
  • Video transition with real-time previews
  • 3D animated titles and effects
  • Advanced timeline with drag/drop support, panning, scrolling, zooming, and snapping.
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You can check the official web site: Here

# How to install OpenShot in Ubuntu 21.04 Linux?

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa
sudo apt update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt install openshot-qt

Conclusion

There are many free and open source vide editors for Linux. We could say that for every taste there is a choice. If you know other good vide editors please comment bellow so that we can expand the list.

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