OpenShot Video Editor is free and open-source versatile software that lets you manipulate video, audio, and images in a non-linear fashion. It works just like the old Macintosh programs I learned in the early 90s. Create and edit videos using a wide range of popular formats.
The software application has a broad range of necessary and easy to find features. The main tools you’ll want; splice, stretch, fuse, etc.- are all right over the area where your clips are displayed. More features appear when you right-click your clips. It’s easy to apply different fades and transitions to move between clips, and there is a range of decent- but not over the top- graphical transitions.
The fact that you’re using Linux probably means mission-critical functions are more important to you than a very robust video editing and multimedia suite. Maybe you’re running a blog or video channel where you only need basic clip splicing to get your message across. If that’s the case, OpenShot will serve.
OpenShot comes wrapped in a sleek and stylish UI designed with tones of black and grey. The main window consists of three panels, namely the area where you can preview the files, transitions or effects, the timeline and the player where you can preview your projects.
While the app includes a simple toolbar, the vast majority of the editing features can be found via the context menu. It is worth mentioning that you can seamlessly add more files, markers, zoom in or out as well as enable snapping from the bar just above the timeline.
Easily add sub-titles, transitions, and effects, and then transfer film to DVD, YouTube, Vimeo, Xbox 360, and many other common formats.
OpenShot Video Editor Features:
Openshot is a cross-platform video editor, with support for Linux, Mac, and Windows. Get started and download our installer today.
Trim & Slice
Quickly trim down your videos, and find those perfect moments. It has many easy ways to cut your video.
Animation & Keyframes
Using a powerful animation framework, you can fade, slide, bounce, and animate anything in your video project.
Add as many layers as you need for watermarks, background videos, audio tracks, and more.
Using video effects engine, remove the background from your video, invert the colors, adjust brightness, and more.
Visualize audio files as waveforms, and even output the waveforms as part of your video.
Adding titles to your video has never been easier. Use one of these templates, or make your own.
Render beautiful 3D animated titles and effects, such as snow, lens flares, or flying text.
Slow Motion & Time Effects
Control the power of time, reversing, slowing down, and speeding up video. Use a preset or animate the playback speed and direction.
OpenShot is available in many different languages and can be translated online with LaunchPad.
Simple User Interface
It is designed to be the easiest and friendliest video editor ever. Give it a try and see for yourself.
Drag and drop video, audio, or images directly from your file manager into this software. It’s that easy to get started.
Conclusion: Openshot Video Editor is a very easy-to-use and perfect tool for creating titles for basic presentations. There’s an effects menu next to the transitions tab which will give you more than enough graphical effects to satisfy the sort of video editor who should be using this program. They are stable and won’t usually give you too much trouble. They are especially good if your videos tend to be dry, and you want to throw in a little pizazz once in a while. A little grey side of this video editor is, It can be unstable when you’re editing multiple video tracks. It can crash suddenly, and will occasionally freeze your computer., even the editing window is useful, but the scroll bar is unreliable when zoomed all the way out.