OpenShot Video Editor

If you are looking for a simple video editor in Linux, perhaps something that is somewhat similar to Windows Movie Maker, then I highly recommend the OpenShot Video Editor. It’s an intuitive video editor that is both easy to learn and to operate. That means you’ll be editing and watching your video production in no time.

The OpenShot Video Editor will allow you to import videos and audio files, add text and text animations, and add transitions between video segments. In addition, you can also add several video tracks to facilitate easier editing and production.

The OpenShot Video Editor is an open-source software that is free to anyone. While it can be downloaded for installation, I recommend installing it via the PPA route. To install, just perform the following commands via the Terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonoomph/openshot-edge
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openshot openshot-doc

Text animations require that you install Blender. To install Blender, type the following commands via the Terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cheleb/blender-svn
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blender

Finally, here’s a demo of what OpenShot can do.