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.

OpenShot: Video Editor For Linux

OpenShot Video Editor is a free, open-source video editor for Linux licensed under the GPL version 3.0. OpenShot can take your videos, photos, and music files and help you create the film 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. Download OpenShot.

If you’ve been looking for a video editor for Linux, give it OpenShot a try.

OpenShot: A Video Editing Tool For Linux

Yes, finally. A video editor for Linux. OpenShot is a video editing tool that is going to be available from the Ubuntu repository starting with upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. In the meantime, the video editing tool can be downloaded from:

Go to System > Administration > Software Sources, add the following:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openshot.developers/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openshot.developers/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

Enter the key.

# sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys B9BA26FA

Install OpenShot

sudo apt-get install openshot