Easy Video Editing Finally Comes To Linux?
by, September 30th, 2009 at 11:34 PM
For the past few years, I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a good (high-quality, easy-to-use) video editing program for Linux. While this used to be one of the "bad news" things I felt obligated to mention to those thinking about trying Linux, there is finally some good news. The OpenShot Video Editor application is coming along nicely, and has just released a new version complete with effects, and a fairly easy install.
The OpenShot Video Editor project is headed by Jonathan Thomas, who switched to Ubuntu in 2008 and after not finding a good video editor application, decided to make his own. True story, and you can read all about it on his blog at the link above. You'll also find a large list of features, screenshots, support, and a download link.
The recommended installation instructions can be found here for Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10.
While I haven't had time to try OpenShot yet, I do have some videos I've been needing to edit, so this will give me a great weekend project. If you'd like a review, let me know in the comments and I'll see what I can do.
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