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Old 03-08-2019, 07:52 PM   #1
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Video editing program for Linux?


I'm making more Youtube videos and want to grow my channel, currently using Kdenlive but I find it's so limited. Even basic stuff, like not being able to have an object with transparancy where the transparancy applies to more than one layer. Or ability for the speed to affect audio too. Basic stuff like that is missing.

It is also buggy in some instances where clips get stuck on the time line and you can't move them.

I also hate the fact that all the paths are hard coded in the file, so if you move a project somewhere else, you can't open it anymore without manually going in and changing the path.

Looking for something a bit more, advanced, and polished, I guess. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 03-08-2019, 09:01 PM   #2
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Have you tried OpenShot? It seems a little more advanced, one of the best I've found so far.
 
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I'll have to search that one up, I'll give it a go.
 
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This is probably a good list. https://itsfoss.com/best-video-editing-software-linux/

If one wants they might be able to run windows programs on linux via some ways.
 
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Openshot, been using it for a few years now.
 
Old 03-09-2019, 09:49 AM   #6
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yes do a search on 'video editing linux' and it should pull up a hand full of listings of links for best x amount for x year you can sift through and check out to try and find one that meets your needs.
Like this one...

Top 12 Linux Video Editors to Edit Videos with Ease

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Old 03-10-2019, 09:43 PM   #7
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Just got around to playing with Openshot, but seems to lack a lot of basic stuff too. I don't see any way to key frame audio volume, or anything for that matter, can't make transforms etc either, and it also lacks the ability to speed/slow video and audio at same time. Why is that so hard to do? All the windows programs, even programs from the early 2000's can do all of that.

I've done searches before those "12 list of programs" things arn't really all that great without actual user experience. Looking for recommendation from someone that can vouch for a specific program.

I will go through those lists as some of them may work but mostly looking for someone with experience that can vouch for one. Basically looking for something that would compare to Adobe Premiere, or Vegas etc.

I actually was going to BUY Premiere and put up with having to use a Windows VM, but it looks like it's subscription based now?

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Old 03-10-2019, 09:55 PM   #8
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Just got around to playing with Openshot, but seems to lack a lot of basic stuff too. I don't see any way to key frame audio volume, or anything for that matter, can't make transforms etc either, and it also lacks the ability to speed/slow video and audio at same time. Why is that so hard to do? All the windows programs, even programs from the early 2000's can do all of that.

I've done searches before those "12 list of programs" things arn't really all that great without actual user experience. Looking for recommendation from someone that can vouch for a specific program.
I am not surpised you found Openshot lacking, considering that Kdenlive has more features and you also found that lacking.

Perhaps blender? https://www.blender.org

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Old 03-10-2019, 09:58 PM   #9
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blender can do that and more, but the rendering of a new final you might find lengthy.
 
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Interesting had no idea Blender could do video editing too. Been meaning to learn that program more, maybe I will look into that.
 
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Interesting had no idea Blender could do video editing too. Been meaning to learn that program more, maybe I will look into that.
yes, it is nice, you can even add really cool 3d special effects and, and over lays, green screens, and a lot of other special effects into moves. It is rather robust and they are doing a new upgrade to it in version 2.8. maybe youtube video editing with blender and look into ver 2.8 it is in beta right now.

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Old 03-12-2019, 01:05 PM   #12
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Interesting had no idea Blender could do video editing too. Been meaning to learn that program more, maybe I will look into that.
Blender is my choice for video editing, prolly because it has Youtube howto videos that got me over the startup hump. There are a few things that I use ffmpeg for, that blender won't do.
 
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Hi there. I have used Filmora for years. If you need more info, this article may be helpful:
https://www.biztechreviews.com/filmora-review/

Good luck!
Rick
 
Old 05-30-2019, 08:56 AM   #14
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I have used Filmora for years.
I couldn't find anything related to Filmora AND GNU/Linux.

This seems to be for Windows and Mac ONLY!


Btw.: usually I'm using Kdenlive and I'm very pleased with it!

Unfortunately my Computer seems to be too slow for Blender...
 
Old 05-30-2019, 09:11 AM   #15
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I couldn't find anything related to Filmora AND GNU/Linux.

This seems to be for Windows and Mac ONLY!
That's what I gathered as well.

Since posting in this thread earlier, I discovered to power of ffDiaporama. It's got a really simple interface but it does stuff most of the others don't. I don't know if it'll work for the OP but it might be worth a shot.
 
  


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