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Old 07-13-2016, 11:50 PM   #1
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Video editor


I have read reviews on videos editors. Though I have no experience using them. Currently I use avidemux on windows which technically is not an editor really. What us the linux community options on openshot and other editors. From the articles I gave read there is room for improvement with video editors in linux. For my use I really need a simple editor for my needs.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 07-14-2016, 04:26 AM   #2
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i think it's more about finding the right software project.

kino or cinelerra might or might not be good software, but i didn't like it, didn't venture into it.

i used openshot for a very simple task just the other day, and it's easy to use. i got my results within minutes (plus a few more minutes to get filesize/encoding right).

also depends on the distro you're using, and which version is in the repositories.
 
Old 07-14-2016, 05:11 AM   #3
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KDENlive, Openshot, lives, cinelerra, and others. I tend to do most of my editing on the CLI with ffmpeg or avconv. But most of my edits are trimming or extracting just audio or just video / images. Or capturing the desktop on machines too low spec'd to run anything other than ffmpeg directly.
 
Old 07-14-2016, 03:21 PM   #4
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I am using mint linux 18. I know openshot is on synaptic but there also is a ppa from ubuntu. The newest version is 2.07 but i think ubuntu and mint have an older version.

Think i will try openshot first and go from there.

Thanks
 
Old 07-14-2016, 03:35 PM   #5
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I thought everyone just used Blender these days.
 
Old 07-14-2016, 03:43 PM   #6
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There are two valid video editing options for Linux, in my mind:

Kdenlive. Extensive tutorials available here:
https://opensource.com/life/11/11/introduction-kdenlive

Lightworks. Cross-platform, very mature and polished. Not open source.
http://lwks.com
Tutorials here: http://slackermedia.ml/handbook/doku.php?id=lightworks

You might also try Heiro:
https://www.thefoundry.co.uk/product...-family/hiero/
although strictly speaking it's not meant as an editor (even though many people use it that way)

Maybe some of the "less professional" options are good, but in my experience they are all destined to crash. I tried openshot, pitivi, shotcut, and many more, with classrooms full of students and they all failed miserably. Blender is ok but its render times (I mean exporting video) is horrendous and its general workflow is still pretty backwards.

Kdenlive and Lightworks are definitely the way to go, hands down.
 
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:21 PM   #7
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I will look into these options.

Thanks
 
Old 07-17-2016, 08:28 AM   #8
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I will look into these options.

Thanks
Let us know what you think of each of the alternatives when you try it. It would be interesting to hear your feedback.
 
Old 07-18-2016, 10:40 PM   #9
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Well I think I will have to wait on Kdenlive. Seems that Kdenlive will install on mint 17.3 but opening it crashes. I am using mint 18 so I need to wait for a new ppa it seems.

I looked at lightworks but licensing every month I never liked that. I am going learn openshot. I will look into kdenlive once it can run on mint 18.

Thanks again

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Old 07-19-2016, 04:09 AM   #10
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Well I think I will have to wait on Kdenlive. Seems that Kdenlive will install on mint 17.3 but opening it crashes. I am using mint 18 so I need to wait for a new ppa it seems.

I looked at lightworks but licensing every month I never liked that. I am going learn openshot. I will look into kdenlive once it can run on mint 18.

Thanks again
Which PPA are you talking about?

Linux Mint 18 is based on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial, so the Xenial PPA here should work:

https://launchpad.net/~sunab/+archiv...enlive-release
 
Old 07-19-2016, 07:49 PM   #11
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Seems that all dependencies for kde are not installed on the mint forum post I read. I checked synaptic it is not in the repositories. Does a ppa pull all the required dependencies? Never really use one.
 
Old 07-19-2016, 08:01 PM   #12
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Seems that all dependencies for kde are not installed on the mint forum post I read. I checked synaptic it is not in the repositories. Does a ppa pull all the required dependencies? Never really use one.
I have to admit that I've personally found that installing a KDE application on a non-KDE setup can quite easily lead to dependency hell. I tend not to attempt it now.

Yes, apt or apt-get should check for dependencies when you install the relevant package from the PPA.
 
Old 07-20-2016, 10:49 AM   #13
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There is also Cinelerra.
 
Old 07-20-2016, 06:15 PM   #14
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Well i rechecked the repos today and the new release was there so i installed it. Took a bit had 72 dependencies. It will open and run. I need to try a video and see if it will edit and transcode or crash. Once i try kdenlive and openshot I will post the results.
 
Old 07-23-2016, 11:19 PM   #15
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I found this post on mint linux fourm about avudemux 2.6. I can not give up on the program.

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=222783

I added the ppa and installed avidemux 2.6 would not even open. Removed it tried the qt version same thing. The getdeb option hmm i fear the same issue will occur.

I have mint 17.3 and it has avidemux on it and it does function. Playing back hd video is audio choppy. But I use mint 18 on my home built.

I did transcode using openshot nice editor in a pinch I could use it for light editing. Kdenlive still reading manual trying it out. But nothing will replace avidemux for how i use the program. Maybe have to kerp windows duelboot forva open source program. 🙁
 
  


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