Have you ever tried to edit a simple home video in Linux? Lets face it, it sucked? Yeah couple of years back I couldn't find a single NLE editor for Linux that could “just do it” you know what I mean? Simple easy to use program in which you start editing and presto! Done. No you couldn't, cause Linux video editors were weird with steep learning curve.
They lacked the standard interface and easiness, granted they were mature and with adequate learning job can be done. But hey! That not the point. The only saving grace was kdenlive, but it crashed like mig planes in India. I had to resort to blender for video editing.
Enter Openshot, the new dawn of Linux nle. Not only it sports standard interface that is super easy to adopt, it is stable as a rock. Its just awesome. And whats more, the project is in nascent stage – it has almost completed 1 year and is already ahead of most of the nle projects. The recent addition now sport skins, effects and presets. And now it has its frekin ppa repository. I wish it was also available for windows.
My only gripe are
slow preview, especially high res videos and applying of effects
lack of editable formats – I was unable to output at my desired resolution
need lots of small feature
just give this baby one more year and it will rip part commercial video editors
I don't want to be biased here. I recently updated kdenlive to 0.7.6 and found it much better. Of course its a more mature project than openshot and thus have more feature, its effects list are just huge and preview was fast. But still not much stable. The previous version couldn't start at all.
So I can conclude that with both these project, Linux NLE open are intact and kickin.
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