For those of you who don’t know OpenShot Video Editor(TM) is an open-source program that creates, modifies, and edits video files. OpenShot provides extensive editing and compositing features, and has been designed as a practical tool for working with high-definition video including HDV and AVCHD.
Jonathan Thomas and crew have reached their 1.0 milestone (congrats :-)). The program is rock solid and is running beautifully on my Ubuntu 9.10 installation.
OpenShot’s Features include:
- Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg)
- Gnome integration (drag and drop support)
- Multiple tracks
- Clip resizing, trimming, snapping, and cutting
- Video transitions with real-time previews
- Compositing, image overlays, watermarks
- Title templates, title creation
- SVG friendly, to create and include titles and credits
- Scrolling motion picture credits
- Solid color clips (including alpha compositing)
- Support for Rotoscoping / Image sequences
- Drag and drop timeline
- Frame stepping, key-mappings: J,K, and L keys
- Video encoding (based on FFmpeg)
- Key Frame animation
- Digital zooming of video clips
- Speed changes on clips (slow motion etc)
- Custom transition lumas and masks
- Re-sizing of clips (frame size)
- Audio mixing and editing
- Presets for key frame animations and layout
- Ken Burns effect (making video by panning over an image)
- Digital video effects, including brightness, gamma, hue, greyscale, chroma key (bluescreen/greenscreen), and over 20 other video effects.
There are 4 ways to install OpenShot: LiveDVD, PPA, DEB Installer, and the Build Wizard. Grab it here.
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Just a note for people installing under Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) using the outlined PPA Instructions here. At step 1) if you're getting a timeout error from keyserver.ubuntu.com (I did), try the following command first, followed by the 3 commands outlined on the PPA instructions page:
sudo gpg –ignore-time-conflict –no-options –no-default-keyring –secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg –trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg –keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg –keyserver subkeys.pgp.net –recv 0E8CD101D02D5629A7CBC1A4FC0D5CCAEDFBD1F9
This worked for me. Basically you're preempting step 1) by installing the gpg key on your keyring first.