Five Awesome Video Editing Softwares For Linux

Video editing plays an integral part in the Linux ecosystem because the Debian based OS offers a unique yet flexible environment where software can easily reach optimal heights with little or no restrictions.
Choosing a video editing software on Linux isn’t difficult as the operating system and its siblings offer a rich list of options to choose from, a lot of which are based on open source projects.
In this article, we are going to give you a rundown of some of the best video editing programs you can easily get your hands on and it doesn’t matter if you are a normal Joe, who just loves to play around with video files or a professional who wants to see his imagination seamlessly integrated with his work.

#1. Blender

Blender Video Editing software

First developed as an in-house software by a software programmer working for a dutch animation studio, Blender has since evolved to become a widely used professional free and open-source 3D modelling computer graphics software.

Written in Python, C, C++, the software is mainly used for video graphics and the creation of animated films, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and also video games, it has found its way to a more less professional user base as it provides features like smoke simulations, particle, and soft body simulations, raster graphics editing, rigging, and skinning.

The software also supports match moving, camera tracking, rendering. There is also 3D vector graphics which supports primitive geometric and with its special scan line ray tracing, it can export numerous variety of systems for internal render engines.

#2. Openshot

Open Shot Video Editing software

Open Shot is a free and open-source program  written in C++ that is not exclusive to Linux, the software is also available on Macs and Windows. Developed by Jonathan Thomas in 2008, his project aims to provide a free and stable video editing software that is both feature filled and easy to use. The programs offer tools that makes cutting and trimming videos easy with other features including fluid drag and drop capabilities, support for numerous video and audio formats — it can render Blu-Ray, DVD, and full HD videos — 3D effects and motion picture credits. You can edit both video and audio effects, motion zooming, encoding and with its friendly user interface, and a simple layout, it is quite easy to use.

The programs offer tools that makes cutting and trimming videos easy with other features including fluid drag and drop capabilities, support for numerous video and audio formats — it can render Blu-Ray, DVD, and full HD videos — 3D effects and motion picture credits. You can edit both video and audio effects, motion zooming, encoding and with its friendly user interface, and a simple layout, it is quite easy to use.

#3. LightWorks

Light works Video Editing software

Like the name sounds, Lightworks is a powerful yet simple video editing software. It comes in two variations with one based on an open-source project. Lightworks is among the first software to make use of the NonLinear-editing system making it possible for users to master and edit various video formats of up to 4K. With

Lightworks is among the first software to make use of the NonLinear-editing system making it possible for users to master and edit various video formats of up to 4K. With its easy to use interface, Lightworks provides users with various tools that suck in all hard bits of video editing making it easier and fun to use.

#4. Vivia

Vivia Video Editing software

One of the few video editors that is free and suitable for both personal and commercial use. Available for both Linux and Windows platforms, it provides real-time transition interface giving users the ability to do simple and easy Non-Linear video edits. It has a multi-camera feature were video clips obtained from different cameras can be simultaneously added and edited.

It has a multi-camera feature were video clips obtained from different cameras can be simultaneously added and edited. Being one of the few video editing software that offers users with a crash recovery feature — meaning you can easily recover and continue your work in a case where your workstation crashed during editing.

#5. Flow Blade

Flow Blade video editing sofware

Another of the Non-linear brethren, Flow Blade is a multi-track video editor that aims to bring a precise and quicker video editing experience to users. With a range of techniques and tools which come pre-loaded with the software, it offers a unique output when both audios and videos are edited. There are four techniques of appending, inserting and overwriting clips on a timeline with two or more trim tools.

Conclusion

what’s your favorite video editor on Linux? Did we miss anything? Kindly let us know in the comments below.

About The Author
Lamin Kanteh
Lamin loves smartphones and was introduced to the world of mobile devices with Android. Ubuntu is new to him, but he is enjoying writing about it so far.

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