Checkout The New Features in OpenShot 2.1

OpenShot, the cross-platform non-linear open-source video editor, now has a release. The latest update adds a handful of features to the software including initial animation support.

Animators can now fiddle enough with multiple layers, keyframes and transparent image sequences to create custom compositions.

Part of the update is the added feature for OpenShot to display audio waveforms on clips on the timeline, making it easier for editors to not just spot spikes in volume but to also sync clips with externally recorded audio tracks.

Users can also painlessly decouple audio from a video clip in this new release.

There are more changes and timeline improvements like transitions onto the timeline or automatic snapping when dragging a new clip; new context menus for alignment, slicing, etc, and a ‘lock track’ option.

You can have a brief look at some of these features in action in the video below:

Other Changes Include:

  • Automatically set a keyframe on property edits
  • New dropdown menus
  • Customisable keyboard shortcuts
  • Improved Property Editing
  • Performance improvements
  • New first-run tutorial
  • Playhead slicing across all tracks

Installing OpenShot 2.1 on Ubuntu

The official OpenShot PPA makes the latest release available for users of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and above:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install openshot-qt

You will be able to launch the app from the Unity Dash as soon as the installation and/or upgrade is done. You can also download OpenShot 2.1 as an AppImage if you don’t like using PPAs.

If you are using a Windows, macOS or a different Linux distro from Ubuntu you can get the download from the OpenShot downloads page.

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Martins Okoi
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