The Sexiest Video Editor Gets an Upgrade!
Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know that my favorite open source non-linear video editing program, Kdenlive, has a new version out – 0.7.6!
Here is the list of new features from their official site (www.kdenlive.org):
* Title module: rewrite, now allows for basic animation (title zoom & scroll)
* Track rename: users can now rename tracks
* Composite transition: keyframes can now be moved
* Clip management: image and audio clips are automatically monitored and updated in the timeline whenever they change on disk
* User interface cleanup: cleaner look for timeline
* Capture monitor improvements: now shows available disk space & timecode, also allows to choose a name for captured files
* Project management: project settings dialog now allows you to clear the thumbnails cache and delete all videoclips that are not used in the project
* Improved clip markers: they are now displayed in the clip monitor ruler, and user can easily go to each marker from the context menu
* Shutdown computer after rendering
Unfortunately Kdenlive is not available for Windows at this time, but if you follow my video below I will show you how to dual-boot Windows and Linux so you can have the best of both worlds!
If you run on Ubuntu like I do you’ll have to add a third-party source to get the new version, since the packages aren’t in Ubuntu’s official repository, and won’t be for a long time knowing Ubuntu. If you follow the download link there are instructions for doing this though, and it is worth the time!
I have also been contacted by the creator of OpenShot Video Editor, but I haven’t had the chance to try out his program yet. Has anyone else tried it? How does it compare to Kdenlive?
Finding a free video editor that is both stable and feature-rich has been a challenge, but thankfully a few programs like Kdenlive are showing real promise as competitors to the industry kings (Sony Vegas.. ).
Happy Video Editing!