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africanlion
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Best Linux movie maker/video editing software?

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I want to make a short film of my holiday trip captured on my android phone and would appreciate suggestions on the best easy to use video editing software

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Kdeenlive is good, so is Openshot, and I think Openshot is easier to use.

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Kdenlive is good, You can download free version of Lightworks, they Hollywood movies have been made on that Program. I have used both, but Lightworks go the boot because it does not work well with my MiniDV tape cameras, so I gave i the boot.

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Re: Best Linux movie maker/video editing software?

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Hi "africanlion",

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

Once you have the video downloaded to your computer, there are many good to excellent video editors and some "movie makers" (slideshow makers) some of which have already been mentioned. There are a lot of good posts on this in this forum already.

A lot of recommendations would depend upon what you want to do with the video, so if you could be more specific about what your goal is, that would help. What are the video dimensions? Do you want to make a DVD to play in a regular DVD / Blu-Ray player?

+1 for the superb "Kdenlive" (if you are using Cinnamon, Mate, of Xfce, install "kde-runtime"). I would also highly recommend going into the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" an installing all recommended and suggested packages for Kdenlive.

+1 for these video editors: Lightworks (the professional paid for version (LWS)), Openshot, Shotcut, Lives, cinelerra-cv, Pitivi, Flowblade (may conflict with Kdenlive), etc... YouTube's online video editor is also pretty good.

MovieMakers: "ffDiaporama" v2.1 (my favorite), "Imagination", videoporama, "4K Slideshow Maker", "PhotoFilmStrip", etc...

DVD makers: Bombono (my favorite), DeVeDe, DVDstyler, OpenDVD Producer, etc...

Previous post with good information.
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=240580&hilit=ffdiaporama&start=40



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I have never seen the command:

inxi -Fxzd

What a great way to pick up system info.

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Palladini921 wrote:Kdenlive is good, You can download free version of Lightworks, they Hollywood movies have been made on that Program.
That may sound like a good recommendation but for most users it just isn't. REAL professional software is written for actual professionals who know what they're doing. Casual users will get lost very quickly, and a simpler app would be better for them.

As someone said to me a long time ago, just because you have a program that will do a certain job doesn't mean YOU can do it.
I have used both, but Lightworks go the boot because it does not work well with my MiniDV tape cameras, so I gave i the boot.
A common misconception about real professional media software is that it will handle any and all codecs/formats. But in the real world these pros only use a small number of formats. The software they use doesn't work with other formats than those because there's no need for it for pro use.

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I use KdenLive and Shotcut, I find both pretty good.

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Shotcut.
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administrollaattori wrote:Kdenlive
+1
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