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[SOLVED] Can anyone recommend a video editor

Postby kayeng » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:43 am

I don't know anything about video editing so please bear with me.

I just want a simple video editor that can make me do the following:

1. To cut a certain part of a video and move it anywhere; for example I want to make the first two minutes of the video become the last two minutes, or anywhere in between.
2. To put a water mark (I don't know if that's the correct term); for example, all throughout the video the viewer should be able to see my nickname at the bottom left corner of the clip.

The next two are not that important to me but it would be nice to have them (if there are such features)

3. To blur a certain part of the clip; for example I want to blur the license plate of a car that is shown in the video.
4. To add an introduction and ending to the video; for example, before the actual video starts, the viewer should see a "A Mr. X presentation", and the ending would have something like "the end".

That's all I can think of for now.

Thank you very much.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a video editor

Postby Hoser Rob » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:58 pm

#2 and 3 are pretty easy. Kdenlive and Openshot can both do that.

#4 is pretty trivial. Any video editorn that can't do it is useless.

#1 is more complicated. Unless the the source is xvid/ASP format video there are no frree editors that will let you cut anywhere you want, and none in Linux AFAIK. With x264/AVC format, which is ubiquitous, or x265/HEVC you have to cut on key frames.
Key frames tend to occur at scene changes so it's maybe not that much of a limitation but it's still there. Digital video is more complex than beginners almost always think it is.

I'd recommend Kdenlive or Openshot, which are both in the repos.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a video editor

Postby phd21 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:06 pm

Hi "kayeng",

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" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.


"Kdenlive" in addition to being in the Synaptic Package Manager (SPM), also has a PPA or AppImage for more current versions. I highly recommend installing all recommended and suggested packages from the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)". If you are not using Linux Mint KDE, then install the "kde-runtime" too.

kayeng wrote:1. To cut a certain part of a video and move it anywhere; for example I want to make the first two minutes of the video become the last two minutes, or anywhere in between.


1.a.) With most video editors including "Kdenlive" (my favorite)
It is simple to edit a video, including cutting a portion of it, and or moving it to wherever you want it.
I am not sure why " Hoser Rob" is saying otherwise, perhaps he means something more specific.

kdenlive video editing tutorials
https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&hs=AHF&ei=ZW0DWrSoOeba0gLWwKh4&q=kdenlive+video+editing+tutorial&oq=kdenlive+edit+video&gs_l=psy-ab.1.4.0i22i30k1l6j0i22i10i30k1.5141.6315.0.10428.10.8.0.0.0.0.250.1062.0j3j2.5.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..5.5.1061...0j0i20i263k1.0.1mqIMUh3B5s

Cutting and Splicing Video in KDEnlive
http://www.linuceum.com/Desktop/KDEnliveVideo.php

Cutting and Splicing Video in KDEnlive
https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=Cutting+and+Splicing+Video+in+KDEnlive&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

kdenlive video cut and paste keyframes tutorial
https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&ei=ZnADWrTnKujX0gLB0LvYCw&q=kdenlive+video+cut+and+paste+keyframes+tutorial&oq=kdenlive+video+cut+and+paste+keyframes+tutorial&gs_l=psy-ab.3...5345.15198.0.16585.32.28.0.0.0.0.293.3834.0j9j10.19.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..24.0.0....0._CQMZaRiUsU


kdenlive video editing keyframes tutorial
https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&ei=PnADWsfsDIv00wL85LaAAQ&q=kdenlive+video+editing+keyframes+tutorial+&oq=kdenlive+video+editing+keyframes+tutorial+&gs_l=psy-ab.3...34377.36179.0.36670.3.3.0.0.0.0.168.483.0j3.3.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.1.165...0i22i30k1.0.RQTjSkSqEow


kayeng wrote:2. To put a water mark (I don't know if that's the correct term); for example, all throughout the video the viewer should be able to see my nickname at the bottom left corner of the clip.


kdenlive watermark tutorials
https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&ei=sm8DWsC5A4mD0gLc1KOYBw&q=kdenlive+watermark++tutorial&oq=kdenlive+watermark++tutorial&gs_l=psy-ab.3...4776.6311.0.6950.10.6.0.0.0.0.917.1121.2-1j6-1.2.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..9.0.0....0.zcGJPaLRg20

kayeng wrote:3. To blur a certain part of the clip; for example I want to blur the license plate of a car that is shown in the video.


kdenlive blur a certain part of the clip
https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&hs=vGF&ei=Vm0DWrz2E4qA0wLcnrPIAQ&q=kdenlive+blur+a+certain+part+of+the+clip&oq=kdenlive+blur+a+certain+part+of+the+clip&gs_l=psy-ab.3...5514.7483.0.7627.9.8.0.0.0.0.240.627.0j1j2.3.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..7.0.0....0.UzUtpo0zAL8

kayeng wrote:4. To add an introduction and ending to the video; for example, before the actual video starts, the viewer should see a "A Mr. X presentation", and the ending would have something like "the end".


These are called Title Pages or Text overlays
https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&hs=AHF&ei=ZW0DWrSoOeba0gLWwKh4&q=kdenlive+title+page+tutorial&oq=kdenlive+title+page+tut&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.33i22i29i30k1.4045.6877.0.9285.14.12.0.0.0.0.373.2012.0j3j2j3.8.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..6.7.1795...0j0i20i263k1j0i22i30k1j33i21k1j33i160k1.0.UBJ8YFu8wlA


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Can anyone recommend a video editor

Postby kayeng » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:59 am

Thank you phd21 and Hoser, truly appreciate it!

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Re: Can anyone recommend a video editor

Postby administrollaattori » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:58 am

1) Kdenlive
2) Kdenlive
3) Kdenlive
4) Kdenlive


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