[SOLVED] Can anyone recommend a video editor

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[SOLVED] Can anyone recommend a video editor

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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=op ... mqIMUh3B5s

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=op ... 8&oe=UTF-8

kdenlive video cut and paste keyframes tutorial
https://www.google.com/search?client=op ... CQMZaRiUsU


kdenlive video editing keyframes tutorial
https://www.google.com/search?client=op ... QTjSkSqEow

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=op ... cGJPaLRg20
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=op ... zUtpo0zAL8
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=op ... BJ8YFu8wlA


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

Post by 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

Post by administrollaattori » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:58 am

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

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Re: [SOLVED] Can anyone recommend a video editor

Post by kayeng » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:35 am

Apologies, but this is actually the first time I've tried to use kdenlive and I have this problem: Tooltip texts doesn't show. The horizontal yellow bar appears but there's no text.

inxi -Fxzd gives me:

System: Host: 03-linuxmint Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine: Mobo: MSI model: H81M-P33 (MS-7817) v: 1.0
Bios: American Megatrends v: V1.9 date: 03/30/2015
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i3-4130 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 13599
clock speeds: max: 3400 MHz 1: 3400 MHz 2: 3400 MHz 3: 3400 MHz
4: 3400 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 4th Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1600x900@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell x86/MMX/SSE2
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-53-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: ASUSTek USB-N53 802.11abgn Network Adapter [Ralink RT3572]
driver: rt2800usb v: 2.3.0 usb-ID: 003-003
IF: wlx50465d4c4613 state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1015.7GB (2.2% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: DataTraveler_3.0 size: 15.5GB
Optical: /dev/sr0 model: PLDS DVD-RW DH16AESH
rev: 3L31 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
Features: speed: 40x multisession: yes
audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 40G used: 14G (37%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 196 Uptime: 1:02 Memory: 1051.1/3697.7MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.461) inxi: 2.2.35

Thank you for your time.

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