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Video Editing

Post by Kit » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:28 pm

Hello,

Please could someone point me in the direction of the video editing software for Mint 18.3? Just something simple...

Thanks in advance

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Re: Video Editing

Post by Sir Charles » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:03 pm

Kdenlive is one. Openshot another. Both can be installed from Software Manager or Synaptic. You could also take a look at this https://alternativeto.net/software/kdenlive/ for other alternatives but I can't tell which ones are in the repositories.
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Re: Video Editing

Post by Hoser Rob » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:51 am

Openshot and Avidemux are about as simple as I've seen for Linux video editors. Openshot is probably easier. But you don't specify your needs, and digital video is not that simple.

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Re: Video Editing

Post by austin.texas » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:06 am

Marziano wrote: I can't tell which ones are in the repositories.
Use apt show ___

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dan@skynet1 ~ $ apt show openshot
Package: openshot
Version: 1.4.3-1.2
Priority: optional
Section: universe/video
Origin: Ubuntu
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Original-Maintainer: Jonathan Thomas <Jonathan.Oomph@gmail.com>
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
Installed-Size: 57.0 MB
Depends: fontconfig, gtk2-engines-pixbuf, librsvg2-common, melt, python-gtk2, python-httplib2, python-imaging, python-mlt | python-mlt5 | python-mlt2, python-pygoocanvas, python-xdg, python:any (>= 2.7.5-5~)
Recommends: frei0r-plugins, openshot-doc, yelp
Suggests: blender (>= 2.5), inkscape
Homepage: http://www.openshotvideo.com/
Task: ubuntustudio-video
Supported: 9m
Download-Size: 17.5 MB
APT-Manual-Installed: yes
APT-Sources: http://cosmos.cites.illinois.edu/pub/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 Packages
Description: Create and edit videos and movies
 OpenShot Video Editor is a free, open-source, non-linear video editor. It
 can create and edit videos and movies using many popular video, audio, and
 image formats. Create videos for YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, Metacafe, iPod,
 Xbox, and many more common formats!
 .
 Features include:
  * Multiple tracks (layers)
  * Compositing, image overlays, and watermarks
  * Support for image sequences (rotoscoping)
  * Key-frame animation
  * Video and audio effects (chroma-key)
  * Transitions (lumas and masks)
  * 3D animation (titles and physics simulations)
  * Chroma key (green screen & blue screen)
  * Transcode (convert video encodings)
  * Upload videos (YouTube and Vimeo supported)

dan@skynet1 ~ $ apt show kdenlive
Package: kdenlive
Version: 4:15.12.3-0ubuntu1
Priority: optional
Section: universe/graphics
Origin: Ubuntu
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Original-Maintainer: Patrick Matthäi <pmatthaei@debian.org>
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
Installed-Size: 5,303 kB
Depends: ffmpeg, kded5, kdenlive-data (= 4:15.12.3-0ubuntu1), kinit, kio, melt, oxygen-icon-theme, qml-module-qtquick2, libc6 (>= 2.15), libkf5archive5 (>= 4.96.0), libkf5bookmarks5 (>= 4.96.0), libkf5completion5 (>= 4.97.0), libkf5configcore5 (>= 4.98.0), libkf5configgui5 (>= 4.97.0), libkf5configwidgets5 (>= 4.96.0), libkf5coreaddons5 (>= 4.100.0), libkf5dbusaddons5 (>= 4.97.0), libkf5guiaddons5 (>= 4.96.0), libkf5i18n5 (>= 4.97.0), libkf5iconthemes5 (>= 4.96.0), libkf5itemviews5 (>= 4.96.0), libkf5jobwidgets5 (>= 4.96.0), libkf5kiocore5 (>= 4.96.0), libkf5kiofilewidgets5 (>= 4.96.0), libkf5kiowidgets5 (>= 4.99.0), libkf5newstuff5 (>= 4.95.0), libkf5notifications5 (>= 4.96.0), libkf5notifyconfig5 (>= 4.96.0), libkf5plotting5 (>= 4.96.0), libkf5service-bin, libkf5service5 (>= 4.96.0), libkf5solid5 (>= 4.97.0), libkf5textwidgets5 (>= 5.0.0), libkf5widgetsaddons5 (>= 4.96.0), libkf5xmlgui5 (>= 4.98.0), libmlt++3 (>= 6.0.0), libmlt6 (>= 6.0.0), libqt5core5a (>= 5.5.0), libqt5dbus5 (>= 5.0.2), libqt5gui5 (>= 5.3.0) | libqt5gui5-gles (>= 5.3.0), libqt5network5 (>= 5.0.2), libqt5quick5 (>= 5.0.2) | libqt5quick5-gles (>= 5.0.2), libqt5script5 (>= 5.0.2), libqt5svg5 (>= 5.0.2), libqt5widgets5 (>= 5.2.0), libqt5xml5 (>= 5.0.2), libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.1)
Recommends: dvdauthor, dvgrab, frei0r-plugins, genisoimage, recordmydesktop, swh-plugins
Suggests: khelpcenter
Homepage: http://www.kdenlive.org/
Task: ubuntustudio-video
Supported: 9m
Download-Size: 1,454 kB
APT-Sources: http://cosmos.cites.illinois.edu/pub/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 Packages
Description: non-linear video editor
 Kdenlive is a non-linear video editing suite, which supports DV, HDV and many
 more formats.
 Its main features are:
  * Guides and marker for organizing timelines
  * Copy and paste support for clips, effects and transitions
  * Real time changes
  * FireWire and Video4Linux capture
  * Screen grabbing
  * Exporting to any by FFMPEG supported format

dan@skynet1 ~ $ apt show avidemux
Package: avidemux
State: not a real package (virtual)
N: Can't select candidate version from package avidemux as it has no candidate
N: Can't select versions from package 'avidemux' as it is purely virtual
N: No packages found
avidemux is not in the repo for Mint 18.2 or 18.3
It is available in the repo for Mint 17.x
Mint 18.2 Cinnamon, Quad core AMD A8-3870 with Radeon HD Graphics 6550D, 8GB DDR3, Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
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Re: Video Editing

Post by Sir Charles » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:12 am

austin.texas wrote:
Marziano wrote: I can't tell which ones are in the repositories.
Use apt show ___
Thanks!
:D
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Re: Video Editing

Post by Termy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:20 pm

I use openshot. It's not the most stable, but it's a hella more so than kdenlive has ever been for me on multiple setups. It's actually got a few tricks up its sleeve. Not a bad editor really, IMO.
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Re: Video Editing

Post by phd21 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:29 pm

Hi "Kit",

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.

It would also help to know what you are specifically trying to do with your video(s)?

+1 for the superb "Kdenlive" and "Openshot". There are a few other video editors as well, and many posts on this topic in this forum.


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Video Editing

Post by Kit » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:01 am

Think I will give openshot ago. Just putting together some video from different rides as I often ride in fairly picturesque parts of the UK, and it would be nice to share these without the snagged in traffic elements (or occasional driving errors :lol: ).

Quite new to video editing and would normally opt for Serif, thought I'd see what else was an option for simple to use and not either going to be a pain to install or hunt something down that offered ease of use via trail and error.

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Re: Video Editing

Post by Termy » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:13 pm

Kit wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:01 am
--snip--
I recommend that you enable autosaving, accessible via Edit > Preferences, as it will crash. The autosaving will just ensure you get back right where you left off. I also recommend you get used to using Space, C, and Shift + Left Click. Oh, and Ctrl + S often.

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Re: Video Editing

Post by phd21 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:35 pm

Hi Kit,

Most video editors are not that difficult to use for basic video editing functions, it gets more difficult when adding special effects or specialized animated title pages.

This biggest problem that I and others have is underpowered computer hardware for the desired video editing tasks. I enjoy video and audio editing, but my ancient underpowered computer hardware makes it very time consuming or impossible whereas newer more powerful computer hardware would make it faster and more capable. I see a lot of people trying to create HD videos (resolutions of 1080, 4k, etc...) with minimal computer hardware and very little system memory (ram), and the video editors will crash (stop or lockup). Kdenlive has an option called "proxy clips" which does help with less powerful computers.

Although it is pretty easy to edit videos using most video editors to include or exclude portions of videos, there are some really nice video cutters available (vidcutter, LosslessCut, tsMuxerGui, etc..) which make cutting out certain portions of videos super easy, then you can add the various video clips from those cut edits to a video editor or movie creator to create (render) a new video with what you want.

There are many tutorials for most video editors available on YouTube and the video editor's websites. I have some there as well. There are good posts in this forum regarding this as well.

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Video Editing

Post by Kit » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:57 pm

Given up on openshot, but its not that my hardware is lacking.

System: Host: kit-desktop Kernel: 4.15.0-43-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M5A97 R2.0 v: Rev 1.xx
Bios: American Megatrends v: 2501 date: 04/07/2014
CPU: Hexa core AMD FX-6300 Six-Core (-MCP-) cache: 12288 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 45509
clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 1967 MHz 2: 1754 MHz 3: 1533 MHz
4: 1731 MHz 5: 1515 MHz 6: 1515 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA Device 1c82 bus-ID: 07:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.130 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 NVIDIA Device 0fb9 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 07:00.1
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-43-generic

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Re: Video Editing

Post by phd21 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:29 pm

Hi Kit,

It looks like you have enough computer power to do most video editing tasks although I don't see the total system memory (ram). "inxi -Fxzd"

If you did not like OpenShot, try Kdenlive, Shotcut, Cinelerra-gv, Lightworks (free is limited, but paid for is superb), PitIvie, flowblade (might conflict with kdenlive), etc... Since you have an nVidia video card you could also try DaVinci, etc... With Kdenlive I recommend using their AppImage especially on Linux Mint 18.x and searching the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" for kdenlive and installing all recommended and suggested packages. FYI: Sometimes the AppImage version works better than a typically installed version especially on older Linux Mint versions like 18.x even with OpenShot.

There is a new one called "Olive" that is still in alpha stage, but working... I recommend using their PPA for Linux Mint 19.x users and their AppImage for Linux Mint 18.x users.

Olive - Professional Open-Source Video Editor
https://www.olivevideoeditor.org/

Olive is a New Open Source Video Editor in Development
https://itsfoss.com/olive-video-editor/

Hope this helps ...
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