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Video editor recommendations

Post by Clickbait » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:02 am

Can anyone recommend a good video editing program? I want to cut long videos into shorter videos for the most part (at the moment at least), and free/open source would be preferred but I am open to any suggestions.

Thanks in advance everyone!

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Re: Video editor recommendations

Post by kc1di » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:08 am

I would recommend Kdenlive It is in the repository and can be installed via synaptic.
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Re: Video editor recommendations

Post by avb12 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:27 am

If only cutting, try Avidemux

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Re: Video editor recommendations

Post by Hoser Rob » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:51 am

avb12 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:27 am
If only cutting, try Avidemux
+1. I use the appimage version. For more complex things try openshot.

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Re: Video editor recommendations

Post by phd21 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:49 am

Hi Clickbait,

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

If all you want to do is to cut videos into shorter videos, then I would highly recommend "LossLessCut" and or "VidCutter" both of which can easily do this. Supposedly, these can also combine smaller videos into a larger video. I have been using LossLessCut the most for these tasks although I also have VidCutter and most Linux video editors installed.
LossLessCut wrote:lossless-cut: Save space by quickly and losslessly trimming video and audio files
- scroll down to see info and installation options
https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut

Free Video Cutter LosslessCut Adds Multiple Cut Points, Video Merging Feature - Linux Uprising Blog
https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/01/f ... -adds.html
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VidCutter wrote:vidcutter: Been busy guys, will be reviewing and integrating pull requests shortly. Thanks to all contributors! LATEST RELEASE: 6.0.0
- scroll down to see info and installation options
https://github.com/ozmartian/vidcutter

Install VidCutter on Ubuntu and other Linux to Easily Cut Videos
https://itsfoss.com/vidcutter-video-editor-linux/
+1 for the excellent Kdenlive video editor.

FYI: All the video editors should also be able to do this, Kdenlive, OpenShot, Shotcut, Olive, Avidemux, Pitivie, etc...

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Video editor recommendations

Post by Brian Potter » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:48 pm

I'm looking for the same solution as the OP. Being able to also join clips would be a bonus but not a deal breaker.

I'm having problems with Vidcutter on Mint 19.1. It crashes as soon as I try to open a video clip. I had an older version of Vidcutter installed on MX LInux which worked for cutting but not joining contrary to the description but at least it didnt crash like this one does.

I used Avidemux in my Windows days so was happy when I saw it available in the Mint Software repo. Sadly this also crashes when I attempt to open a video.

Any ideas whats going wrong? Missing dependency maybes?

I'll try Kdenlive and Openshot when I get a chance.
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Re: Video editor recommendations

Post by catweazel » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:14 pm

Brian Potter wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Any ideas whats going wrong? Missing dependency maybes?
Please familiarise yourself with the forum rules and start a new thread. Don't hijack this one.
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Re: Video editor recommendations

Post by DisturbedDragon » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:26 am

+1 for LosslessCut. I use it a lot and love it.
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Re: Video editor recommendations

Post by gittiest personITW » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:11 am

Openshot but it is only available as an appimage as far as I know.
Very easy to use and great for converting vids playable on tiny devices with tiny file sizes.

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Re: Video editor recommendations

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:17 am

Brian Potter wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:48 pm
... I used Avidemux in my Windows days so was happy when I saw it available in the Mint Software repo. Sadly this also crashes when I attempt to open a video.....
Try the appimage, that's what I use.

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Re: Video editor recommendations

Post by Flemur » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:21 am

Avidemux can do lossless saves after cuts/trims. I use the windows version in wine.

It can also append videos but they have to be the same size (pixels), and IIRC you have to re-encode in order to save after appending.
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Re: Video editor recommendations

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:56 am

Flemur wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:21 am
Avidemux can... also append videos but they have to be the same size (pixels), and IIRC you have to re-encode in order to save after appending.
That's true for any editor, and more than the pixel dimensions have to be the same.

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Re: Video editor recommendations

Post by Flemur » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:10 am

Hoser Rob wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:56 am
Flemur wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:21 am
Avidemux can... also append videos but they have to be the same size (pixels), and IIRC you have to re-encode in order to save after appending.
That's true for any editor, and more than the pixel dimensions have to be the same.
I just appended a clip and saved the whole thing without re-encoding; the appended clip had the same encoding as first file.
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Re: Video editor recommendations

Post by Brian Potter » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:24 pm

catweazel wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:14 pm
Brian Potter wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Any ideas whats going wrong? Missing dependency maybes?
Please familiarise yourself with the forum rules and start a new thread. Don't hijack this one.
Its the exact same question not a hijack. I was asking for recomendations like the OP was. Forget my remark about dependencies. Just tell me if there is one that actually works. I'm completely fed up with flatpacks in general as they are always problematic for me.

But thankyou to the other people who replied with helpful reccomendations.
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Re: Video editor recommendations

Post by Moem » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:46 pm

Brian Potter wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:24 pm
Its the exact same question not a hijack.
It's always fine to start a new topic and in fact that's preferred. The forum rules state that every new question deserves a new topic. And since you are not the OP, we regard your question as new even though it's similar. You have different needs, different hardware and so on, after all.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Video editor recommendations

Post by BG405 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:45 pm

Adding to what Moem said, you did also ask a question about not being able to run these programs properly, so that definitely deserves your own thread. This is something unique to your setup.

As far as recommendations go, I'll also add a vote for Kdenlive. :wink:
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Re: Video editor recommendations

Post by Brian Potter » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:08 pm

Okay fair enough. I'll start a new topic in future.

I'll give those suggestions a try. LosslessCut doesnt appear to be in the repos but i have not looked in Synaptic yet.
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