Wondering what video editor should I learn to use? It does not need to have fancy effects, just cutting clips and muting and adding audio…
Currently I use Pitivi however its renderer is not the fastest, has no mute button for individual clips (afaik) and UI is not perfect. It does its job if there is no better options.
But I am wondering how other Linux video editors look like today in 2021? What I value in good editor is ease of use, fast import speed, rendering speed and low amount of dependencies…
Also it has to be free software and on Debian repository (testing)
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I’ve found kdenlive the easiest for simple video editing like your use case, but like you said if you’re not using kde it probably has a bunch of dependencies. There’s also olive which I didn’t see mentioned in this thread but I haven’t used it enough to give it a fair review. And you could probably use just ffmpeg especially if you tend to do the same operations on a large amount of media.
They all seem to be in Debian repos and available as alternative pkgs as well (appimage/flatpak)
Shotcut maybe ?
Interesting. Looks like its a bit overkill for what I need and ui looks difficult, wish it had simple mode. However performance seems great ! Looks very promising.
At first glance it looks overwhelmed. But it has good docs, tutorials and once you get familiar with available options and required functions it would become easy to use. From my experience shotcut is easier to use than kdenlive.
That’s a good one!
OpenShot it’s similar to Pitivi, but it’s a bit unstable and if I’m honest, I prefer Blender or Kdenlive.
Thanks for suggestion, OpenShot UI options wise looks bit better than Pitivi to me. But like you said its unstable, it freezes when I try to set audio level to 0%. (and that was the first thing I tried)…
Davinci Resolve ?
According to Wikipedia it is proprietary commercial software, not FLOSS(Free/Libre and Open Source Software)…
ffmpeg is able to do that quite easily and better than most editors out there. It can manipulate streams separately, cut, crop, scale, concatenate, mix etc. if you don’t need anything fancy its the tool you are looking for.
Hmm, perhaps bash script using ffmpeg would be able to after specifying timestamps then automatically create video I am wishing to make anyways with editor. I have look into it ! Thanks
That’s how I’ve been doing things for a while.
It’s probably not enabled in the version of ffmpeg you are using, or you didn’t specify the right encoder/decoder.
Right, now it works thank you :)
I’ve used this a good amount, and its solid. Very easy to use.
Reason why I have not tried kdenlive is the amount of dependencies and its integration to kde desktop…
kdenlive is the best you can get. even if it’s uses Qt/KSE dependences it adapt it’s look to match the GTK styles.
Intimidating UI and so much functionality that I do not need scares me away from blender as a video editor. If I was a 3d modeler then it would be perfect however, maybe one day !