Video editing

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Triskel
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What is the best free video editing software to edit videos.

It should be stable and powerful and must be able to edit high resolution (HD) videos.

Please list pros and cons and give reasons why you recommend it.

Thank you!

onpon4
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I've only used PiTiVi and OpenShot.

OpenShot is reliable, but doesn't have a lot of features. It's kind of comparable to Windows Movie Maker.

PiTiVi is much more powerful, but I've had trouble with exporting the videos; it seems a lot of formats supposed to be available just don't work.

I've heard that Cinelerra is pretty good, but I haven't tried it.

Magic Banana

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Iscritto: 07/24/2010

I recently used Pitivi. It really is user friendly and has a huge potential. That said, in the version provided in Trisquel 6, I could not export a video that includes pictures (in addition to video and audio files). The preview worked. Not the export.

The Pitivi project is very close to release a 1.0 version that will rock: http://www.pitivi.org

icarolongo
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Pitivi render perfectly in WebM.

Magic Banana

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I tried that format but the export did fail (again: only when pictures are in the workflow; for instance to give a title to the video and fade-cross it with the actual video).

megurineturilli
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Iscritto: 01/10/2012

You can use Blender for video editing and compositing. It also offers camera tracking.

icarolongo
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Kdenlive, Blender, OpenShot.

tux_
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Is thought Blender is for 3D modeling and not for video creation?

icarolongo
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Theseus

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I've been a user of Final Cut Pro (FCP) since version 1; it is actually why I had original switched to that evil empire, before they were so notorious. But after dumping thousands into their software, version X made me sick. It wasn't so much because I hated it interface, but it is because I realized how little control we have. I would love to see a simple, open source platform with the same stability I found in the original FCP.

I'm currently prepping a gradual transition to open sourse, and I have been looking into a few options. First, my hopes are four basic features:

(1) To be able to make Simple Cuts and Edits
(2) To handle multi-track audio and video
(3) To handling and exporting multiple formats

and, finally,

(4) stability

I have my eyes on Openshot, Kdenlive, Pitivi, and Blender.

The newer version of Pitivi looks very promissing, but I had trouble getting it up and going on Trisquel. I also had some trouble with Openshot.

I was able to get the latest version of Kdenlive working. I was quite impressed with the ability to manage proxy files and with the simple interface. Unfortunately, it looks like development has slowed to a crawl—and some fear it may have been abandoned by the lead.

My first impression of Blender is "cumbersome." There are so many options and windows. However, once you dig in, from what I understand, it is one of the more flexible and stable.

I'm hoping to work with each of these overtime. Perhaps if we can contribute to each they may improve the access, stability and/or simplify the interfaces.

Theseus

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Iscritto: 11/22/2013

Also, the VideoLan Movie Creator looks very promising too; however, they do not have a stable release.

And just another thought, video editing in Blender is kind of like word processing in Gimp. You can do it, with amazing control and options, but most of those buttons and features aren't needed for the priority at hand.

Theseus

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