Guest post by Hammad Saleem
In today’s entertainment centric world, everybody is involved in taking pictures, making videos and lots of other graphics related stuff in their profession as well as daily life. Making family videos and/or professional videos and editing them to carter for one’s need is essential today. There are several tools available for video editing in Microsoft Windows operating system platform, and everyone thinks Linux lacks video editors. Today we’ll clear this misconception and present to you ten of the best video editors available for Ubuntu and other flavors of Linux. Of course all of them are free!
Top 10 Video Editors for Ubuntu Linux
Avidemux is a free Linux based video editor designed to perform basic video editing tasks such as cutting, filtering and encoding. It supports multiple video formats such as the popular AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. The great thing about Avidemux is that it is available not only Linux but for Windows and Mac OS X as well.
A neat tool for Linux, Cinerrla allows users creation and editing of videos, presentations and other moving graphics content with the utmost ease using its friendly UI. The program is extremely light on system resources so can be used to perform big editing tasks.
For those who aren’t easy with big proprietary software like Photoshop, Corel and other graphics tools, CinePaint is a one shop stop for their editing needs. It provides scores of features which help user not only create content but to edit it at your will.
Re-invented to the web as the Cinefx project, jahshaka is aimed for professionals who want to get high end visuals and premium video editing at no cost for their organization or work needs. This doesn’t means home users can’t take advantage. They always can.
Kino provides users with easy and reliable digital video editing on videos of various export and import format using a user friendly interface. The software’s latest stable release is 1.3.4.
LiVES is a video editing tool for Linux with an additional functionality to perform as a Video Jockey software as well for Linux operating system. It not only supports making and editing videos but also has feature-set suitable for use by Video Jockeys (VJs) around the world.
Have you ever used popular desktop recording software on Microsoft Windows like the famous ‘Demo Builder’? If yes, then recordMyDesktop will provide you the same functionality on Linux flavors i.e. recording GUI sessions and then enabling users to edit them with ease.
8. Slideshow Creator
Not truly a video editing software, but Slideshow Creator helps you transform your static content i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into high quality DVD slide show which can bbe run on any media player across Linux and Windows. It provides set of features for enhancing and breaking the images and other graphics editing tools
One of the friendliest tools for video editing and DVD making is Vivia and is available for both Linux and Microsoft Windows. It has a unique Multi-cam editing mode which allows editing of multiple scenes recorded using different cameras simultaneously and can add multiple movies in a single project.
An open source video editor for Linux, Kdenlive serves it purpose well. It has numerous video editing features such as cutting, copy-paste, split pasting and graining which help users edit their videos completely under control. Also it supports a variety of formats and has a nice UI.
This is a guest post by Hammad Saleem who blogs at iTechMax, a blog about software, technology, Blogging tips and tricks. You can also share your tips by writing a guest article at TechPP.