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OpenShot

OpenShot Video Editor
OpenShot main window
Original author(s) Jonathan Thomas
Developer(s) Jonathan Thomas
Andy Finch
Helen McCall
Olivier Girard
Karlinux
TJ
Stable release 1.4.3 / October 1, 2012 (2012-10-01)[1]
Written in Python
Operating system Linux
Type Video editing software
License GNU GPL v3[2]
Website .orgopenshot

OpenShot Video Editor is a free and open-source video editing app for Linux, built with Python, GTK, and the MLT Framework. The project was started in August 2008 by Jonathan Thomas, with the objective to provide a stable, free, and friendly to use video editor.

Contents

  • OpenShot features 1
  • Video formats and codecs supported 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

OpenShot features

  • Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg)
  • GNOME integration (drag-and-drop support)
  • Multiple tracks
  • Clip resizing, trimming, snapping, and cutting
  • Video transitions with real-time previews
  • Compositing, image overlays, watermarks
  • 3D Animated Titles (by using Blender on the background)
  • Title templates, title creation, sub-titles
  • SVG friendly, to create and include titles and credits
  • Scrolling motion picture credits
  • Solid color clips (including alpha compositing)
  • Support for Rotoscoping / Image sequences
  • Drag and drop timeline
  • Frame stepping, key-mappings: J,K, and L keys
  • Video encoding (based on FFmpeg)
  • Key Frame animation
  • Digital zooming of video clips
  • Speed changes on clips (slow motion etc.)
  • Custom transition lumas and masks
  • Re-sizing of clips (frame size)
  • Audio mixing and editing
  • Presets for key frame animations and layout
  • Pan and Zoom functionality
  • Digital video effects, including brightness, gamma, hue, greyscale, chroma key (bluescreen / greenscreen), and over 20 other video effects

OpenShot provides extensive editing and compositing features, and has been designed as a practical tool for working with high-definition video including HDV and AVCHD.

Video formats and codecs supported

Video Type
Video Format
Video Codec
Audio Codec
Suggested
Video Bitrate
Suggested
Audio Bitrate
Suggested
Project Profile
Notes on Usage
AVCHD
Disks
MPEG-TS libx264 libfaac 15 Mbit/s -> 40 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 1080i 50 Hz 1920×1080
Interlaced
Use for Blu-Ray and AVCHD Disks
AVCHD
Disks
MPEG-TS libx264 ac3 15 Mbit/s -> 40 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 1080i 50 Hz 1920×1080
Interlaced
Use for Blu-Ray and AVCHD Disks
AVCHD
Disks
MPEG-TS libx264 libfaac 15 Mbit/s -> 40 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 1080i 60 Hz 1920×1080
Interlaced
Use for Blu-Ray and AVCHD Disks
(mainly in USA)
but not necessary
Modern TV's adapt rate.
AVCHD
Full HD
MKV libx264 libfaac 15 Mbit/s -> 40 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 1080p 25 Hz 1920×1080
Progressive
for use on computers
AVCHD
Full HD
MKV libx264 ac3 15 Mbit/s -> 40 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 1080p 25 Hz 1920×1080
Progressive
for use on computers
QuickTime
Full HD
mov libx264 libmp3lame 15 Mbit/s -> 40 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 1080p 25 Hz 1920×1080
AVCHD
QuickTime 7
Progressive
QuickTime
Full HD
mov libx264 ac3 15 Mbit/s -> 40 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 1080p 25 Hz 1920×1080
AVCHD
QuickTime 7
Progressive
QuickTime
Apple TV
mov libx264 libfaac 5 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 720p 30 Hz 1280x720
29.97 Hz
AVCHD
QuickTime 7
Progressive
Web Publishing
QuickTime
Web
mov libx264 ac3 15 Mbit/s -> 40 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 720p 30 Hz 1280×720
29.97 Hz
AVCHD
QuickTime 7
Progressive
Web Publishing
QuickTime
Web
iPod libx264 libfaac 1.25 Mbit/s -> 1.5 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s
to
160 kbit/s
Square NTSC 640×480
29.97 Hz
AVCHD
QuickTime 7
QuickTime
iPod
iPod libx264 libfaac 1.25 Mbit/s -> 1.5 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s
to
160 kbit/s
Quarter Square NTSC 320×240
29.97 Hz
AVCHD
QuickTime 7
DVD vob MPEG-2 ac3 5 Mbit/s -> 10 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s DV PAL
DV PAL Widescreen
For native SD movies only!
Not for down-converting HD
DVD vob MPEG-2 ac3 5 Mbit/s -> 10 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s DV NTSC
DV NTSC Widescreen
For native SD movies only!
Not for down-converting HD
Xbox 360 mov libx264 libfaac 2 Mbit/s -> 5 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s DV NTSC Widescreen
HDV 720 30p
HDV 720 60p
Xbox 360 mp4 libx264 libfaac 2 Mbit/s -> 5 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s DV NTSC Widescreen
HDV 720 30p
HDV 720 60p
Vimeo
High Def
mp4 libx264 libfaac 3 Mbit/s -> 5 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s -> 320 kbit/s
44.1 kHz
stereo
HDV 720 25p
HDV 720 30p
1280×720
square pixels
needs to be
de-interlaced or progressive
Vimeo
Std Def
mp4 libx264 libfaac 2 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s -> 320 kbit/s
44.1 kHz
stereo
Square NTSC 640×480
square pixels
needs to be
de-interlaced or progressive
Vimeo
Std Def
Widescreen
mp4 libx264 libfaac 3 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s -> 320 kbit/s
44.1 kHz
stereo
Square NTSC Widescreen 854×480
square pixels
needs to be
de-interlaced or progressive
Flickr
High Def
mov libx264 ac3 5 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s HDV 720 30p 1280×720
square pixels
needs to be
de-interlaced or progressive
Picasa mpeg mpeg2video mp2 2 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s Square NTSC 640×480
will be converted to
480×360 or 320×240
Flash
YouTube mpeg mpeg2video mp2 2 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s Square NTSC 640×480
will be converted to
480×360 or 320×240
Flash
YouTube
High Def
mp4 libx264 libfaac 2 Mbit/s -> 8 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s -> 320 kbit/s
44.1 kHz
stereo
HDV 720 25p
HDV 720 30p
1280×720
square pixels
needs to be
de-interlaced or progressive
YouTube
Full High Def
mp4 libx264 libfaac 8 Mbit/s -> 15 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s -> 320 kbit/s
44.1 kHz
stereo
HDV 1080 25p
HDV 1080 30p
1920×1080
square pixels
needs to be
de-interlaced or progressive
Nokia
nHD
mp4 libxvid libfaac 1.25 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s -> 320 kbit/s
44.1 kHz
stereo
Nokia nHD 640×360
New Standard
for
S60 5th Edition Devices
MetaCafe mp4 mpeg4 libmp3lame 2 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s Square NTSC 640×480
will be converted to
320×240
Flash

See also

References

  1. ^ "OpenShot Video Editor | Download". Openshot.org. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  2. ^ "OpenShot Video Editor | Simple, powerful, and free video editor for Linux!". Openshot.org. 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Ubuntu 10.10 need of stable Video Editor : Kdenlive, OpenShot, PiTiVi, Kino comparison
  • A simple tutorial on YouTube


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