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The open-source non-linear video editor, Pitivi 1.0, is finally near after thirteen years of development.

Pitivi 1.0 release candidate “Ocean Big Chair”, marked as version 0.99, has many bug-fixes and performance improvements. There are quite a few important fixes thanks to the students who contributed in Google Summer of Code.

The development is focused on bug fixing until Pitivi 1.0. A flatpak repository has been created so Ubuntu users can easily install the latest release of Pitivi via following steps.

How to Install Pitivi via Flatpak in Ubuntu:

1. For Ubuntu 16.04, first open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following commands to install flatpak daemon while it’s not available by default:

  • Add the PPA repository for flatpak:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak

    Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

  • Then install flatpak for Ubuntu 16.04 and derivatives:
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install --install-recommends flatpak

2. Then run command to install Pitivi flatpak package:

flatpak install --user

Once installed, launch the video editor either from your application launcher or via command:

flatpak run org.pitivi.Pitivi

In addition, to update the Pitivi flatpak when a new release is available, run command:

flatpak --user update org.pitivi.Pitivi

And to uninstall the flatpak, run following command in terminal:

flatpak --user uninstall org.pitivi.Pitivi stable

Pitivi Video Editor

Pitivi Video Editor has reached version 0.94 recently. The new release features Gnome client-side decoration Gtk HeaderBar.

According to the release note, the main toolbar and menubar have been replaced by a headerbar and menubutton, saving a significant amount of precious vertical space and using the horizontal space better.

See the comparison -Pitivi 0.93 on the left, 0.94 on the right:


Besides that, Pitivi 0.94 fixed various bugs:

  • Fixed crashes due to a broken version of CoGL, CoGL APIs has been dropped.
  • Fixed crashes when running Pitivi outside of GNOME Shell due to Clutter GStreamer video output.
  • Ported to Python3
  • Text wrapping in the rendering progress dialog and title editor has been fixed
  • Effects can now be reordered within a clip’s properties
  • The default positioning of UI components (when starting from a fresh install) has been improved to be balanced properly
  • Various issues have been corrected regarding:
    • Drag and drop in the media library
    • Audio waveforms
    • Undo/redo
  • The user manual is now up to date with the state of the new Pitivi series
  • Undocked window components do not shift position on startup anymore
  • Docked window components do not shift position on startup anymore, when the window is not maximized.
  • The title editor’s UI has been simplified, and now supports decimal font sizes
  • Educational infobars throughout the UI have been tweaked to make their colors less intrusive
  • Timeline UI animations have been tweaked
  • Other fixes and translations updates

How to get Pitivi 0.94:

First you may check out your OS type, 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x86_64), by going to shutdown menu (top-right corner gear button) -> “About This Computer”

Select download the all-in-one-bundle package from the link below:

Pitivi all-in-one-bundle

Extract the package and run the executable from the result folder.