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Flowblade, a multi-track non-linear video editor Linux, released new major 2.8 version today with focused on making the app more configurable.

For 1680 x 1050 and higher screen resolution, now you can change the panels layout by moving panels to different positions using View->Panel Placement submenu.

The Middlebar now is more customizable by selecting View->Middlebar layout->Free Bar and then selecting which items in Middlebar are displayed and in which order via View -> Middlebar layout – > Configure Free Bar….

The keyboard shortcut is also customizable. First create a custom shortcut group via top-left menu button in “Keyboard Shortcuts” dialog, you can then select this group and change the shortcuts as you want.

Other changes in Flowblade 2.8 include:

  • New Flowblade Neutral and Flowblade Gray themes.
  • Use Tool Dock widget to select Timeline Edit Tools
  • Move Filter Selection panel to right side of the Timeline
  • A set colored of icons to be optionally used in the Middlebar
  • Relink a directory feature for Media Relinker
  • New new French language user manual and more.

How to install Flowblade in Ubuntu:

The software offers official DEB binary package available to download at:

Download Flowblade

Just grab the DEB package, then install it either via Gdebi, Software Install, or by running command in terminal:

sudo apt install ./Downloads/flowblade-*.deb

No patience with common video editors (e.g., Kdenlive and Openshot) as they can take hours to export a video after trimming / cutting it? Try LosslessCut.

LosslessCut is a cross platform tool for lossless trimming / cutting of video and audio files. The software is extremely fast, it does the job in seconds without losing quality because it simply cuts the data stream and directly copies it over.

With LosslessCut, you can do:

  • Losslessly trim or cut out parts of video/audio
  • Lossless merge/concatenation of arbitrary files (identical codec parameters)
  • Lossless stream editing: Combine arbitrary tracks from multiple files
  • Losslessly extract all tracks from a file
  • Remux into any compatible output format
  • Take full-resolution snapshots from videos in JPEG/PNG format
  • Apply a per-file timecode offset in the preview
  • Change rotation/orientation metadata in videos
  • Powerful timeline with zoom and frame/keyframe jumping
  • Auto-saves per project cut segments to file
  • View ffmpeg last command log so you can modify and re-run modify recent commands on the command line
  • Give labels to cut segments
  • Segment panel showing segments with details, export/import cut segments as CSV
  • Video thumbnails and audio waveform
  • Cut out commercials from a recorded TV show
  • Replace audio track
  • Include a subtitle into a video
  • Extract audio, video, oro subtitle track from video

How to Get LosslessCut in Ubuntu:

There’s no .deb binary package for the software so far. You can either download the appimage or Linux tarball from the link below:

LosslessCut Releases

You can choose:

  • grab the .appimage package, give executable permission in file Properties, finally run it to launch the software.
  • or download the Linux tarball, extract and run the executable file to open the video editor.

The software is also available in Ubuntu Software as Snap package. The package version is however lag behind.

For those OK with Linux universal Flatpak package, LosslessCut can be also installed via the flathub repository.

LiVES video editor and VJ tool released version 3.0.1 today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 19.04.

LiVES 3.0 release highlights:

  • Render silence to end of video if necessary during rendering.
  • Improvements to openGL playback plugin, including much smoother playback.
  • Re-enable Advanced options for the openGL playback plugin.
  • Allow “Enough” in VJ / Pre-decode all frames
  • Refactor code for timebase calculations during playback (better a/v synch).
  • Overhaul external audio and audio recording to improve accuracy and use fewer CPU cycles.
  • Auto switch to internal audio when entering multitack mode.
  • Eliminate some race conditions between the audio and video threads.
  • Implemented reference counting for realtime effect instances.
  • Extensively rewrote the main interface, cleaning up the code and making many visual improvements
  • Improvements to online video downloader, clip size and format can now be selected, added an update option.
  • Improvements to the projectM filter wrapper, including SDL2 support.
  • Eliminate race conditions when applying rendered effects.
  • Added an option to invert the Z-order in multitrack compositor.
  • Added support for musl libc.

How to Install Lives 3.0.1 in Ubuntu:

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the unofficial PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/lives

Type user password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade the software from an existing release via Software Updater:

or simply run commands in terminal to install or upgrade LiVES:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install lives lives-plugins

Uninstall:

To remove the software, simply run commands:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove lives lives-plugins

The PPA can be removed via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

LiVES video editor and VJ tool released version 2.10.2 a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 18.10.

LiVES 2.10.2 release highlights:

  • Fix serious bug in lives_popen() – may prevent saving of new sets.
  • Add in part of the fix for multi_encoder3 which was overlooked in 2.10.1
  • Fix regression in get_extension().
  • Fix regression in get_frame_count().
  • Add new icons.
  • Correctly reset video playback plugin after cancelling quick transcode.
  • Improved youtube downloading.

How to Install Lives 2.10.2 in Ubuntu:

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut and then run command to add the unofficial PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/lives

Type in your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter.

LiVES PPA

2. Then upgrade the software from an existing release via Software Updater:

or simply run commands in terminal to install or upgrade LiVES:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install lives lives-plugins

Uninstall:

To remove the software, simply run commands:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove lives lives-plugins

The PPA can be removed via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

LiVES 2.10.0, free and open-source video editor and VJ tool, was released earlier today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04.

Changes in the LiVES 2.10.0 according to the changelog file:

  • Fix regression issues with youtube download.
  • Ensure audio waveform is redrawn after running fade audio.
  • Fix crash when adjusting cross-linked real time effect parameters (e.g LADSPA effects).
  • Fix an instability caused by NULL messages in the message cache (regression).
  • Fix possible crash when the real time effect parameters window is open during rendering.
  • Fix hang when clearing matches in the MIDI / JS learner window (GUI issue).
  • Improve the MIDI / JS tab in Preferences.
  • Add pref for creating a dummy alsa MIDI output port.
  • Add “OMC notify” to MIDI / JS mapper (MIDI -> OSC, sends USER1 notify event to all listeners).
  • Code cleanup. Standard checkbuttons and check menuitems now have their state set in the creation function.
  • Remove “use_mnemonic” parameter for widget functions. Use widget_opts.mnemonic_labels instead.
  • Amend the autolives toy so it can be triggered via OSC (and move to vj menu, add startup options).
  • MIDI channel can now used as a filter instead of a parameter to be matched.
  • Device mappings can now be shipped with builds.
  • Improved a/v synch with pulse audio.
  • Correct some minor GUI issues.
  • -noset startup option now has a permanent effect.
  • Add -asource [internal | external] startup option.
  • Fix bug in setting loop mode via OSC.
  • Fix broken framerate after pause / unpause during realtime playback.
  • Updated translation to Czech.

How to Install LiVES 2.10.0 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 18.x and 19, you can easily install the latest packages from the unofficial PPA.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key and then run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/lives

Type in your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter.

LiVES PPA

2. Then upgrade the software from an existing release via Software Updater:

or simply run commands in terminal to install or upgrade LiVES:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install lives lives-plugins

Uninstall:

To remove the software, simply run commands:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove lives lives-plugins

The PPA can be removed via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.