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OpenShot video editor released v2.6.0 with new computer vision, AI and audio effects. The official PPA has been updated with Ubuntu 21.10 support.

After more than one year of development, the free open-source video editor released its “finest” version. According to the release note, OpenShot 2.6.0 features:

  • New Computer Vision and AI effects (motion tracking, object detection, stabilization)
  • Audio Effects (compressor, expander, distortion, delay, echo, noise, EQ, robot, whisper)
  • New Zoom Slider widget (simple way to navigate around the timeline)
  • New Transform Tool (resize, rotate, move, origin point, shear, scale, zoom in/out)
  • Improved Snapping (while positioning, trimming, playhead)
  • New Caption video effect (rasterize captions on top of video)
  • Audio Bug Fixes (more crackling/popping fixes)
  • FFmpeg 4 Support, Updated Blender Support, WebEngine + WebKit support
  • Parentable keyframes (parent clips and keyframes)
  • Improved performance & stability (while rendering, ruler drawing, timeline zooming)

See What’s New in OpenShot 2.6.0 via video:

How to Install OpenShot 2.6.0 in Ubuntu:

The video editor offers official Linux binary package via non-install Appimage.

However, the Ubuntu PPA is preferred and now supports for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.04, Ubuntu 21.10, and derivatives, e.g., Linux Mint 20.

1. Add OpenShot PPA

Search for and open terminal either from start menu (Show Applications or ‘Activities’ overview screen), or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2. Install / Upgrade OpenShot

After adding the PPA, you can either install the editor via command:

sudo apt install openshot-qt python3-openshot

NOTE for Linux Mint need to run sudo apt update manually to refresh package cache.

Or upgrade it via Software Updater (Update Manager) if an earlier version was installed.

Uninstall OpenShot:

And to remove the video editor, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove openshot-qt python3-openshot

For the Ubuntu PPA, open “Software & Updates” and remove relevant line from ‘Other Software’ tab.

KDE’s Kdenlive Video editor 21.08 was released. The official PPA added Ubuntu 21.10 “Impish Indri” support.

Kdenlive, stands for KDE Non-Linear Video Editor, is a free and open-source video editor for KDE though it also works on other desktop environment. And version 21.08 was finally released a few days later than other KDE Gear 21.08 apps.

The new release based on MLT 7 framework which has removed the Automask effect, along with many other legacy and buggy modules. The region module is also removed and replaced with new Effect Masking feature. As well, the old and unmaintained tools like the DVD Wizard and the Preview Compositing mode has been removed.

Kdenlive 21.08 got an improved performance, so users will have a smoother experience when importing hundreds of files and gigabytes and panning through the timeline.

Other features in the release include:

  • The new Time Remap feature allows to keyframe the speed of a clip.
  • Apply effects to only affect specific regions of a clip using masks.
  • Easily moves Guides along with clips using the Spacer Tool via the new Guides Locked option.
  • Ability to assign shortcuts to raise dock widgets.
  • Ability to assign shortcuts to 3 keyframe functions: Add/Remove Keyframe, Go to next keyframe and Go to previous keyframe.
  • Additional options to the same track transitions: Duration, Reverse and Alignment.
  • The command bar (toggle via Ctrl+Alt+i) to easily search for any action in Kdenlive, such as changing themes, adding effects, opening files and more.
  • New Copy value at cursor position to clipboard option
  • New mapping modes and options when importing tracked data
  • Option to go to start if playback started on timeline end

How to Install Kdenlive 21.08 in Ubuntu via PPA:

The Kdenlive official PPA has been updated with the latest packages for Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.04, Ubuntu 21.10, and their derivatives, e.g, Linux Mint 20, Elementary OS 6, and Zorin OS 16.

1.) Add Ubuntu PPA:

Open ‘terminal’ from your system application menu, then run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable

Type your password when it asks (no asterisk feedback) and hit Enter to continue.

2. ) Install or Upgrade Kdenlive:

If an old version of kdenlive was installed, you can upgrade it via Update Manager:

Or simply run command in terminal to install the video editor:

sudo apt install kdenlive

NOTE for Linux Mint or may be other Ubuntu based systems, you need to update the package cache manually by running sudo apt update command before installing the software.

Uninstall:

To purge the PPA as well as downgrade Kdenlive package, run command in terminal:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable

To remove the PPA only, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable

And to remove Kdenlive, run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove kdenlive kdenlive-data

KDE’s Kdenlive video editor 21.04 was released today with lots of usability improvements and some great new features.

Kdenlive 21.04 introduced new Speech-to-Text feature which automatically transcode audio to text, and it supports for 17 languages and dialects using the official models.

The release also features new Media Browser, which can be enabled from View menu. With it, you can easily browse through file system and drag’n’drop add clips to the Bin or Timeline.

And there are new effects typewriter effect with 3 animation modes, Alpha Strobe effect to text, images, or videos, Effect Zones to apply effects to specific regions of tracks or the timeline.

Other features in Kdenlive 21.04 include:

  • Zoombars in the timeline.
  • New icons and functions for the effect’s keyframe panel.
  • New online resources widget
  • Add AV1 render profile.
  • Re-enable audio playback on reverse speed.
  • Add “unused clip” filter in Project Bin.
  • Add channel selection to audio waveform filter.
  • Add ITU 2020 colorspace in clip properties.
  • Treat GIFs as video, not as image.

How to Install Kdenlive 21.04 in Ubuntu:

The kdenlive team ppa has made the latest packages for Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 21.04, Linux Mint 20.

1.) Add Ubuntu PPA:

Open ‘terminal’ from your system application menu, then run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable

Type your password when it asks (no asterisk feedback) and hit Enter to continue.

2. ) Install or Upgrade Kdenlive:

If an old version of kdenlive was installed, you can upgrade it via Update Manager:

Or simply run command in terminal to install the video editor:

sudo apt install kdenlive

NOTE for non-KDE users, Kdenlive will be installed along with a large list of KDE libraries.

Uninstall:

To purge the PPA as well as downgrade Kdenlive package, run command in terminal:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable

To remove the PPA only, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable

And to remove Kdenlive, run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove kdenlive kdenlive-data

The free open-source Avidemux video editor 2.7.8 was released with many new features. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu via PPA.

The new release features many new video filters. A dedicated MOV muxer is available to replace MOV muxing mode within the MP4 muxer; A subset of color info relevant for HDR support is retained in copy mode when both input and output video are stored in Matroska / WebM containers.

The indexer in the MPEG-TS demuxer now detects resolution changes in MPEG-2 and H.264 streams.

YUV varieties of the lossless Ut Video codec are supported via bundled FFmpeg library. Multi-threaded video decoding is now available for the bundled FFmpeg.

Other changes include:

  • Uncompressed 24-bit audio support.
  • Limited support for 7.1 channel layout.
  • Decode and stream copy support for XLL substream in DTS audio tracks.
  • Audio properties updated on resuming playback.
  • An option to keep the identity of markers A and B instead of swapping them automatically
  • Maximum resolution support increased to 8192×8192
  • FFmpeg bundle updated to 4.2.4
  • MP4 muxer accepts now MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
  • Extended Python interface, and more.

How to Install Avidemux 2.7.8 in Ubuntu:

The editor offers official non-install .appimage package, which is available to download at the link below

Download Avidemux

Grab the appimage, go to file Properties -> Permissions and make it executable, finally right-click and run the file to launch the Avidemux video editor.

For those prefer the classic apt method, I’ve uploaded the .deb packages into the unofficial PPA, available for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.10.

1.) Open terminal and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/avidemux

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Then refresh system package cache and install the editor:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install avidemux2.7-qt5 avidemux2.7-plugins-qt5 avidemux2.7-jobs-qt5

Uninstall:

To uninstall the PPA, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/avidemux

To uninstall the video editing software, run:

sudo apt remove --autoremove avidemux2.7-qt5 avidemux2.7-plugins-qt5 avidemux2.7-jobs-qt5

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