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The Avidemux video editor released version 2.8.0 few days ago. Here’s what’s new and how to install in Ubuntu via PPA.

Avidemux 2.8.0 was released on Tuesday with some new features, including ability to convert HDR video to SDR with tone mapping, FFV1 encoder, decoding support for TrueHD audio tracks and WMA9 lossless codec.

There are other features, such as temporarily disable active filters in Video Filter Manager and reverse video by exporting selection as JPEG images and loading in reverse order.

Avidemux video editor

Other changes in Avidemux 2.8.0 include:

  • ‘Peek Original’ button to quickly compare filtered and unfiltered inputs.
  • Add blend and motion interpolation options to ‘Resample FPS’ filter.
  • Mark cut points on navigation slider.
  • “Resample FPS” and “Change FPS” filters can handle up to 1000 fps.
  • Translucent green masking for “Crop” filter’s preview
  • “Resize” filter output up to 8192×8192 resolution.
  • Improved HiDPI scaling in previews.
  • x264 video encoder plugin allows to specify color properties.
  • Replace PulseAudioSimple with PulseAudio in Linux.

How to Install Avidemux 2.8 in Ubuntu:

The “xtradeb packaging” team is maintaining some apps and games, including Avidemux, in its PPA repositories. The maintainer comes from the old GetDEB team. And, Avidemux website refers to the PPA for Ubuntu users in the download page.

1. Remove old Avidemux package:

If you’ve installed Avidemux 2.7 packages from my unofficial PPA, remove it first!! The name now changes from avidemux2.7 to avidemux. No version number in package name anymore.

Firstly, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, paste the command below to remove it:

sudo apt remove --autoremove avidemux2.7-*

2. Add the new ‘official’ PPA

The xtradeb apps PPA contains Avidemux along with many other app packages for Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.04, and Ubuntu 21.10 so far.

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command below to add it to your system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xtradeb/apps

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

For those still using Ubuntu 18.04, my unofficial PPA is available for choice:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/avidemux

3. Update package cache:

While adding Ubuntu PPA, it updates system cache automatically since Ubuntu 20.04. However, Ubuntu 18.04 and some Ubuntu based systems need to run the command to do it manually:

sudo apt update

4. Install Avidemux 2.8:

Finally, install the video editor as well as its dependencies via command:

sudo apt install avidemux-qt avidemux-jobs-qt

After installation, open the video editor by searching from ‘Activities’ overview screen and enjoy!

How to Remove Avidemux video editor:

To remove the video editor, simply run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove avidemux-qt avidemux-jobs-qt

It removes all the packages and useless dependency libraries, though personal data left in ‘.avidemux6‘ folder (hidden folder, press Ctrl+H to display) in user home directory.

To remove the Ubuntu PPA, open ‘Software & Updates‘ and remove the relevant line under Other Software tab.

The Kdenlive video editor 21.12 was released this Monday with exciting new features!

As the last release in 2021, it introduced Slip trimming mode support. By selecting a clip in the timeline, use may use menu “Tool -> Slip tool” to drag moving the clip. This will change the start and end points of the clip simultaneously while keeping the original duration.

Another big new feature is Multicam Editing. It allows to edit the multiple cameras’ footage. By adding video clips in different tracks but at the same position, user may enable it via “Tool -> Multicam tool“. Then, either press corresponding numbers (e.g., 1 for track v1 and 2 for track v2) or click in monitor to trim the clips in the desired track.

Kdenlive Slip Tool

Other changes in Kdenlive 21.12 include:

  • Initial Ripple edit implementation.
  • DaSiamRPN visual tracking algorithm.
  • New object obscure: Pixelate and Opaque Fill.
  • Multiple project Bins and speaking of Bins support.
  • User manual via Sphinx.
  • Stable for macOS with Intel.
  • Update code base license to GPLv3.

How to Install Kdenlive 21.12 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

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

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