OpenShot is a free and open-source video editor for Linux-based Operating systems like Ubuntu. It comes under the GPL licensed version 3.0 & built with Python, GTK, and the MLT Framework.

OpenShot can import your favorite videos, photos, and music files and help you to create the film that you have always dreamed of. Easily add sub-titles, transitions, and effects, and then export your film to DVD, YouTube, Vimeo, Xbox 360, and many other common formats.

Most Common Features

Below are some of the most common features of OpenShot Video Editor:

  • for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg)
  • Gnome integration (drag and drop support)
  • Unlimited tracks/layers
  • Clip resizing, scaling, trimming, snapping, and cutting
  • Video transitions with real-time previews
  • Compositing, image overlays, watermarks
  • Title templates, title creation, sub-titles
  • 3D Animated Titles
  • Solid color clips (including alpha compositing)
  • Support for Rotoscoping/Image sequences
  • Advanced Timeline (including Drag & drop, scrolling, panning, zooming, and snapping)
  • Video encoding (based on FFmpeg)
  • Key Frame animation
  • Digital zooming of video clips
  • Speed changes on clips (slow motion etc)
  • Audio mixing and editing
  • Presets for key frame animations and layout
  • Ken Burns effect (artistic panning over an image)
  • Digital video effects , including brightness, gamma, hue, greyscale, chroma key (bluescreen / greenscreen), and over 20 other video effects.

Installation of OpenShot on Ubuntu

1. Open the terminal type below command:

# apt-get install openshot openshot-doc

2. Now Access OpenShot:

Method 1

Open the Terminal type:

Method 2

OpenShot Video Editor

Click on OpenShot Video Editor

openshot default project

Now Import Your favorite videos, audio, and image files and create your films. An example is shown below.

Example Screenshot of OpenShot:

import audio video openshot