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Kdenlive 0.9.6 with custom layout
Kdenlive 0.9.6 running in KDE SC 4.
Developer(s) KDE
Stable release 0.9.10 / October 1, 2014; 2 months ago (2014-10-01)
Development status Active
Written in C++ (Qt, KDELibs)[1]
Operating system FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X
Type Video Editor
License GPLv2+
Website www.kdenlive.org

Kdenlive (KDE Non-Linear Video Editor) /ˌkdɛnˈlv/[2][3] is an open-source video editing software package based on the MLT Framework. The project was initially started by Jason Wood in 2002, and is now maintained by a small team of developers.[4]

Kdenlive supports all of the formats supported by FFmpeg (such as QuickTime, AVI, WMV, MPEG, and Flash Video), and also supports 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios for both PAL, NTSC and various HD standards, including HDV and AVCHD. Video can also be exported to DV devices, or written to a DVD with chapters and a simple menu.[5][6]

The development of Kdenlive has moved on from the K Desktop Environment 3 version (which wasn't originally made for MLT) to KDE Platform 4, with an almost complete rewrite.

Kdenlive packages are freely available for Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X under the terms of GNU General Public License version 2 or any later version.


Kdenlive video effects

Some features included in version 0.7 comprise: interface based on KDE's Oxygen style, capture from FireWire cameras, webcams and Video4Linux devices, grab video from the user's screen (screen capture), support for jog shuttle devices, independent rendering processes, interactive timeline operations, high definition editing, lossless formats and clip organization / location tools.[7]

Kdenlive makes use of a number of frameworks to provide a range of audio and video effects and transitions, including MLT, Frei0r effects, SoX and LADSPA.

Audio effects include normalization, phase and pitch shifting, limiting, volume adjustment, reverb and equalization filters amongst others.

Video effects include options for masking, blue-screen, distortions, rotations, colour tools, blurring, obscuring and others.

Kdenlive also provides a script called the Kdenlive Builder Wizard (KBW) that compiles the latest developer version of the software and its main dependencies from source, to allow users to try to test new features and report problems on the bug tracker.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ohloh Analysis Summary - Kdenlive". Ohloh. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  2. ^ Smart, Christopher (July 9, 2009). "Kdenlive: A Video Editor in the Spotlight". Linux Magazine. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  3. ^ Sawyer, Dan (March 1, 2008). "Multitrack Video Editor Roundup". Linux Journal. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  4. ^ Kdenlive Website
  5. ^ Česky. "Kdenlive/What Kdenlive is - Wikibooks, open books for an open world". En.wikibooks.org. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  6. ^ "KDE Commit-Digest - 12th October 2008". Commit-digest.org. 2008-10-12. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "Kdenlive Builder Wizard". Kde-apps.org. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 

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