OpenShot Video Editor

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OpenShot Video Editor
OpenShot logotype.svg
Screenshot of OpenShot.png
OpenShot main window
Original author(s) Jonathan Thomas
Developer(s) Jonathan Thomas
Andy Finch
Helen McCall
Olivier Girard
Karlinux
TJ
Stable release 1.4.3 / October 1, 2012 (2012-10-01)[1]
Written in Python
Operating system Linux
Type Video editing software
License GNU GPL v3[2]
Website openshot.org

OpenShot Video Editor is a free and open-source video editing app for Linux, built with Python, GTK, and the MLT Framework. The project was started in August 2008 by Jonathan Thomas, with the objective to provide a stable, free, and friendly to use video editor.

OpenShot features[edit]

  • Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg)
  • GNOME integration (drag-and-drop support)
  • Multiple tracks
  • Clip resizing, trimming, snapping, and cutting
  • Video transitions with real-time previews
  • Compositing, image overlays, watermarks
  • 3D Animated Titles (by using Blender on the background)
  • Title templates, title creation, sub-titles
  • SVG friendly, to create and include titles and credits
  • Scrolling motion picture credits
  • Solid color clips (including alpha compositing)
  • Support for Rotoscoping / Image sequences
  • Drag and drop timeline
  • Frame stepping, key-mappings: J,K, and L keys
  • Video encoding (based on FFmpeg)
  • Key Frame animation
  • Digital zooming of video clips
  • Speed changes on clips (slow motion etc.)
  • Custom transition lumas and masks
  • Re-sizing of clips (frame size)
  • Audio mixing and editing
  • Presets for key frame animations and layout
  • Pan and Zoom functionality
  • Digital video effects, including brightness, gamma, hue, greyscale, chroma key (bluescreen / greenscreen), and over 20 other video effects

OpenShot provides extensive editing and compositing features, and has been designed as a practical tool for working with high-definition video including HDV and AVCHD.

Video formats and codecs supported[edit]

Video Type
Video Format
Video Codec
Audio Codec
Suggested
Video Bitrate
Suggested
Audio Bitrate
Suggested
Project Profile
Notes on Usage
AVCHD
Disks
MPEG-TS libx264 libfaac 15 Mbit/s -> 40 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 1080i 50 Hz 1920×1080
Interlaced
Use for Blu-Ray and AVCHD Disks
AVCHD
Disks
MPEG-TS libx264 ac3 15 Mbit/s -> 40 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 1080i 50 Hz 1920×1080
Interlaced
Use for Blu-Ray and AVCHD Disks
AVCHD
Disks
MPEG-TS libx264 libfaac 15 Mbit/s -> 40 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 1080i 60 Hz 1920×1080
Interlaced
Use for Blu-Ray and AVCHD Disks
(mainly in USA)
but not necessary
Modern TV's adapt rate.
AVCHD
Full HD
MKV libx264 libfaac 15 Mbit/s -> 40 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 1080p 25 Hz 1920×1080
Progressive
for use on computers
AVCHD
Full HD
MKV libx264 ac3 15 Mbit/s -> 40 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 1080p 25 Hz 1920×1080
Progressive
for use on computers
QuickTime
Full HD
mov libx264 libmp3lame 15 Mbit/s -> 40 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 1080p 25 Hz 1920×1080
AVCHD
QuickTime 7
Progressive
QuickTime
Full HD
mov libx264 ac3 15 Mbit/s -> 40 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 1080p 25 Hz 1920×1080
AVCHD
QuickTime 7
Progressive
QuickTime
Apple TV
mov libx264 libfaac 5 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 720p 30 Hz 1280x720
29.97 Hz
AVCHD
QuickTime 7
Progressive
Web Publishing
QuickTime
Web
mov libx264 ac3 15 Mbit/s -> 40 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s ATSC 720p 30 Hz 1280×720
29.97 Hz
AVCHD
QuickTime 7
Progressive
Web Publishing
QuickTime
Web
iPod libx264 libfaac 1.25 Mbit/s -> 1.5 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s
to
160 kbit/s
Square NTSC 640×480
29.97 Hz
AVCHD
QuickTime 7
QuickTime
iPod
iPod libx264 libfaac 1.25 Mbit/s -> 1.5 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s
to
160 kbit/s
Quarter Square NTSC 320×240
29.97 Hz
AVCHD
QuickTime 7
DVD vob MPEG-2 ac3 5 Mbit/s -> 10 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s DV PAL
DV PAL Widescreen
For native SD movies only!
Not for down-converting HD
DVD vob MPEG-2 ac3 5 Mbit/s -> 10 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s DV NTSC
DV NTSC Widescreen
For native SD movies only!
Not for down-converting HD
Xbox 360 mov libx264 libfaac 2 Mbit/s -> 5 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s DV NTSC Widescreen
HDV 720 30p
HDV 720 60p
Xbox 360 mp4 libx264 libfaac 2 Mbit/s -> 5 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s DV NTSC Widescreen
HDV 720 30p
HDV 720 60p
Vimeo
High Def
mp4 libx264 libfaac 3 Mbit/s -> 5 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s -> 320 kbit/s
44.1 kHz
stereo
HDV 720 25p
HDV 720 30p
1280×720
square pixels
needs to be
de-interlaced or progressive
Vimeo
Std Def
mp4 libx264 libfaac 2 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s -> 320 kbit/s
44.1 kHz
stereo
Square NTSC 640×480
square pixels
needs to be
de-interlaced or progressive
Vimeo
Std Def
Widescreen
mp4 libx264 libfaac 3 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s -> 320 kbit/s
44.1 kHz
stereo
Square NTSC Widescreen 854×480
square pixels
needs to be
de-interlaced or progressive
Flickr
High Def
mov libx264 ac3 5 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s HDV 720 30p 1280×720
square pixels
needs to be
de-interlaced or progressive
Picasa mpeg mpeg2video mp2 2 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s Square NTSC 640×480
will be converted to
480×360 or 320×240
Flash
YouTube mpeg mpeg2video mp2 2 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s Square NTSC 640×480
will be converted to
480×360 or 320×240
Flash
YouTube
High Def
mp4 libx264 libfaac 2 Mbit/s -> 8 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s -> 320 kbit/s
44.1 kHz
stereo
HDV 720 25p
HDV 720 30p
1280×720
square pixels
needs to be
de-interlaced or progressive
YouTube
Full High Def
mp4 libx264 libfaac 8 Mbit/s -> 15 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s -> 320 kbit/s
44.1 kHz
stereo
HDV 1080 25p
HDV 1080 30p
1920×1080
square pixels
needs to be
de-interlaced or progressive
Nokia
nHD
mp4 libxvid libfaac 1.25 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s -> 320 kbit/s
44.1 kHz
stereo
Nokia nHD 640×360
New Standard
for
S60 5th Edition Devices
MetaCafe mp4 mpeg4 libmp3lame 2 Mbit/s 256 kbit/s Square NTSC 640×480
will be converted to
320×240
Flash


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OpenShot Video Editor | Download". Openshot.org. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  2. ^ "OpenShot Video Editor | Simple, powerful, and free video editor for Linux!". Openshot.org. 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 

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