Kdenlive brings an updated version to macOS. The KDE editor is now cross-platform

Kdenlive on macOS

A few weeks ago I had to be part of a team that had to edit a video for an event. When choosing a program, which had to be free and if it was in a portable version (not installed) better, I proposed Kdenlive. The operating system in which it would be edited would be Windows, and in the end everything went well. It went well because I already knew it and knew how to do many things with it, but things would not have been the same if the operating system in which to work had been different from Windows or Linux.

Apple makes devices and develops software that is very good, things as they are. Its iMovie can be used to create decent videos very quickly, but the problem is obvious: if you don't use MacOS, you cannot work with iMovie. There is a heavily shortened version for iPadOS and iOS, but an Apple device is always required. Kdenlive had been available for Mac for a long time, but if we went to its website it would tell us that we had to find our lives and use v0.9.10 via MacPorts. Until today.

Kdenlive launches first version for macOS after the operating system's name change

Kdenlive with the native macOS theme

Kdenlive with the native macOS theme

Julius Künzel advises that things might not go as well as when I made the video in Windows. Kdenlive is a complex program and has many dependencies, so it takes a lot of testing and time for everything to work perfectly on macOS. What have launched today It is labeled "Nightly", which should be taken as an Alpha version, or at least be clear that it has not yet reached Beta. Yes it is something much more updated.

As for the current status or stability of this version of Kdenlive for macOS, there is little I can say. I have an old iMac that I hardly use anymore, it has not received operating system updates for years and it is more than likely that it cannot even be installed, but I am happy to think that Kdenlive it is already multiplatform. If I ever have another Mac or have to work on macOS I will be able to use the same video editor that I use on Linux and have used on Windows. Anyone interested in testing it can download the DMG file from this link.


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