Kdenlive: the fantastic video editor you have to try


Kdenlive I'm sure many of you already know it, but for those users who don't know it yet, say that it is the acronym for KDE Non-Linear Video Editor. And indeed, it is a program that KDE developers have created to edit video in a non-linear way and based on the MLT framework. It is a good program with little or nothing to envy other closed source programs to perform the same action.

Also, as you can imagine it is free and open source, it is free. Although it was created in 2002 by JasonWood, It is currently maintained by a group of programmers, and from those early days until today, this software has evolved a lot. It has support for multiple image, video and sound formats with which to play and create fantastic videos with effects and other editing features.

Among the supported formats are those related to ffmpegas it is based on this one. In other words, it can support MOV, AVI, WMV, MPEG, XviD, FLV, etc. Of course it also supports 4: 3, 16: 9 aspect ratios, PAL, NTSC, various HD standards, HDV, etc. Undoubtedly, a large number of possibilities to export your edited videos, with a multitude of tools to work on editing the images, videos and sounds that we can add.

If you want to try it, you can access the official website of the project and access the download area. You will also find a fantastic Wiki in which to answer your questions, more information about the program, contact, forum, news, and of course numerous packages for different distributions (RPM, DEB binary packages, etc.), also versions for Mac and Windows. By the way, it is also available in universal packages like Snap, Flatpack, and Appimage, which can be easily installed on various distros… Try it, and you won't be disappointed!

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  1.   Carlos said

    too good to be Free !! ! It has nothing to envy to the most expensive professional editors. I have been using it for many years for professional editing.

    1.    Agnes said

      Hi Carlos, have you used OpenShot? Do you think this beats it? Thanks in advance.

      1.    Ryu said

        In my opinion, Kdenlive beats Openshot. They both have different focuses. Openshot wants to be a good video editor that is easy for anyone to use, while Kdenlive aims to be a more professional editor. To tell you that Openshot recently introduced keyframe in the effects, while Kdenlive had it beforehand.

      2.    Ryu said

        In my opinion Kdenlive beats Openshot. Openshot's approach is to be a good, easy-to-use video editor, while Kdenlive aims more at the professional field and therefore allows editing with greater precision.


  2.   Month Than Linux said

    I'm also of the opinion that kdenlive vastly outperforms Openshot, and what's more, kdenlive is on the same level as many Mac and Windows editors like iMovie and Sony Vegas. With kdenlive I have made videos as complete as my colleagues who use windows and mac.


  3.   Sara said

    Good Isaac,

    Is it for windows? I need a video editor that is simple to make some montages of photos and music for my mother. Do you recommend any? Googling I have seen that here https://tueditordevideos.com/fotos-musica/ They recommend the Kizoa, but I don't know if I will know how to use it. What do you recommend me? Thank you, please, it is to give a gift :)

  4.   Mariano said

    A query. I used the editor normally and from one day to the next it disappeared in the editing lines (video and audio), the moving horizontal line that indicated the playback point disappeared and I cannot see the images on the monitor either. You can only see the video from the clip but from there you can't manipulate it, of course. Could you tell me how to fix it? Thanks

  5.   joke said

    This program What machine requirements does it demand to function correctly?

  6.   MarioSGB said

    I have seen a lot of comment lately about a video editor called DaVinci resolve, is this editing program recommended for working with effects and for color correction?
    It may also help you, I'm going to try it: https://editorvideo.tech