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Kdenlive 18.08 Beta – Film Noir

Kdenlive is my video editor de jour since the dawn of civilization, or rather, as far back as my video editing attempts go. Pretty much all of the clips I uploaded to my Youtube channel were made using Kdenlive, with only some extra work in other programs. Kdenlive is powerful, flexible, useful, and now there’s…

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A Brief Introduction to Kdenlive

Kdenlive has become one of the main free software tools for audio-visual editing. Although complaints about earlier versions continue to dog its reputation — especially about syncing — the latest releases soon make clear that Kdenlive is now a mature and reliable tool. However, one thing it lacks is a general overview that helps new…

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The Video Editing Challenge – Part III: Blender

Blender is best known for being a feature-rich, 3D editing and rendering application and a huge open source success story. What is less known is that Blender does regular video-editing too, and that the tools it provides are first class and corporate grade. For the final part of our trilogy, we tackle the video-editing challenge…

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The Video Editing Challenge – Part I: Kdenlive

How easy is it to edit video on a GNU/Linux system using free software? Can the likes of Kdenlive, or more specialised tools like Blender and Natron, win users over from Premier, Movie Maker, or Sony Vegas? I tried to carry out what at first glance seemed a simple video editing task using three Open…

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