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    Default Best video editor for Linux ?

    Hi,

    Our local school is using OpenSUSE Leap 15.1 KDE on all its desktop clients.

    I'm currently looking for a nice video editing solution for the school. Up until recently I've been using Openshot for editing my modest GoPro climbing videos. In the past the application was quite buggy and crash-prone, though with time I've found a few workarounds.

    What's your take on video editors for Linux ? I know there's quite a lot of them. Kdenlive, Cinelerra, Flowblade, Shotcut, Pitivi, Olivevideoeditor, etc. Which one can you recommend ? I thought I'd rather ask before trying them all out.

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: Best video editor for Linux ?

    I use kdenlive, (probably an overkill), for what limited video editing needs I have.

    It's fairly intuitive with not too steep a learning curve, well supported, and has decent documentation. Whether it's the "best" is another matter...
    Regards, Paul

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    I've used Kdenlive quite a bit. It didn't crash that I can remember.
    Desktop : Leap 15.1 | KDE Plasma | AMD Phenom II x6 1035T | 8 GB Memory | Integrated Radeon HD4250 | Ext4
    Laptop: Leap 15.1 | KDE Plasma | Intel Core i5 3rd Gen 3320M 2.6GHz | Intel HD Graphics 4000 | 8 GB Memory | Ext4

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    Default Re: Best video editor for Linux ?

    I've recently edited a short clip. Started with Openshot but ended up using Kdenlive although IINM it crashed once. It felt easier to use, specially when applying effects.

    Both felt similar, so I'd suggest you experiment with both.

    Didn't try Pitivi.

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    Default Re: Best video editor for Linux ?

    Thanks for your input. I've installed Kdenlive on all the clients, and I'll see where that goes.

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    Kdenlive for me is not very intuitive and complicated, I prefer Openshot, there was a software called Smile slideshow which in my opinion was very good, but has not been maintained for several years now
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    There is DaVinci Resolve missing in list.

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    I only edit simple videos like my dogs playing in the snow,
    birds, bees and butterfly pollinating my flower garden during summer.

    I use openshot.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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