Help us keep the list up to date and submit new video software here.

Try PlayON and record Netflix, HBO, Hulu etc! Download free trial

Software Home »



Flowblade Movie Editor is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license. Flowblade is designed to provide a fast, precise and as-simple-as-possible editing experience. Flowblade employs film style editing paradigm in which clips are usually automatically placed tightly after the previous clip - or between two existing clips - when they are inserted on the timeline. Edits are fine tuned by trimming in and out points of clips, or by cutting and deleting parts of clips. Film style editing is faster for creating programs with mostly straight cuts and audio splits, but may be slower when programs contain complex composites unless correct work flow is followed. Flowblade provides powerful tools to mix and filter video and audio.

Free software
OS: Linux
File size: 6MB
Old versions
Version history
1 vote
Rate it


Flowblade screenshot
Click to enlarge screenshot

Flowblade screenshot 2
Click to enlarge screenshot

Flowblade screenshot 3
Click to enlarge screenshot
Latest version

2.2 (August 26, 2019)


Visit developer's site

Download Flowblade 2.2  6MB  Linux

Download old versions

Download Flowblade old versions

Software License

Free software / FOSS (Free download and also Free and Open Source Software)

Supported operating systems


Version history / Release notes / Changelog

Flowblade 2.2
Date: August 26, 2019

Flowblade 2.2 is the first new version after 2.0 brought large changes the editing workflow and application layout. This time the main focus was on improving Flowblade's compositing capabilities with a dedicated tool editing animated masks being most important new functionality.

There was also a lot of other new functionality and fixes, including G'Mic update, support for XDG user folders and many Issues fixed from Github Issue list.

Compositing Improvements
For the purpose of improving compositing we added 2 new filters and 1 new compositor. Together these will enable doing much more complex compositing work.

There is a tutorial video for the new compositioning features:

RotoMask Filter
RotoMask filter enables creating animated line or curve masks which will either affect the alpha channel or RGB data. Masks are edited with a GUI editor created especially for this filter, editor also comes with complete keyframe editing functionality.

LumaToAlpha Compositor
This compositor uses luma values from source track and writes them into alpha channel of target track.

FileLumaToAlpha Filter
This filter uses luma values from source media and writes them into alpha channel of video or image clip.

User data moved into XDG folders
We have moved user data from directory /home/USERFOLDER/.flowblade into XDG folders specified in the user system. Data will be copied automatically on first launch of this version.

NOTE: Application DOES NOT delete existing data in .flowblade folder, so if you have large amount of data there you will probably want to delete folder /home/USERFOLDER/.flowblade manually to free disk space.

New Filters
We added 3 new filters: Vignette Advanced, Normalize and Gradient Tint.

Keyframe Edit Tool update
Tool colors got an update.
All keyframable params can now be edited with the tool.
Value snapping options for steps 2 and 5 were added.
Tools updates
We added 20 new filters for systems G'MIC 2+: YAG Effect, Delaunay, Difference of Gaussians, Dices, Boost Chroma, Threshold, Etch, Bokeh, Make Squiggly, Dream Smooth, Graphic Novel, Rodilius, Aurora, Grid Hexagonal, Anguish, Blockism, Cut Out, Wiremap, Fraeky BW, Warhol, Grid Triangular
Gmic tool no longer does audio scrubbing
Some GUI fixes
Layout update
New layers now use current selected font properties
Николай Смольянинов did a overhaul of wipe luma files with some new ones added and some existing improved.

rtomj fixed issue #660 caused by move to XDG folders.

Alex Myczko Updated with new information.

jorgenatz Change launch script for variant install locations

cclauss provided a batch of correctness fixes improving code base quality and helping towards Python 3 transition.

Going forward
The next thing in line is the Python 3 conversion.

Things are looking good on this front and hopefully there will be no major setbacks. We may do a release that does just the conversion or perhaps do a longer release cycle with some new features added too. In any case there will be at least one more release this year to move Flowblade to Python 3.

Translations updates
Czech translation update by Peter Frei
Italy translation update by Enrico Bella
Ukrainian translation update by Slava Manoilo
Russian translation update by Николай Смольянинов
New small features
Move fade buttons under Opacity slider in Compositors
Add keep existing workflow item to new version first run workflow menu
Removed Finnish translation
Add Alt+S as keyboard shortcut for Sync All Compositors
Make Control + Delete do Lift
Make timeline auto expand if possible when making track heights larger
Make Multitrim tool exit on empty click like other trims
Add pref to loop clips in monitor, #623
Make R do Overwrite Range and change Toggle Ripple to Alt + R
Make track scrubbing action selection persistent
Make Keyboard Shortcuts dialog non-modal
Make mouse double click on track head toggle track height
Show pulse progress bar when doing clapperless compare
Make ALT + N open next media item in monitor
Make , and . nudge selected clips on timeline
Audio media items icon update
Fix #529, more complete render settings saving
Fix tool shortcuts display in Keyboard Shortcuts dialog
Add append media from Bin to timeline feature, Issue #605
Make audio scrubbing user settable
Make Master Audio meter resizable
Make possible to render speedup video with 601-2900% speedup, Issue #648
Make possible to forca any language in any language OS
Added Operation combobox for two alpha filters
MLT profiles were updated
Bug fixes
Fix tracks resize to fit failure bug
Fix Issue #661 with no update on loaded filter data
Fix Issue #659 with bad UI for buttons in custom theme
Handle missing LADSPA filters in audio clip context menus
Fix add fade in case kfs exist after fade length
Update some MLT profiles
Fix extra blank appearing when adding new video tracks
Make recents list update for all saves
Keep source bin open when doing drag'n'drop to another bin
Fix reverted filter stack move menu items, #641
Fix no drag for keyframe on first press when initializing Keyframe Tool from pop-up menu
Fix value updates when going from Keyframe editor to slider
Add missing keyframe editor updates in
Fix cut tool playback bug
Fix compositor end drag snap frame
Fix Issue #640 with hite frames + static added to end of file when rendering fixed range
Fix Media Relinker and Keyboard shortcuts dialog (nää ei ollut dynaamiset)
Fix timeline track column repaint bug
Fix args rendering on small screens when args window never opened
Fix missing c_seq on load error
Fix colors for visibility in workflow dialog, Issue #622
Don't match profiles with more then 2x size diffence to media even if fps matches, Issue #517
Fix keyframe delete not registering when done as last edit

View full changelog

Sections/Browse similar tools

Guides and How to's

How to install and use FlowBlade Video Editor

- Read

Flowblade video tutorials

View all guides with guide description here

Acronyms / Also Known As

Flowblade Movie Editor, Flowblade Video Editor

Share software

Facebook    Twitter    Reddit    LinkedIn    Pinterest    Google+    Email

Notify me when software updated or report software

Email me when it has been updated    Report this software (dead link/new version)  

1 reviews, Showing 1 to 1 reviews

No comments

Review by Peter on Apr 4, 2017 Version: 1.12 OS: Linux Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

1 reviews, Showing 1 to 1 reviews

1 tool hits, Showing 1 to 1 tools

NEW SOFTWARE= New tool since your last visit
NEW VERSION= New version since your last visit
NEW REVIEW= New review since your last visit
NEW VERSION= New version

Latest version
Version number / Beta version number / Update version number and when it whas released.

Type and download
NO MORE UPDATES? = The software hasn't been updated in over 2 years.
NO LONGER DEVELOPED = The software hasn't been updated in over 5 years.
RECENTLY UPDATED = The software has been updated the last 31 days.
Freeware = Download Free software.
Freeware Trialware = Download Free software but some parts are trial/shareware.
Free software = Download Free software and also open source code also known as FOSS (Free and Open Source Software).
Free software Trialware = Download Free software and also open source code but some parts are trial/shareware.
Freeware Ads = Download Free software but supported by advertising, usually with a included browser toolbar. It may be disabled when installing or after installation.
Free software Ads = Free Download software and open source code but supported by advertising, usually with a included browser toolbar. It may be disabled when installing or after installation.
Trialware = Also called shareware or demo. Free Trial version available for download and testing with usually a time limit or limited functions.
Payware = No demo or trial available.
Portable version = A portable/standalone version is available. No installation is required.
v1.0.1 = Latest version available.
Download beta = It could be a Beta, RC(Release Candidate) or an Alpha / Nightly / Unstable version of the software.
Download 15MB = A direct link to the software download.
Win = Windows download version. It works on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.
Win64 = Windows 64-bit download version. It works only on 64-bit Windows.
Mac = Mac download version. It works on 32-bit and 64-bit Mac OS.
Mac64 = Mac OS download version. It works only on 64-bit Mac OS.
Linux = Linux download version.
Portable = Portable version. No installation is required.
Ad-Supported = The software is bundled with advertising. Be careful when you install the software and disable addons that you don't want!
Visit developers site = A link to the software developer site.
Download (mirror link) = A mirror link to the software download. It may not contain the latest versions.
Download old versions = Free downloads of previous versions of the program.
Download 64-bit version = If you have a 64bit operating system you can download this version.
Download portable version = Portable/Standalone version meaning that no installation is required, just extract the files to a folder and run directly.
Portable version available = Download the portable version and you can just extract the files and run the program without installation.
Old versions available = Download old versions of the program.
Version history available = Complete changelog on our site.
Windows = Windows version available.
Mac OS = Mac OS version available.
Linux = Linux version available.
Our hosted tools are virus and malware scanned with several antivirus programs using

Rating from 0-10.

Browse software by sections

Search   Contact us   Privacy Policy   About   Advertise   Forum   RSS Feeds   Statistics   Software   

Site layout: Default Classic Blue