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Kdenlive is a non-linear video editor for GNU/Linux and Windows, which supports DV, HDV and AVCHD(not complete yet) editing. Kdenlive relies on several other open source projects like FFmpeg and the MLT video framework. It was designed to answer all needs, from basic video editing to semi-professionnal work.

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24.05.0 (May 30, 2024)


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Kdenlive 24.05.0 released
by Farid Abdelnour | May 30, 2024 | News, Releases

The team is happy to announce Kdenlive 24.05, this update reimplements the Audio Capture feature and focuses on enhancing stability while introducing a few exciting new features like Group Effects and Automatic Subtitle Translations. This version comes with a huge performance boost and the usual batch of quality of life, user interface and usability improvements.

This release comes with several performance enhancements, significantly boosting efficiency and responsiveness. Highlights include a massive speed improvement when moving clips with the spacer tool, faster sequence switching, improved AV1 NVENC support, and quicker timeline operations. These optimizations are part of the ongoing performance improvement efforts funded by our recent fundraiser.

Group Effects
In the last release, we introduced the ability to add an effect to a group of clips. This release now lets you control the parameters affecting all effects within the group.
Multi Format Rendering
Video editors for social media can now rejoice: Kdenlive offers the ability to render videos in multiple aspect ratios, including horizontal, vertical, and square, all from a single project.
Simply set the desired format in the render widget. This feature was developed by Ajay Chauhan as part of the Season of KDE (SoK) and was mentored by the Kdenlive team. The mentoring process was funded by our recent fundraiser.
Automatic Subtitle Translations
Continuing the subtitle improvements, we have added the ability to automatically translate subtitles using SeamlessM4T. This process happens locally without requiring an internet connection.
Please note that you need to download the models from the settings first.
In this release, we’ve introduced a user-friendly interface for creating and editing external camera proxy profiles. Additionally, we’ve added a new proxy profile for the Insta 360 AcePro.
This release brings several improvements to Kdenlive. Track selection is now more intuitive, with double-clicking allowing you to select a track in the timeline. FFmpeg TIMEBASE chapter export has been fixed (thanks to Jonathan Grotelüschen). Nested sequences are now more stable than ever. We’ve implemented a more robust copy-and-paste and sequence clip duplication system, fixed numerous crashes, and improved sequence compositing. Project archiving has been improved. More filtering options have been added to the file picker when importing clips, including categories like Video files, Audio files, Image files, Other files and User files rather than the current All supported files and All files (thanks to Pedro Rodrigues). A new search field has been added to the Settings window. Additionally, integration with OpenTimelineIO has been enhanced.

Other highlights include:

Multiple Bins
Implemented several fixes for handling multiple bins, ensuring stability and usability.
Audio Capture
The audio capture feature has been reimplemented in Qt6 (thanks to Lev Maslov). There is also now the ability to set the Default capture folder in the project bin as well as setting to allow captures to the stored in a subdirectory of the project folder on disk, rather than only in the root (Thanks to Christopher Vollick).
You may now configure play/pause on monitor click, added the option to Play Zone From Cursor and improved panning and zooming with the middle mouse button.
We’ve enhanced subtitle font styles by adding bold and italic attributes. Whisper now offers an option to set a maximum character count per subtitle and provides better user feedback by showing the output in the speech recognition dialog. In the Speech-to-Text settings, we’ve included links to the model folders and display their sizes.
Full Changelog
Double click to select a track in timeline. Commit. See bug #486208.
Fix sequence clip inserted in another one is not updated if track is locked. Commit. Fixes bug #487065.
Fix duplicating sequence clips. Commit. Fixes bug #486855.
Fix autosave on Windows (and maybe other platforms). Commit.
Fix crash on undo sequence close. Commit.
Fix wrong FFmpeg chapter export TIMEBASE. Commit. Fixes bug #487019.
Don’t invalidate sequence clip thumbnail on save, fix manually setting thumb on sequence clip. Commit.
Fixes for OpenTimelineIO integration. Commit.
Don’t add normalizers to timeline sequence thumb producer. Commit.
Fix crash undoing an effect change in another timeline sequence. Commit.
WHen dragging a new clip in timeline, don’t move existing selection. Commit.
Faster sequence switching. Commit.
Create sequence thumbs directly from bin clip producer. Commit.
Better icon for proxy settings page. Commit.
Fix mouse wheel does not scroll effect stack. Commit.
Open new bin: only allow opening a folder. Commit.
Fix monitor play/pause on click. Commit.
Ensure Qtblend is the prefered track compositing option. Commit.
Fix thumnbails and task manager crashes. Commit.
Various fixes for multiple bin projects. Commit.
Fix monitor pan with middle mouse button, allow zoomin until we have 60 pixels in the monitor view. Commit. See bug #486211.
Fix monitor middle mouse pan. Commit.
Track compositing is a per sequence setting, correctly handle it. Commit.
Fix archive widget showing incorrect required size for project archival. Commit.
FIx crash dragging from effect stack to another sequence. Commit. See bug #467219.
Fix typo. Commit.
Fix consumer crash on project opening. Commit.
Fix copying effect by dragging in project monitor. Commit.
Fix crash dropping effect on a track. Commit.
Fix duplicating Bin clip does not suplicate effects. Commit. Fixes bug #463399.
Workaround KIO Flatpak crash. Commit. See bug #486494.
Fix effect index broken in effectstack. Commit.
Fix double click in timeline clip to add a rotoscoping keyframe breaks effect. Commit.
Fix copy/paste rotoscoping effect. Commit.
Allow enforcing the Breeze icon theme (disabled by default on all platforms). Commit.
Fix effect param flicker on drag. Commit.
Fix tests warnings. Commit.
Test if we can remove our dark breeze icon theme hack on all platforms with the latest KF changes. Commit.
Dont lose image duration when changing project’s framerate. Commit. See bug #486394.
Fix composition move broken in overwrite mode. Commit.
Fix opening Windows project files on Linux creates unwanted folders. Commit. See bug #486270.
Audio record: allow playing timeline when monitoring, clicking track rec… Commit. See bug #486198. See bug #485660.
Fix compile warnings. Commit.
Fix Ctrl+Wheel not working on some effect parameters. Commit. Fixes bug #486233.
On sequence change: correctly stop audio monitoring, fix crash when recording. Commit.
Fix Esc key not correctly stopping audio record. Commit.
Fix audio rec device selection on Qt5. Commit.
Fix Qt5 compilation. Commit.
Fix audio capture source not correctly saved / used when changed. Commit.
Fix audio mixer initialization. Commit.
Fix crash disabling sequence clip in timeline. Commit. Fixes bug #486117.
Minor fixes and rephrasing for render widget duration info. Commit.
Adjust timeline clip offset label position and tooltip. Commit.
Feat: Implement effect groups. Commit.
Windows: disable force breeze icon and enforce breeze theme by default. Commit.
Edit clip duration: process in ripple mode if ripple tool is active. Commit.
Delay document notes widget initialisation. Commit.
Limit the threads to a maximum of 16 for libx265 encoding. Commit.
Another round of warning fixes. Commit.
Fix Qt6 deprecation warning. Commit.
Restore audio monitor state when connecting a timeline. Commit.
Work/audio rec fixes. Commit.
Cleanup and fix crash dragging a bin clip effect to a timeline clip. Commit.
Add close bin icon in toolbar, reword open new bin. Commit.
Correctly ensure all Bin Docks have a unique name, add menu entry in Bin to create new bin. Commit.
Fix a few Project Bin regressions. Commit.
Remove unused parameter. Commit.
Add multi-format rendering. Commit.
Fix crash opening a file on startup. Commit.
New camera proxy profile for Insta 360 AcePro. Commit.
Fix slip tool. Commit.
Qt6 Audio recording fixes. Commit.
MLT XML concurrency issue: use ReadWriteLock instead of Mutex for smoother operation. Commit.
Rename View menu “Bins” to “Project Bins” to avoid confusion, don’t set same name for multiple bins. Commit.
Add tooltip to channelcopy effect. Commit.
Fix crash after save in sequence thumbnails. Commit. See bug #485452.
Remove last use of dropped icon. Commit.
Use default breeze icon for audio (fixes mixer widget using all space). Commit.
Additional filters for file pickers / better way of handling file filters. Commit.
[nightly flatpak] Fix build. Commit.
Use default breeze icon for audio. Commit.
Fix possible crash on closing app just after opening. Commit.
Fix startup crash when pressing Esc. Commit.
Fix effects cannot be enabled after saving with disable bin/timeline effects. Commit. Fixes bug #438970.
Audio recording implementation for Qt6. Commit.
Fix tests. Commit.
Fix guides list widget not properly initialized on startup. Commit.
Fix Bin initialized twice on project opening causing various crashes. Commit. See bug #485452.
Fix crashes on insert/overwrite clips move. Commit.
Fix clips and compositions not aligned to track after spacer operation. Commit.
Fix spacer crash with compositions. Commit.
Fix spacer crash with guides, small optimization for group move under timeline cursor. Commit.
Correctly delete pluggable actions. Commit.
Fix dock action duplication and small mem leak. Commit.
View menu: move bins and scopes in submenus. Commit.
Ensure autosave is not triggered while saving. Commit.
Store multiple bins in Kdenlive Settings, remember each bin type (tree or icon view). Commit.
Code cleanup: move subtitle related members from timelinemodel to...

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I've no doubt this program has advanced special effects, but compared to AviUtl, basic editing is a hassle. Transitions should be objects you can set parameters on, then copy/paste to where you need them on the timeline.

Review by Bob on Oct 18, 2022 Version: 22.08.2 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 4/10

I love kdenlive. It is the best video editor for me.

Review by lamola on Aug 25, 2022 Version: 22.08 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

I love kdenlive. It is the best video editor for me.

Review by lamola on Aug 25, 2022 Version: 22.08 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

It's the best (and only) true free alternative to professional editing softwares such as Adobe Premiere.

If you can use Premiere - or any other NLE - you can use Kdenlive too.
Its GUI is very similar to those professional editing programs and can be totally customized.

I don't know why so many people write reviews that seems jokes (or worse).. like the one from geofallen22, that says that Kdenlve is "a static paint programme"...

I don't know, really. Kdenlive is a very good video editor, the most powerful and complete in the opensource world.
They're improving it with every release.. and it's about 2 years it is very stable ad 100% usable also on Windows.

So.. I can't understand all the crap I read in many reviews.

Review by krykmoon on Jul 29, 2022 Version: 22.04.3 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

This is a video editor reviewed as the best free open-source software available. I've tried to download it a number of times and receive always the same static paint programme - nothing to do with the video editor I've seen reviewed on Youtube.

Doesn't matter. I'm looking for reliability and stability and one can't ask this of open-source beta programmes. Losing a project is - the worst so I'm now looking at commercially available stuff.

Review by geofallen22 on Jul 29, 2022 Version: 22.04.3 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 1/10

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