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There are a lot of sick people on the web.

To the creator/creators of Olive (if he/they had the misfortune to receive some of comments like the previous one) : don't let some nasty, silly, unrespectful, idiotic people who aren't able to do anything more than be offensive and moan and rant in their lives to bother you, please.

Keep up your hard work and go on with your interesting project, that has a very great potential and uniqueness.

Review by Kryx Moon on Feb 20, 2021 Version: 0.2.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10

I have used Magix, Cyberlink, Sony Vegas and others on Windows and Openshot, KDenlive, Shotcut and others on Linux and I am liking what I see of Olive so far. Not the most intuitive to use but am getting familiar with it. It seems to crash less than most of the other linux free ones. One problem though which I hope is improved.

I edited some drone video but can't find a way to get the rendered file to run smoothly as the original. I've tried different settings, different output file types, quality settings, bitrate settings, resolution settings and did this on a couple different systems as well but still the output file seems to have lots of dropped frames (or something). Rendered the same file in Kdenlive and others (the ones that didn't crash) and it comes out smooth. The Olive render is crisp enough and colors are OK but whenever there is much movement it isn't good.

Hope this gets improved because otherwise the rest of what I like about it won't matter :(

Best wishes for this :)

Review by Ericj on Dec 3, 2019 Version: 0.1.0 OS: Linux Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

A nice open source video editor that reminds me of Adobe's After Effects.

Been using it for several days now and I am finding it more and more useful and very easy to learn. One of the few major things missing is a export preset creation (unless it is buried somewhere).

Review by Someone on Apr 15, 2019 Version: Olive-8cef5ce9-Windows-x86_64 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10


- Free and Open-Source
- Hardware-accelerated: uses OpenGL for playback and GLSL effects. You can write your own GLSL shaders to contribute.
- Bézier-curve animations! Kdenlive, OpenShot, and Shotcut do not have this feature and they have been in development for over a decade.
- Frei0r support
- Proxy clip support
- VST 2.x plugins support
- Written in C++ and Qt
- Easy communication with the developers on GitHub, but remember that they have to sleep too.
- Project started in 2018, therefore a lack of legacy code/dependencies. Remember that it took Kdenlive developers 2 years to rewrite their timeline.


- In alpha, feature-incomplete
- No color-grading features yet
- No hardware-accelerated encoding codecs such as QuickSync, NVENC, VAAPI, or AMF yet
- Developer had a questionable coding habit of not annotating code. It was addressed in a GitHub issue though
- Licensing issue

Overall, Olive is the editor I am looking for. It is like a modern rewrite of Blender's VSE.

Review by Bawli on Feb 5, 2019 Version: January Alpha OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Despite being in alpha phase and only having 3 releases, it is multiplatform, very complete and promising video editor. Worthy to be taken into account!

Review by Paulus on Dec 30, 2018 Version: Dec.23.2018 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Very user friendly interface. Reminds me to Sony Vegas. I always wanted to find a freeware alternative to this software becauase I use it very rarely for basic things. Looks very promising. Needs lots of functions but I'm very curious about the final product. Keep working on it, the fimnal result will be awesome I'm sure!

Review by lpmaskman on Dec 30, 2018 Version: Alpha OS: Windows 10 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10

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