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OpenShot Video Editor is a free, open-source, non-linear video editor for Linux, Mac OS, Windows, built with Python, GTK, and the MLT Framework. Our goal is to create an easy-to-use, powerful, non-linear video editor, with a focus on "User Interface", "Work flow", and "Stability".

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File size:119.8MB
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Latest version

2.4.3 (September 22, 2018)


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Download OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.3 Windows  119.8MB  Win

Download OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.3 Windows 64-bit  119.6MB  Win64

Download OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.3 Mac 64-bit  133.4MB  Mac64

Download OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.3 Linux 64-bit  151.5MB  Linux64

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Software License

Free software (Free download and also open source code!)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

OpenShot 2.4.3 Released | Animated Masks, Nudge, Zoom Fixes, Improved Stability, and More!
Written by Jonathan on Sept. 22, 2018 in Releases.

OpenShot 2.4.3 Released | Animated Masks, Nudge, Zoom Fixes, Improved Stability, and More!
I am very proud to announce the release of OpenShot 2.4.3, our latest and greatest version! A huge thanks to the community for contributing bug reports, enhancements, translations, and fixes!

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Masks and transitions can now be modified at any time, and can now use an image or video! This utilizes the grayscale of each frame and converts it into a mask, and can be used to create some really amazing effects.
Threading improvements help prevent crashing around effects (including masks and transitions), and improve performance on many systems.
Save frame button for quickly saving the current preview frame
Huge improvement to language translations (Thanks to Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
We love to meet new enthusiastic members of the community! If you love video editing and want to help improve OpenShot, please send me an email: No programming skills are needed, as we are looking for anyone who has time to volunteer. We are looking for contributors who can help us with managing bug reports, triaging bugs, identifying improvements, programming in C, C++, Python, or JavaScript, improving translations, marketing, or any other skill you can offer. Or, if you would rather be less involved, please consider making a donation and have your name included in our credits!

Full list of features and bug fixes below:

Bumping version to 2.4.3 (libopenshot dependency to 0.2.2)
Animated Masks: New "reader" property type, initially used by the Mask effect to change the image/video used by transitions and the Mask effect
Disable OMP thread concurrency during Export, to make exports as safe as possible
Nudge clips when holding SHIFT + Left or Right arrow (Richard Alloway - N3WWN)
Add Save Current Frame button (Richard Alloway - N3WWN)
New translation & language infrastructure and logic (better logic for determining current language) (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Fixed split keep both sides (right side position was incorrect)
Application icon updates (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Zoom fixes (lots of issues relating to zooming fixed)
Undo/Redo fixes (fixing and preventing giant .osp project files)
New tutorial system, better child window management (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Travis CI Integration
Improve Title filename duplication naming/counting (DerGenaue)
Use track names in "Add To Timeline" window (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Improve waveform display rendering (DerGenaue)
Fix audio wave not rendered after completion (DylanC)
Add instagram and twitter presets (DylanC)
Add AppStream metadata to (Peter Eszlari)
Timeline JavaScript Bug Fixes (DylanC)
Timeline cleanup and performance, upgrade Angular.js (DylanC)
Removing from AppImage
Add src/language path to Mac DMG builder (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Add language override on command line using --lang (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Add explanatory text for --list-lang (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Some fixes for the timeline debugger (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Update edit-clear icon in Humanity (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Correct variable name typo to initialize properly (DylanC)
Convert all nonessential logs to .debug() (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Remove unused effects filters (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Add "Ask a Question" template (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Preventing libopenshot version check on unittests
More framerates for YouTube HD and Vimeo HD presets (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Convert (most) files with DOS line-endings to Unix (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Remove debug.js from index.html (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Square the PNG icon file (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
App metadata updates for easier packaging (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Move Slice All shortcuts to correct menu (Frank Dana - ferdnyc) Don't set QT_DEBUG_PLUGINS=1 (Frank Dana - ferdnyc)
Updating default project type to 720p 30 FPS, and sample rate 44100
Fix retention of export path (Richard Alloway - N3WWN)
Fixing GitLab to no longer run CI for tags, and fixing version # for daily and release builds
Add "release-candidate" to filename for daily RC builds, so they don't look so official on the website
Misc Typos and text fixes (luzpaz)
Updating contributors and supporters (Thank You!)
Updating translations
Bumping version to 0.1.7 (SO: still 6)
Travis CI integration
Bumping version to 0.2.2 (SO: 16)
FFmpeg 3 & 4 support
Fixed crash with masks and transitions
Fixed many bugs around FPS and video length calculation (especially for MP3 and streaming WEBM formats)
Protecting samples_per_frame calculation to keep from crashing on undetected FPS
OpenMP schedule change (added stability)
Limiting threads for both FFmpeg and OpenMP (attempting to find a good balance of parallel performance, while not spawning too many threads). Sometimes more is not always better.
Travis CI integration
Fix install paths for headers and effects (Jeff Shillitto - jeffski)
Fix bug with FFmpeg > 3.2 flushing frames (Jeff Shillitto - jeffski)
Adding "reader" property for Mask effect, to allow the user to adjust the image or video used by the mask effect.
Fixing bitrate calculation (to be in bytes instead of bits)
Adding in FPS detection for files which don't have valid FPS. In those cases (streaming files for example), we iterate through all packets, and average the # of frames, duration, bit rate, etc... Not ideal, but a better fallback.

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OpenShot's Features include:

* Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg)
* Gnome integration (drag and drop support)
* Multiple tracks
* Clip resizing, trimming, snapping, and cutting
* Video transitions with real-time previews
* Compositing, image overlays, watermarks
* Title templates, title creation
* SVG friendly, to create and include titles and credits
* Scrolling motion picture credits
* Solid color clips (including alpha compositing)
* Support for Rotoscoping / Image sequences
* Drag and drop timeline
* Frame stepping, key-mappings: J,K, and L keys
* Video encoding (based on FFmpeg)
* Key Frame animation
* Digital zooming of video clips
* Speed changes on clips (slow motion etc)
* Custom transition lumas and masks
* Re-sizing of clips (frame size)
* Audio mixing and editing
* Presets for key frame animations and layout
* Ken Burns effect (making video by panning over an image)

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Having used much older versions of the program which crashed every few minutes, I was impressed when I edited and exported a video with no problems in about ten minutes

I then tried to make a slide show using around 30 jpg photos and a music track but after trying to fiddle with transitions, the program froze completely. I couldn't close it and didn't know about killw at that stage so I restarted the computer.

When I restarted I tried to open Openshot but it flashed instantly and then closed each time. I thought if I removed my project source files it would be ok, but now while I can open the program I am in a permanent loop demanding I find the directory for the files, but with no 'cancel' option or ability to access the main menu and start a new project. I downloaded the daily update to see if this might make a difference but that is no different.

I am not sure what to do next as somewhere the AppImage file has made start up files but despite lots of searches in system files I cannot find these.

Review by bertiefox on Dec 27, 2018 Version: OpenShot-v2.4.3-dev2-1545894458-a8f75a5b-3861a2c5- OS: Linux Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 3/10

A shame. It looks nice, just crashs randomly. Sometimes on opening, sometimes importing projects, sometimes playing video in preview, it just randomly crashs whenever. I hope they can get this up soon because it looks to be really nice to use. At the very least, take this version down and put up a version that works.

Review by DD on Nov 10, 2018 Version: 2.4.3 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

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Review by Lukas80153 on Oct 17, 2018 Version: 2.4.3 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Probado en Windows 10 64-bit. Es algo inestable, pobre en herramientas y hace un pésimo uso de las transiciones. Nada recomendable en la actual versión.

Review by Paulus on Oct 11, 2018 Version: 2.4.3 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 2/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 4/10 Overall: 1/10

No comments. Rating it only.

Review by LittleNowhereRanch on Sep 24, 2018 Version: 2.4.2 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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