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openshot 1.2.2

OpenShot is a non-linear video editor for Linux (GNOME) with an amazing set of features: you can resize, trim or cut video, it comes with video transitions with real-time previews, image overlays, title templates, video encoding, digital zooming, audio mixing and editing, digital video effects and well, most of the features you can think of.

OpenShot video editor 1.2.2

OpenShot has been teasing us with the new features for a long time now and today, the new OpenShot 1.2.2 was finally released (1.2.0 and 1.2.1 were actually skipped). This version comes with 3D animated titles powered by Blender 2.5, custom transitions, new audio and video effects, DVD export, netbook friendly theme and lots of other improvements. The OpenShot 1.2.2 release announcement is very complete so check it out for a complete list of new features and more info.

OpenShot 1.2.2 video

OpenShot 1.2 Highlights from Jonathan Thomas on Vimeo.

Install OpenShot 1.2.2 in Ubuntu

OpenShot has its own Ubuntu (Karmic, Lucid and Maverick) PPA so it's very easy to install the latest version. Open a terminal and paste the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonoomph/openshot-edge
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openshot openshot-doc

For the 3D animated titles, you'll also need Blender > 2.50. Use the installation instructions in this post: Blender 2.53 Beta (3D Graphics Application), Released [Ubuntu PPA].

Update: it seems OpenShot does not work with Blender from the above PPA for some odd reason. There is however a way to use OpenShot with Blender - see the how-to here: https://answers.launchpad.net/openshot/+faq/1299

First image and video via OpenShot.