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OpenShot 1.3.0 screenshot

OpenShot, the application that you've voted as the best Linux video editor a while back reached version 1.3.0 today.

OpenShot 1.3.0 comes with a new user interface called "Fresh" and finally adds something many of you have requested: stock icons support. The new version also lets you easily upload videos to YouTube or Vimeo:

OpenShot YouTube upload

OpenShot 1.3.0 also comes with many new 3D animations (thanks to Blender) - here is an example with a new "animated world maps" effect (check out this how-to on using it):

Complete OpenShot 1.3.0 release changelog:
  • Improved stability, performance, and usability
  • New user interface theme (titled 'Fresh')
  • Stock icons support
  • Add multiple clips to the timeline in one step (including transitions or fades)
  • More timeline animations & smoother play-head motion
  • Many new exciting 3D animations (including Snow, Lens Flare, Particle Effects, Animated World Maps)
  • Files, transitions, and effects filtering (toggle buttons and search bar)
  • Improved video rotation (including 1 click rotation)
  • Automatic detection of image sequences
  • Smoother scaling (panning, zooming, and rotation)
  • Transition snapping and improved direction detection
  • Video upload to YouTube and Vimeo

Fresh is the default theme for those that are installing OpenShot for the first time, however if you are upgrading you need to set it from the preferences (Edit > Preferences > General > Default Theme).

Check out the following OpenShot 1.3.0 presentation video:

Install OpenShot 1.3.0

To add the OpenShot PPA and install the latest OpenShot in Ubuntu, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonoomph/openshot-edge
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openshot openshot-doc

If you want lots of additional effects, also install the following package:
sudo apt-get install frei0r-plugins

OpenShot animated title

Please note that for 3D animations you need Blender 2.56 or newer. Install Blender in Ubuntu using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cheleb/blender-svn
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blender

Then, in the OpenShot options go to Edit > Preferences and on the "General" tab, enter "/usr/bin/blender" under the "Blender executable" field.

For me, using Blender from the above PPA worked with OpenShot without further tweaking. However, if it's not working for you, see THESE instructions.