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OpenShot is a popular, easy to use video editor for Linux. It supports clip resizing, trimming, snapping, and cutting, Video transitions with real-time previews, compositing, image overlays, watermarks, 3D animated titles using Blender, digital zooming of video clips and more.



Even though it was initially supposed to be a bug fix release, OpenShot 1.4.1 comes with some interesting improvements:
  • Support for Blender 2.6.x
  • New animation presets
  • New 3D animation: wireframe text
  • New title: gold
  • New effect: fish eye
  • Improved manual
  • Improved title UI
  • Improved precision
  • bug fixes


Install OpenShot 1.4.1 in Ubuntu


To add the official OpenShot PPA and install the latest 1.4.1 in Ubuntu, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openshot frei0r-plugins

To be able to use animated 3D titles, you'll need to install Blender. For Ubuntu 11.10, simply install Blender from the official repositories:
sudo apt-get install blender

For older Ubuntu versions, you'll need a newer Blender version which you can install from the Blender PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cheleb/blender-svn
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blender

For other Linux distributions, see the OpenShot download page.

Report any bugs you may find @ Launchpad.
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