Video Editing on Linux

How to edit videos on Linux

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Category: Linux

Tags: video, linux

This is a reminder for myself. I thought it could be useful to other people too, that's why I put it online.

  1. Record in 1080p, at 60 FPS, unless you want to go fancy and do 4k.
  2. Download Kdenlive.
  3. Using VLC, Tools > Codec information, check the framerate. All videos must have the same frame rate otherwise you might encounter issues.
  4. When creating a new project in Kdenlive, make sure to use the very same frame rate and frame size. This can be changed later in Project > Project Settings but it is not advised as it will shift clips randomly (I experienced it). There, also enable Proxy clips for videos larger than 1000 pixels.

Do not forget that Kdenlive does use milliseconds but instead 1/60 of seconds. That should be helpful when resizing clips.

That's about it!