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The OpenShot Video Editor is a free and open source non-linear VSE (Video Sequence Editor) designed for simplicity and ease of use. OpenShot's primary function is to create video files by adjusting and re-ordering existing media files.

OpenShot's features include the following[1]:

  • 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, 3D animated titles
  • 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 wipes, 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)
  • Digital video effects, including brightness, gamma, hue, greyscale, chroma key (bluescreen / greenscreen), and over 40 other video and audio effects

promotional video released on the official OpenShot website showcasing the latest features:


Video Tutorials



See Also


Hey, Marcin! Here's the update: I spent a good amount of my allotted time yesterday reading the OpenShot manual and familiarizing myself with wikimedia formatting. I adopted OSE wiki articles OpenShot and Video Editing Software which I will contribute to perpetually over the next fortnight as time allows.

It seems to me that the primary resource is a very good one here-- the aforementioned manual is very clear, up-to-date as far as I can tell and has plenty of pictures. It seems that the only thing lacking is a walkthrough of project workflow. At this point I plan on uploading a couple brief tutorials closely following the manual and then following up with a guide to procedural VSE workflow.

I'm in the thick of finals right now, but I'll try to get the most essential videos up sometime this week. Starting Thursday I'll be scott free and ready to tie this up over the next weekend.