Category Archives: Openshot Video Editor

How to install kdenlive or Cinelerra on Ubuntu

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In this post I am demonstrating how to install kdenlive and Cinelerra. Both of them are very powerful video editors


kdenlive is a free open-source non-linear video editor for Linux and it supports DV, AVCHD and HDV editing. Kdenlive depends on other open-source packages like FFmpeg, MLT video framework and Frei0r effects and it provides multiple tracks to work with. For a full feature list visit

! I have one remark if you already using Openshot Video Editor be aware that when you follow the instruction in the video clip Openshot will be removed and in order to re-installed it you have to remove kdenlive with the following commands:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
ppa-purge ppa:sunab/kdenlive-release

Watch kdenlive installation


Cinelerra is a free open-source non-linear video editor especially designed for Linux. Cinelerra comes with a lot of Audio/Video visual effects, overlay support and a big list of supported video containers. If you like to see the full feature list visit Cinelerras Homepage at

Watch Cinelerra installation

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News at UbuntuVideoCast

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Hello all UVC subscribers,

I am proud to announce that I finally added a Forum and a Chat area where all UVC subscribers can exchange their knowledge and ask question. I will go actively through the forum I try to do my best to help where ever possible. Please visit the Forum and the Chat and test it out. I know that there is still a lot to improve but I believe this is a good start.

I also like to inform that I plan in my next Article to write about Linux and Active Directory authentication. I will introduce a few third party application and ask all of you to add more possible solutions if you believe that yours is better or easier or if you prefer plain open source.

That’s it for tonight


UbuntuVideoCast – Animated Titles with Openshot!

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I was kind of bugged for quiet some time that Openshot is available in Ubuntu repositories but you could not use the animated titles because Blender 2.5x was not yet in the repositories. I was dieing to try those and finally I thought that there must be someone out there who offers a Blender Package for Ubuntu in version 2.5x. Finally after some surfing on the internet I found a few articles that kind of solved that issue but were not so easy to install or to get it work but in the end I did found a couple of articles that actually easy to follow and it works right away. Follow the steps below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cheleb/blender-svn && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blender

Those two lines will add a repository for the latest Blender version, at the time of the Article it was Blender 2.57 and install it. After you have done this and verified that blender is running okay execute the following three lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonoomph/openshot-edge
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openshot openshot-doc

Those will add also a repository for the latest Openshot version and the time of the Article was written it was Openshot 1.3.

I added a few Video Clips with the results of those animated Titles. In my next Youtube video I will show how to setup up a few of those Animated Titles.
Enjoy the Clips!

OpenShot Animated Title – Blinds

Openshot Animated Title – Blur

Openshot Animated Title – Defocus

Openshot Animated Title – Fly Towards

Openshot Animated Title – Fly Towards w/Subtitle

Openshot Animated Title – Glare

Openshot Animated Title – Halo Zoom Out

Openshot Animated Title – Lens Flare

Openshot Animated Title – Magic Wand

Openshot Animated Title – Neon Curves

Openshot Animated Title – 360 Rotate

Openshot Animated Title – Slide Left-Right

Openshot Animated Title – Snow

Openshot Animated Title – Trees

Openshot Animated Title – World

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