Can anyone recommend any good Video editing software for Linux? Giving OpenShot a try now but wonder if there is anything better just to cut a heap of clips together with basic transitions?
@idanoo I really only ever used kdenlive but its a bit more advanced than openshot from what I've seen.
Hmm might try that, last time I had issues with the UI scaling being completely crazy and couldn't figure it out!
@idanoo Gtk desktops may not set the scaling for qt apps I'm not sure.
@idanoo kdenlive isnt bad, worth a try if openshot doesnt work for you.
Second person to suggest it, I'll give it a try! Thanks
@idanoo Free software: Kdenlive.
@idanoo kdenlive for LIBRE GNU I AM CRAZY type of thing, but when you realize it's unstable as fuck give Davinci Resolve a try
Haha sounds like a plan, I've heard amazing thingd about Davinci Resolve, but will give kdenlive a try soon.
@idanoo i've heard that kdenlive sometimes works on AMD, but i play games on my PC, so i never had an AMD GPU in my life
@idanoo but well on nvidia just don't enable movit acceleration, otherwise you won't manage 30 seconds into the app xD
@idanoo just a note: davinci resolve doesn't support HiDPI on Linux, so if you have scaling on your monitor, you basically have 0 viable options
Good to know! No scaling so should be good.
@idanoo also i suggest you to go for an appimage instead of the distros package. it's usually more stable
i once filed a bug that affected systems with scaling (you can't drag anything on the timeline. like.. at all, completely broken). a year after someone got assigned to it. well, guess what? it's still broken. so i have to run kdenlive with no scaling as well, but at least i could workaround it with bigger fonts, so not that big of a deal. but also worth noting
Eeeh if I try it out, I'll see what I can do. I'm running arch+i3wm so might have my own issues
@idanoo i am also running arch, so the arch's repo package is defo less stable than the appimage for me
@idanoo Looks like you've already been recommended KDEnlive... worth adding Flowblade and Shotcut to your radar as well.
@idanoo I use Kdenlive. Depends what your needs are, but for basic stuff it does the job
Sounds like it'll do the trick! Just need to piece together some dashcam footage haha
@l4p1n Giving that a try now - so far so good!
Thanks heaps! Yeah half an hour in and it's super quick so far.
@idanoo if you're willing to go proprietary software (but with full Linux support), Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve is a truly professional grade suite that has an incredibly robust (and not annoying!) free edition.
@idanoo I think your only other options are pitivi and kdenlive. They're all very similar. I'm not a huge fan of any of them.
If it is very simple avidemux or command line ffmpeg
Kdenlive seems to be working for now, but I'll give that a go as well!
@idanoo kdenlive.. I use shotcut which is easy to use
@idanoo I'm sure it's been said a bunch, but kdenlive is where its at.
@idanoo Since no one else said it, I will: if you just want to add a bunch of clips together with basic transitions, Blender might be worth a try. Be sure to install the Power Sequencer addon though. GDQuest on YouTube has a bunch of tutorials on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcj4onvP06w&list=PLhqJJNjsQ7KFjp88Cu57Zb9_wFt7nlkEI
Blender has the advantage that it's rock solid, unlike some other editors I've tried.
@idanoo have you tried kdenlive?
That's what I ended up using and was perfect :)
@idanoo Flowblade isn't bad once you're used to the workflow and interface.
Chilled instance hosted in New Zealand.