Jun 2 2011

Top 7 Most Powerful And Free Video Editing Software For Linux Users

Linux – one of the great operating system that marked its presence among big giants like Mac OSX and Widnows OS. Linux OS is getting popular these days because it is free from virus threats and other such attacks that makes easy for many users out there to use it without worry. One of the another major reason behind its popularity is linux is totally free to use for both commercial and personal purpose.

A few days before, Linux has launched one of the most advanced Ubuntu version, i.e., Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” that was more powerful, full of features and comes with totally fresh look. If you had installed it already, you should seriously look at our article on Ubuntu 11.04 that briefs 9 essential things to do after installing Ubuntu 11.04 on your system. I am sure this article will help you make your Ubuntu 11.04 more powerful and productive than ever before.

Ok, we already talked lot about Linux but do you know few years back, Linux was not so popular because of lesser number of software available for Linux. But, time has changed tremendously and there are thousands of free software available on the Linux platform for everyone’s need and purpose. Whether you are looking for video editing software, photo editing software, multimedia applications, web browsers – you will surely find lots of programs in these categories that will suit your need surely.

Even, some time back we had written one article showcasing some of the best free Linux web browsers that are worth trying. In this article, we are compiling a list of best free video editing software available for Linux platform. This list is dedicated to those enthusiasts that love to make family videos or professional videos. All these Linux video editing software are fully featured and mature enough to make/edit videos easily.

So, what are you waiting for, go on and explore the best free linux video editing software and turn your Linux machine into powerful video making/editing master. Here’s the compilation of  Top 7 Best Free Linux Video Editing Software that are powerful and totally free to use.

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1) Cinelerra :

Unleash the 50,000 watt flamethrower of content creation in your UNIX box. Cinelerra does primarily 3 things: capturing, compositing, and editing audio and video with sample level accuracy. It’s a movie studio in a box. If you want the same kind of editing suite that the big boys use, on an efficient UNIX operating system, it’s time for Cinelerra.

2) VirtualDub

Virtual Dub is an impressive Open source package that is regularly updated by its author. Note that it doesn’t handle some video formats like DVD or MP4. And like all video software, it needs a pretty fast PC. In the world of video editing VirtualDub has always been there. It’s a very reliable program that with the right amount of knowledge can accomplish just about any task.

3) Avidemux

Avidemux is a free, open source, cross-platform, slim and easy using video editor that provides users the ability to cut, join, transform videos easily. You can use it to split, merge the videos you downloaded from YouTube, then play the output video on your favorite devices like Apple iPhone, Apple iPod, Optical Disc( DVD, VCD, Super Video CD ), Sony PlayStation Portable.

4) Kdenlive

Kdenlive is a non-linear video editor for KDE. Kdenlive project provides all project management and editing tools while relying on a separate rendering program (currently PIAVE) to perform the editing operations.Support is planned for transitions, effects, multiple file formats, and full project and asset management support. The current beta release is capable of editing raw DV or AV…

5) Kino

Kino is a non-linear DV editor for GNU/Linux. It features excellent integration with IEEE-1394 for capture, VTR control, and recording back to the camera. Kino captures video to disk in Raw DV and AVI format, in both type-1 DV and type-2 DV (separate audio stream) encodings.

6) Blender

Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems.

7) Lives

LiVES is a Video Editing System, It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features. LiVES mixes realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one professional quality application. It will let you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates.

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