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Open Source Kdenlive Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Kdenlive is Shotcut. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Kdenlive and 15 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Kdenlive are OpenShot, Avidemux, Olive Video Editor and PiTiVi.

Kdenlive alternatives are mainly Video Editors but may also be VFX Software or Motion Graphics Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Kdenlive.
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  1. Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.

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    Most users think Shotcut is a great alternative to Kdenlive.
    onkoe

    Very slim compared to other editors. Useful for casual clip editing and some light video editing if the product is intended to be simple

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    It is multi-platform and easy to learn.

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    shotcut is a shit without functions

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  2. We designed OpenShot Video Editor to be an easy to use, quick to learn, and surprisingly powerful video editor. Take a quick look at some of our most popular features and capabilities.

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    kowalewsq12

    cross-platforming is a god send

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    tuva-hayabi

    It is relatively easy to use and has a nice GUI. It may not be as extensive and powerful as Kdenlive, but you can do a the most usual video editing with it, and there are some useful filter effects and fadings. The render speed is good.

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    ahmed52

    pretty simple ,cuz it's can't do anything not to mintion crashing alot even though it's "simple"

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    Is working as of 26/6/2019, not as complete as kdenlive or shotcut (the other ones i've tried) but also simpler to use.

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    Nowhere near as complex as Kdenlive.

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    Open Shot has several bugs now.

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  3. Free and simple video editor that supports a variety of file types and automated tasks. SIMPLE video editor, dedicated for ONE video at a time. NOT for multi video editing/montage.

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    This alternative is disputed. Avidemux is still a legitimate alternative to Kdenlive, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    One is muxing software, the other is editing software.

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    AntumDeluge

    While Avidemux is not nearly as robust & feature-full as Kdenlive, it is still a video editing software & does much more than just mux.

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  4. Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software.

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    ahmed52

    it's fast ,powerfull , stable and lightwate to my potao pc , even more then open shot

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    onkoe

    Feels like VEGAS for Linux users. Somehow more stable than VEGAS/similar editors despite being in alpha

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    It is a lightweight program and easy to use.

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    It's very well made despite being in alpha. Olive seems very promising even at the start, and may eventually become better than Kdenlive. Only time will tell, though.

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    PiTiVi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
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    PiTiVi is an open source non-linear video editor, written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+.

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    Video editor with all things video editor should have.

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    Cinelerra

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Wine

    Cinelerra is a highly advanced and professional non-linear video editing software, but still remains open source. Cinelerra solves three main tasks: capturing, editing and compositing.

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    The Cinelerra-GG version: more professional, very large number of video and multiplex formats, excellent manual, 9 Linux platforms, steady monthly releases.

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    Flowblade

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license.

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    less bloated stable and not as buggy

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    Vidiot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    non-linear video editor targeted for home video editing.

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    AstroFox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Astrofox is a free, open-source motion graphics program that lets you turn your audio into custom, shareable videos. Combine text, images, animations and effects to create stunning, unique visuals. Then generate high-definition videos to share with your fans on social media.

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    Lumiera

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Lumiera is NonLinear Video Editing (NLE) for GNU/Linux developed by the CinelerraCV community. It was born as a rewrite of the Cinelerra codebase called Cinelerra3 but it is now an independent project with its own name.

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