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Kdenlive

Kdenlive is a non linear video editor. It is based on the MLT framework and accepts many audio and video formats, allows you to add effects, transitions and render into ...

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Avg rating of 3.5 (60)| 62 comments
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Kdenlive Features

  1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Kdenlive, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
  2.  Ad-freeKdenlive doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
  3.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenKdenlive supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
  4.  Dark ModeKdenlive supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
  5.  Hardware AcceleratedKdenlive can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.

Kdenlive information

  • Developed byKDE
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.5 (60 ratings)
  • Alternatives106 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 62 comments and reviews about Kdenlive, and it has gotten 622 likes

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Ezra
  
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I'm coming from PowerDirector and Filmora which have only trial, I really like Kdenlive and the tools it has to offer. Pros:

  • It works fine on my windows 10 64 bit, i3-4005u (!), SSD and 8GB ram (except for when I use a heavy effects like 'Region', see note about proxy files below)
  • It has the basic features like transition, basic effects, cutting video and audio
  • What it does it does good, you can customize the parameters of almost every feature you have
  • It renders properly

Cons:

  • The interface isn't that intuitive, it would take you a lot of time to do your first project and figure out how to operate this software
  • It's built for a multi camera shoot, so if you're just trying to combine a few videos together with transitions between them it'll complicate things a little bit
  • The transitions don't have a preview, so you need to apply them and check them on your own (and if your computer is slow it's a big drawback), but there's a video on YouTube that shows you that
  • There's no built feature to add text, you need to create a transparent image (png etc.) and add it to the video

Good to know:

  • If your computer isn't that powerful it's recommended to check the 'use proxy files' under 'project' >> 'project settings'.
  • From the transition it's mostly Wipe (with all of it's options), Slide, Fade and Region (if your computer is strong enough) that are useful for a YouTube video all others are all kinds of weird mathematical manipulation on the images (let me know if I left out any useful transition).
  • If your video is a transition oriented video make sure you do it right, putting the first video one track and the second video on another track so that they overlap a little and then add a transition
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jdopen

Hi, You can preview transitions as long as your 2 photos or videos are into a different track (see https://kdenlive.org/en/project/kdenlive-transitions/). Alas there is no import files with automatic random transition added with one click ala OpenShot. And there is a "built feature to add text" (see "add title clip" where you add your project files). See ya ;)

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Not sure when it was added, but Kdenlive has the text feature now.

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Robis
  
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I used Openshot for over half a year. I got tried of it's bugs and crashes.** Why didn't i see this earlier ???** This is so much more awesome and I worked on it for over 2 hours, and it didn't crash or lag even once. Totally recommend it :)

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phonkywright

Have tried KdenLive numerous times over a period of about 12 years and never liked it actually. Decided to give the new version another try and ... YES! Finally the developers made great progress concerning stability, fairly logic gui/workflow and flexibility. Meanwhile OpenShot has made great progress as well. Don't know what Linux distribution you're using, maybe it's repositories only support a older version of OpenShot. Recent versions work fine. So at last we have at least 2 pretty useful applications for simple video editing.

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TorQueMoD
  
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While it is similar to Premiere and is a fairly straight forward video editor, it's not very stable (crashed 3 times though thank God it has an auto recovery option) and it took forever to render out my video only for me to find that it didn't bring in the entire clip so I lost a good 20 minutes of the footage. Not very useful.

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colada
  
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Kdenlive is a great alternative to Vegas Pro, and is free at that! It was super easy to transition when I made the switch!

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undeniably_lizard
  
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Works perfectly. Appreciate the cross-platform operability by the KDE team.

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JakraPup
  
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Amazingly good performance for simple video editing on integrated Intel Iris graphics on a laptop. Tried Davinci, Blender, OpenShot, ShotCut and kdenlive gave the best editing performance without crashing by a VERY long way.

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idg
  
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I struggled a bit at first because the interface was difficult to scale to my laptop screen but the last update made it work great

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