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OpenShot Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to OpenShot for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Kdenlive, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to OpenShot and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to OpenShot are Blender, Shotcut, DaVinci Resolve and Avidemux.

OpenShot alternatives are mainly Video Editors but may also be 3D Modelers or VFX Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenShot.
This page was last updated May 23, 2022
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  1. 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 the format of your choice.

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    Kdenlive vs OpenShot opinions
    Most users think Kdenlive is a great alternative to OpenShot.
    Douze

    It's also free and open-source, but i found Kdenlive had a lot more features and was a lot more complex than OpenShot could be. A Windows version is also being worked and, even if it's not perfect right now, it works quite well !

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    Significantly more complex, but even for my basic editing needs the stability helps A LOT compared to OpenShot

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    ivantalalaev

    pretty good gpu support for encoding

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    Loads more features, better looking interface.

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    jrstrai

    I find that compared to openshot, kdenlive has more features and seems a lot more responsive during editing and previewing.

    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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  2. Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and motion tracking.

    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
    Blender vs OpenShot opinions
    Some users think Blender is a great alternative to OpenShot, some don't.
    sicko

    3D animations and 2D movies are similar to work with, no wonder Blender has both as it is 3D modeling & animation application.

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    dspjm

    Although blender is a 3D editor, it still has powerful video editing functionalities.

    Top positive comment  over 3 years ago
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    Yes, Blender has video editing tools, but this is like recommending a car mechanic to someone who just wants a car wash.

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    ichimitch

    Fanboys just can't pass up an opportunity to recommend Blender... Even when it's a terrible recommendation for the task.

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    Blender is for 3D, not video editing

    Negative comment about 2 years ago
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  3. Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.

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    Shotcut vs OpenShot opinions
    Most users think Shotcut is a great alternative to OpenShot.
    icheyne

    Openshot buggy on Windows at least

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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  4. DaVinci Resolve combines the world’s most advanced color corrector with professional multi-track editing, so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system!.

    Hollywood's #1 Post Solution
    DaVinci Resolve vs OpenShot opinions
    Most users think DaVinci Resolve is a great alternative to OpenShot.

    Color correction and sheer versatility.

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    It is very stable, fast, and have a lot of features, like a compositor, audio editor, and it is the best color grading tool on the market.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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  5. 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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    Avidemux vs OpenShot opinions
    Some users think Avidemux is a great alternative to OpenShot, some don't.
    superluminar

    Only for very simple, single tasks, not for editing a film or so.

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    Can't combine clips, only edits single clips

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    Missing a lot of editing features

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    vinod_desh

    This is the best SIMPLEST video cutter. You can remove unwanted parts so easily..just mark start and end at any point in the clip..extremely easy

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  6. 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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    This alternative is disputed. Olive Video Editor is still a legitimate alternative to OpenShot, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    PiTiVi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

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    Almost everyone thinks PiTiVi is a great alternative to OpenShot.
  8. Lightworks is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family.

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    Lightworks vs OpenShot opinions
    Some users think Lightworks is a great alternative to OpenShot, some don't.
    RemovedUser

    Lightworks is VERY limited in the free edition, not even close to OpenShot.

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A modern, simple to use, constantly evolving and hella fast MEDIA CUTTER + JOINER w/ frame-accurate SmartCut technology + Qt5, libmpv, FFmpeg and MediaInfo powering the backend.

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