Best Video Editing Software for Linux

Recommendations: 4 | Last Updated: Sept. 19, 2022 (1 year, 5 months)

OpenShot OpenShot

OpenShot is a free and open-sorce video editing software avalible for FreeBSD, Linux, Haiku, macOS, and Windows. OpenShot was first released in 2008 by Jonathan Thomas, with the objective of providing a stable, free, and friendly to use video editor that works cross-platform. Today, OpenShot has been download by millions and is a project that continues to grow.

OpenShot is developed and released as fully free and open source software under the GNU General Public License. This guarantees that the software will be free and open forever, and can be used for commercial and non-commercial projects alike. If there is a missing feature, you can simply contribute to the project or help steer it in the right direction.
Openshot provides a simple and easy to learn interface that allows you to snap, trim, rotate, edit, add effects to your videos.

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Kdenlive Kdenlive

A free and open-source video editing software built with KDE and Qt. Kdenlive was first created and released back in 2002 by Jason Wood. Since then the software has seen massive traction in the open-source community. Kdenlive allows you to use and arrange several audio and video tracks, each one can be locked or muted to your convenience. Since Kdenlive is based on the powerful FFmpeg libraries the software can handle most audio and video formats needed to convert and re-encode clips. To top it up Kdenlive also provides plenty of effects, ranging from color correction to audio adjustments, as well as all the standard transform options.

Kdenlive has many positives, However, Kdenlive is based on the MLT framework which doesn't support GPU acceleration or multi-core parallel image processing. This sometimes leads to noticeably slow response time.
Kdenlive supports rotoscoping, allowing you to add effects and color corrections to any range of your footage. This includes RGB adjustment, white balance, curves, and many others settings.

DaVinci Resolve Studio DaVinci Resolve Studio

DaVinci Resolve Studio is the commercial version of the free and open-source video editing software DaVinci Resolve. With DaVinci Resolve user can collaborate with editors, assistants, colorists, VFX artists and sound designers on the same project at the same time. DaVinci Resolve Studio provides features that user love, like custom timeline settings, keyframe curve editor, facial recognition, speed warp retiming, image stabilization, faster and smarter encoding and integration with third-party services.

Shotcut Shotcut

A free and openly developed video editing software that works cross-platform. Shotcut is developed on the MLT Multimedia Framework and is avalible for FreeBSD, Linux, macOS and Windows. Shotcut is released as open-source software under the GPLv3.