For those of you who are not aware of it, Kdenlive is a free and open-source non-linear video editor, available for Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and NetBSD. It relies on multiple open-source project: ffmpeg, MLT video framework, Frei0r special effects and so on. The latest stable version is Kdenlive 16.04.0, released in April, 2016. In this tutorial we are going to look at how to install and configure Kdenlive on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
Here’s some of Kdenlive Features:
- Import from online resources that are released under creative commons, or loyalty free
- Automatic audio alignment
- Can mix all kinds of media be it video, audio, image.
- Supports a wide range of codecs and formats.
- Supports a wide range of camcorders and cameras.
- Multitrack edition
- Reusable clips and settings
Install Kdenlive Video Editor on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Kdenlive 15.12.3 is included in Ubuntu software repository.
sudo apt install kdenlive
You can install the latest stable version from PPA, simply run the following 2 lines of commands in terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sunab/kdenlive-release sudo apt update && sudo apt install kdenlive
Here’s some additional packages that are required by Kdenlive .
sudo apt install ffmpeg dvgrab dvdauthor genisoimage vlc
This PPA also works on other Linux distributions that are based on Ubuntu 16.04 such as Linux Mint 18 and Elementary OS 0.4 Loki. Once installed, you can start it from Unity Dash or application menu.
Upon initial launch, you will be asked to make some basic setting in the config wizard. Click
In the next window, make sure you installed all required modules.
Next, select a default video profile. DV stands for digital video and HDV is short for high-definition video. The config wizard will suggest a profile according to your computer graphics capability and you will be fine to choose the suggested one.
In the additional settings window, you will see 4 options are checked. Click
After that, choose a capture device. If you are using a laptop, you will see Integrated Camera. If you are using a desktop computer, then you will need to plugin you USB camera.
Finally, the config wizard checks if all required packages are installed. If you followed the installation instruction, then they should be installed. Click
Now you can start exploring and using Kdenlive video editor.