A non-linear video editor
- (the Unity Linux release is already out, my update should be good)
2010-09-03 - (version not recorded) ∞
I couldn't play .mp4 videos downloaded from YouTube. Downgrading FFmpeg solved this.
It automatically selects an audio device and has no gui configuration. Since pulseaudio is busted out of the box and doesn't start even if set up, I had to uninstall pulseaudio for Openshot to default back to alsa. Even then I had to fiddle around until my system healed itself.
Seems to work well. I wish it had audio waveforms. I find some of it quite awkward to use until I get used to it. After a few hours of fiddling I had the hang of things and I could make something pretty complex.
This is my first use of a serious non-linear editor, and I'm pleased with what I was able to accomplish although it took way more heavy lifting than I was expecting. A "style" would need to be defined for videos, so that I could make a template and much more easily drop things in and shift them around.
I don't know if there's a way to extend one clip and
- shove over all other clips which are past its end point to its right
- either shove over all clips which overlap it (same vertical bar from the selection-point)
, or extend other clips which overlap it (same vertical bar from the selection-point)
Wow, Openshot doesn't use relative paths. So when I move things around it's complately fubared and requires a huge amount of symbolic linking to get things working again. Damn that blows. There also doesn't seem to be an easy way to wave a wand and have it fix everything by making me pick the current directory or some such.
Using Openshot for YouTube ∞
High Quality ∞
Under "Create a Project" choose HDV 720 25p
I keep it at 10 minutes.
- Profile: Web
- Target: YouTube-HD
- Video Profile: HDV 720 25p
It complains about missing codecs. Boo.
\smart-root install libx264_67 liblame0
.. nope, that doesn't help. Oh well, let's do low quality.
Low Quality ∞
The project is Square NTSC.
Everything else is obvious..