02 feb 2011

Create Professional Videos on Linux with OpenShot

Open source has come a long, long way and video editing has not been left behind. You'll find a number of video editing tools on Linux, but none of them are both as user-friendly and create as high-quality video as OpenShot Video Editor.

With this easy to use tool you can have your edited videos up on Youtube (or presented to your company/organization) in no time. With a very small learning curve, and numerous features, OpenShot will make you and your company look very good. Let's take a look at how mult-track videos can be created in OpenShot.

The Goal

What I am going to show you is how to create a short video that will include multiple clips, images, sound, and transitions. You might think this task is a challenge, but once you understand how it works, it's simple. Let's take a look at the process.

How it Works

Essentially what you will do with OpenShot is:

  1. Import images or videos into a project.
  2. Import sound for your project.
  3. Adding the images, videos, and sound into tracks.
  4. Arrange the tracks so they suit your needs.
  5. Add transitions and fades.
  6. Export your project to a viewable video.

The hardest part of the list is knowing how to set up the transitions. Much of the rest is just dragging and dropping. We'll take this one step at a time. But before we get into the editing/creating process, we have to install OpenShot first.

Source: http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/398674:create-professional-videos-with-openshot-video-editor

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