This is an overview of the Kdenlive video editor. It shows When experimenting with the concept of making Linux tutorial and review videos. covers the installation and launch of the open source video editing software Kdenlive, with an in-depth look at what it can do. introduces the open source video editing software, Kdenlive, highlighting its capabilities in effects and transitions.

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Kdenlive comes with different effects that can be applied to the audio and others that can be applied to the video. Both sequences will load into Kdenlive and you will be able to work with them as if they were clips. You can add more, but three is perfect for your purposes.


If the box and the text have the same colour, they may interfere! Pull the ends of the yellow transition bar so that it covers the whole length of your static image clip.

Kdenlive will calculate all of the intermediate levels of opacity so that the mask will gradually fade in between the two keyframes. How to convert a simple mask into a proper transition. In a comparison test, we checked out nine free video editing programs: Say, for example, you want a mask to go from completely invisible to completely visible.

To better control this overlap you can change the timeline zoom using the viewer tool. That is why the Free Software gods have purveyed us with things like graphical video editors.

Tutorials – Kdenlive and ImageMagick

The free editing program Lightworks Free makes small video editing projects easy. Click on your Composite and transform transition in the timeline and make kenlive transition about one second long.


Use the slide at the bottom of the bar to zoom out from the visible frame. Odd Couple By using two very different tools, Kdenlive and ImageMagick, you can make animation less tedious and create some pretty cool video effects and transitions. You can add video clips, sound clips, and other fancy stuffs to the tracks.

Again, this is quite straightforward. Set Compositing to Xor to make the pixels in the two upper layers transparent.

Kdenlive will insert all the intermediate steps, between your two keyframes, making your mask go gradually from completely transparent and invisible, to completely opaque, showing the second clip on the bottom track. With this option only the clip in the current track will be split.

Kdenlive [2] is currently my favorite, and, although I did say back in issue that you couldn’t use the chroma technique in Kdenlive in one go you had to use one project to merge the first clip with the animation, render, then start a new project, and merge the rendered clip with the second clipyou can create the custom transition effect in one go using a different technique: By using two very different tools, Kdenlive and ImageMagick, you can make animation less tedious and create some pretty cool video effects and transitions.

Align your clips with the animation and mask sequences to create a perfect transition. As the Crossfade is an easy transition, the only parameters you can change are the transition direction and the track where it applies.

In this window, you can give a name to your clip, define the duration, the letter type, size and colour. Some video tutorials were made for simple tasks in Kdenlive. You use keyframes in video editing and animation to indicate when something changes and to have your application calculate the intermediate states between the changes.


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Resizing a clip changes its in and out points. Before start, be sure that you have your two videoclips in tracks 1 and 2. Now, click and drag with the left mouse button to resize the clip.

Second tab is the Effect Stack tab. Instead, I used ImageMagick’s tutorixl feature. A keyframe at the beginning is the default, but check just in case.

And behind the “Parameters” tab, you’ll notice another one titled “Keyframes”. Third tab is the Transition tab.

The width and height you want for the resulting transition frames e. A yellow bar will appear between the clips in tracks 0 and 1 indicating your transition has been added to the project.

If this is the case, all the pixels in all frames will be 1s. Also notice that you have four handles again in the shape of red squares in each corner of you mask’s frame. The other way is to select a segment of a clip and then add this segment to the timeline. In this way, it will become red and the focus in the “Project Panel” will change to the “Transition tab”. Another transition this one made by you!