Linux Video

Edit video on Linux with Kdenlive


Arguably one of the most stable and complete video editors for Linux.


Though you might be familiar with video editing, adapting to Kdenlive takes time. Patience.

At some point in your computing life, you’ll surely  touch on video editing. When that time comes, it’s good to know that Kdenlive is on your side: a program that may seem a little tricky to understand at first, but which has a ton of professional tools for video editing.

Great workflow

Kdenlive works just the same way as any current video editor: you can import videos from different sources and set them on a timeline, then tweak the duration of each sequence, transitions, effects and so on.

Kdenlive can also incorporate images, audio tracks, and different kinds of audiovisual material to enrich your product. Plus it's multitrack interface lets you test out every little change you make. Kdenlive can also perform basic editing operations like cut, copy, delete, etc.,  and is compatible with GIMP, Screengran, Audacity and other programs you might want to use to edit material before incorporating it into Kdenlive.


Kdenlive supports all video formats included within the FFmpeg and libav projects, including AVI, WMV, Flash, MPEG and others, such as audio MP3, AAC, FLAC, etc. Another interesting aspect of Kdenlive is that it is compatible with most contemporary camera formats, like HDV, DV, and AVCHD.

With Kdenlive, you can also add text, as well as transitions and effects. In fact, it’s compatible with the frei0r library, though you can of course design and use your own effects too.

Kdenlive is so packed with functions that its a little tricky to get to grips with at first. But as with many other free software tools, patience is a virtue and will reap rewards.


Kdenlive is a non-linear video editor for Linux, which isn’t limited to professional use, but is a suitable choice for any task, big or small.


Nonlinear video editing in Linux
Supports DV, AVCHD and HDV, as well as any FFmpeg. format
Multi-track interface and layered work
Lots of effects and transitions
Pause while rendering
Export to various media