OpenShot Video Editor 2.2.0 Beta Multilingual + Portable | 156.5/209.9 Mb
OpenShot Video Editor is an application that enables you to create and edit HD videos that can be layered, mixed and arranged in creative and ingenious ways.Feature-rich, yet user-friendly interface
The program comes wrapped in a sleek and stylish UI designed with tones of black and grey. The main window consists of three panels, namely the area where you can preview the files, transitions or effects, the timeline and the player where you can preview your projects.
While the app includes a simple toolbar, the vast majority of the editing features can be found via the context menu. It is worth mentioning that you can seamlessly add more files, markers, zoom in or out as well as enable snapping from the bar just above the timeline.
Even though it may sound like a cluttered interface, the functions are neatly arranged and intuitive enough, so the chances of having troubles navigating through the UI are close to zero.
Enables you to manage and access frames at any time
The trump card of the application consists of its animation tools using keyframes. You should know that the utility offers you the possibility to use a preset animation for your clip, a feature that can come in handy for first-time users until they learn the ins and outs.
If you have more experience with video editing, then there is a good chance that you might want to create the keyframes manually. Since it was developed as a non-linear application, it means that you can access any frame and edit it further until you get the desired animation effect at any given time.
Comes with a plethora of functions
As you would expect from a program in this category, you can manipulate a variety of video properties, including, but not limited to volume, size, position, speed, length, aspect ratio, effect and transition. You will be happy to learn that the application includes a wide variety of HD formats, such as Apple TV, Blu-Ray, YouTube-HD and Vimeo-HD to name a few.
Once you are done editing, you can export the video to standard file formats, like AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, OGG, MPEG and FLV. On a side note, if you want to save the current progress, then you can save the file in an OST format.
An excellent app for creating HD-quality videos
Bolstering an impressive editing capability for video as well as images, OpenShot Video Editor might be the tool you need to create and tweak your clips and slideshows to professional quality.
* Cross-platform (Supports Linux, OS X, and Windows)
* Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg)
* Powerful curve-based Key Frame animations
* Desktop integration (drag and drop support)
* Unlimited tracks / layers
* Clip resizing, scaling, trimming, snapping, rotation, and cutting
* Video transitions with real-time previews
* Compositing, image overlays, watermarks
* Title templates, title creation, sub-titles
* 3D Animated Titles (and Effects)
* SVG friendly, to create and include vector titles and credits
* Scrolling motion picture credits
* Solid color clips (including alpha compositing)
* Support for Rotoscoping / Image sequences
* Advanced Timeline (including Drag & drop, scrolling, panning, zooming, and snapping)
* Frame stepping (key-mappings: J, K, and L keys)
* Video encoding (based on FFmpeg)
* Digital zooming of video clips
* Time-mapping and Speed changes on clips (slow/fast, forward/backward, etc…)
* Custom transition lumas and masks
* Audio mixing and editing
* Presets for key frame animations and layout
* Ken Burns effect (artistic panning over an image)
* Digital video effects, including brightness, gamma, hue, greyscale, chroma key (bluescreen / greenscreen) , and many more!
* OpenShot provides extensive editing and compositing features, and has been designed as a practical tool for working with high-definition video including HDV and AVCHD .
New in version 2.2.0 Beta (December 21, 2016)
Performance / Caching:
* Over the past few months, improvements to performance have been my top priority. In some cases, performance is improved more than 10x compared to OpenShot 2.1. Adding huge images to your timeline is now fully optimized, and won't slow you down. Editing HD videos (5K, 4K, 2.5K, and 1080p) is vastly improved. A new caching engine was built from the ground up, and supports both memory and disk back-ends, depending on the user's needs. This can be configured in the Preferences, under "Cache". Also, opening huge projects (with hundreds of files / clips) has been optimized and is up to 10x faster.
* Many critical bugs have been fixed related to seeking, missing frame detection, and AVPacket scope, which results in a much more stable engine, especially on slower systems. Also, compatibility has been improved for Linux AppImage and OS X (10.9+) App Bundles.
* Keyframes are used in the animation system in OpenShot, and have received some major upgrades. Support for CSS syntax (quadratic bezier curves) now allows a %-based approach to setting the curve handles. This is very useful, and better than the previously hard-coded values. Also, 28 curve presets have been added for common things like ease-in/out, bounce, etc… Many other improvements have been made to Keyframes, such as better undo/redo support when dragging property values (in the property editor), rendering color keyframes on the timeline, and improved frame detection when using the property editor (i.e. adding a keyframe for the currently selected frame).
Error Handling / Reporting:
* Our library (libopenshot) and Python UI (openshot-qt) have improved error handling, and can now detect stack-traces for crashes and exceptions (on Linux, Mac, and Windows). Not only can it pull out the stack-trace, but it can send that anonymously to the OpenShot website back-end, so I can quickly identify where crashes are happening and more quickly fix them. In other words, OpenShot 2.2 now has real-time error reporting, which I'm really excited about. This can be disabled in the preferences, along with metric reporting. It also contains no personal information, just a basic stack trace of what function crashed.
New Title Templates:
* Many Kickstarter backers requested new title templates to be added to OpenShot. I am proud to announce that all new titles are now included in OpenShot 2.2. We have some really nice additions, such as Film Ratings, TV Ratings (small corner rating), and more!
* One of the most challenging aspects of running an open-source project such as OpenShot, is the large amounts of data (downloads, installers, etc…). We had been using Amazon S3 previously, and our monthly costs skyrocketed to over $1000 just for data transfer. So, we've moved our installers into GitHub (which ironically happens to also be powered by S3), and our installer-related data transfer costs have gone to $0! So, a huge thanks to GitHub for being awesome!
* We have also integrated torrents into our build server, and all major releases now include torrents (on our download page), to help further distribute our data transfer.
Misc / Bug Fixes:
* Many other bugs have been fixed, and lots of small improvements that defy categorization are listed below
* Selection handles (in progress)
* Ability to disable unit tests (useful for distros that have a broken unittest++ library)
* Broken Ubuntu 16.10 PPA fixed
* Fixed bug when opening .OSP projects via command line
* Disabled SSL validation (not used anyway)
* Fixed bug when opening legacy 1.4.x project files that contain UTF-8 encoded characters
* Preferences now save settings on close of dialog (and persist even if a crash follows)
* Added FileVersion and custom icon to Windows installer (more polished)
* Ability to drop a file directly on the timeline (without dropping it in your Project Files first)
* Fixed bug where the tutorial does not find the correct widget
* Began work on a new help manual using sphinx (not quite ready yet)
* New 2.5k and 4k profiles added
* Fixed margins on OS X and Windows around QDockWidgets
* Fixed bug when switching between Thumbnail and Detail views
* Alpha backgrounds have been fixed on all Blender animated titles
* Recently opened menu logic has been fixed
* Translations updated for 70+ languages
OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (32/64-bit)