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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This quick start guide will take you from start to finish of making your own video. Kdenoive can drag a clip directly from the project list. Changing the values thtorial the boxes labeled X for the width of the mask and Y for its height will change your mask’s size. With Kdenlive you’ll be able to easily create a DVD video structure tutoorial burn it if you have installed the program k3b. A new window like this will be presented:. It also displays the timeline time of your cursor. To enter the text.

Related content Gobbling Up Most video editors supply you with a generic catalog of transitions, usually in the shape of tired wipes and fades. Back in Linux Magazine issue [1]I used FFmpeg and animation to create a transition from one video clip to another.

Tutorials – Kdenlive and ImageMagick » Linux Magazine

This is useful if you want to use it later on. This page was last edited on 18 Julyat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A camera connected to your computer Firewire port, a Video4Linux source, such as an webcam or tvcard, or a screen capture. You’ll see immediatly how the colours in your clip dissapear and are replaced by grey tones! Then you place another keyframe further down the timeline, select it, and make the mask’s opacity percent.

Move the cursor to where you want the clip to end, and click the “outpoint” button. Select it and click the right mouse button.


Some ksenlive can be used also as video effects Picture in Picture, for example. Set Compositing to Xor to make the pixels in the two upper layers transparent.

Now make your mask percent opaque. In the “Buttons” tab you can define the title text, font and size and the different colors for the button depending on status not selected, selected, pressed. These powerful features are explained in detail in this pagebut for the purpose of this quickstart guide, we’ll focus on an easy one, the crossfade transition but see the warning at the top of this page!

Find your clips, select as many as you want to add select more than one by holding the Ctrl keyand they will be added!

The track to apply the transition is normally the next track mdenlive the one where we created the transition. If your transition is two seconds long, that is 50 images at least.

In the same way as transitions, you can also edit the effect parameters. But you can change this behaviour by selecting others tutorila the Track Selection List. The panel at tutoriql bottom of the window holds the timeline. To turn your image into a mask, right-click tutoriql it on the track and choose Add transition Composite and transform.

Some video tutorials were made for simple tasks in Kdenlive.

Tutorials – Kdenlive and ImageMagick

For starters I didn’t even draw the Pacman in Inkscape or anything like that. As the resizing happens from the upper left corner downward and to the right, your mask will probably be displaced as it grows. Select one of the clips that you have added to the project list, and drag it to the timeline. On the third track, put the first clip you want to transition from and align the end of that clip with the end of the animation sequence. To split a kdenlie, the normal way is to place the timeline cursor at the splitting point you can adjust the exact position by playing with the “Next frame” and kdenlife frame” buttons in the “Timeline Monitor”.


To create a title clip, select “Add clip” icon and, in the context menu, select “Create Text Clip”. Align your clips with the animation and mask sequences to create a perfect transition. Kdenlive will calculate all of the intermediate levels of opacity so that the mask will gradually fade in between the two keyframes.

You should click then with the mouse outside a clip to start doing the selection box. There are two basic ways to add a clip to the timeline. This will recenter your mask in the visible frame. The Project Tree shows kdemlive video clips, images, slideshows, colour clips and title clips that belong to your project.

To do this, you can use the dimension boxes under the timeline. One to Track 1 and the other to Track 2. Sometimes you rutorial need to delete maybe because you let your video-camera or TV-capture-device run too long or maybe to apply a video effect to only a part of a clip. That is why the Free Software gods have purveyed us with things like graphical video editors.

As you know from your lessons in binary logic [3]a 1 XORed with another 1 gives 0. What you want is the Xor option. kdsnlive

This will create a new keyframe at the centisecond position. You can then press Play on the Clip Monitor and get an idea of which bits of the clip you actually want on the timeline. You will also add a simple menu with chapters and even with an intro movie if you like.