How To Install OpenShot Video Editor Using PPA On Ubuntu 12.10

Here is a guide to install the OpenShot video editor, you can install OpenShot by adding the OpenShot developers PPA to your system. OpenShot Video Editor is a free, open-source video editor for Linux licensed under the GPL version 3.0.

OpenShot can take your videos, photos, and music files and help you create the film you have always dreamed of. Easily add sub-titles, transitions, and effects, and then export your film to DVD, YouTube, Vimeo, Xbox 360, and many other common formats.


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To add the PPA and install OpenShot open a terminal window (press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy+paste the following lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa -y

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install openshot openshot-doc -y

When installed close the terminal window and to start OpenShot click on the Dash Home button and search for: openshot

Visit the OpenShot Homepage.
Some features:

Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg )
Gnome integration (drag and drop support)
Unlimited tracks / layers
Clip resizing, scaling, trimming, snapping, and cutting
Video transitions with real-time previews
Compositing, image overlays, watermarks
Title templates, title creation, sub-titles
3D Animated Titles
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 )
Key Frame animation
Digital zooming of video clips
Speed changes on clips (slow motion 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 over 20 other video effects
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 .

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