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OpenShot 1.1 Included in Ubuntu 10.04!

Not only has OpenShot been accepted into Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) and will soon be a 1 click install, it will be version 1.1 of OpenShot!

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Posted by Jonathan Thomas 2010-03-07

Want to Make a Movie?

Today we are announcing our new export video dialog!!! This is no ordinary video export screen, but rather a complete set of video, audio, and image encoding features! Read all about it:

Posted by Jonathan Thomas 2009-06-21

New Title Editor / Title Templates!

OpenShot has a new "Title Editor", which let's a user quickly setup a new title (based on a template), change colors, fonts, background color, and even the opacity! If that's not enough control, we launch Inkscape as our advanced editor. View screenshots at

Posted by Jonathan Thomas 2009-06-20

OpenShot Now Supports Video Transitions!!!

I am proud to announce that OpenShot Video Editor now supports video transitions! Please come check out all of the new screenshots:

Posted by Jonathan Thomas 2009-06-19

Frame by Frame Animation on Linux!

We have just released a new feature that allows the user to edit any video clip frame by frame in their favorite image editing software (i.e. Gimp, Blender, Inkscape). #openshot-video-editor still treats the new image sequence as a regular video clip, so it's still easy to resize, trim, and arrange on the time-line! We have posted new screenshots on our website:

Posted by Jonathan Thomas 2009-05-19

Markers and New Video Controls!

Just added the ability to add markers to the time-line, which lets the user mark points of interest in their video project. Using the new video controls, the user can quickly jump between each marker (represented by the glassy purple lines). New screenshots on

Posted by Jonathan Thomas 2009-05-12

April 24, 2009 - Compositing Features

Have you ever been able to to easily overlay, mix, edit, and composite videos in Linux? Me neither, but that's about to change! We have just added the ability to composite any number of clips & tracks together. Please read our blog for screenshots and more information!

Posted by Jonathan Thomas 2009-04-24

April 19, 2009 - Project Update

The development version of OpenShot has successfully integrated the MLT framework. With a few clicks, you can now create a multi-track video, arrange the clips, and watch your creation. If you want more detail on what we've recently accomplished, please read the full revision history -

If you are a Python developer and are interested in contributing to our project, please join the "OpenShot Developers" team on LaunchPad -

Posted by Jonathan Thomas 2009-04-20

Join us on LaunchPad!

We are using LaunchPad ( to track bugs, feature requests, and source code. If you are interested in helping us with this project, please join our LaunchPad team - OpenShot Developers (

Posted by Jonathan Thomas 2009-03-29

MLT framework selected as backend

We have chosen to use the MLT Framework as our video processing backend for OpenShot. We had been using Gnonlin & Gstreamer, but chose to switch. For more details, check out our in-depth comparison of the 2 video frameworks:

Posted by Jonathan Thomas 2009-03-29

Follow our progress

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Posted by Jonathan Thomas 2009-03-29