Video editing is one of the few areas where GNU/Linux is behind Windows and Macs. There are no professional grade video editing software for Linux. However, there are many honest attempts to bring quality video editing to the Linux platform. Kdenlive is one such project.
The team has announced the release of Kdenlive 0.9. Some of the new features include:
Improved effects workflow
The effect stack was rewritten to allow adjusting parameters for several effects in one go. Effects can also be grouped, groups can be saved and effects or groups can be dragged and dropped onto another clip.
Automatic audio alignment
If you have been working on a scene with several camcorders, Kdenlive can now automatically align the clips in timeline using the audio.
Easy import of online resources
Kdenlive now has an online resource browser that allows you to easily preview and import audio, graphic and video resources from archive.org, freesound audio library and open clip art.
Many small improvements and bugfixes should make your use of Kdenlive nicer and smoother, for examples:
Recording can now be monitored through the audio and color scopes, audio normalization can analyse audio for better results
- Allow audio only recording
- Clips can be sorted by date
- New effects from MLT / frei0r: video stabilizers, IIR Blur, etc
- Offline editing (Backup the project with proxy clips only to work on less powerful computers)
Install Kdenlive 0.9 in openSUSE
The latest version of kdenlive is not yet available in 12.1 stable repos. However if you are a Factory user, you can easily install kdenlive 0.9 on your system by searching kdenlive on http://software.opensuse.org/ and look for the 'unstable' packages.
I hope kdenlive will soon be as mature as is GIMP.