Ubuntu Multimedia :: Video Editor For Special Effects?
Jun 3, 2010
I have played around a bit with the Open Shot Video Editor and just download Kdenlive. I am trying to teach myself how to create and edit videos by inserting music, transitions, etc. However, I want to add special effects such as fireworks, explosions, get text to light up, blur, etc, and add sparkle type effects. I know Open Shot won't do this and it does not look likve Kdenlive will either. Trying to find something that will jazz my videos and almost give them a semi professional quality to them. Is there any other Open Source video editor type program that can do special effects like what I am looking for?
I wanted to make a video and edit it all together with special effects and all that good stuff, bells and whistles, I want something like Windows Movie Maker, or better, im not a pro at this, back when I was 16 I was pretty damn good but its been a while, I have downloaded a few different editing softwares that I have come across and im not happy with any of them, such as:
Avidemux Pitivi LiVES
now Pitivi comes standard with the newest install of ubuntu, but it sucks, sorry, its has nothing, or im missing something, and for LiVES I just cant seem to get it to do what I want, its very confusing, I just want something with a simple UI like WMM or something along those lines, it doenst have to be linux based, but if your going to give me something that doenst work fresh install,
My system: Pentium 4 3.6 GHz, 3 Gb DDR ram, GeForce 210 video card, Ubuntu 10.04.
I have previously used Cinelerra-cv (on Karmic) and recently Openshot (on Lucid) with not much trouble. I have been sampling other video editors (Kdenlive, avidemux, kino etc). Now I have my video card crashing whichever I use, mainly when trying to load clips. I have disabled Compiz, uninstalled all video editors and then reinstalled one at a time. I still get early video crashes whichever I try.
Installed pitivi. It takes 20 minutes to put a 3-minute clip on the timeline and the sound is totally messed up. Installed lives, it loads the clip but insists there is no audio plus the black on dark gray menus are almost unreadable. Installed kdenlive, it loads the clip but playback produces a short squawk then crash, and I gather I'd have to risk destroying my sound by uninstalling pulseaudio. Someone suggested OpenShot.
Followed the instructions there:
Installed Open Movie Editor, it won't even read the clip. Now, Movie Player handles that clip (a VOB file from a DVD I had made from a miniDVB tape) perfectly as long as I don't touch the time slidebar, so I would imagine if there were a usable video editor out there something would work.
This morning I created a panel on the left side of my screen and I set it to auto hide. The problem is, now that it auto hides I can no longer get it to reappear again. Because I can't, my special effects do not work (cube). Is there a way to delete this panel if I can't get it to reappear again?
I have been trying to get Cinelerra, but keep getting errors like bash and stuff like that. Is there a good substitute video editor that is on par with Cinelerra? I had it before and like it, and would like something that is as straight forward to use as that.
I have recently switched to Ubuntu from Windows Vista. But I am having a few problems, any pointers will be grand.First sleep and hibernate do not work. My laptop sleeps or hibernates fine, but on awake I just get a blank screen and the hard drive doesn't spin at all. This also disables the network manager, which is a real pain.Also for some reason I can't enable special effects. I have the ATI Radeon 200M series integrated graphics chipset.eres some spec details:
My friends and I are into freerunning/parkour (look it up if you don't know it : D) and we like to make videos sometimes. Slow motion is a MUST.
The problem is, I haven't been able to find any good video editors for linux. I've just been using windows movie maker when it comes to editing, but I haven't been able to find anything on linux that really allows slowmo.
I tried Openshot video editor and LiVES video editor, but they've both been no luck. Open shot allows you to play a clip at half speed. This is fine, except it doesn't adjust the timeline accordingly, so clips get cut off when they're only part of the way through, and I can't seem to adjust the timeline to get it to work. And as far as LiVES, I haven't been able to find the "effects" button, or anything that allows you to do stuff to clips.
I am fairly new to Ubuntu, so I'm sorry if I don't include any necessary information. Installed 10.10 rc from CD about 3 days prior to official release and everything was working fine... went about installing software and setting up laptop for use. About one week later, got prompted for upgrade and went ahead through update manager. Now can't enable desktop effects. Right after upgrade had a period where title bars of windows would not display... menus were present, but no title bars, no maximize/minimize/close buttons and no dragging windows to new locations on screen That has since resolved itself. Spent quite awhile searching forums, created xorg.conf at one point, later deleted it.
compiz-check says this: Code: ./compiz-check Gathering information about your system... Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop environment: GNOME Graphics chip: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) Driver in use: intel [Code]...........
I'm running Karmic Koala 64 bit on my Lenovo T400 laptop with switchable graphics having both Intel and ATI video cards. I've set my bios to use the intel card only and turned the automatic switching off. So far so good, but I'd like to turn on compiz for basic window animations. When I try to start compiz by selecting
doesn't show any new drivers that could be installed. This was working out of the box when I first installed Karmic Koala a few month ago, but things got messed up when I installed the restricted drivers for my ATI card. Now I can enable compiz if I switch to ATI from my bios settings and install the drivers but I don't want to use it due to high power consumption and I've removed the ATI drivers.
Here is my xorg.conf file:
Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" EndSection
I need a simple to use video editor that will allow me to add a "title bar" the the bottom of a video, preferably an image. It would also be great if I could put a logo in the corner. If Ubuntu doesn't have anything that can do this atm I am open to Windows.
This was an ia32libs problem, now fixed in latest updates. I tried to remove and purge and reinstall through terminal. No success. PITIVI is installed but when I click on the launcher in the applications menu nothing happens.
Is there a video editor that also allows me to edit the audio. For example I have 2 videos and want to take the audio from one clip and add it to the other clip. I have tried Avidemux and Pitivi but these don't seem to have this ability.
What's a simple way of downloading and installing LIVES video editing software on Ubuntu 11.04? I just simply can't understand the technical stuff on the website about pps and all that. Is there a simple apt-get install script or something similar?
I wanted to create a really cool intro on openshot, but when i clicked: new animated title, i clicked glare and it showed me this exact message:
Blender, the free open source 3D content creation suite is required for this action [url].
Please check the preferences in OpenShot and be sure the Blender executable is correct. This setting should be the path of the 'blender' executable on your computer. Also, please be sure that it is pointing to Blender version 2.5 or greater.
I recorded someone using a VCR (tape) camcorder-it was all I had available. I've now recorded/transfered the tape to DVD format, so it's now digital instead of analog. I want to edit the file and separate it into smaller files. What's a good program to use?
I've tried Linux video editors like Kdenlive and OpenShot, but their text editors for adding text are funky and not very user-friendly.Do any Linux video editors have and easy text editor like MS MovieMaker has?
since some time I notice a real disturbing video effect: I use Firefox 4 and Adobe Flash 10 (current version). When opening a web page which contains a flash video this video keeps part of the screen on both (!) desktops. (see attached pictures) Closing or minimizing all programs the video window is invisible. The video window will appear each time a program - any program! - window does appear above the area where this video windows is placed. I open Kate or OpenOffice or any other program and video window will appear again - see pic #1.
No matter if the video was started or not, the effect does happen everytime. No matter if the FF tab or the entire browser was closed or not, the effect will stay until X-Server restart. Even if I switch to the second desktop, the effect will appear. For example I launched Virtualbox on the 2nd desktop, open a Win XP system - the entire desktop background is blue. I opened Chrome and the video window from desktop #1 appears within the Chrome window. (see pic 2) The effect will not appear into screendumps, so I used my smartphone cam for both pictures:
#1: after opening www.tagesschau.de I closed firefox and re-opened FF with another web page. You can see the video screen from tagessschau.de within the heise.de page.
#2: then I switched to desktop #2, run WinXP into a Virtualbox window and launched Chrome.
Nvidia Gforce 9800 GTX+ current Nvidia driver from nvidia.com Kubuntu 10.10 amd64 and KDE4 all updates installed
As I do remember this effect happens since Flash 10. Unfortunately it is nearly unimpossible to use Internet without an installed Adobe Flash 10. If it would be possible I would remove Flash immidiately from any computer.