The free and open source video editor OpenShot has released a new beta. OpenShot 2.0.7 beta 4 has been released to improve stability and performance, as well as has added some new features that we will detail after the cut. Version 2.0 uses an engine written in C ++ that allows files to be exchanged between platforms, at the same time as it happened to use PyQt5. Remember that the first version of OpenShot was only available for Linux and with the second version has also come to Windows and Mac.
What’s new in OpenShot 2.0.7 Beta 4
- Improved compatibility and stability on Windows and Mac.
- Support for image sequences.
- Added a new file properties dialog that shows all known video and audio details about this file.
- Initial support for opening projects created in older versions of OpenShot.
- Faster timeline performance.
- Improved project saving process.
- ImageMagic support is now optimal.
- Fixed several bugs.
If you want to try this and other OpenShot betas, just open a terminal and type the following lines:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install openshot-qt
OpenShot is available in the default Ubuntu repositories but, of course, these repositories do not include beta versions. The most up-to-date version available in the default repositories right now is OpenShot 2.0.6. Right now there are some issues with dependencies on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), so if you are testing the next operating system version developed by Canonical or some of its variants you will not be able to install the repository.
At this point, I’d like to know which is your favorite video editor on Linux: OpenShot, Pitivi, KDEnlive, or if you have any other suggestions that might be more interesting. Feel free to leave your opinion in the comments.