OpenShot Video Editor 2.5

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Create your own movies with this editor full of features.
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One of the best assets of this product is definitely its interface. It is nicely crafted with elegant dark colors, which gives it the professional look you might be looking for. It is good that there are two views: Simple and Advanced. The interface is composed of various panels and you have total freedom to dock them wherever you want or even use them in separate windows.

As you create your video, you can preview what it will look like after the final rendering. There is also the Properties panel in which you can change the properties of the selected clips and effects.

If you right-click on a clip, you will see that various operations, like rotating and separating audio are allowed. It is also great that it allows transforming the items by dragging the handles or changing the parameters on the Properties panel. Likewise, you can add adjust such video parameters as color, saturation and contrast as well as add special effects. I really appreciate the program lets me use the Chroma Key effect to remove a green background. Finally, the tool lets you use titles, including those with animation.

Finally, when you are done editing your video and the preview looks as expected, you can proceed to export your movie. At this point, you can choose one of the multiple video formats available, select a video profile and set the desired quality. However, if you want more control over the results, you can click on the advanced tab to pick, for example, the desired audio codec or enter an exact sample rate. more

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Pros

  • Excellent tutorial to get started
  • Supports most media formats
  • Allows multiple video profiles, including high definition
  • Excellent interface design, including two views
  • Lots of transitions and effects

Cons

  • Crashed when importing certain video files

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