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Please recommend me a video editor. I am looking for a GUI application.

I haven't done any video editing recently so I do not know what the possibilities are.

Using a Linux only software is fine with me.

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I haven't tried it, but I've heard that blender does things like that. – Keith Sep 2 '13 at 13:26

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There is a pretty extensive number of applications which you could use to do this.

  1. Avidemux

    Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs.

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  2. Openshot

    Video Editing program OpenShots Features include: * Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg) * Gnome integration (drag and drop support) * Multiple tracks *, etc.

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  3. Kdenlive

    Kdenlive is a free and open-source video editor for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and MacOsX.

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  4. VideoLAN Movie Creator

    VLMC (VideoLAN Movie Creator) is a free video editing software, offering features to realize semi-professional quality movies, but with the aim to stay simple and user-friendly.

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  5. Cinelerra

    Cinelerra is a highly advanced and professional video editing software, but still remains open source. Cinelerra solves three main tasks: capturing, editing and compositing.

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  6. Jahshaka

    Jahshaka (formerly known as CineFX) aims to become a cross-platform, open source, free, video editing software, effects, and compositing suite. It is currently in alpha stage, supporting realtime effects, etc.

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  7. LiVES

    LiVES is a Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features. LiVES mixes realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one window.

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  8. Kino

    Kino is a non-linear DV editor for GNU/Linux. It allows you to record, create, edit, and play movies recorded with DV camcorders. This program uses many keyboard commands for fast navigating and editing inside.

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  9. Lumiera

    Lumiera is NonLinear Video Editing (NLE) for GNU/Linux developed by the CinelerraCV community. It was born as a rewrite of the Cinelerra codebase called Cinelerra3 but it is now an independent project with its own repository and codebase.

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  10. Cinecutie

    Cinecutie is a Cinelerra mockup with some experiments (like utf8 fonts antialias and more).

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  11. Shotcut

    Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor.

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  12. Hybrid

    Hybrid is a multi platform (Linux/Mac OS X/Windows) Qt based frontend for a bunch of other tools which can convert nearly every input to x264/Xvid/VP8 + ac3/ogg/mp3/aac/flac inside an mp4/m2ts/mkv/webm/mov/avi, etc.

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You can use PiTiVi.

PiTiVi will let you to flexibly adjust the volume of parallel audio tracks (among many other typical tasks: splice, rejoin, add a new soundtrack, fade the soundtrack in and out, fade the image in and out, etc).

On top of doing what you need (unless I understood it wrong) it is quite easy to use and comes with most linux distros.

screenshot of GUI

    ss of GUI

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You understood it right. Editing in PiTiVi works great for me. But I am unable to render my project. If I set MP4,x264enc,aac, the video is just a random noise. When i select WebM,VP8,Vorbis, the video is sometimes horribly pixelated. Judging by the file size, the quality is set to be quite high, so the pixelation should not be happening. In both cases (WebM and MP4) I am using the default codec settings. – user7610 Sep 3 '13 at 15:22
I tried again a year later and now PiTiVi worked fine. Nowadays I usually switch between Kdenlive, OpenShot, Blender or Cinerella, which seem to be currently the best that is out there, review… . – user7610 Sep 10 '14 at 16:56

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