[nmglug] Basic video editing, which software?

Leopoldo Macias leopoldo at maciasnetwork.com
Sat Nov 9 13:34:57 PST 2019

I recommend Kdenlive:

I use it for simple video editing with mp4 encoding.
It also does the items you listed on your wish list for tasks you want to do.

Leopoldo Macias III / IT Consultant
720-204-8622/ leopoldo at maciasnetwork.com

On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 11:24 AM LeRoy Diener
<leroy at choosetherightside.com> wrote:
> Hi NMGLUG folks,
> I need to do some basic video editing.
> Which software would you recommend?
> Here are the types of tasks I want to do.
> - Record a voice-over soundtrack to replace original sound from a video which I've recorded on my phone (or other) after I transfer the video to my laptop.
> - Combine two separate videos side-by-side, like split screen (without sound).
> - Maybe cut out a segment at the beginning or end or middle of video.
> - Maybe eliminate some of the edges of the screen.
> - Maybe splice two videos to add an intro or outro.
> - Maybe superimpose text or other doodles.
> Other details:
> File format will probably be mp4, unless someone has a better suggestion.
> I'll want to upload the videos to youtube. Can I do this editing in youtube? Is this advisable? Any suggestions for alternatives?
> I already have a few video playback programs on my Debian laptop. It's possible that one of these will be the best option. I can easily download a different program, too. I will need to learn how to use whatever program is best.
> Thanks for your help.
> LeRoy
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