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I plan to create some homemade video lectures and I am under Linux. Is there comfortable open-source tool that has the following abilities:

  • to clear noise
  • to have a few sound channels
  • to allow adding a slide screen in part of the video screen
  • to add titles and labels over the footage
  • to have simple effects

Thanks in advance.

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Possible duplicate:… Though its not asking specifically for Linux and mainly for windows. – Professor Sparkles Jul 19 '14 at 20:17
Nope, I don't think those are for Linux... Open-source means ~free. – Mateva Jul 19 '14 at 20:19
He also searches for Linux tools and many are for Linux. – Professor Sparkles Jul 19 '14 at 20:19
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There are a lot of answers regarding open source on this answer: Good open source Video Editors?

If you specifically target Linux I'd suggest Lightworks or Kdenlive. Lightworks isn't open source yet but is announced to be after the mac release is finished.

Both a great option for video editing under Linux and fullfill your requirements. Lightworks has only one downside, that being you need to register it on the first start with a free Lightworks account. After that you don't have to connect to the internet again.

If OpenSource is the most important factor I suggest to go with Kdenlive.

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Thanks, Kdenlive looks ok. Time to start test editing :) – Mateva Jul 19 '14 at 20:43
Its actually a suprisingly solid tool despite the kind of boring website for it. NLE's for Linux have been pretty crap in the past. Would recommend it over a lot of free tools for windows. – Professor Sparkles Jul 19 '14 at 21:36

Blender has video editing options, and of course, it is free. Check it out.

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It seems to be a 3D modeller software, but thanks a lot for sharing. :) – Mateva Jul 21 '14 at 8:17
It is not only that. It is a video editing tool check this – YoMismo Jul 21 '14 at 8:49
I later realized your point. But I still don't have the right to vote up your answer :-/ – Mateva Jul 21 '14 at 11:27
Don't mind about voting, just download the app and try it, it is an impressive tool. Hope the info will be usefull for someone else. Enjoy :-) – YoMismo Jul 21 '14 at 11:34

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