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Can KDEnlive actually crop a video area, like we crop an image?

OBS screen recording filled non-selected area black (that is, the video resolution was 1080p like the monitor, even though I had selected only part of the monitor). I wanted to "crop" it to ...
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Kdenlive, fade out cannot applied on certain clips. why and when?

Lastest Kdenlive 24.02.2 Mac os I am about to fade in a custom sfx, and fade out original audio; at the same time. Somehow kdenlive yield cannot add effect to the selected clip I really wonder why. ...
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Kdenlive project stuck on 25 fps

I have a Kdenlive project that was started with 25 FPS and now I want to switch it to 30 FPS, but no matter what I do, it stays on 25 FPS and produces 25 FPS output files during rendering. The title ...
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Flip card (turnover) animation from two still images

I want to create an animation from two still images. One still is the front of a card, the other is the back, and I want the animation to turn over the card. [Here](is an example in Adobe After ...
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Time Remapping Panel Greyed Out for Colour Channel Mixer

A lot of effects in KDE support automation/animation. However, effects such as the colour channel mixer don't seem to have this option. Here's a screenshot of the greyed out time remapping panel (top ...
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Frames are ignored when importing video into the video editor (Kdenlive, Shotcut)

I have a video downloaded from the Internet. The file properties indicate that the video has 29.75 fps. When I play this video frame by frame using the "E" key in the VLC player, it looks ...
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kdenlive no audio in rendered video

operating system: ubuntu 22 kdenlive version: 21.12.3 Audio is available in editing mode and can be played, however, after the project is rendered/exported into a file, video is fine but there is no ...
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Is there a way of creating a "natural" highlighter effect through Kdenlive?

On 15:20 of How To Make Vox Style Videos - After Effects Tutorial, YouTuber Mapal uses Turbulent Displace in After Effects to add a more natural look to the highlighter/marker effect typical of Vox ...
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Easy way of extanding last frame in kdenlive?

Anyone knows a method to extend last frame of clip in kdenlive? I am aware of the "export frame to project" but if you update the clip, you will have redo this part.
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How do I shorten the Kdenlive timeline length?

My cut-down video is 5 minutes long but the timeline is still 20 minutes long.
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Kdenlive VFR to CFR

When using videos taken on my phone (Pixel 4a) kdenlive reports variable framerate and asks to transcode with several options, Lossless (huge files) Intermediate DNxHR HQ (large files) x264 I frame ...
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How to add a new subtitle immediately after the previous one finishes with a keyboard shortcut?

When I do Shift + S, it adds the subtitle at the monitor/preview head. But almost always I have passed a bit outside of the end time of the previous subtitle, which generates an empty space between ...
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Kdenlive does not seem to be leveraging proxy clips

I am trying to edit some 4K clips in Kdenlive and so I would like to use the proxy clips feature to speed up editing experience. I have enabled the feature by default: I've also checked that it is ...
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Kdenlive rendered my MP4 as a white screen, no sound

Kdenlive users. I am brand new to editing. I'm using version 22.12.3. I had a 17 minute MP4 that I'd edited down to 11 minutes + added a jpg at beginning and end. Rendered, and the new MP4 is ...
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KDenlive, image sequence, and transparency/alpha/opacity of fades

This is probably the same question as https://www.reddit.com/r/kdenlive/comments/ik44o2/image_sequences_cutting_and_transparency/ ( and probably related to https://kdenlive.org/en/project/compositing-...
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No Resize Handles showing in Kdenlive

When I try to resize the Motion Tracking "Marquee", I am not getting the "Resize Handles" that used to be there yesterday. I am sure I hit a wrong key somewhere, but I dont have a ...
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Kdenlive Effect Section is White

Kdenlive is displaying a white window in the effect section instead of the expected list of effects, as seen in the accompanying image. I encountered this issue on both Fedora 36 and Fedora 37, using ...
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Can I make a small part of my video frame black and white?

I am editing some video in Kdenlive and I want to make a subsection of my video black & white. I know that I can make the whole clip black and white by adding a "saturation" effects. But ...
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kdenlive won't automatically enable audio on clips

I've recently started using Kdenlive and am continually frustrated by its apparent default behaviour of not using audio from my clips. I add stills and short clips to the timeline, but the audio in ...
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How do I move a picture along a curved path in KDEnlive?

It's been a week since I ventured into learning video editing. I preferred to use KDEnlive because it is open surce software. My question is the following. How to make the letter "b" move ...
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Importing video with very low frame rate into kdenlive

I'm trying to import a video that has an effective frame rate of about 3.3 fps from a stream that I captured with the ffmpeg command line tool. The video profile seems to be reporting that the frame ...
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Free software to zoom in/out using curve functions

I need to smoothly zoom "through" a person's eye to another scene behind it. The closest I've come is a linear function zoom in Kdenlive that appears to slow to a crawl the closer you get. I'...
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Kind of "chroma key" using a key frame

I am a professor at the university. I have been recording my lectures and using Kdenlive for editing. See this example of my videos. I am starting a new course, and this time I will have more time to ...
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kdenlive screen grab on ubuntu stopped working with display changing from :0 to :1

I've been using kdenlive to make videos on ubuntu for a while and the screen grab has been fine but, for some reason (probably something I did to try to get the desktop start button to work on ubuntu ...
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What causes red flashes in Kdenlive rendering output?

In the output of my video there is a short sequence where the whole video is solid red, with some corrupted text visible near the bottom. As usual in video editing software, this probably marks ...
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Blackborders on video edited on kdenlive (only on Phone not in Laptop)

I edited a video using Kdenlive in my laptop. I played the video. It was fine .So I transferred it to my Phone. But when i played the video on my phone, it has a 1cm thick black border. Why is this ...
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imported a movie now it has two audio tracks

ok, so i ripped a dvd with handbrake, converted it to an mp4, i import the mp4 to kdenlive and kdenlive is doing this thing where it's giving me two audio tracks, so at first i thought it was a right ...
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Create own "insert clip" macro like "add image sequence" in kdenlive

I would like to write an own script/macro/program/command similar to the "add image sequence" command. The main purpose is to insert portrait mode photos into the timeline, which are ...
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How Do I Make Kdenlive Use Multiple Threads For Import?

Adding a large clip with Kdenlive takes a long time. When I look at the system monitor it is using a single core at 100% How do I make the input process use multiple cores?
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What is the little blue line above the timeline called?

i'm trying to find out what this thing is called, it's the little blue line above the timeline, is there a name for it? what does it do? thank you.
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Home and end keys not working in kdenlive

i'm on kdenlive and for some reason the home and end keys aren't working ctrl+left or right takes me to the beginning or end of each clip but not home or end keys, i have no idea what's going on, any ...
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What is the project bin in kdenlive?

What is the project bin? I went to Kdenlive's manual and it says "The Project Bin is a view in Kdenlive which lists all the clips that are associated with the project." But the problem is, ...
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Kdenlive preserves original quality

Sometimes I use Kdenlive to cut videos because it is convenient. Something bothering me is that the application goes to the re-render process which has no point. I also have no idea what quality to ...
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Converting/filtering/deinterlacing VHS captures on Linux

I'm pretty much a novice video editor especially on Linux. I'm looking to take a bunch of old home videos I captured using ffmpeg and clean them up as painlessly/automatically as possible. At this ...
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How to do a better and easier roll transition in Kdenlive

I've been using Kdenlive for a month or so. One of my favorite transitions is a roll transition, where the old clip slides out (e.g. from the center to the left) while at the same time the new clip ...
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Video editor for cutting a video into multiple short clips and store them quickly

Note: Alternatively the question is: "How to cut a video in multiple slices and store each clip as a separate video quickly (!) with Kdenlive?", but I don't think Kdenlive supports an easy ...
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How to add location text character by character like in action movies?

For a video I want to add text character by character, including the beep-beep-beep alike sound, like common action movies do this when switching to a new location. Obviously, I don't know how this is ...
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phone portrait format to landscape format

What do I do if I have a video made by a smartphone while holding it upright, resulting in a portrait format, and I want it to be a landscape format like another video I want to combine, editing in ...
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Windows not finding Kdenlive files

Recently I started creating videos for work, by using OBS Studio to record my screen. Today I downloaded Kdenlive (I run a Windows machine), and followed this tutorial. Long story short, I am able to ...
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Quick audio cleanup filters in Kdenlive

I have a project where people are talking in amateur footage. That means no lava or overhead microphone. Just digital camera. A lot of outside noise is caught. Is there a filter, multi-band equalizer,...
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Kdenlive rendering problem - white video

I'm doing some editing and I'm trying to render my video but regardless of the output format what gets rendered is just a white screen, still video with the length of my project. I'm using Kdenlive ...
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Kdenlive composite effect not stretching

I am using Kdenlive to edit a school project and I need to use small amounts of a green-screen effect. I have seen several tutorials and understand how to do it, but the composite effect will not ...
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Remove background from counters in Kdenlive

I am using Kdenlive 17.12.3 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64 Bit PC. I generated a counter via "Project" -> "Generators" -> "Counter". I checked "No background" checkbox. However, it feels that it has added a ...
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kdenlive: selecting multiple nodes in a region (rotoscoping)

I'm trying to blur a region of a video through rotoscoping (using Kdenlive-16.12.2-x86_64.AppImage on Ubuntu 16.04). This region -in my video it coincides with a face- moves in time. I'm wondering if ...
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How to sync drifting audio(s)?

One audio source is the camera, (its sound is more for reference 'cause the distance is approximately 10 meters from the source). The second audio source is a mixing table getting mics. The total ...
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Kdenlive: MP4 file icon

I am using kdenlive to create mp4 files. How do I indicate which image (or which point on the timeline) that will appear as the mp4 file icon when I display the mp4 file in Microsoft File Explorer?
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kdenlive - select project video orientation

I have a project with two video clips, made with smartphone, one is horizontally aligned and the other vertically aligned. I want my project to be horizontally aligned (landscape), but I can't find ...
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In Kdenlive, how to select an area for render?

In Kdenlive's render settings I can choose the option to render "selected zone". How do I select the zone? "Shift + left click" enables a box selection. However it only selects whole clips, so this ...
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Kdenlive - cut on point

In Kdenlive, is it possible to cut track on current frame? In Blender I would use "k". I am able to use the cut tool and click on the current frame position, but it usually involves some offset. I ...
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Kdenlive - how to export audio only?

Is there a way to export (render) audio only in kdenlive? Maybe a custom profile? Shotcut has this ability. As they're both built on MLT, I assume it should be possible in kdenlive too. Am I right?
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