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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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choppy renders on kdenlive?

20.12.1 ubuntu 20.10 installed via apt. Hello, i'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem of rendering a video and the video is choppy? has anyone else had that problem? i'm having that problem ...
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Kdenlive >21.12 , where to setting my youtube account for job upload?

Context: After render is done, there is the share button, youtube is what I need for now. the exact version is 21.12.2 I try to open Setting -> configure kdenlive -> misc , -> env . There is ...
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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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mp4 video became white after rendering in kdenlive

I have cut a little piece in the end of 45 minute video. After rendering, it shows only a white screen and also its size grew from 2gb to 9mb. That was my very first video in kdenlive but I'm sure I ...
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Some questions about KDEnLive

In kdenlive's spectrum how can I 1- change the line into a circle? (something like below picture) 2- increase value of height of line? 3- mirror changes up and down of the line? (Like picture below)
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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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Kdenlive renders mp4 white

I'm aware of this thread Kdenlive rendering problem - white video however I have no spaces in the filename and yet Kdenlive renders mp4 and other formats white. I've got version 20.12.3 straight off ...
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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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Timing a list if bullet points in Kdenlive?

I have a list of bullet points that I'd like to hide and then display one after another with a 1 second delay between each. Is a simple way to do this in Kdenlive? The only way I can see is to create ...
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KdenLive: Nothing is being rendered on Windows?

Let's start off from the beginning: I have already configured KdenLive to point to the melt.exe file, and all the other proper plugins to allow rendering. When I hit "Render" and try to render to a ...
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Kden live window freezes and does not respond?

Hi guys I am just getting started with video editing and I have no previous experience with video editors. I use ubuntu, I have read in a blog post that kden live is the best video opensource video ...
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Can I play the preview at a lower speed?

When looking at the the project monitor (red circle in picture), how can I decrease the speed of the playback? I want to check if my transitions and effects are OK, but it is really hard to do this ...
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Remove datestamp (watermark) from videos

I accidentally enabled a datestamp "feature" on my camera and now all my videos have the date embedded. What's the best way to remove those datestamps? I'm editing a compilation of the videos with ...
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Select range of clips in Kdenlive

I'm editing a video in Kdenlive. After I cut out stuff, there are holes (parts with no video nor audio with video and audio to the left and to the right where the parts to the left and to the right ...
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