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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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Kdenlive compositions affect all tracks above

Whenever I add a composition in Kdenlive, it affects all tracks above and not just the one that I need to edit. This has become painstakingly annoying. How can I solve this?
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Video rendered by Kdenlive can't be played

I've just edited video using Kdenlive and rendered it out into directory in mp4 only to find out that VLC won't play it. It's not throwing any errors. I can see the pointer goes along the timeline as ...
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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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KDEnlive: how to use as input a video with transparency? (Goal: compress sequence of png)

I'd like to import in KDEnlive (but I'm also interested by other open source softwares) a video with transparency. The goal is to compress a sequence of png with transparency (produced by Natron) that ...
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Merge balanced channels into unbalanced mono in Kdenlive

I'm trying to handle my DSLR recording where sound is recorded from balanced input, so R=-L. Is there a way to merge it into one mono channel by subtracting one channel from another? Or, alternatively ...
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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 ...