Openshot : The magic has arrived

Openshot is a video editor for linux, is one of the best ones existing actually for linux. The news is that now has a PPA this mean easy install for Ubuntu users, but the big news is that the new version come with 30 new effects. See the video demonstration what you can do with Openshot.

OpenShot Video Gets Effects!!! from Jonathan Thomas on Vimeo.


The new effects include:

  • Black and White
  • Blur
  • Glow
  • Mirror
  • Old Grain
  • Pixelate
  • Water
  • Sepia

3 new audio effects make it into the latest release, too: –

  • Phaser
  • Pitch
  • Echo


To install Openshot in Ubuntu jaunty and Karmic please add the lines bellow to your source.list file

open terminal and type :

gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Or go to System–>Administration–>Software Sources

and add the lines :

Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty)

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) use the repository command to add the repository

. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.devellopers/ppa

Now add the verification key :

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys B9BA26FA

Then type the command :

sudo apt-get update 

Now install openshot

sudo apt-get install openshot

Click on the photo`s to enlarge.
and is all :)

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  • Andre

    Installing OpenShot from PPA may not be such a good idea. A lot of people (including myself) had a issue where, after installing openshot, videos dont play any more.

  • Andre

    Forgot to mention that I’m referring to Karmic, not sure about other ubuntu releases.

  • jocimar

    uso o ubuntu desde a distro 8.10 e hoje uso 9.10, consegui instalar neste ultimo, apesar de ter poucas opçoes gostei de poder editar videos pelo ubuntu linux. parabens aos mantenedores.