Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Kdenlive 19.12 on openSUSE | Review

Filed under
Software
Reviews
SUSE

Making videos is not exactly my strong suit but it doesn’t have to be to enjoy it. Lately, I have been dipping my toes into the world of video content creation. Yes, most of it is into making videos as I haven’t really had the need. Recently, a need popped up for doing some video editing and I decided to give Kdenlive a try. You have to start somewhere and since many of the independently created shows out there use it, it is part of the KDE project and there are a LOT of tutorials on YouTube.

Keep in mind, I have some very basic needs, simply, chaining clips together, title screen and a little background music. These are extremely minimal requirements. The nice thing about Kdenlive is, it is easy enough to get going with it, but brimming with features to keep you dinking around with it continually and even if you have come to learn every feature the Kdenlive Project will come along and bring you an update.

[...]

Kdenlive is a great application with a lot more features than I know how to even use. I don’t do any complex video editing. I don’t have good video equipment so I don’t have a real high level of motivation to create a lot of video content at this time. You can only polish a turd so much and I am often not happy with the video I shoot. I am happy, however, with what I can do with the video in Kdenlive. It does make turning the lack-luster video into barely acceptable video content. Editing with Kdenlive is easy to use and is enjoyable to turn the mess I start with into something more usable. I would like to make more excuses to do more video content because the great user experience Kdenlive provides.

I have heard of people complain that Kdenlive isn’t stable, well, that is a bunch of hooey. Kdenlive on openSUSE Tumbleweed works fantastically well without any crashing. I am very thankful for fantastic packaging and QA process from the openSUSE Project and I am very grateful for every programmer that has had a hand in every piece of this, from the Linux kernel to the Plasma desktop to the application itself. Thank you for all your time and efforts.

Read more

More in Tux Machines

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Kernel: Peter Hutterer, ARM and Monado Work Roy Schestowitz 06/07/2020 - 7:08am
Story Linux 5.8-rc4 Roy Schestowitz 1 06/07/2020 - 7:05am
Story GParted Live System Gets New Release, Now Powered by Linux Kernel 5.7 Rianne Schestowitz 1 06/07/2020 - 12:34am
Story Review: Linux Mint 20 Roy Schestowitz 06/07/2020 - 12:30am
Story German Translation in the Brave Desktop Browser: A moan about localisation Roy Schestowitz 05/07/2020 - 11:50pm
Story Programming Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 05/07/2020 - 11:47pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 05/07/2020 - 11:44pm
Story With Edge, Microsoft’s forced Windows updates just sank to a new low Rianne Schestowitz 2 05/07/2020 - 10:36pm
Story Lenovo brings Linux to its P-series ThinkPads and ThinkStations Rianne Schestowitz 24 05/07/2020 - 10:34pm
Story Audiocasts/Shows: Noodlings, GNU World Order and This Week in Linux Roy Schestowitz 05/07/2020 - 9:32pm