Top 8 Best Video Editing Software for Linux

Editing videos on a Linux machine can be tricky. But there are some great software that can do the job. The beauty of linux is its free nature and open source environment. Video editing software on Linux may not have all the paid features, but they have enough features to present your videos impressively.

So, my advice would be go step by step and use more software if you need specific results and may be use Windows or a Mac, when you need highly specific editing that’s not in Linux programs.

Let’s see which are the best video editing software for Linux.

Also see – Best Video Editing Software for Windows

Linux Video Editing Software

1. OpenShot

OpenShot is a free, simple-to-use, feature-rich video editor for Linux. The brainchild of programmer Jonathan Thomas, OpenShot has garnered a large and enthusiastic following for many reasons, one being Thomas’s responsiveness to user feedback.


To quickly see the best uses of OpenShot, check out the beautifully created music videos of Verity and Gersom de Koning-Tan, from the Netherlands. Several of their videos have had more than one thousand video views. These videos have much going for them, not least their musicality and playfulness.

2. Pitivi

Pitivi is a Free video editor with a beautiful and intuitive user interface, a clean codebase and a fantastic community.

Pitivi is a truly unique video editor. With its “no downstream hacks” and “upstream first” approach, it acts as a cutting-edge catalyst to push open-source technologies we love forward.


It champions design and usability research: there is no eternal newbie, and Pitivi’s user interface is carefully designed to suit both the newcomer and the professional, to be efficient and intuitive. It adhere to the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines and regularly discuss with artists all around the planet to tackle the hard problems the right way, to make complex tasks easy to accomplish.

It is a vibrant community-driven project, backed by longstanding contributors with a strong interest and experience in multimedia.

3. Kdenlive

Kdenlive is an intuitive and powerful multi-track video editor, including most recent video technologies.


This software is completely free, as defined by the GNU foundation. Using Kdenlive is investing in a community driven project, which aims to establish relationships between people in order to built the best video tools.

4. Shotcut

Shotcut is a free and open-source cross-platform video editing application for Windows, OS X, and Linux. Started in 2011 by Dan Dennedy, Shotcut is developed on the MLT Multimedia Framework, in development since 2004 by the same author.


Shotcut supports many video, audio, and image formats via FFmpeg and screen, webcam, and audio capture. It uses a timeline for non-linear video editing of multiple tracks that may be composed of various file formats. Scrubbing and transport control are assisted by OpenGL GPU-based processing and a number of video and audio filters are available.

5. Flowblade

Flowblade Movie Editor is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license.

Flowblade is designed to provide a fast, precise and robust editing experience. Flowblade employs a film-style insert editing model as workflow.

flowblade screenshot

In insert editing clips are generally placed tightly after other clips when they are inserted on the timeline. Edits are fine tuned by trimming in and out points of clips or by cutting and deleting parts of clips. Flowblade provides powerful tools to mix and filter video and audio.

6. Cinelerra

Cinelerra.Org has released the fastest and highest quality free media production software anywhere, now with FFMPEG and 4K support. 4K Cinema Ready.


No other Free Software package has it and nothing else comes close. First 64-Bit Film Editor – 2003 First Free 4K Film Editor – 2015 Now…Many More formats and higher resolutions —FFMPEG FAST! Developed by professionals for professional artists.

Also see – Best Computers for Video Editing

7. Blender

(animation and rendering tool)

Free to Use. Free to Change. Free to Share. Free to Sell Your Work. Blender is FREE SOFTWARE.


Blender can be used commercially by artists, by studios to make animation films or vfx, by game artists to work on commercial games, by scientists for research, and by students in educational institutions.

Blender now features a powerful new unbiased rendering engine called Cycles that offers stunning ultra-realistic rendering.


Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.


It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.

Also see – The Best Free Online Video Editors to Edit Videos Online

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