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23 September 2011, 15:17

OpenShot Video Editor 1.4 brings timeline improvements

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OpenShot Logo After more than seven months of development, the OpenShot project has announced the arrival of version 1.4 of its open source video editor for Linux. According to the developers, the latest release of the non-linear, timeline-based video editor "represents a huge investment by our small and dedicated team". In addition to "tons of bug fixes and speed improvements", a number of new features have been added.

Version 1.4 of the OpenShot Video Editor brings stability updates to the video and effects engine, and several timeline improvements, including a new method for moving the timeline from left to right using the middle mouse button. New transitions and 3D animations have been added, as have 15 new video profiles and updated descriptions. Other changes include enhancements to the project files tree and thumbnail handling, better colour correction and adjustments, improved title editing and new keyboard shortcuts.

The developers say that they are going to try to get OpenShot 1.4 included in Ubuntu 11.10 – a second beta of which has just been released – by submitting a request for a feature freeze exception as soon as Debian approves the new package.

More details about the update, including two short videos, can be found in the official release announcement and in a news post about version 1.4. OpenShot 1.4 is available to download from the project's site. OpenShot is licensed under the GPLv3.

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