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01 February 2012, 12:48

OpenShot Video Editor update adds new 3D text animation

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OpenShot logo The OpenShot project has released version 1.4.1 of its open source video editor for Linux. According to its developers, the update was originally intended to be "a quick and simple bug fix release" but later grew to be "more full-featured".

OpenShot 1.4.1 includes a new wire-frame 3D text animation as well as additional animation presets. Users can now select one of four gold titles to add to their videos; the developers note that these are a circular gradient rather than a solid colour, adding that the look is "very popular with movie trailers and video game trailers".

Zoom Version 1.4.1 includes a new wire-frame text 3D animation
Source: OpenShot
A new fisheye lens effect has been added and improvements have been made to the Title dialogue user interface with the inclusion of an interactive font list. Other changes include support for the 2.6.x branch of the open source Blender 3D content creation suite, updates to the Help Manual and fixes for 32 bugs found in the previous version, four of which were rated as critical.

Further information about this update can be found in the release notes. OpenShot 1.4.1 is available to download from the project's site and is licensed under the GPLv3.

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