Version 1.0 of OpenShot Linux video editor arrives
The OpenShot developers have released version 1.0 of their popular open source video editor for Linux. According to OpenShot creator Jonathan Thomas, the 1.0 release is the most stable yet, stating that "many common issues that would crash OpenShot have been resolved" and "overall stability is great now". In addition to the usual bug fixes and updates, the major release also includes several improvements and new features.
OpenShot 1.0 features enhancements to the user interface, a new HDV 720p 24 fps profile, support for 42 languages and improvements to transition snapping and the time format, which now includes the frame number instead of the millisecond. Other changes include the addition of 28 new transitions, 29 titles for both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios, and two new user interface themes, one for smaller screens and one with no glass or gloss effects. The developers also note that the help manual has now been integrated into the application.
More details about the release can be found in the release announcement and change log. OpenShot 1.0 is available to download as a .DEB installer for Ubuntu 8.04 or higher, or as a PPA file for Ubuntu 9.10. OpenShot is released under version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3).