Video Editing with Kdenlive
Non-linear video editing

Purpose

Create professional quality videos using Kdenlive and your own file and audio clips.

Please read the disclaimer before proceeding. This workflow is updated regularly. Please write authorship with suggestions or requests.

Create a project directory

dolphinCreate a project directory to hold all your clips and other project files. Name it something like VideoProject-001.

Copy video and audio to project directory

KDEUse KDE Connect to download files videos from your Android device to your project directory. Alternately, copy the files directly from an SD Cards or USB stick using the Dolphin file manager or terminal.

Start editing

kdenliveWe recommend this wonderful series by Victoriano de Jesus for a general guide on using KDEnlive 20.04.

If you are running 18.04 download the AppImage for 20.04, set it as executable, and run it. See this tutorial or official home page for more assistance with AppImages.

Pre-process audio with Audacity

audacityWe often use Audacity to edit audio files that are extracted from video.

Troubleshooting

Content will be added as needed.

Revisions

This is a partial revision history. See the git repository for all entries.

Disclaimer

We try hard to provide a useful workflow validated by professionals. However, we cannot anticipate every situation, and therefore cannot guarantee this procedure will work for your needs. Always back up your data and test the workflow to determine the correct procedure for you.

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