Create professional quality videos using Kdenlive and other tools.
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Create a project directory to hold all your clips and other project files. Name it something like
Use KDE Connect to download files videos from your Android device to your project directory. Alternately, copy the files directly from an SD Card or USB stick using the Dolphin file manager or terminal.
We recommend this in-depth video by Chris' Tutorials as a general intro and guide for using Kdenlive.
We often use Audacity to edit audio files that are extracted from video.
We have considered LightWorks and DaVinci Resolve. While neither are free software, both are available at no cost to get started. One thing we really appreciate about DaVinci Resolve is that it reportedly uses GPU acceleration throughout the production pipeline. TjFree Software for Creators appears to be a reliable, high-quality resource. The GPU acceleration is only available to Nvidia GPU models like the M1 and M2.
One thing DaVinci Resolve cannot do is convert video files for import on-the-fly like Kdenlive, so we recommend converting to xvid using WinFF.
In order to do this, copy the following and save it as
xvid.wff. Then, import it into WinFF:
For more information, we recommend this guide.
Content will be added as needed.
This is a partial revision history. See the
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2021-10-10 5728326eReformat to 2-column
2021-09-22 dc862884Update link and headline colors
2021-08-23 681261b4Review and update codeblocks
2021-06-02 5bf90ae2Adjust links
2021-06-01 db8d7d72Add WinFF instructions
2020-06-10 c4ed9299Restructure layout
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