Create professional quality videos using Kdenlive and other tools.
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 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. What 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. To do this, copy the following and save it as
xvid.wff. Then, import it into WinFF:
For more information, we recommend this guide.
Paid versions of Davinci Resolve have better import capability, so if you have purchased the software, this step may not be necessary for many formats.
Content will be added as needed.
This is a partial revision history. See the
git repository for all entries.
2023-11-18 e770b1c6 Add search and help bar
2022-08-05 23ad1db1 Replace old tool image
2022-08-04 45ce66b5 Update text and change video link
2022-01-21 668e16d4 Update titles, images, and carousel image presentation
2021-10-25 9036f3fe Overhaul table and links
2021-10-11 f726f2bf Secure links
2021-10-10 5728326e Reformat to 2-column
2021-09-22 dc862884 Update link and headline colors
2021-08-23 681261b4 Review and update codeblocks
2021-06-02 5bf90ae2 Adjust links
2021-06-01 db8d7d72 Add WinFF instructions
2020-06-10 c4ed9299 Restructure layout
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