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I have many video clips with different formats and I want to create a short movies by joining them. Most of the clips are taken with Nokia N8 and Lumia 800. I am using Ubuntu, I have tried many of editors but I can not edit/video clips due to different video formats. Which open source editor should I use to achieve following tasks:

  • Join different vidoe formats/encoding to produce on single movie
  • Export to different formats (.avi, youtube, etc)
  • Add texts on the clips and insert images

I don't want to install and try many of them.

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try openshot video editor. install like so sudo apt-get install openshot to see what it can do check out this – blade19899 Sep 26 '12 at 13:09
Did you already try kdenlive? – Geppettvs D'Constanzo Sep 28 '12 at 21:43
List of video editing software – SingedWings Dec 20 '12 at 21:40

You could try OpenShot, which has also got some 3D Blender animations for titles, but it can be a bit frustrating. Other user-friendly options are PiTiVI and Kdenlive. As far as I've used them, you can easily join clips, insert text and images and export videos to different formats. There is a list of open-source editing software on Wikipedia.

Within a few months Lightworks, a very professional editor, should be available for Ubuntu.

edit: Lightworks is now available for Ubuntu

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Where is lightworks available? Or are you talking about the beta version - – Wilf Jan 10 '14 at 16:35

I would recommend OpenShot. This blog post talks about it a little. It is able to use various video file types to create a small movie.

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Oh.. No. I would not suggest this app. – ses Dec 25 '13 at 4:27

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