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Could you,please, advise simple video editor for Ubuntu 10.10 for MPG format. I need following operations:

1. rotate whole video - it was captured head down
2. cut part of clip

Can't find these functionality in pitivi and openshot apps.

thank you for help

screen for openshot clip: enter image description here

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sergionni - the maverick version of openshot doesnt have this capability (I think) - install the latest version to get this - add this PPA from here launchpad.net/~openshot.developers/+archive/ppa –  fossfreedom May 11 '11 at 11:03

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Suggest use OpenShot as per this step by step:

  1. Add you clip to the track: enter image description here
  2. Then right click the video imported on the track to rotate: enter image description here
  3. Then export your video (note the picture is rotated in the preview) enter image description here
  4. Once you video has been exported create a new project and reload your newly rotated video
  5. Use the razor tool to cut and split tracks: enter image description here
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can't find rotate operation in right-click context menu(invoked from track) –  sergionni May 11 '11 at 8:27
    
see my post edited,please –  sergionni May 11 '11 at 8:33
    
I couldn't see the rotate item on the context menu at first, then I clicked on the timeline part not where it says "Track 2" –  Phil Hannent Oct 20 '11 at 6:45

Use Kdenlive, a wonderful non-linear video editor. Despite the KDE in it's name it works just fine on the Gnome desktop. It's probably not quite as simple as pitivi or openshot, but it certainly doesn't have the spaceship-controlboard aesthetic of bigger commercial products.

You probably can get away with using the stock Ubuntu package, though there are also alternative, up-to-date packages available:

http://www.kdenlive.org/user-manual/downloading-and-installing-kdenlive/pre-compiled-packages/ubuntu-packages

Add your footage as a clip, then apply a 'Rotate and Shear' effect from the Video Effects menu. Watch out for the rotation units - they are deci-degrees - so '900'=1 quarter turn.

Have fun!

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@Tyley thank you,rotation is Ok, but can't save or export rotated clip. "Save as" gives me unreadable, 6.6 kB file. –  sergionni May 10 '11 at 14:35
    
Hi @sergioni - not sure 'save as' is the correct option - it saves the project file, not the video! I think you want to hit 'Render' to save the finished video - you can choose your format from there. –  Roberto Tyley Jun 14 '11 at 23:06

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