I need a program to do special effect for a school project so I need a program like adobe after effects, but for Ubuntu.

Thanks :)




  • Photorealistic Rendering
  • Fast Modeling
  • Realistic Materials
  • Fast Rigging
  • Animation toolset
  • Sculpting
  • Fast UV Unwrapping
  • And much more. Check them here

Install latest version from PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:irie/blender
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blender

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Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.


sudo apt-get install avidemux

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Installation :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cinelerra-ppa/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinelerra


Kdenlive is an intuitive and powerful multi-track video editor, including most recent video technologies.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sunab/kdenlive-release 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install kdenlive

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Lumiera is a Free/Open Source Non-Linear Video Editing (NLE) application project for GNU/Linux

It was born as a rewrite of the CinelerraCV codebase, but developed later into an independent project with its own name. The application is still in an pre-alpha state and not usable for normal work.

Installation from source

apt-get installation

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  • OpenShot Video Editor
  • Pitivi
  • Shotcut
  • VideoLan Movie Creator (VLMC)
  • But with Avidemux can I make special effects like fire or lasers ? – Xalsar May 6 '15 at 15:28
  • look at Blender. It's a great app – Maythux May 6 '15 at 15:33
  • And with all this programs can I make special effects like explosions or lasers ? – Xalsar May 6 '15 at 16:46

You may have a look at Ubuntu Studio

The full package list is documented here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/PackageList

Or you can just install the packages with apt-get in your Ubuntu installation. You can find all packages by using

 apt-cache search ubuntustudio

The packages are called e.g. ubuntustudio-audio, ubuntustudio-video, ubuntustudio-font-meta and many more. Please note that installing the font package will give you a huge bulk of really awesome fonts where you will get lost once you start digging.


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