Is there any software that can run on Ubuntu that has video "analyzing" capabilities?

I have a video from my security camera and would like to zoom in. I have tried OpenShot but it doesn't really do the job right.


If I understand what you are saying then you need an application that enable you to zoom a video?!

For that you can use the amazing application VLC, install it if you didn't yet:

sudo apt-get install vlc

Now to enable zooming:

  • run your video using VLC
  • Click on the Tools menu > Effects and Filters.

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  • Click on the Video Effects menu > Geometry.
  • Check "Interactive Zoom"

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  • The VLC zoom option is enabled.
  • Move the rectangular selection tool to select the area you want to zoom.
  • From there simply adjust the zoom level.

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  • VLC can do this!?! Well it's always good to learn something new everyday :) I been using VLC for years and I didn't know it can do this. It's so funny though, I watched the video in VLC too. I appreciate it mate, you inspired me to read the VLC documentation. – NuWin Jun 2 '15 at 9:33

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