I’ve spent part of my day fighting with the various video editors available on Linux and am having varying luck. Everyone seems to like Kdenlive and, for whatever reason, it just doesn’t seem to work well for me. The interface is clunky and it crashed at least 5 times doing simple edits. This is the latest version 19.04.3.
Another editor I have used quite a lot lately is Olive. It’s an early release but seems to be very stable although doesn’t have many features beyond simple editing. I realized this when I wanted to add a filter and there really aren’t many. Maybe it will get better over time.
The last one I tried and have had good luck with is Shotcut. The UI is alright and it’s very capable, at least for what I wanted to do. It didn’t crash or have major issues however editing in the timeline is a little choppy with the audio waveform enabled.
So I guess that leaves me thinking there is no one perfect option. I guess if I took the time to learn Kdenlive and could get it to be stable that might be the best option but at this point Shotcut seems to be what works best for my needs.
I’d love to know what you guys are using and how I could maybe improve my experience.