Kdenlive is an acronym for KDE Non-Linear Video Editor.
It is a free software (GPL licensed) primarily aimed at the Linux platform, but it also works on BSD as it relies only on portable components (Qt and MLT framework). Windows versions are also available, with some drawbacks. See Windows Issues for more information. A port on MacOS is also available.
Through the MLT framework Kdenlive integrates many effects for video and audio processing or creation. Furthermore, Kdenlive brings a powerful titling tool, a subtitling feature with AI-supported speech to text conversion, nested timelines (new in version 23.04), animation support through Glaxnimate integration (new in version 22.08) and thus can be used as a complete studio for video creation. Check out What's New for the most recent feature additions.
Fonctionnalités de montage vidéo¶
Multitrack editing with a timeline and virtually unlimited number of video and audio tracks, plus the ability to split audio and video from a clip in multiple tracks
Rendu non bloquant. Vous pouvez continuer à travailler sur un projet en même temps qu'il est transformé en fichier vidéo.
Dozens of effects and transitions that can be used with ease and even saved as custom effects with their settings for use in other projects
Keyframeable effects with linear or smooth curves (more to come in future versions)
Des outils simples pour créer facilement des vidéos de couleurs, des vidéos de texte et des vidéos d'images
Création automatique de vidéos à partir de dossiers d'images, avec transitions en fondu entre les images.
Configurable keyboard shortcuts, toolbars and interface layouts to accommodate your workflow
Audio and video scopes
Proxy editing for your 4K+ footage
Themable interface supporting dark themes
... and much more!
See the Kdenlive Roadmap for what the future may bring.
Supported formats and codecs¶
There is no need to import or convert footage prior to editing. Kdenlive knows how to handle any format smoothly and supports the following formats, file types and codecs:
Support for low resolution (DV) camera and camcorder files, including:
DV editing (Raw and AVI)
MPEG4-ASP/MP3 (DivX compatible)
4:3 and 16:9 screen sizes, PAL and NTSC systems
Support for high (HD) and ultra-high (UHD/4K) resolution camcorder files, including:
MPEG-2, MP4, Matroska, WebM, Apple ProRes 422 HDV
H264 AAC HDV
Native HDV editing, 720 and 1080, interlaced or full frames
Support for brand new codecs and formats:
SNOW lossless codec
Ogg vorbis, etc ...
Since version 22.08: LOTTIE and RAWR animations
Ability to mix different video sources in a single project. For example, you can edit a film using two sources: a small mpeg4 camera and an HDV mpeg2 camcorder.
Any resolution. Kdenlive will adapt resolution of source files to the resolution of the project.
Any frame rate (from 15fps to 60 fps or higher). Kdenlive can duplicate/remove frames when needed.
A wide range of image import formats:
PNG, GIF, JPEG (jp2, jpe, jpeg, jpg, jpg2), TGA, TIFF, SVG, WEBP
Since version 22.08: AVIF, HEIF, HEIC, JPEG XL
Export to most formats
Export to any format supported by ffmpeg, including DVD (PAL and NTSC), MPEG-2 and MP4 (PAL, NTSC and HD, UHD/4K), Matroska-H264/H265, AAC, AC3, MP3, Apple ProRes 422
Export to animated GIF or as image sequence in other formats, including BMP, DPX, JPEG, PNG, PPM, TGA, TIFF, WEBP
Lossless/HQ like FFV1, H.264, HuffYUV and Ut Video
Video with Alpha (Alpha MOV, Alpha VP8, Alpha VP9, Ut Video)