I'm looking for a program that's free for Linux and that can edit videos with special effects like in this video:


Every video has a special intro with a theme relevant to the channel, multimedia-text overlays in the video, split screens, thumbnails in credits, etc.. I'm stuck with Windows Movie Maker and I don't know what to use. I have no money to buy anything fancy, but neither do I want to download something pirated.

As always, Linux had free software for whatnots. Does anyone know of a video program?

  • Please describe the effects used in the video, people should not have to click on a link to see what you mean. Meanwhile I put your question on hold, but we will reopen it as soon as it gets better :-) Include screenshots if necessary, but also describe with text a bit more, this will make the question more findable. Thanks! – Nicolas Raoul Mar 29 '16 at 5:36

One possibility which fits your requirements is Blender - the 3-D modelling package which now includes a comprehensive video editing suite.

Features relating to your requirements:

  • Linux - Yes & Windows & OS-X
  • Free - Yes both gratis & Open Source
  • Pirated - No you can download completely legally

Some things you didn't ask for:

  • 3D Effects - of course you can even make your video fly in!
  • Support multiple video file formats - AVI, MPEG and Quicktime (on OSX).
  • Live preview, luma waveform, chroma vectorscope and histogram displays
  • Audio mixing, syncing, scrubbing and waveform visualization
  • Up to 32 slots for adding video, images, audio, scenes, masks and effects
  • Speed control, adjustment layers, transitions, keyframes, filters and more.
  • If you are regularly doing the same sort of thing you can even script operations.
  • Takes your copyright - No some packages and many on-line tools take copyright off of you.

Some tutorials can be found on you-tube with this one a good intro into adding titles to videos

The Video Editor Pane

Video Editor Pane

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  • Thank you. I'll see it. – Foxcat385 Mar 28 '16 at 20:06

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