OpenShot Video Editor 2.6.0 released, with new computer vision/AI effects, audio effects, etc.

shot, The free and open source Qt video editor for Linux, FreeBSD, Windows and MacOS has a new major version, which adds new computer vision/AI effects, audio effects, and more. In addition, in this version, Chrome OS (Crostini) is officially supported and can be found on the OpenShot download page.

OpenShot is an easy-to-use but powerful video editor for Windows, macOS and Linux. It has curve-based key frame animation, unlimited tracks/layers, clip resizing, zooming, trimming, capturing, rotating and cutting. Using it, you can also add video transitions with real-time preview, composition, image overlay, watermark, animated 3D titles and effects.

The application uses the FFmpeg library and can read and write most video and image formats.

OpenShot AI special effects

The most important new features and improvements provided by the latest OpenShot 2.6.0:

  • New computer vision/artificial intelligence effects (motion tracking, object detection, stabilization)
  • Audio effects (compressor, expander, distortion, delay, echo, noise, equalizer, robot, whisper)
  • New zoom slider widget (easy way to navigate on the timeline)
  • New transformation tools (resize, rotate, move, origin, cut, zoom, zoom in/out)
  • Improved capture (positioning, trimming, playhead time)
  • New subtitle video effect (rasterized subtitles at the top of the video)
  • Audio bug fixes (more pop/crack fixes)
  • FFmpeg 4 support, updated Blender support, WebEngine + WebKit support
  • Parent keyframes (parent clips and keyframes)
  • Improved performance and stability (when rendering, ruler drawing, timeline zooming)
  • Chrome OS support (Chromebooks), now our download page officially supports

If you want to try a new object detection effect, make sure to install the dependencies as Explain here. The other 2 new computer vision/AI effects (motion tracking and stabilization) do not need to install anything else.

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This is a short video showing the changes in OpenShot 2.6.0:

To learn more about the new features and improvements in OpenShot 2.6.0, please refer to the official annouce. The complete change log is available at GitHub.

Download OpenShot video editor

The video editor is available for Linux (64-bit AppImage or PPA, but the latter has not been updated as of this writing), Chrome OS (64-bit AppImage), macOS and Microsoft Windows. OpenShot is also available in the official repositories of many Linux distributions, but it may take a while to update to the latest 2.6.0 version.

To run AppImage on Linux, right-click on it and select Properties, Then enable Allow executing file as program (Or similar). After that, you can double-click AppImage to run it.

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