OpenShot video editor 2.5.0 was released a few days ago with exciting new features hardware acceleration support.
OpenShot 2.5.0 brings experimental support for hardware acceleration. You will see some new options available if you have a supported encoder/decoder. This can result in a huge performance improvement on some systems.
It has also completely rewritten the keyframe system to deliver real-time interpolated values, and no longer cache the entire value set.
Other changes in openshot 2.5.0 include:
- Export and Import of EDL and XML.
- Improved Thumbnail generation via a local HTTP server
- Blender 2.8+ support
- Ability to recover previous saves
- many fixes and improvements to SVG support.
- Improved preview window resizing in OpenShot
- Disable metrics until opt-in
- Export, built, and Cross-platform improvements.
How to Install OpenShot 2.5.0 in Ubuntu:
OpenShot has an official PPA repository though it’s not updated at the moment for the new release.
You can add the PPA repository by running command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), so to receive future software updates via Software Updater utility.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa
Or simply download the 64-bit
.appimage file from OpenShot website:
OpenShot Downloads Page
Right-click on the
.appimage and make it executable in the file ‘Properties > Permissions’. And finally run the .appimage to launch Openshot video editor 2.5.0.