Promising to be more stable and feature-filled, the Linux video editor Kdenlive has a massive new release out.
While Kdenlive 20.08 comes with a number of new features, they also went through something of a major refactor of the project files. This should fix the long standing issue with comma/point conflicting which caused a number of crashes. As a result, projects are not backwards compatible - so make backups if you're going to test the latest version. Additionally there's a performance boost with audio thumbnail generation as well as JPG image sequence playback.
As for new features? It's big. There's entirely new UI layouts, support for multiple audio streams, new cache data management to make it easier to clean up and save some space, a zoom ability on the effects panel making adjusting keyframes much easier, same with the clip monitor and much more.
The new default interfaces are:
- Logging for reviewing your footage
- Editing to compose your story in the timeline
- Audio for mixing and adjusting your audio
- Effects for adding effects
- Color for adjusting and color grading
Quite useful, although Kdenlive's UI remains nicely configurable, so you can add/remove and adjust the size of any panels as and when you need them. With the newer defaults though, it gives it that little bit more of a polished and professional feel to it while also bringing attention to the existing layout feature.
See the release announcement here, they supply an AppImage so you should be able to use it across almost any Linux distribution without much fuss.