Not a day goes by without my love of OpenShot growing just that little bit deeper â€” and today is no exception as the latest version, deep breath, 0.9.54 was released today giving OpenShot yet more clout to the title of â€śmost accomplished user-friendly video editor available on Linuxâ€ť.
Try writing that on a badge!
Snap to seeker
The snapping tool has been empowered with an awesome â€śsnap to play-headâ€ť function. Simply put this allows you to drag clips and have them â€śsnapâ€ť to the red line that shows you what part of the video you are currently at. This is so incredibly helpful i may just burst.
Jonathan Thomas, creator of OpenShot, describes this in much better terms than I: -
Once you get the play-head into the perfect position, simply drag a clip close to the red line, and it will snap. Now you can line up clips across different tracks with awesome precision!
Dragging or resizing a clip past the end of the timeline will now auto-extend the timeline.
Scrollbars are now adjusted for when scrolling, keeping your clips in view. CTRL+Scroll Wheel now invokes zooming, too.
Scrollbars now â€śauto scrollâ€ť along when previewing or playing a track and keep the â€śplay headâ€ť centred with it.
For a few other changes and improvements check out the full announcement @ http://www.openshotvideo.com/2009/11/snapping-zooming-and-timeline.html
As always you can grab the latest release in handy .deb form from the official site @ http://www.openshotvideo.com/ â€” click the download tab and choose your OS.
Bleeding Edge PPA: https://launchpad.net/~jonoomph/+archive/openshot-edge