A new beta of the crowd-funded open-source non-linear video editor OpenShot is now available for testing.
“Lots of great progress has been made since the previous beta,” informs project lead Jonathan Thomas in a blog post to announce the new snapshot.
Among the improvements that can be found in this latest snapshot:
- Support for image sequences (e.g., file01.jpg, file02.jpg, filed.jpg) as single clip
- New file properties dialog, including frame rate adjustment
- New cross-platform daily builds server @ openshot.org/download
- Initial support for opening OpenShot 1.x projects
- Faster Timeline Performance
- Better handling of project save
- Bug fixes
- Linux AppImage (similar to Mac DMG)
These come on top the huge foundational rejig that the OpenShot 2.0 series has seen.
If you tried the beta release launched back in February and, like us, found it to be …a little crash-prone and resource-hungry then I do recommend giving this latest beta a roll.
It’s not perfect and there’s plenty of room for improvement, but in terms of overall stability it is far more reliable.
OpenShot 2.0 Beta 4 is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Linux builds are available as source and as a universal AppImage that can be downloaded from the Openshot daily builds server.
The AppImage image does not need to be installed and comes with all its dependencies neatly packaged up inside (it’s 1 150MB+ download). You just download, set permissions and run.
If you prefer to get your apps through a more familiar method you can, of course, add the official Openshot PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install openshot-qt
When installed you will be able to launch the app from the Unity Dash.