Edit Video Using Ubuntu Studio

Edit Video Using Ubuntu Studio

Video editing doesn’t have to be expensive. Some video editing software can cost from $500 to $3,000, depending on your needs. However, Ubuntu Studio is a free operating system designed for media enthusiasts who want to edit music, photos or videos. Ubuntu comes with Kino, a simple yet powerful video editor.


1. Install Ubuntu Studio, if you haven’t already (see Resources section). The download will be in the form of an ISO file, a virtual CD file you will need to burn to disc. If you’re using Windows and need burning software, you can download ISO Recorder for free (see Resources section).

2. Boot from the CD to install Ubuntu Studio.

3. Click the Ubuntu Studio icon on your desktop, then “Sound and Video,” then “Kino.”

4. Open the video you want to edit. Click “File,” followed by “Open” and browse to the video you wish to work with.

Alternatively, you can capture video from your Firewire or USB-enabled video camera by pressing the “Capture” button and following the on-screen instructions.

5. Edit your video. Kino comes with many of the features you’d expect in a piece of video editing software, including a timeline and the ability to trim video and move elements around.

While the software itself is quite intuitive, there are thousands of ways to use this program. Consult the program’s manual (see Resources section) for more in-depth instructions about specific video tasks.

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