Video editing the easy way using Kdenlive

Long Form


Video editing using Open Source can be quite a headache if you are not using the proper tools with adequate functionalities. So, in this tutorial we will learn how to do video editing using Kdenlive which is a non-linear video editor.


Kdenlive is a very powerful open source video editing software. In this tutorial we will go from the very basics to some advanced topics which are required to make awesome videos. I will cover the following topics:

1. Introduction to Kdenlive
2. Installing Kdenlive
3. Troubleshooting
4. Understanding the layout
5. Cutting a clip
6. Adding effects to a clip
7. Removing sound from a clip/adding your own soundtrack
8. Merging two videos
9. Title clip
10. Rendering
11. Some advanced topics

Speaking experience

Below are the links to two international conferences where I was a speaker:


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    Jayneil Dalal



    Jayneil Dalal is currently pursuing his major in Electrical Engineering from Nirma University in India. He is a FOSS advocate and loves to explore different open source technologies. His areas of interest include OpenCV, Python, video editing, Android, Linux, Human Computer Iteraction ,Arduino and other open source hardware platforms. In his spare time he likes to make video tutorials on various different open source technologies which can be found on YouTube.He has also been selected to give a talk on ‘Smart Homes using Android’ at Droidcon 2012, Berlin( .He has written a lot of articles for Linux for You, Linux Pro Magazine, Full Cirlce Magazine. He can be reached at