Kdenlive 20.08 Video Editing Software Is Out With New Interface Layout

Kdenlive 20.08 video editor brings multiple audio stream support, new interface layouts, crash fixes, and improved cache management handling.

Kdenlive is an open source video editor. The project was started around 2003. Kdenlive is built on Qt and the KDE Frameworks libraries. Most of the video processing is done by the MLT Framework, which relies on many other open source projects like FFmpeg, frei0r, movit, ladspa, sox, etc.

Kdenlive 20.08 is out with nifty features like Interface Layouts, Multiple Audio Stream support, Cached data management and Zoombars in the Clip Monitor and Effects Panel. Above all one may argue that the highlights of this release are stability and interface improvements. This version received a total of 284 commits with some major contributions from new developers.

This version also brings a performance boost to audio thumbnail generation as well as JPG image sequence playback.

The projects created with 20.08 forward are not backwards compatible. In other words, you won’t be able to open your .kdenlive project files with older versions.

Kdenlive 20.08 Interface

What is new in Kdenlive 20.08

  • New interface layouts: 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.
  • Audio brings the initial step in implementing an advanced audio workflow by adding multiple audio stream support.
  • Zoom bars: Adjusting keyframes just got easier.
  • The Clip Monitor also received zoom bars.
  • A new cache management interface under settings allows you to maintain and control the size of your cached and proxied files as well as backup-ed data. You may also clean data older than a specified amount of months.
  • New keyboard shortcuts.
Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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