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Flowblade – a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux

Flowblade Movie Editor is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license. It is different from the editors like Kdenlive or Openshot. It is designed to “provide a fast, precise and as-simple-as-possible editing experience”. Flowblade uses film style editing paradigm (clips are placed tightly after the previous clip automatically, or between two existing clips when they are inserted on the timeline) . Film style editing is faster for creating programs with mostly straight cuts and audio splits, but may be slower when programs contain complex composites unless correct work flow is followed.


Flowblade is a very robust and  easy to use editor. It was developed from 2009. Now the release is 0.6. The project hosted in google code. There are some request to add it to the debian repository.


  • Film style insert/trim editing paradigm
  • 2 move modes
  • 2 trim modes
  • 4 methods to insert/overwrite/append a clip on the timeline
  • Drag’n’Drop clips on the timeline
  • Clip and Compositor parenting with other clips
  • 5 video tracks and 4 audio tracks
  • Image compositing
    • 5 compositors. Mix, zoom, move and rotate source video with keyframed animation tools
    • 19 blends. Stardand image blend modes like Add, Hardlight and Overlay are available
    • 41 pattern wipes. Keyframeble wipe amount
  • Image and audio filtering
    • 46 image filters. Color correction, image effects, distorts, alpha manipulation, blur, edge detection, motion effects, freeze frame
    • 29 audio filters. Keyframed volume mixing. Echo, reverb, distort and many other audio effects
  • Supported editable media types
    • Most common video and audio formats
    • JPEG and PNG image file types
    • SVG vector graphics
  • Output encoding
    • depending on installed MLT/FFMPEG support videos can be rendered with mpeg2, mp4, h264, Theora video codecs and Mp2, mp3, ac3 audio codecs into many container formats
    • User can define rendering by setting FFMpeg args

    Tutorials with Flowblade

    Tutorial 1: Creating Project https://vimeo.com/40929684

    Tutorial 2: Basic Editing https://vimeo.com/40929685

    Tutorial 3: Creating Composite Images https://vimeo.com/40929683

    Graphics created with Gimp and Inkscape

    Download Flowblade and try

    you can contact project owner by e-mail: [email protected]


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