Does anyone know if OpenShot video editor is any good?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by old-mac-man, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. old-mac-man macrumors regular

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    Looks like OpenShot may be coming to the Mac, so I was wondering if anyone had used it in it's Linux incarnation and if it has any advantages over iMovie?
     
  2. jblagden macrumors 65816

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    I tried OpenShot recently, but it has troubles with titles. It requires Inkscape for plain titles and Blender for animated titles. I’ve only troubleshot the animated titles so far. I’ve tried different file paths for Blender, but it doesn’t work with any of the paths I’ve provided. I did some research and found out that the issue is caused by changes in the Blender API. The only way for an end-user to resolve the problem is to use Blender 2.62, which is only for OS X 10.5 and won’t work in El Capitan. The best solution would be for the developers to include the requisite parts of Blender and Inkscape in OpenShot. Until this issue is resolved, OpenShot won’t be a viable alternative to iMovie. Well, unless you use make titles in iMovie, render them, and then use them in OpenShot.
     

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