PiTiVi 0.15.2 / 0.93 Beta

An Open Source and non-linear audio and video editor for GNU/Linux operating systems
PiTiVi is an open source application that provides users with a sophisticated and high-performance digital video editor for the GNU/Linux platform. It is a very complex software that contains many attractive features.

The application uses the powerful GStreamer multimedia framework, providing cutting-edge transcoding and encoding functionality that works with several file formats. It is bundled with hundreds of animated effects, filters, and transitions, allowing users to add true dynamism to their home movies.

It features beautiful audio waveforms, framerate-independent timeline, true precision, background processing, unlimited video/audio track layers, full undo/redo history, frame stepping, trimming, splitting, keyboard shortcuts and controls, cutting, and snapping.

In addition, the software includes ripple and roll edits, volume and opacity keyframe curves, keyframable audio and video effects, scrubbing, video thumbnails that feature two-stage caching, as well as sound mixing of several concurrent audio layers.

Mousewheel integration is also implemented in the application, allowing users to navigate the timeline. You can also group and ungroup video clips, use SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) video transitions, and create scripts using GES (GStreamer Editing Services).

Among some other interesting features, we can mention the ability to specify custom framerates and aspect ratios, create presets for rendering and project settings, as well as to preview image files and audio/video streams before importing.

The program is translated into many languages, it provides users with an uncluttered user interface that it is both easy to learn by novices and perfect for experienced users who want a professional video editor. It is efficient, flexible, and supports a wide range of audio and video formats.

Considering the fact that PiTiVi works with almost any Linux-based operating system, if all requirements are met, it provides for a professional-grade video editing application that allows anyone to create magical movies.

Reviewed by on March 21st, 2014

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last updated on:
March 21st, 2014, 7:32 GMT
developed by:
Edward Hervey
license type:
LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License) 
ROOT \ Multimedia \ Audio


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PiTiVi - The main window, where users can effortlessly edit video and audio files
What's New in version 0.93 Beta
  • Port the viewer and media file previewers to use a Clutter video output sink
  • Visual refinements to the timeline (clip positioning, borders, selections)
  • Improvements to the ruler and timecode display (cleaner representation, respects user theme colors and fonts, etc.)
  • Allow importing MPEG-TS/AVCHD files. We are working towards improving the ts demuxer for nonlinear editing usecases.
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PiTiVi is a completely free, non-linear and open source software designed to act as a video and audio editor tool for ...

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