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non-linear audio/video editor using GStreamer
45 reviews

GStreamer is a streaming media framework, based on graphs of filters which operate on media data. Applications using this library can do anything from real-time sound processing to playing videos, and just about anything else media-related. Its plugin-based architecture means that new data types or processing capabilities can be added simply by installing new plug-ins.

PiTiVi allows users to easily edit audio/video projects based on the GStreamer framework. PiTIVi provides several ways of creating and modifying a timeline. Ranging from a simple synopsis view (a-la iMovie) to the full-blown editing view (aka Complex View) which puts you in complete control of your editing.

User reviews:

6 months ago
4 The context of this review is that I was brand-new to video editing when I started with pitivi. So I fought with the interface. A lot of cursing and swearing. But I also fight with GIMP which is an awesome application that I'm just not familiar with. If you're new like me, you'll find that after all the fighting and confusion, you will be able to do basic editing without any prior experience or without ever reading the manual. Some really tricky bits, you might have to 'duck it' (web search) once or twice, but all things considered, this becomes usable without needing to go to school for digital arts, which is super!

1 year ago
5 I use KDENLIVE and love it, but I wanted to check other video editing applications too, so I could recommend more when I'm, asked. PiTivi installed easily, started easily, and I could edit a short ad-hoc video (incuding adding titles, fade ins, transitions) fairly easily...

The menu before rendering was not as simple as I would have wished, but rendering went fine, and it did NOT take any longer than KDENLIVE. So, apart from undocking preview monitor and then having to google how to snap it back, I have zerio problem with PiTivi. I would recommend it. And I appreciate, greatly, that developers work on a FREE video editing application for the common good. I respect them. I especially do because having a good video editing application was crucial for me when I finally left Windows and switched to Linux (Mint).
Without a good video editing software I would still be stuck to Microsoft, and I guess, many others too.

Oh, one more thing on PiTivi, however simple thing we want to do with a video editor, it is a fairly complex thing, and it takes some learning inevitably, that is, some patience in the first two hours as you get to know it.

1 year ago
1 After I exported my movie, it won't play.

2 years ago
1 bad

2 years ago
5 old release

2 years ago
1 Always Crashes when I am rendering

3 years ago
2 Of all the video editors, Pitivi installed correctly with all depencies intact. I can import any video file (including MXF I use in Premiere Pro). Unfortunately, as soon as I add two clips on the timeline and make a transition. It locks up and requires a reboot. Shame. I know it's not premiere, but it can't even do basic cuts only projects. Fail.

3 years ago
4 Its very good. In a terms of funcionality and interface - very very nice! It also handles all containers and codes, which is also very nice. But it crashes way to often. Maybe that's my system's problems, I'll try to do something about it, but anyway...

3 years ago
1 Add clips, try to proceed - crash. Just closed and gone. As a result, also uninstalled.

3 years ago
1 Lo peor de todas app. de video editor!

3 years ago
1 Used on my last install I am truly disappointed.

3 years ago
1 Hiç tavsiye etmem. Hiç bir özelliği yok. En basit işlemleri yapmaktan aciz.

3 years ago
3 Pas tres clair

4 years ago
1 No funciona se encuentra muy inestable para linux mint

4 years ago
2 … I was a fan of PiTiVi until I've upgraded my system to Mint17.1 using PiTiVi 0.93. Nothing is working like it did before, specially the handling of the video/audio lanes at the bottom is a mess. The visibility of the white numbers on light grey background for the time line, a light green audio curve on a dark green background or the handling (moving, zooming) of the clips is rediculous. Even the update information is a mess! It is calling out the new version 0.94, but it's only available in Beta version so far!? I checked this version as well, the improved looking of the dark grey style is much better now, but specially the handling of the clips is still far away from the better handling in earlier versions. Is nobody checking this software anymore bevor releasing it?

5 years ago
4 na ipenda sana... I luv it

5 years ago
1 Pas beaucoup de possibilité face à kdenlive et beaucoup de bug

5 years ago
1 very bad rendering

6 years ago
4 This video app work good on Mint13Xfce

6 years ago
2 Didnt work for me

6 years ago
3 good app

6 years ago
1 toooo bad dont work well its bad for unix system it cant render well

6 years ago
5 I compared several video editors: Pitivi is the only one which installed perfectly, is easy to use, produces acceptable results, is quite stable, no encoding problems. Although its not mature yet its my favorite program (compared to openshot, kdenlive, lives)

7 years ago
5 A basic app to work with video.

7 years ago
4 It's very basic, but it's the only one I've found where I can change the volume and opacity WITHIN a clip, rather than just between clips.

7 years ago
5 Much better with the latest update

7 years ago
5 I use it to make toturials, with some layers, and HQ is great

7 years ago
1 Stürzt bei mir ständig ab und ist so funktional wie ein Milchbrötchen. Aber irgendwann...

7 years ago
4 3*

7 years ago
1 Too basic. Even such a simple thing to combine a series of frames in a video requires lot of effort. Although it has only 3-4 commands, the way it is organized makes it hard to use.

7 years ago
5 superb free software

8 years ago
2 Not so good and very basic

8 years ago
2 To simple , i like Openshot >

8 years ago
5 a wesome

8 years ago
4 Really simple, too bad there arent many addons and such :\

8 years ago
5 Nice!

8 years ago
4 The best OpenSource competitor for windows moviemaker

8 years ago
4 Sólo le falta la opción de poder colocar efectos en los videos.

8 years ago
3 I have hope for this program but it is severely lacking in features

8 years ago
4 very good

8 years ago
5 Fantastic. Works beautifully. Very easy to use and no encoding issues

8 years ago
5 Does what its supposed to.

8 years ago
5 One of the best video editor on linux.

9 years ago
4 Intuitive, large format support, excellent video editor!

9 years ago
4 Intuitive and featureful movie editor for the Linux desktop.