I'm a new user to Kdenlive and fairly new to Linux in general.
I have some experience with video editing mainly Adobe Premiere and later Sony Vegas.
What prompted me to explore the possibilities with Linux was the fact I upgraded my PC from an old Pentium 4 system to a snappy AMD Phenom quad processor. Reloaded Sony Vegas and they refused to grant me another reinstall even though I explained I'm the owner of the software and I upgraded the PC.
Even though I really liked Vegas it really soured me to Sony and their business practices (The minds behind Vegas was the guys that created Sound Forge. Great software. Sony purchased the company, they have been a pain the arse ever since)
I will admit I was pretty comfortable with Vegas so I tend to judge (unfairly sometimes) with a bias. I tend to think "this was easy to do in Vegas".
One neat feature that Vegas had that now a days is pretty common was the ability to do automatic cross fades in clips by just pushing them together on the time line. The length of the cross fade was the amount the clips overlapped.
I mostly do home videos and shoot my desired shots; and a simple assembling of the clips I want on the timeline with a simple cross fade is all I need. I can crank out the completed video without much fuss using this method.
Well, I kind of expected Kdenlive to have this feature because it is much more feature rich than the other Linux video editors I have tried. So far I cannot find this kind of automatic crossfade in Kdenlive.
This really strikes me as odd because even Pitivi has this feature. But I found Pitivi very buggy also. I have to be missing something. Maybe a plugin.
The Linux distro I use is Ubuntu 10.10.
It seems Kdenlive is written for KDE. Would this be a better desktop to use instead of Gnome?