Kdenlive is an acronym for KDE Non-Linear Video Editor. It is primarily aimed at the GNU/Linux platform but also works on BSD and MacOS. It is currently being ported to Windows as a GSOC project.

Non-linear video editing is much more powerful than beginners’ (linear) editors, hence it requires a bit more organization before starting. However, it is not reserved to specialists and can be used for small personal projects.



Through the MLT framework, Kdenlive integrates many plugin effects for video and sound processing or creation. Furthermore Kdenlive brings a powerful titling tool, a DVD authoring (menus) solution, and can then be used as a complete studio for video creation.

Video effects are provided by freior while audio effects use ladspa.



This program is Free Software as described by the Free Software Foundation under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

This documentation and content of this website are licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.



  • Jean-Baptiste Mardelle
  • Vincent Pinon
  • Nicolas Carion
  • Simon A. Eugster (Granjow)