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Kdenlive project file and supporting images to generate an abridged version of The Hobbit trilogy
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Kdenlive project file and supporting images to generate an abridged version of The Hobbit trilogy.

This repository contains the following:

hobbit_abridged_2018.kdenlive -> The kdenlive file containing information on all edits to the Hobbit trilogy movie files.

abridged.png -> Title card added to the abridged film.

credit.png -> Title card added to the abridged film.

In order to generate the abridged film, you will need:

Kdenlive -> Video editing software released under GNU GPL

Digital copies of The Hobbit trilogy movies

More information on kdenlive

This file has been successfully rendered using Version 15.12.3. There appears to be an audio problem when rendering with more recent versions. This is a known issue and will be addressed in a future release.

More information on movie files:

This repository does not contained the copyrighted films of The Hobbit Trilogy. The kdenlive file requires access to the theatrical release of the first and third film and the extended edition of the second film. It was created using versions of the films in the following format:

File extension: mkv

Container: Matroska


Dimensions: 1280 x 534

Codec: H.264 (High Profile)

Framerate: 24 frames per second


Codec: DTS

Channels: Surround 5.1

Sample Rate: 48 kHz

The kdenlive video editor uses timestamps to determine how the film is cut for editing. In order to help ensure the timestamps are accurate, here is the length of each film file used for the project:

An Unexpected Journey: 2h49m38s (Filename: The.Hobbit.An.Unexpected.Journey.2012.720p.BluRay.DTS-ES.x264-tRuEHD.mkv)

Desolation of Smaug (Extended Edition): 3h06m35s (Filename: The.Hobbit.Desolation.Of.Smaug.Extended.Edition.2013.BluRay.DTS-ES.x264-tRuEHD.mkv)

The Battle of the Five Armies: 2h24m29s (Filename: The.Hobbit.The.Battle.of.the.Five.Armies.2014.720p.BluRay.DTS-ES.x264-tRuEHD.mkv)

The final abridged version is 3h38m50s long, including credits.

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