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  1. Introduction
  2. Features
  3. Releases
  4. Installing Flowblade
  5. Docs
  6. Screenshot
  7. Forum, Webpage and Contact


Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license.

Flowblade is designed to provide a fast, precise and robust editing experience. Flowblade employs a film-style insert editing model as workflow. In insert editing clips are generally placed tightly after other clips when they are inserted on the timeline. Edits are fine tuned by trimming in and out points of clips or by cutting and deleting parts of clips.

Flowblade provides powerful tools to mix and filter video and audio.



  • 4 move tools
  • 3 trim tools
  • 4 methods to insert / overwrite / append clips on the timeline
  • Drag'n'Drop clips on the timeline
  • Clip and compositor parenting with other clips
  • Max. 9 combined video and audio tracks available

Image compositing:

  • 6 compositors. Mix, zoom, move and rotate source video with keyframed animation tools
  • 19 blends. Stardand image blend modes like Add, Hardlight and Overlay are available
  • 40+ pattern wipes.

Image and audio filtering:

  • 50+ image filters: color correction, image effects, distorts, alpha manipulation, blur, edge detection, motion effects, freeze frame, etc.
  • 30+ audio filters: keyframed volume mixing, echo, reverb, distort, etc.

Supported editable media types:

  • Most common video and audio formats, depends on installed MLT/FFMPEG codecs
  • JPEG, PNG, TGA, TIFF graphics file types
  • SVG vector graphics
  • Numbered frame sequences

Output encoding:

  • Most common video and audio formats, depends on installed MLT/FFMPEG codecs
  • User can define rendering by setting FFMpeg args individually


Latest release: Flowblade Movie Editor 1.16 was released on March 2018.

Next release: Flowblade Movie Editor 1.18 will be out on autumn 2018, "when it is done".

Installing Flowblade

Installing instructions are available here.



Known Issues


Release notes

Creating a translation



Screenshot 1.4 dark theme

Screenshot 0.18 light theme

These are in the repository /docs folder.

Forum, Webpage and Contact

The project webpage is here.

For questions and discussion on Flowblade we have a Google+ group available. There will be some updates on what is happening with the project too.

Use the Issues tab to give bug reports or to make feature requests.

If needed, contact the project lead for additional information: