OpenShot 2.6 supports artificial intelligence and improves sound and video effects

OpenShot 2.6

OpenShot 2.6 is already among us to continue the evolution of this popular video editor published and distributed as free software. This time we find quite a few new tools that cover the generation or editing of both image and sound effects.

What stands out the most about OpenShot 2.6 are the new AI-based effects , starting with stabilization, which offers an easy way to eliminate camera shake or shake. For its part, the tracker allows you to draw a frame around any element of the video, tracking the coordinates of that element in each frame and then cache the movement and coordinates for faster previews.

To finish with the effects based on artificial intelligence, the inclusion in beta phase of object detection has been highlighted , which defines all the objects in a scene and allows boxes to be drawn around some of them to add text or images that later follow the movement of the clip (this feature requires downloading additional files for the artificial intelligence model).

Artificial Intelligence Object Detection in OpenShot 2.6

OpenShot 2.6 has included nine new sound effects , all of which are fairly standard and based on the JUCE library implementation. In this section we find the compressor , which reduces the volume of noisy sounds or amplifies those that are low; the expander to slightly amplify the noise level or low volume; the distortion to alter audio; the delay , which allows you to adjust the synchronicity of the sound with the image; the possibility of introducing echo ; the noise to adjust the intensity of the different frequencies; the ability to adjust the volume of a frequency in the audio track with theparametric equalizer ; the robotization to the voices sound as if they were uttered by robots; in addition to being able to transform voices into whispers .


Another important new feature in OpenShot 2.6 is a feature called the slider zoom control , which shows a preview of the entire timeline spanning clips, transitions, and tracks, and allows the user to adjust how much of the timeline they want to view. Clicking and dragging the blue dots allows you to determine which part of the timeline is visible. If you drag the entire blue area, the timeline will scroll horizontally.

Sliding zoom control in OpenShot 2.6

The transform tool has been thoroughly revised to improve and refine the experience with resizing, rotate, scale, position, and cut. In addition, it supports the animation keyframe system and allows you to create more complex animations. An origin point has also been introduced which can be used to control the operation of the rotation and which also supports animation possibilities.


Video effects are another facet that has been improved in OpenShot 2.6. The new title effect allows you to render text (such as subtitles) on a video, allowing you to adjust the font, colors, borders, background, margins, position, size and even supports simple animations. Saturation has been improved with a color separation model, keyframes can now be used to manage more complex timelines and animations, and a new icon effect has been added.

Finally, we highlight the inclusion of 1,000 emojis from OpenMoji, the support for WebEngine and WebKit, the support for FFmpeg 4, the ability to import OpenShot projects (‘.osp’) as clips and the various performance improvements, which they cover things like processor usage and color.

All the details about OpenShot 2.6 can be consulted in the official announcement and the application can be obtained for Linux, ChromeOS, Windows and macOS from the corresponding section on the project website .

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