I am planning to record lectures. My lectures will be slides or notepad with voice-over.

I am interested in a simple to use video editing software. The major things I need to do is

  • Cutting out a few seconds
  • Freezing the video for a few seconds
  • Speeding up or slowing down certain parts
  • perhaps do a completely different voice-over

The software should be as portable as possible though I am using Linux for the most part.


3 Answers 3


I have found Kdenlive to be a very good video-editing solution on Linux. It is free and open-source, with an active help forum and good documentation. It probably has many more features than you will ever need, but I didn't find the learning curve to be too high as a new user.


Lightweight online video tool: Kapwing (https://www.kapwing.com/)

Education edition:



I've been very happy with OpenShot. Free and open source, works on Windows, OS X, Linux. I had a problem at one point and the developer community was very helpful in diagnosing and fixing it.

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