Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Launching Kdenlive Tutorials

Many years ago I started writing a number of tutorials about Kdenlive, describing how to achieve visual effects similar to what you can get from commercial software (like the Adobe suite). But I didn't have time to translate my writings in English and format them with HTML. That was, until the last couple of weeks.
Now, I'm ready to release the website kdenlivetutorials.com.

All the contents you'll find on Kdenlive Tutorials are released under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial.
At this moment there are 48 different tutorials, I'm working on other two because I like multiples of ten.

All this work has been done in my spare time: I've been using automatic translation, performing some fast manual fixes. The result should be understandable, in the next months I'll fix the text to make it sound better.
I also know that Kdenlive's interface has changed a lot in this years: the functions I use in these tutorials are still available, they might just have a slightly different name or might be placed in a different spot of the GUI. If enough people are interested, I'll consider taking new snapshots and adapting the tutorials to the last version of Kdenlive.

The website's layout is simple, and every screenshot can be zoomed on. Every tutorial comes with a video that shows the results of the procedure. Videos are often raw: they have been made quickly, just to show what could be done in a couple of minutes. Anyway, every tutorial explains also how to improve the result, if you wanna spend more time on it.


  1. Any plans to post these tutorials on a YouTube channel or something? I think it'll really help discoverability over there.

    1. Posting a full tutorial as a video is a lot of work, and I don't have the time to do it. Plus, but this is just my personal taste, I've always liked more written tutorials, because this way you can follow easily the instructions and look for a single step with just a Ctrl+F.

  2. I can only see screenshots of the videos created. How can I access the videos?

    1. Full videos are on youtube, just follow the youtube link in every post.