Flowblade Movie Editor is a multitrack non-linear video editor designed to provide a fast, precise and as-simple-as-possible editing experience. This simple tutorial will show your how to install it in Ubuntu using PPA.


  • Film style insert/trim editing paradigm
    • 2 move modes
    • 2 trim modes
    • 4 methods to insert/overwrite/append a clip on the timeline
    • Drag’n'Drop clips on the timeline
    • Clip and Compositor parenting with other clips
    • 5 video tracks and 4 audio tracks
  • Image compositing
    • 5 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
    • 41 pattern wipes. Keyframeble wipe amount
  • Image and audio filtering
    • 46 image filters. Color correction, image effects, distorts, alpha manipulation, blur, edge
    • detection, motion effects, freeze frame
    • 29 audio filters. Keyframed volume mixing. Echo, reverb, distort and many other audio effects
  • Supported editable media types
    • Most common video and audio formats
    • JPEG and PNG image file types
    • SVG vector graphics
  • Output encoding
    • depending on installed MLT/FFMPEG support videos can be rendered with mpeg2, mp4, h264, Theora
    • video codecs and Mp2, mp3, ac3 audio codecs into many container formats
    • User can define rendering by setting FFMpeg args

Install Flowblade Movie Editor from PPA:

Hit Ctrl+Alt+T to launch a terminal window, copy and paste following commands and hit enter to run.

Add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:trebelnik-stefina/flowblade


sudo apt-get update

Install Flowblade:

sudo apt-get install flowblade