Fedora missing dependency

Although the package kdenlive does not formally depend on kf5-kinit according to DNF, the application won’t work if it isn’t installed.

$ sudo dnf install kdenlive kf5-kinit

This may be the case for other KDE applications too, not just Kdenlive.

Simple cut/trim

Extract a section of a video, including audio. Video source

General steps for new projects

  • Create project directory

  • Open kdenlive, save as project_name in project directory

  • Add clips to automatically set project settings (accept suggestion)

  • Open project settings and set the project folder to the project directory of the first step.

  • Input metadata

  • Click OK and save project.

  • In window Render, check More options. Review all options since not all configuration is saved to the rendering profiles.

Project settings

When you add clips that don’t match the video project settings, Kdenlive usually automatically suggests changes to the project settings. If it doesn’t, you will have to manually configure them by editing or creating a new project profile.

Dealing with noise in rendered output

Sometimes Kdenlive introduces an unwanted noise in the rendered outputs. The only way I know to eliminate such noise is to export the video and audio separately, and then merge with a third-party tool like ffmpeg. This Kdenlive exports the audio separately without the noise.

For this to work, it is recommended to always better to work with separate video and audio signals. So, if your video clips are container files with audio, split the audio.

Let normal_export.mkv be the normal rendered output with both audio and video, the one containing the noise. Click on Render and check box More options in render dialog. Check boxes Export audio and Stem audio export on the right and click on Render to File. Let this output be normal_export_Audio_1.mkv

Then do this