Edit your videos with Pitivi on Fedora

Looking to produce a video of your adventures this weekend? There are many different options for editing videos out there. However, if you are looking for a video editor that is simple to pick up, and also available in the official Fedora Repositories, give Pitivi a go.

Pitivi is an open source, non-linear video editor that uses the GStreamer framework. Out of the box on Fedora, Pitivi supports OGG Video, WebM, and a range of other formats. Additionally, more support for for video formats is available via gstreamer plugins. Pitivi is also tightly integrated with the GNOME Desktop, so the UI will feel at home among the other newer applications on Fedora Workstation.

Installing Pitivi on Fedora

Pitivi is available in the Fedora Repositories. On Fedora Workstation, simply search and install Pitivi from the Software application.

Alternatively, install Pitivi using the following command in the Terminal:

sudo dnf install pitivi

Basic Editing

Pitivi has a wide range of tools built-in to allow quick and effective editing of your clips. Simply import videos, audio, and images into the Pitivi media library, then drag them onto the timeline. Additionally, pitivi allows you to easily split, trim, and group parts of clips together, in addition to simple fade transitions on the timeline.

Transitions and Effects

In addition to a basic fade between two clips, Pitivi also features a range of different transitions and wipes. Additionally, there are over a hundred effects that can be applied to either videos or audio to change how the media elements are played or displayed in your final presentation


Pitivi also features a range of other great features, so be sure to check out the tour on their website for a full description of the features of the awesome Pitivi.

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14 Comments

  1. Dimitri V

    Btw, Pitivi is available also as a flatpak; to install via command line:
    sudo flatpak install flathub org.pitivi.Pitivi

  2. Thibault Saunier

    Also note that the recommended way to install is using the official flatpak: https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.pitivi.Pitivi

  3. Tim Lauridsen

    Other great alternatives for video editing is Shortcut, Openshot and Kdelive all exists as flatpaks

  4. Read more about: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FFmpeg

    All software use the FFmpeg library!

  5. Jack

    If I try to install pitivi it seems I have to install a lot of dependencies including texlive. It’ quite odd, isn’t it?

    • Do you have a screenshot?

      • Jack

        https://i.postimg.cc/GmVScn8z/Schermata-da-2018-10-26-21-21-37.png

        As you can see there are a lot of dependecies including three texlive packages

        • Indeed. Could you please get in touch with the “point of contact” person for the “pitivi” package in Fedora about this: https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/pitivi#

          • @Jack: @Alex: I see no cause for concern here. The python3-matplotlib library, required by pitivi, brings in these dependencies. The matplotlib library is useful in other contexts beyond pitivi and this isn’t an error. I imagine if a few extra MB of disk space is a problem, running pitivi will present other difficulties. 🙂

            • Jack

              Of course it’s not a problem to install few mb of packages (also because I have already install the entire texlive suite from tug site). I didn’t know that texlive is a dependence of python3-matplotlib (at least in fedora, I didn’t found the same with other distro), maybe it’s a recommended package. I’m quite new with fedora, I’ll try to understand if in Fedora there’s difference between dependencies and recommended package

  6. Peter Braet

    i use qwinff (rpmfusion-free repository) to convert the “videos.MTS” from my camera to another format for Pitivi to work with.

    • You should be able to use MTS files as they are, make sure you installed all the optional dependencies of the pitivi package. Another option is to install pitivi with flatpak: https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.pitivi.Pitivi

      For the best video editing experience, right-click the imported files and choose “proxy” to create optimized media.

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