Olive is a new open source video editor under development. This non-linear video editor aims to provide a free alternative to high-end professional video editing software. Too high an aim? I think so.
If you have read our list of best video editors for Linux, you might have noticed that most of the ‘professional-grade’ video editors such as Lightworks or DaVinciResolve are neither free nor open source.
Kdenlive and Shotcut are there but they don’t often meet the standards of professional video editing (that’s what many Linux users have expressed).
This gap between the hobbyist and professional video editors prompted the developer(s) of Olive to start this project.
There is a detailed review of Olive on Libre Graphics World. Actually, this is where I came to know about Olive first. You should read the article if you are interested in knowing more about it.
Installing Olive Video Editor in Linux
Let me remind you. Olive is in the early stages of development. You’ll find plenty of bugs and missing/incomplete features. You should not treat it as your main video editor just yet.
If you want to test Olive, there are several ways to install it on Linux.
Install Olive in Ubuntu-based distributions via PPA
You can install Olive via its official PPA in Ubuntu, Mint and other Ubuntu-based distributions.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:olive-editor/olive-editor
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install olive-editor
Install Olive via Snap
If your Linux distribution supports Snap, you can use the command below to install it.
sudo snap install –edge olive-editor
Install Olive via Flatpak
If your Linux distribution supports Flatpak, you can install Olive video editor via Flatpak.
Olive is also available for Windows and macOS. You can get it from their download page.