Writtin By Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.
I am not a professional video editor. I am a novice and know very little about video editing. That being said I need something with a simple user interface and it has to be dependable. I use Linux mint with the gnome desktop.
I have tried most of the video editing software and they used to be easy to use and they were mostly the same but something has changed. Almost none of the open source video editing software will convert or render a video now they freeze at the initialization stage of rendering.
Shot Well and Open Shot and Pitivi were ones I used before and I used to like using Pitivi but none of them will render videos now. So the last one I tried was Kdenlive. I had to install FreiOr and dvdauthor in order to get it to function the way I needed.
I would upload the last video I made but the free version of WordPress does not support video uploading.