10 Jan

Greetings OpenShot Backers! I hope everyone had a great holiday season and a happy new year! This is the first of three updates over the next couple days! So, be sure to check back often and keep up with all our new developments.

Schedule Update

Before I go any further, I first want to address ...


23 Oct

Greetings OpenShot Backers! I have lots of exciting news to share about OpenShot 2.0 and a progress / schedule update. It has been a crazy 4 weeks since my last update, but before I delve into those details, let me jump right into the newest completed feature: a brand new mask and transition system!

What ...


22 Sep

It has been a very full month of development on OpenShot 2.0, with all my focus on completing the library (which is a huge part of the development work required to make OpenShot a successful cross-platform application). Like any large complex application, there have been many unexpected issues and delays, but I'm still ...


12 Aug

Today marks an important milestone for the OpenShot Kickstarter campaign, many of the rewards have started shipping, and many of you should receive a tracking # via email (in the next 48 hours). Others will receive your tracking # later this week. Worst case, you won't receive a tracking # via email, but your package will still ...



9 Jun


Over the past many weeks, I have made some tremendous progress and have lots of exciting updates to share with you! For those who were wondering, I did finally get my Kickstarter funds transferred to me, even though it took a few more weeks than I initially expected.

Cross-Platform Update

I have setup a complete ...


25 Apr


Its been just over a week since we successfully funded, and I have been busy incorporating the many new features into my development schedule. As you can imagine, some of the more complex tasks require careful planning, meetings, and even simple prototypes, to help verify my schedule will be achievable.  So, I fully anticipate completing ...


24 Apr

I wanted to take a moment and thank our newest sponsor, Media College, who pledged $1,500 on Kickstarter towards improving OpenShot! They provided a huge boost to our fundraising efforts at a critical time in our campaign. Thank You so much for supporting OpenShot!

For those who don't know, mediacollege.com has hundreds ...


15 Apr

Only 39 hours remain for OpenShot's Kickstarter (fund raising) campaign and some big changes are being announced today for our stretch goals (i.e. additional features that are unlocked at certain fund raising amounts). But first, we have reached another amazing milestone, Stretch Goal #3: Animation Presets, greatly improving the work-flow for animating video ...


4 Apr

One of the most important features of a video editor is its timeline interface. The timeline allows users to arrange, trim, and position video clips over time. The next version of OpenShot will feature a new timeline, built from the ground up using modern web development technologies, such as HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript.

Keep in ...