OpenShot Video Editor Achieves Crowdfunding Goal, Coming to Windows and Mac

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The leading open source video editing application, OpenShot Video Editor, comes to Windows and Mac after successfully reaching its crowdfunding goal of $20,000. The goal was reached in only 13 days, due to overwhelming support from users and fans.

OpenShot Video Editor

OpenShot Video Editor

We are excited to bring our award-winning video editor to Windows and Mac, and are blown away by the support our crowdfunding has received so far.

The leading open source video editing application, OpenShot Video Editor, comes to Windows and Mac after successfully reaching its crowdfunding goal of $20,000. The goal was reached in only 13 days, due to overwhelming support from users and fans.

While many commercial video editors already exist on Windows and Mac, there is a distinct lack of quality free and open source alternatives. OpenShot aims to fill that gap, giving all users a simple, powerful, and free video editor. The open source code is available for anyone in the world to copy, change, and distribute.

OpenShot was created in August 2008 by Jonathan Thomas, a software developer from North Texas, designed to bring powerful video editing techniques to average computer users, by leveraging a simple and flexible user interface.

"We are excited to bring our award-winning video editor to Windows and Mac, and are blown away by the support our crowdfunding has received so far," stated Thomas, "The additional funds we raise will go towards adding some exciting new features, which will make OpenShot even more competitive with commercial video editors."

OpenShot Video Editor was originally created for the Linux operating system, but will soon be released on all three major operating systems, Windows, Mac, and Linux. It provides many useful video editing tools, such as cutting and combining videos, layering graphics and adding sub-titles, cropping and adjusting color, and adding custom soundtracks.

The crowdfunding campaign was launched on March 18, 2013 on Kickstarter.com, a popular website where individuals directly back projects for small amounts of money, in return for rewards (such as early access to software or t-shirts). The campaign runs through April 17, 2013. So far, more than 900 individuals have backed OpenShot's campaign, and that number is projected to reach 1,000 by the end of the campaign.

"Windows and Mac users have been asking us to bring OpenShot to their platforms for years. Mission Accomplished!" said Thomas.

For more information on OpenShot Video Editor, please visit the official project website at http://www.openshot.org. To contact Jonathan Thomas, the creator and lead developer, please email jonathan(at)openshot(dot)org.

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