Editing videos in the cloud has never been easier! Simple RESTful interface, pay-as-you-go pricing, and industry leading video editing capabilities. Easily create video templates in OpenShot Video Editor, our award-winning free, open-source desktop video editor, and modify them using our Cloud API. Fast, easy, and affordable cloud video editing.

Feature list

Seamlessly integrate video editing capabilities into your own website or mobile application. Upload your videos to an OpenShot Cloud API instance, create your own templates or manually edit the video project using the RESTful API, render your video, and download the results back to your website or application.

OpenShot Cloud API is designed to run on your own cloud, by creating instances on your own Amazon EC2 account. Create a single instance, or load balance dozens of servers to meet your unique project requirements. Scaling is easy, and fully in your own control.

Just about every programming language and operating system is compatible with OpenShot Cloud API, due to our RESTful API. All you need is the ability to POST and GET a webpage, and you can start integrating video editing into your app. JavaScript, Python, Java, Ruby, C#, Bash, Android, iOS, and just about everything else!

OpenShot Cloud API is priced using a SAAS model, very similar to how Amazon prices server instances. Pay just for the hours you are running the instance. Stop at anytime, with no contracts. Billing is handled automatically by Amazon at the end of the month... based on your instance hours used. Most of our competitors charge for each minute of rendered video, but that model is very expensive and difficult to reasonably scale. With OpenShot Cloud API, you have a low, flat-rate per hour, regardless of how many thousands of minutes you are rendering.

Prices start at $0.15 / instance hour (around $108/month USD if continuously running), not including Amazon EC2 server fees.

Funds from the OpenShot Cloud API are used by OpenShot Studios, LLC to develop OpenShot Video Editor, our award-winning open-source video editor. So, not only will you be editing awesome videos in the cloud, you will also be supporting an open-source project, used by people all over the world!

OpenShot Video Editor (desktop version) supports the following operating systems: Linux (most distributions are supported), Windows (version 7, 8, and 10+), and OS X (version 10.9+). Project files are also cross-platform, meaning you can save a video project in one OS, and open it on another, including OpenShot Cloud API. All OpenShot features are available on all platforms.

Based on the powerful FFmpeg library, OpenShot can read and write most video and image formats. For a full list of supported formats, see the FFmpeg project. OpenShot's export dialog defaults to some of the more common formats, but with the advanced tab, you can use any FFmpeg format.

OpenShot comes with a powerful key frame animation framework, capable of an unlimited number of key frames and animation possibilities. Key frames interpolation mode can be quadratic bezier curves, linear, or constant, which determines how the animated values are calculated.

Tracks are used to layer images, videos, and audio in a project. You can create as many layers as needed, such as watermarks, background audio tracks, background videos, etc... Any transparency will show through the layer below it. Tracks can also be moved up, down, or locked.

Clips on the timeline can be adjusted in many ways, including scaling, trimming, rotation, alpha, snapping, and adjusting X,Y location. These properties can also be animated over time with just a few clicks! You can also use our transform tool to interactively resize clips.

Over 400 transitions are included in OpenShot, which lets you gradually fade from one clip to another. The quickness and sharpness of the transitions can also be adjusted using keyframes (if needed). Overlapping two clips will create a new transition automatically.

When arranging clips in a video project, images on the higher tracks/layers will be displayed on top, and the lower tracks will be displayed behind them. Much like a stack of paper, items on top cover up items below them. And if you cut any holes out (i.e. transparency) the lower images will show though.

Over 40 vector title templates are included with OpenShot, which makes adding titles to your project fun and easy. You can also create your own SVG vector titles, and use those as templates instead. Quickly adjust the font, color, and text of your titles in our built-in title editor.

Our video editing library (libopenshot) has been built with accuracy in mind. This allows OpenShot to finely adjust which frames are shown (and when). Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to step frame by frame through your video project.

Control the power of time with OpenShot! Speed up and slow down clips. Reverse the direction of a video. Or manually animate the speed and direction of your clip as you wish, using our powerful key frame animation system.

OpenShot has many great audio editing features built-in, such as displaying waveforms on the timeline, or even rendering the waveform as part of your video. You can also split the audio from your video clip, and adjust each audio channel individually.

OpenShot includes many video effects (with more on the way). Drag a video effect onto your clip, and adjust it's properties (many which can be animated). Adjust brightness, gamma, hue, greyscale, chroma key, and much more! Combined with transitions, animation, and time control, OpenShot is an extremely powerful video editor.

Get Started today

It's easy to get started! All you need is an Amazon EC2 account, and a little bit or RESTful programming knowledge. Prices start at $0.15 / instance hour (around $108/month USD if continuously running), and scale up depending on the instance type. To launch your first instance of OpenShot Cloud API Launch Instance

Support and consulting

Not a programmer? Don't have the time to program your own implementation of OpenShot Cloud API? No problem! Just send us an email, and describe what your are trying to accomplish. We are always happy to brainstorm with you, and if needed, we offer competitive consulting services.