Earlier this year, developer OpenShot Studios launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund ports for its Linux-based OpenShot Video Editor software to Windows and Mac platforms. A few hours ago, the Kickstarter campaign successfully ended, which means that both ports will in fact be made.
The original goal of the Kickstarter campaign was to raise $20,000 but the final number was over double the goal, with $45,028 raised. At the moment, the plan is to launch a beta version of the Windows and Mac ports by November or December of 2013.
The current Linux version has a lot of power features, including putting in video and audio effects, transitions and more, but with a user interface that is simple to access. Because the Kickstarter campaign was so successful, this will allow the team, lead by OpenShot Studios founder Jonathan Thomas, to put in some extra features into the software, including an improved cropping tool. more render formats and codecs and a video editing server.
In a chat with McAkins Online, Thomas said that he will be developing the Windows version of OpenShot to work on Windows 8 but porting the software to work on Windows RT is just a possibility at this point.
Source: Kickstarter | Image via OpenShot Studios