An open source video editor with a large selection of filters
Pros & Cons:
Avidemux is a free, open source, video editor written in C++ by Mean, Gruntster and Fahr. It runs in Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and PC-BSD, using minimal resources. Note that it mainly supports AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs.
It has a large selection of filters and advanced users can customize the program. Newer distributions have a command line interface too.
However, it can be too complicated for beginners or even intermediate users who often have problems syncing sound and video in their projects as well as adding filters and adjusting the beginning and end of clips.
Avidemux was reviewed by Gizmos Freeware on