How do I automate simple video edits?

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http://askubuntu.com – I have a set of video clips, that all need the same title/end image added, then cross-faded into (and at the end, out of) the video. I figure there's a way to automate this with ffmpeg or avconv, I just don't know where to look. Or perhaps it's not that simple, but a cinelerra/open shot/pitivi project file could be 'templatized' - and the render automated. (HowTos)