Shotcut

Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Major features include support for a wide range of formats; no import required meaning native timeline editing; Blackmagic Design support for input and preview monitoring; and resolution support to 4k.

Editing Features

  • Trimming on source clip player or timeline with ripple option
  • Append, insert, overwrite, lift, and ripple delete editing on the timeline
  • 3-point editing
  • Hide, mute, and lock track controls
  • Multitrack timeline with thumbnails and waveforms
  • Unlimited undo and redo for playlist edits including a history view
  • Create, play, edit, save, load, encode, and stream MLT XML projects (with auto-save)
  • Save and load trimmed clip as MLT XML file
  • Load and play complex MLT XML file as a clip
  • Drag-n-drop files from file manager
  • Scrubbing and transport control

Video Effects

  • Video compositing across video tracks
  • HTML5 (sans audio and video) as video source and filters
  • 3-way (shadows, mids, highlights) color wheels for color correction and grading
  • Eye dropper tool to pick neutral color for white balancing
  • Deinterlacing
  • Auto-rotate
  • Fade in/out audio and fade video from and to black with easy-to-use fader controls on timeline
  • Video wipe transitions:
  • bar, barn door, box, clock (radial), diagonal, iris, matrix, and custom gradient image
  • Track compositing/blending modes:
  • Over, Add, Saturate, Multiply, Screen, Overlay, Darken, Dodge, Burn, Hard Light, Soft Light, Difference, Exclusion, HSL Hue, HSL Saturation, HSL Color, HSL Luminosity.
  • Video Filters:
  • Alpha Channel: Adjust, Alpha Channel: View, Blur, Brightness, Chroma Key: Advanced, Chroma Key: Simple, Contrast, Color Grading, Crop, Diffusion, Glow, Invert Colors, Key Spill: Advanced, Key Spill: Simple, Mirror, Old Film: Dust, Old Film: Grain, Old Film: Projector, Old Film: Scratches, Old Film: Technocolor, Opacity, Rotate, Rutt-Etra-Izer, Saturation, Sepia Tone, Sharpen, Size and Position, Stabilize, Text, Vignette, Wave, White Balance
  • Speed effect for audio/video clips

Hardware Support

  • Blackmagic Design SDI and HDMI for input and preview monitoring
  • Leap Motion for jog/shuttle control
  • Webcam capture
  • Audio capture to system audio card
  • Capture (record) SDI, HDMI, webcam (V4L2), JACK audio, PulseAudio, IP stream, X11 screen, and Windows DirectShow devices
  • Multi-core parallel image processing (when not using GPU and frame-dropping is disabled)
  • DeckLink SDI keyer output
  • OpenGL GPU-based image processing with 16-bit floating point linear per color component

Shotcut 21.10.31 changelog:

  • Fixed export to MP4 or MOV may not give constant frame rate (broke in v21.09.20).
  • Fixed Properties > Speed with GoPro .LRV proxy file (broke in v21.09.20).
  • Fixed Export > Reset did not deselect a preset.
  • Changed Ctrl+Shift+V in Text: Simple to paste.
  • Changed the color of an alert vs. the proxy/preview-scaling status messages.
  • Increased the time for some messages, and added the ability to click a message to dismiss it.
  • Upgraded FFmpeg to version 4.4.1.
  • Added help message boxes to the Mask: Simple Shape, Mask: From File, and Text: Rich filters.
  • Added Properties > Comments for color clips.
  • Added a Mask: Chroma Key filter for convenience, for example secondary color correction.
  • Added support for multiple selected clips to the timeline Cut, Copy, Paste, Overwrite, and Append operations.
  • Copy exclusively uses the system clipboard in this mode and does not show in the Source player.

Added Markers to the Timeline

  • Click toolbar button or press M the first time to add a marker at the playhead (current position) with no dialog.
  • Markers appear in the time ruler/track/row at the top of the Timeline.
  • A marker shows a tool tip with its name and time when you hover the mouse over it.
  • Click a marker to seek to it.
  • Click toolbar button or press M when the playhead is on the exact start time of a marker to open the Edit dialog where you can change the name, color, start, and end times.
  • A color change is remembered for all new markers until changed.
  • Right-click a marker to open its context menu to Edit or Delete a marker.
  • Press Ctrl+Shift+M when the playhead is on the exact start start time of a marker to Delete it.
  • Drag a marker to move it.
  • Ctrl+drag (command on macOS) a marker to changes its duration (a marker with a duration longer than one
  • frame is also called a Range).
  • Export > From lists all Ranges.
  • Markers are saved to the project file and reloaded with the project XML in a <properties name=”shotcut:markers”> element.
  • Marker operations support Undo and Redo.

Download: Shotcut 21.10.31 (64-bit) | Portable | ~100.0 MB (Open Source)
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