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Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor. Support for the latest audio and video formats thanks to FFMPEG, Video compositing across video tracks, Cross platform support: available on Windows, Linux and MacOS, Blackmagic Design SDI and HDMI for input and preview monitoring.

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Latest version

19.10.20 / 19.12 Beta (December 8, 2019)



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Download Shotcut 19.10.20 Windows  71MB  Win

Download Shotcut 19.10.20 Windows 64-bit  79MB  Win64

Download Shotcut 19.10.20 Mac 64-bit  79MB  Mac64

Download Shotcut 19.10.20 Linux 64-bit  105MB  Linux64




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Download Shotcut 19.10.20 Portable Windows  96MB  Win  Portable

Download Shotcut 19.10.20 Portable Windows 64-bit  106MB  Win64  Portable

Download Shotcut 19.12 Beta Windows  71MB  Win

Download Shotcut 19.12 Beta Windows 64-bit  79MB  Win64

Download Shotcut 19.12 Beta Portable Windows  96MB  Win  Portable

Download Shotcut 19.12 Beta Portable Windows 64-bit  106MB  Win64  Portable

Download Shotcut 19.12 Beta Mac  81MB  Mac

Download Shotcut 19.12 Beta Linux  105MB  Linux




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Software License

Free software / FOSS (Free download and also Free and Open Source Software)



Supported operating systems

WinWindows MacMac OS LinuxLinux




Version history / Release notes / Changelog


v19.12 BETA

Fixes

Fixed Scale animation not linear in the Rotate & Scale filter.
Fixed audio crackles in first couple of seconds of export.
Fixed Ctrl+A selects all in Playlist as well as Timeline.
Fixed the size and position of the Text: HTML editor with Settings > External monitor enabled.
Fixed drag-drop from Playlist to Timeline sometimes reorders the Playlist.
Fixed Color Grading and Contrast creates a weird color after deleting a keyframe.
Fixed updating x265-params in Export > Other after making changes in Codec.
Fixed opening another project in the same session breaks master track filters.
Fixed saving a preset with a slash in the name.
Fixed export fails if the system temporary directory is not writable.
Fixed removing some temporary files on exit.
Fixed the timeline Ripple All Tracks option was not saved with history (before the current setting used during undo and redo).
Fixed changing Properties > Speed back to 1.0 does not restore original length.
Fixed an image sequence in Export > From > Playlist may show "INVALID" on export.
Fixed changing Properties (for example, image duration) not updating the Playlist.
Fixed snapping to horizontal grid lines.
Changes

Changed the minimum of the Gain/Volume filter to -70 dB.
Removed Settings > Deinterlacer > YADIF. (This was causing crashes, and this option only affects preview, not export.)
Added support for adding a transition in Timeline when dragging over a gap.
Added support for free-form movement of clips on the Timeline (no more snapping back).
New

Added support for moving multiple clips in Timeline.
Added 3 new filters:
Gradient video filter
Scan Lines video filter
Noise Gate audio filter
Added a new color gradient control to the following filters:
Audio Light Visualization
Audio Spectrum Visualization
Audio Waveform Visualization
Added View > Scopes > Video Zoom.
Added Reverse checkbox to the Mask: From File filter.
Added Remove Finished to the Jobs menu.
Added Playlist > Update Thumbnails.
Added Update Thumbnails to the timeline video clip menu.
Added keyboard shortcut Shift+Escape to give the player focus (take focus away from certain widgets).

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All features


Wide Format Support
Support for the latest audio and video formats thanks to FFmpeg
Supports popular image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF as well as image sequences
No import required - native timeline editing
Frame-accurate seeking for many formats
Multi-format timeline: mix and match resolutions and frame rates within a project
Webcam capture
Audio capture
Support for 4K resolutions
Network stream playback (HTTP, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, MMS, UDP)
Frei0r video generator plugins (e.g. color bars and plasma)
Color, noise, and counter generators
EDL (CMX3600 Edit Decision List) export
Export single frame as image or video as image sequence
Audio Features
Audio scopes: loudness, peak meter, waveform, spectrum analyzer
Volume control
Audio filters:
Balance, Bass & Treble, Band Pass, Compressor, Copy Channel, Delay, Downmix, Expander, Gain, High Pass, Limiter, Low Pass, Normlize: One Pass, Normalize: Two Pass, Notch, Pan, Reverb, Swap Channels
Audio mixing across all tracks
Fade in and out audio and fade video from and to black with easy-to-use fader controls on timeline
Cross-fade audio and video dissolve transitions easily by overlapping shots on the same track of the timeline
JACK transport sync
Tone generator


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, Lens Correction, 3D LUT, 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


Editing Features
Trimming on source clip player or timeline with ripple option
Easy-to-use cut, copy, and paste operations
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


Cross Platform & Codec Independent
Cross platform support: available on Windows, Linux, and macOS (OS X)
Codec independent so does not rely on system codecs
Can run as a portable app from external drive
UI translations: Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Italian, Occitan, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Ukranian (not all 100%, but you can help
Batch encoding with job control
Encode/transcode to a variety of formats and codecs thanks to FFmpeg
Stream (encode to IP) files and any capture source
Video quality measurement (PSNR and SSIM)
Perform integrity check of an audio/video file
View detailed information about an audio/video file
Display and Monitoring
External monitoring via Blackmagic Decklink card on NTSC monitor
External monitoring on an extra system display/monitor
UI themes/skins: native-OS look and custom dark and light
Control video zoom in the player: fit viewable area (default), 50%, original (100%), and 200%
Flexible UI through dock-able panels
Detailed media properties panel
Recent files panel with search
Thumbnail and waveform caching between sessions


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, 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




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11 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews


Spent 15 min to edit a TV movie Recording to remove commercials and selected a 1280x720 MKV file and after 15 min. it was only at 1% and no way to see the progress?????? Even the freeware out there does that. Uninstalled it and would not recommend it as it is WAY too SLOW. vidcoder will do it in less tha 50 min for a TV movie.

Review by bruce on Nov 17, 2019 Version: Shotcut19.10.20 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10




Stay away from version 2019.09 Beta if you are exporting to x265. The videos do not play well in many devices. I didn't have the same issue with version 2019.08.16.

Review by gkotse on Sep 7, 2019 Version: 19.09 Beta OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 6/10




Linux version (appimage) does not run on Debian 8 (Jessie) as claimed on the developer's site (at least not on mine). It depends on GLIBCXX 3.4.21 which isn't supported by Debian 8.


Review by pintcat on Jan 20, 2019 Version: 18.12.23 OS: Linux Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 3/10




No comments. Rating it only.

Review by WILSON VALERO on Jan 11, 2019 Version: 18.12.23 OS: WinXP 6464-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10




No comments. Rating it only.

Review by VSB2 on Jun 2, 2018 Version: 18.06 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10


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