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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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OS: Win Mac Linux
File size: 71MB
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Old versions
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Latest version

19.09.14 (September 14, 2019)



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Download Shotcut 19.09.14 Windows  71MB  Win

Download Shotcut 19.09.14 Windows 64-bit  79MB  Win64

Download Shotcut 19.09.14 Mac 64-bit  69MB  Mac64

Download Shotcut 19.09.14 Linux 64-bit  105MB  Linux64




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Download Shotcut 19.09.14 Portable Windows  96MB  Win  Portable

Download Shotcut 19.09.14 Portable Windows 64-bit  106MB  Win64  Portable




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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


v19.09.14

New Features
Added the option Play After Open (default on) to the playlist menu to control above behavior.
Added multi-select to Playlist as welll as Select All (Ctrl+Shift+A) and Select None (Ctrl+Shift+D) to its menu.
Added multi-select to Timeline, which is currently limited to the remove/delete and lift operations.
Added Select All (Ctrl+A) and Select None (Ctrl+D) to the Timeline menu.
Added keyboard shortcuts for some existing Timeline menu actions:
Insert Track (Ctrl+Alt+I)
Remove Track (Ctrl+Alt+U)
Copy Timeline to Source (Ctrl+Alt+C)
Added new video filters:
Dither
Halftone
Posterize
Threshold
Elastic Scale (non-linear horizontal scaling)
Blend Mode (overrides the track Properties > Blend mode for that clip)
Added a Galician translation.
Fixes
Fixed a crash in some audio filters when using 1 or 6 channels.
Fixed showing language English (Great Britain) when English (United States) is chosen.
Fixed a crash bug in v19.06 when changing image sequence Repeat in Properties.
Fixed a bug in v19.08 where dropping a video into Playlist on a new project does not update the Automatic Video Mode.
Fixed a bug in v19.08 in the on-screen rectangle control (as used in Text: Simple and Size and Position filters among a few others).
Fixed changing speed of a clip with a colon in the file name.
Fixed reading MLT XML with a colon in the file name of a relative path.
Fixed the playlist menu button disabled after removing all clips.
Fixed reloading Fade In Video or Fade Out Video using opacity may alter the colors.
Fixed Convert to Edit-friendly failing on GoPro videos.
Fixed filters during a transition are truncated after a Split on the timeline.
Fixed a bug in v19.08 where Keyframes becomes broken after trimming on the timeline.
Changes
Reduced the size of the installation by 255 MiB (by removing share/mlt/lumas/*.pgm and computing them on-demand).
Upgraded FFmpeg to v4.2.
Increased export process priority on Windows from Low (idle) to Below Normal.
Changed default HEVC quality to 45% so the x265 crf matches its default of 28.
Added the clip's name to the end of a clip in Timeline if its block is wide enough.
No longer seek after dropping a clip from the player to the Timeline.

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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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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




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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




Probably one of the most stable open-source video editors out there for Windows.

However, Kdenlive has more features than ShotCut. However, ShotCut has better cross-platform support with binaries for Windows.


Review by yakubcel2 on May 19, 2018 Version: 18.05 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10


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