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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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File size: 80MB
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Latest version

20.09.13 (September 13, 2020)



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Download Shotcut 20.09.13 Windows 64-bit  87MB  Win64

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Download Shotcut 20.09.13 Mac 64-bit  78MB  Mac64

Download Shotcut 20.09.13 Linux 64-bit  106MB  Linux64




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Download Shotcut 20.09.13 Portable Windows 64-bit  116MB  Win64  Portable

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Software License

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Supported operating systems

WinWindows MacMac OS LinuxLinux




Version history / Release notes / Changelog


v20.09.13

The deprecated HTML-based filters (WebVfx) are still included in this version, but now they are hidden. This will help some users who may be unable to immediately upgrade to the next version that removes these filters and upgrades our core UI library. You can start using the new filters that replaces some of them.

New
Added a Blur: Pad video filter and made it available in Slideshow generator as Pad Blur.
Added a Text: Rich video filter and made Text: HTML hidden since it is deprecated (still loads in old projects).
Added a workspace layout switcher to the main toolbar for the new stock workspace layouts.
Added a VUI to the 360: Transform video filter to adjust parameters by dragging.
Added Set Equirectangular Projection... to the Jobs menu for a successful export job. This is used to add metadata to a video file to indicate it is 360॰ video in the equirectangular projection as required by most players and web services.
Added Zoom to fit icons to the Timeline and Keyframes toolbars.
Changes
Improved the performance of the Timeline especially with projects over one hour long.
Upgraded FFmpeg to version 4.3.1.
Changed Size and Position to Size, Position & Rotate and made Rotate and Scale hidden (only appears in old projects).
Replaced Choppy, Crop: Circle, and Crop: Rectangle filters with new versions that do not use HTML through WebVfx, which was deprecated in version 20.06.28.
Changed the Rutt-Etra-Izer, Swirl, and Text: 3D filters to be hidden since they are deprecated (still loads in old projects).
Replaced View > Layout > Timeline Project, Playlist Project, and Clip-only Project with new, better Logging, Editing, FX, Color, Audio, and Player stock layouts.
The current layout is saved automatically for each stock layout if selected, and Restore Default Layout is different for each stock layout.
Changed the video track hidden icon on the System theme to be more clear and obvious.
Show an error dialog on startup if the frei0r plugins are not installed (only affects Linux distribution packages).
Changed the keyboard shortcut 0 to zoom timeline to fit.
Changed the keyboard shortcut Alt+0 to zoom playlist to fit.
Changed the Timeline and Keyframes time ruler interval to 1 second when zoomed in.
Fixes
Fixed using a secure connection to get the upgrade URL.
Fixed a rounding error for Color Grading video filter.
Fixed a crash and incorrect preview scaling with more than one Rotate and Scale or Size and Position filter.
Fixed colors when using an alpha/VP8 or alpha/VP9 export preset.
Fixed video compositing with nothing on video track V1 or V1 hidden.
Fixed export may fail when using extended (non-Latin-1) characters in path.
Fixed EDL export.
Fixed Export, Convert, or Reverse may fail if a temporary file it creates becomes locked on Windows.
Fixed Properties > Color button not opening the color dialog with the current color.
Fixed the Crop: Source video filter when using Settings > Proxy.
Fixed a crash when dragging a MLT XML project file to a non-empty Timeline.
Fixed the font dialog may too big or the preview inside the font dialog too big for Text: Simple filter.
Fixed filters not being applied to the portion of a clip inside a transition after undo of Cut, Lift, Remove, Ripple Delete, or move.
Fixed a crash changing speed of a clip with non-standard non-integer or variable frame rate.
Fixed some dialogs not opening or staying in the foreground.
Fixed some crashes in timeline overwrite mode.
Fixed clicking the filters icon next to Output not opening the filters panel.

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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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Review by Dan Gerald on Sep 4, 2020 Version: 20.09.01 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Audio time stretch only in full pro-cent value steps. It is not enough precise for align it to the video duration.

Review by Royalstar on Apr 26, 2020 Version: Shotcut 20.04.12 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 3/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 3/10




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


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