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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: 73MB
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Latest version

21.05.01 (May 3, 2021)



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Download Shotcut 21.05.01 Mac 64-bit  90MB  Mac64

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Software License

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Supported operating systems

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog


v21.05.01

WARNING
Projects created with this version can NOT be directly loaded by a previous version. Only versions 21.02 and 21.03 can repair projects created in this version by removing all Time Remap filters.

Time Remap and Speed Ramping!
Usage requires knowledge of how to use Keyframes. Basic, quick-start usage is Filters > Time > Time Remap > Keyframes. Go to this forum post for more usage information.

If you try to use it on a video clip with B-frames (a video encoding technology) Shotcut will show
the Convert to Edit-friendly... dialog.
This filter cannot be disabled.
This filter does not support simple keyframes or filter trimming.
This filter can not be applied to tracks or the timeline output.
Disabled Smooth keyframes for Time Remap to prevent unexpected direction changes.
Apple Silicon (M1) a.k.a. ARM64
We now have a native (not using Rosetta 2) build working on Apple M1 devices! This is not yet a universal app, maybe later in the year for that. This build does not support JACK Audio. Get shotcut-macos-ARM64-210501.dmg.

New
Added a new filter Time Remap in the new Time category that affects both audio and video.
Added an Apple Silicon build.
Added an option to Ignore missing files in Export > Export File (blocking dialog added in v21.01).
Added a suggested file name to File > Export Frame... and remembers the last chosen format. These changes make this feature more convenient.
Added a button in the Keyframes parameter track header to vertically zoom in to the minimum and maximumn values.
Added a Use Sub-clip checkbox to the Convert to Edit-friendly dialog, under Advanced. This will convert only the trimmed portion of a clip plus up to 15 seconds before the in point and after the out point for a timeline clip. When this is on, only the selected clip is replaced and not every clip based on the same source. This option is especially convenient for use with Time Remap in which case it defaults to on if the clip has been trimmed.
Added a Keep Advanced open checkbox to the Convert to Edit-friendly dialog that remembers your choice between sessions.
Added a status message tip about useful keyboard modifiers to use when dragging keyframes.
Added the display of minimum, maximum, and midpoint values to the vertical axis of curved parameters in Keyframes.
Changes
Improved the sound quality for Properties > Pitch Compensation when Speed is between 0.5 and 2.0.
Changed Keyframes when trimming a clip or filter to move, delete, or disable full keyframes.
Upgraded FFmpeg to version 4.3.2
Upgraded Rubberband (pitch) to version 1.9.1
Upgraded MLT (engine) to pre-release version 7.0.0
Improved the color accuracy of the video preview.
Converted all numeric text fields in filters to spinners.
Reduced memory in audio resampler per clip.
Fixes
Fixed black frames in slideshow (broken in v21.02).
Fixed Export Frame dialog reappears (broken in v21.02).
Fixed Opacity filter may misbehave when using all smooth keyframes.
Fixed Export > Format = flac does not write a file with a duration.
Fixed using the mouse wheel over zoom sliders in Timeline and Keyframes.
Fixed an incorrect path to a file in proxy mode when the path starts with the name of a sibling folder.
Fixed converting non-animated Text: HTML to Text: Rich.
Fixed filter values do not update when moving keyframes.
Fixed waveform after adding a transition by drag a clip to the left.
Fixed showing <tractor> or blank as a missing file.
Fixed a possible crash on setting Properties > Speed higher than 23x.
Fixed a possible infinite loop in Pitch audio filter or Properties > Pitch Compensation.
Fixed disabling Keyframes toolbar buttons for trim and simple keyframes if they are not supported.
Fixed a custom export preset may not include attributes of the video mode
Fixed video glitches using multiple Text: Rich filters with Export > Video > Parallel processing.
Fixed Undo after using the ripple trim in shortcut (broken in v21.03).
Fixed applying a custom preset for the Contrast video filter.
Fixed the Timeline ruler may be incorrect after starting a new project in the same session.
Fixed some filters may get lost after Undo a Split operation.
Added a context menu to Text: Simple and all numeric spinners (broken in v21.02).
Fixed changing Properties on a timeline clip moved to another track overwrites Playlist items.
Fixed Properties > Repeat for an image sequence.
Fixed a crash changing the Size, Position & Rotate after applying a shake preset.
Fixed a possible deadlock changing Properties > Speed when Video Mode is NOT Automatic.
Fixed disabling keyboard shortcuts for disabled filter trimming and simple keyframe actions.
Do not let a keyframe be placed beyond the end of a clip.
Fixed PNG and GIF as album art in music or poster image (previously only JPEG).
Fixed Detach Audio might go to a hidden video track.
Fixed updating the clip name in Playlist and Timeline with its speed when changing Properties > Speed.
Fixed a rounding error in aspect ratio of a custom video mode that could cause problems on certain resolutions.
Fixed showing a non-functional keyboard shortcut X in the context menu for a blank region of 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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Rating 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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