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.
- 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 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
- 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
- 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.
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