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Shotcut 22.06.23

Shotcut

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.

Editing Features

  • 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 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, 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

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, 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 22.06.23 changelog:

  • Added Edit... to Timeline > Output > Properties.
  • Added Timeline > menu > More > Align To Reference Track to synchronize clips based on similar audio. See its documentation.
  • Added support for reading Lottie and rawr JSON animation formats.
  • Added Open Other > Animation.
  • Added a Mask: Draw (Glaxnimate) video filter.
  • Added Glaxnimate vector animation tool with a video preview of Shotcut. See demo video.
  • Known issues:
  • Preview on macOS may stop working due to out-of-resources until reboot.
  • Some Lottie animations make export fail. The one that I have a problem with shows warnings upon opening in Glaxnimate.
  • See also Glaxnimate's bug tracker
  • Added support for Keyframes to the following audio filters:
  • Low Pass
  • High Pass
  • Reverb
  • Added keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+A to select all clips on the current track.
  • (option+command+A on macOS)
  • Added an options dialog to File > Export > Markers as Chapters to exclude colors or include range markers.
  • Added support for fractional display scale (125%, 150%, 175%) on Windows.
  • Fixed Text: Rich does not export the same as preview on system with fractional display scale on Windows.
  • Fixed Record Audio and Open Other > Audio/Video Device crashing on macOS due to insufficient entitlements.
  • Fixed Time Remap > Image mode > Blend not working.
  • Fixed a crash combining two Size, Position & Rotate filters with a mask filter on a square video mode.
  • Fixed a possible crash with an odd width video.
  • Fixed dragging a clip leftward beyond other clips with Timeline > Ripple turned on.
  • Fixed changing the color of a color clip resets a custom name.
  • Fixed changing Properties > Speed drops a Crop: Source filter if added.
  • Fixed prompting for a duration and possibly a crash when dragging non-seekable files to Playlist.
  • Fixed filters on a clip are removed when Undo after a change to Properties.
  • Fixed File > Export > Markers as Chapters incorrect text encoding resulting in corrupt unicode characters.
  • Fixed video track blending may be broken after moving a track.
  • Fixed repairing a project with Settings > Proxy > Use Proxy on saves proxy file paths into repaired project file.
  • Fixed Ripple Markers not working with ripple trimming.
  • Fixed trimming a clip on timeline may change the length of a neighboring clip.
  • Converted the build system from qmake to CMake (qmake is removed).

Download: Shotcut 22.06.23 (64-bit) | Portable | ~100.0 MB (Open Source)
View: Shotcut Home Page | Other Operating Systems

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