Shotcut 22.03.30


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 22.03.30 changelog:


  • Fixed converting full color range 10-bit video to limited MPEG range.
  • Fixed very choppy playback with certain weird or unreduced-fraction framerates.
  • Fixed Video Mode > Automatic when using a webcam/video-device input.
  • Fixed Position and Size in Crop: Rectangle video filter may become read-only.
  • Fixed Gradient video filter when a color alpha value is not fully opaque.
  • Fixed marker duration may change when dragging to change its starting time.
  • Fixed Size, Position & Rotate > Zoom may change when changing the player zoom level.
  • Fixed accidentally changing an unmodified clip-only project by opening a new media file.
  • Fixed changing Properties > Speed may overwrite and does not honor Ripple mode.
  • Fixed a transition may show "INVALID" after you undo removing it.
  • Fixed Presets for the Equalizer: 3-Band audio filter not working.
  • Fixed Blur: Box filter creates darker edges.
  • Fixed Reduce Noise: Quantization video filter overwrites alpha chnanel.
  • Fixed Properties > Audio > Sync not showing change after reloading properties (broke in v22.01).


  • Restored the Use Higher Performance Waveforms option in the Timeline menu.
  • Changed melt command line tool to no longer be locale-sensitive by default.
  • Changed Q in Equalizer: Parametric to Bandwidth in octaves.
  • Changed background capture jobs to use a high process priority.
  • Changed Paste Filters to not paste a clip-only filter onto a track.
  • Changed Paste Filters to not paste a filter that can only be added once.
  • Removed Timeline > Copy Timeline to Source (use Markers instead).
  • Stop showing the Convert to Edit-Friendly dialog when opening a HLG HDR video.

Upgraded libraries

  • FFmpeg 5.0
  • MLT 7.6.0
  • frei0r 1.8.0
  • Rubberband 2.0.2
  • VMAF 2.3.0
  • Qt 5.15.2 for Intel macOS - macOS 10.14 is now the minimum macOS version.
  • Improved A/V synchronization in Properties > Reverse.
  • Improved webcam/video-device capture on macOS.
  • Improved the accuracy of View > Scopes > Audio Peak Meter.
  • Improved speed of Old Film: Projector video filter.


  • Added Export > Advanced > Video > Color range.
  • Added multi-threading for all implicit video scaling including Settings > Preview Scaling.
  • Added multi-threading to some video filters:
  • Blur: Box
  • Blur: Gaussian
  • Color Grading
  • Invert Colors
  • Mask: From File
  • Old Film: Grain
  • Old Film: Scratches
  • Old Film: Technocolor
  • Reflect
  • Sepia
  • Sketch
  • Spot Remover
  • Threshold
  • Vignette
  • Wave
  • Added track reordering by drag-n-drop a track header and the Timeline menu:
  • Move Track Up: Alt+Shift+Up (shift+option+up on macOS)
  • Move Track Down: Alt+shift+Down (shift+option+down on macOS)
  • Added View > Notes panel with keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+3 (shift+command+3 on macOS).
  • Added Convert to Edit-friendly when opening a HDV video file.
  • Added a Record Audio button to the Timeline toolbar:
  • It chooses an audio device based on either first found or last used in Audio/Video Device.
  • It uses the current track if it is audio and not empty at the playhead and beyond.
  • Otherwise, it adds an audio track.
  • It does not prompt for a save file name when a project folder has been established.
  • Added audio filter Stereo Enhancer.
  • Added tooltips to Timeline clips.
  • Added Markers > menu > Add Markers Around Selected Clips with keyboard shortcut Alt+M (option+M on macOS).
  • Added an option to the Windows installer to register the .mlt filename extension to open with Shotcut.

Download: Shotcut 22.03.30 (64-bit) | Portable | ~100.0 MB (Open Source)
View: Shotcut Home Page | Other Operating Systems

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