Shotcut 23.05.07


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 23.05.07 changelog:

  • Restored Settings > GPU Effects.
  • Restored Lens Correction video filter.
  • Added Motion Tracker video filter.
  • Added Speed: Forward Only and Speed: Forward & Reverse filters.
  • Added saving and loading filter sets: Filters > + > Sets.
  • Added an Add To Timeline button to many things in Open Other.
  • Added a visual rectangle control to the Mask: Simple Shape filter.
  • Holding Shift while dragging a point in the Corner Pin filter moves all corners together.
  • Added faster and better quality YADIF deinterlacer plus addition of BWDIF deinterlacer.
  • Added 10-bit export presets under the "ten_bit" category.
  • Added support for Intel ("qsv") AV1 and VP9 hardware encoders on Windows including 10-bit for AV1.
  • Less audio crackling in exports when audio source is not 48000 Hz sample rate.
  • Less audio crackling upon start of playback in preview.
  • Upgraded Qt to version 6.4.
  • Upgraded Glaxnimate to version 0.5.3, which fixes some bugs and can animate motion along a drawn path.
  • Upgraded FFmpeg to latest version 6.
  • Upgraded MLT to latest version 7.16.0.
  • Upgrade AV1 codecs to latest versions.
  • Stabilize and Normalize: Two Pass on a timeline clip is faster.
  • The Lens Correction video filter is back.
  • Added Settings > Language > Hebrew.
  • Open Other > Text now has a Rich option.
  • Changed File > Export > Video and its shortcut to be the same as clicking Export > Export File.
  • Fixed seeking on raw FLAC audio files.
  • Fixed Record Audio breaks the state of the player's mute toggle when you unmute the Shotcut audio during recording.
  • Fixed using the mouse wheel to scroll the timeline horizontally on macOS and Linux.
  • Fixed image padding not transparent during a transition.
  • Added low disk space warnings to the Properties > Convert and Reverse actions.
  • Fixed loading projects made with version before 19.06 using comma for decimal symbol.
  • Fixed chroma bleeding for interlaced YUV 4:2:0 video sources.
  • Fixed Shotcut became very slow if something wrong and very large was saved to Recent.
  • Removed Settings > Theme.
  • Removed Settings > Player > External Monitor with a system monitor.
  • Removed Settings > Display Method on Windows and macOS.
  • Removed export progress on the Windows taskbar icon.
  • The minimum version for Windows is now Windows 10.
  • The minimum version of our non-Flatpak Linux binaries is now based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, which uses glibc 2.31.
  • The macOS app is now universal and runs on either Intel or Apple Silicon without Rosetta.

Download: Shotcut 23.05.07 (64-bit) | Portable | ~100.0 MB (Open Source)
View: Shotcut Home Page | Other Operating Systems

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