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 21.01.29 fixes:

  • Fixed image skewed with odd width when using certain combinations of filters and transitions (broken in v20.11).
  • Fixed being unable to pick transparent black in filters with color pickers (broken in v20.11).
  • Fixed some tooltips in Timeline, Filters, & Keyframes not showing on multi-monitor systems (broken in v20.10).
  • Fixed Zoom in Scale, Position & Rotate does not always default and undo at 100% (broken in v20.10).
  • Fixed crash with files having more than 32 multiplexed streams.
  • Fixed quality-based VBR encoding with the VP8 Export > WebM preset.
  • Fixed leading zeros for seconds in Timer video filter with MM:SS.SSS or SS.SSS formats.
  • Fixed support for explicit fractional high DPI (e.g. –QT_DISPLAY_SCALE 1.5).
  • Fixed bad text formatting when File > Open a plain text file in Text: Rich filter.
  • Fixed drag-n-drop from Playlist when a project (MLT XML clip) is in Source player.
  • Fixed using the numeric keypad for some shortcuts.
  • Fixed selecting the same filter Preset again.
  • Fixed Export File does not check for missing files.
  • Upgraded Qt to version 5.15.2 for Linux & Windows and 5.12.10 for macOS.
  • Improved the playback speeds of fast forward and rewind.
  • Changed Playlist to not automatically start playback when add to playlist of empty project.
  • Finished converting Timeline, Filters, & Keyframes to Qt Quick Controls 2 API.
  • Changed keyframe interpolation Discrete to Hold.

Improved multi-threaded performance of video track blending and video filters:

  • Alpha Channel: View
  • Chroma Key: Advanced
  • Chroma Key: Simple
  • Elastic Scale
  • Key Spill: Advanced
  • Key Spill: Simple
  • Levels
  • Mask: Apply
  • Noise: Keyframes
  • Posterize
  • Saturation
  • Unpremultiply
  • White Balance

Added:

  • Added support for AV1 decoding and encoding.
  • Added Color space and Color transfer to Properties > Video.
  • Added Use Higher Performance Waveforms to Timeline and Keyframes menus (default on).
  • Added a red outline around the thumnbail of the currently opened Playlist item.
  • Added video filter Reduce Noise: Quantization.

Added an Advanced mode to the Convert to Edit-friendly dialog with:

  • Added Deinterlace option (bwdif) that outputs one frame for each field.
  • Added Override frame rate and Frame rate conversion with Blend and Motion Compensation options.
  • Added Convert to BT.709 colorspace that provides HDR-to-SDR tonemapping.
  • Added detection of a HDR transfer function (ITU-R BT.2020 or SMPTE ST2084) to automatically show Convert dialog.

Download: Shotcut 20.09.27 (32-bit) | Portable | ~100.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Shotcut 21.01.29 (64-bit) | Portable
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