Shotcut Video Editor

Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Based on FFmpeg, the leading multimedia framework, Shotcut supports a large number of video formats and codecs, converts to and from popular video formats. It has many user-friendly features, such as intuitive interface, multi-format timelines, frame accurate seeking, drag-n-drop of assets, detailed media properties, recent files with search, playlist with thumbnail view, filter panel, and so on.

Shotcut Video Editor for Mac

Shotcut Video Editor Features

Cross Platform & Codec Independent

  • Cross platform support for Windows, Linux, and Mac
  • Codec independent so does not rely on system codecs
  • Can run as a portable app from external drive
  • UI translations: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Occitan, Polish, Portugese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian
  • Batch encoding with job control
  • Encode/transcode to a variety of formats and codecs thanks to FFmpeg
  • Stream (encode to IP) files and any capture source
  • Video quality measurement (PSNR and SSIM)
  • Perform integrity check of an audio/video file
  • View detailed information about an audio/video file

Wide Format Support

  • Support for the latest audio and video formats thanks to FFmpeg
  • Supports popular image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TIFF, WebP as well as image sequences
  • No import required – native timeline editing
  • Frame-accurate seeking for many formats
  • Multi-format timeline: mix and match resolutions and frame rates within a project
  • Webcam capture
  • Audio capture
  • Support for 4K resolutions
  • Network stream playback (HTTP, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, MMS, UDP)
  • Frei0r video generator plugins (e.g. color bars and plasma)
  • Color, text, noise, and counter generators
  • EDL (CMX3600 Edit Decision List) export
  • Export single frame as image or video as image sequence
  • Videos files with alpha channel – both reading and writing
  • Tone mapping HDR to SDR

Audio Features

  • Audio scopes: loudness, peak meter, waveform, spectrum analyzer
  • Volume control
  • Audio filters:
  • Balance, Bass & Treble, Band Pass, Compressor, Copy Channel, Delay, Downmix, Expander, Gain, High Pass, Invert, Limiter, Low Pass, Noise Gate, Normalize: One Pass, Normalize: Two Pass, Notch, Pan, Pitch, Reverb, Swap Channels
  • Audio mixing across all tracks
  • Fade in and out audio and fade video from and to black with easy-to-use fader controls on timeline
  • Cross-fade audio and video dissolve transitions easily by overlapping shots on the same track of the timeline
  • JACK transport sync
  • Tone generator
  • Stereo, mono, and 5.1 surround
  • Pitch compensation for video speed changes

Editing Features

  • Trimming on source clip player or timeline with ripple option
  • Easy-to-use cut, copy, and paste operations
  • 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, and export (render) 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
  • Keyframes for filter parameters
  • Detach audio from video clip
  • Presets for most filters and Export – both supplied and user-created
  • Sort playlist by name or creation/recording date
  • Multi-select items in the playlist and timeline
  • Create custom name for clips and enter comments about it
  • Low resolution proxy editing to improve speed of seeking and eliminate or minimize scaling

Video Effects

  • Video compositing across video tracks
  • 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:
  • None, Over, Add, Saturate, Multiply, Screen, Overlay, Darken, Dodge, Burn, Hard Light, Soft Light, Difference, Exclusion, HSL Hue, HSL Saturation, HSL Color, HSL Luminosity.
  • A huge number of video filters.
  • 360° Video Filters:
  • Equirectangular Mask, 360: Equirectangular to Rectilinear, 360: Hemispherical to Equirectangular, 360: Rectilinear to Equirectangular, 360: Stabilize, 360: Transform
  • Speed effect for audio/video clips
  • Reverse a clip
  • Video scopes: Histogram, RGB Parade, RGB Waveform, Waveform, Vectorscope and Zoom

Display and Monitoring

  • External monitoring via Blackmagic Decklink card on NTSC monitor
  • External monitoring on an extra system display/monitor
  • UI themes/skins: native-OS look and custom dark and light
  • Control video zoom in the player: fit viewable area (default), 10%, 25%, 50%, original (100%), and 200%
  • Flexible UI through dock-able panels
  • Detailed media properties panel
  • Recent files panel with search
  • Thumbnail and waveform caching between sessions
  • Save and switch between multiple UI layouts.
  • On-screen grid and safe areas with snapping.
  • Low resolution preview (Preview Scaling) to improve speed of realtime effects.

Hardware Support

  • Blackmagic Design SDI and HDMI for input and preview monitoring
  • Leap Motion and Contour Design Shuttle PRO for jog/shuttle control
  • Webcam capture
  • Audio capture from system device (microphone, line in)
  • Capture (record) SDI, HDMI, webcam (V4L2), JACK audio, PulseAudio, IP stream, and Windows DirectShow devices
  • Multi-core parallel image processing (when not using GPU and frame-dropping is disabled)
  • OpenGL GPU-based image processing with 16-bit floating point linear per color component
  • AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA hardware encoding

Download

Shotcut is a free and open source. It is also free of malware, spyware, and adware. Go and get it from the developer’s website here.

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