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Shotcut Video Editor

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Screenshot of Shotcut Video Editor 20.09, a video editing app for the Windows operating system.
Free Freeware
Windows 10 / 8 / 7
Sep 15, 2020
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Fernando Ortega

Comprehensive video editing suite with timelines and many video formats

A review of Shotcut Video Editor by Fernando Ortega

Shotcut is a very interesting and rather powerful video editing suite that can be compared in some ways to Premiere Pro.

Though the comparisons with Adobe's product might be the first thought, Shot offers a bunch of really cool options without the need to shell out money for professional video editing software. With that said, Shotcut relies on FFMpeg for its codec and video format support.

The main interface of Shotcut is refreshing and nicely designed. From starting the program for the first time, users are greeted with a dark user interface with different layout options including timeline editing, Clip Only, Playlist and Player. All layouts offer different levels of user tools.

The video editing suite provides a bunch of filters and presets like color grading, brightness, contrast, fading audio and video and even HTML overlay. Sharpness, crop, mirror, rotate, saturation and white balance are also options.

Cutting, merging and moving different clips of the video is completed with the timeline panel accessible from the timeline view.

The program supports various video and audio formats and there's not very much limit in what you can do with the videos you feed it. They include MP4, AVI, OGG, WEBM, FLV, VOB, M4A and some others.

Exporting videos with Shotcut supports many different options however most of the more common formats and resolutions are included as presets; these can be modified of course.

To sum it up, Shotcut is a very capable video editing suite that doesn't quite match the power and performance of Adobe Premiere Pro but does offer a free and open source solution to anybody with a digital camera and a little bit of creativity.

Features and highlights

  • Support for the latest audio and video formats thanks to FFmpeg
  • Supports popular image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, 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

Shotcut Video Editor on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from audio and video editors without restrictions. Shotcut Video Editor 20.09.13 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows 10 PCs but also without a hitch on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Compatibility with this video editor software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Meltytech.

Filed under:
  1. Shotcut Video Editor Download
  2. Freeware Audio and Video Editors
  3. Open source and GPL software
  4. Major release: Shotcut Video Editor 20.09
  5. Video Editing Software
Shotcut Video Editor has been picked by our editors as very good.
Shotcut Video Editor has been tested for viruses and malware.
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System Architecture:
Windows 10 32-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit
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