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Shotcut

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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 7 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.04
  • Total Downloads:
    5,642
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 04, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    178.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    40
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Shotcut is a free, open-source video editor and encoder that can handle a wide range of media formats. It has many user-friendly features; for example, it doesn't notify you of its frequent (almost daily) updates: You simply download an updated version of the program when you want to. It's compatible with JACK Audio and Melted Server technology, and it even offers an experimental GPU Processing feature. Shotcut can test MLT XML files, too. Several language options are available, and users can create and share new translations. The project's Web site also offers a forum, FAQs, and other resources. Recent updates include several filters and playlist thumbnails. We ran Shotcut in 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium SP1.

Shotcut's user interface is busy but well laid out, with the efficiency and refinement often seen in open-source tools that are vetted by many hands. The program's Quick Start Guide opened inside the preview pane. Shotcut's View menu let us control which features and displays appear on the screen; for instance, closing the Filters, Properties, and Encoder panels left a much larger video window and a much more streamlined layout. We mentioned Shotcut's nice touches, and the Quick Start Guide describes another, the ability to control video playback speed, direction, input, and other features by tapping various keys. You can drag and drop files into Shotcut, but we clicked Open File and browsed to an FLV file saved from YouTube. Shotcut played our video with counter and timeline markings delineated in tenths of a second. Basic editing with Shotcut is much like most similar tools: Place markers at the start and end of the section you want to cut, copy, or edit. Shotcut removes the video and timer sections on either side of the markers, leaving you with a clear visual indicator of your clip's size and content.

That's just a sample of Shotcut's impressive capabilities. It also offers cross-platform converting between a wide range of audio and video types (images, too), as well as configurable deinterlacing, interpolation, and scanning and automatic, non-broadcast, and custom video modes. Before you buy a video editing package, definitely download Shotcut.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Doesn't work for Intel Display Chipsets"

October 15, 2014  |  By MisterPisces

2014-10-15 09:29:02  |  By MisterPisces

 |  Version: Shotcut 13.08.05

Pros

Nothing to say since just shows a green screen

Cons

Support website is not help

Summary

Check back in 2016

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5 stars

"It Works! Easier To Use Than I Thought Too!"

September 27, 2014  |  By poddys

2014-09-27 08:53:34  |  By poddys

 |  Version: Shotcut 13.08.05

Pros

I tried 5 programs before this one and at least this worked! Microsoft Movie Maker kept crashing and produced blank video as did another, AVG pulled up the rest on install because of Trojans.

Despite the interface being fairly basic, if you just want to edit sections of a video this is really easy.

Cons

Having edited my video and saved it, it took a bit of figuring out that it then needed encoding and saving, but that process went smoothly and the result was good.

Summary

Fairly basic, but it does what it's asked to do and it's easy to use.

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1 stars

"Easy to uninstall."

August 14, 2014  |  By ZM73

2014-08-14 02:38:02  |  By ZM73

 |  Version: Shotcut 13.08.05

Pros

None at all.

Cons

Doesn't work.

Summary

It doesn't work on my Windows 7 Home Premium.

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1 stars

"Installed last 8 versions, but not one ever ran!!!"

April 01, 2014  |  By Rossley1

2014-04-01 19:09:39  |  By Rossley1

 |  Version: Shotcut 13.08.05

Pros

None. Every time I've tried to run it, I get a "shotcut.exe has stopped working" message. Makes it hard to say anything positive since it fails to run at all on my Windows 7 SP1.

Cons

It doesn't run.

Summary

Absolute, total garbage.

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1 stars

"Waste of time"

September 26, 2013  |  By plasticpig72

2013-09-26 22:54:09  |  By plasticpig72

 |  Version: Shotcut 13.07.10

Pros

NONE,NADA,ZILCH

Cons

Doesn't look anything like the reviewed app. Doesn't do anything other than play a file.

Summary

Don't waste your time

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1 stars

"No thank you."

July 29, 2013  |  By KyleDelaney

2013-07-29 12:01:44  |  By KyleDelaney

 |  Version: Shotcut 13.07.10

Pros

It didn't waste too much of my time.

Cons

The panel where it's supposed to show your video just displays a white rectangle. You can't bring in multiple video files to edit together and you can't export your video when you're done editing.

Summary

Looks nothing like the screenshot. I have no idea why Dan Russell gave this such a high score. I agree with skaizun. This is crap.

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1 stars

"Huge file; did nothing!"

April 23, 2013  |  By skaizun

2013-04-23 16:15:51  |  By skaizun

 |  Version: Shotcut 13.04.09

Pros

None. It opened my file and played the audio. That's it.

Cons

Per the "Pros", I could hear it, but couldn't see it, much less edit it (FWIW, I have Win Vista SP2, which, according to the Cnet download page for Shotcut, should work with my operating system). Worse, whatever I did via its menus, it would leave an after-image, which needed its window to be minimized and then re-displayed to "clear" it. Nothing like the beautiful screen shot in its Cnet download page.

Summary

145 megabytes to do little more than play audio, and sloppily at that? Pass.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 16.04
  • Fixed frequently reported problem with black video on Export.
  • Fixed a few crashing bugs.
  • Added an option to Windows installer to remove registry settings to help people with new crash-on-launch problems.
  • Reduced memory usage when exporting a playlist or mulitrack project.
  • Added Normalize: One Pass audio filter (existing Normalize renamed Normalize: Two Pass.
  • Added Audio Loudness to View > Scopes.
  • Added Brightness video filter for CPU and GPU.
  • Added Contrast video filter for CPU and GPU.
  • Added Reduce Noise video filter for CPU only.
  • Install ffplay and ffprobe executables.
  • Improved visual feedback about what is selected in Timeline, Properties, and Filters views.
  • Added More Information to clip Properties overflow-menu.
  • Added Start Integrity Check Job to clip Properties overflow-menu.
  • Added auto-rotate for video clips with orientation metadata.
  • Added a Ukranian translation.
General
Publisher Shotcutapp
Publisher web site http://www.shotcutapp.com/
Release Date April 01, 2016
Date Added April 04, 2016
Version 16.04
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 178.69MB
File Name shotcut-win64-160401.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,642
Downloads Last Week 40
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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