Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor.
OS X users: since the application is not signed, you need to control-click the app icon and choose Open from the context menu the first time you run it.
Windows 8 users: since the application is not signed, you might get a permission error when trying to run the installer. Right click the installer .exe, choose Properties, and click Unblock.
Linux users: no install required, simply extract the archive and run it. You can drag the Shotcut folder to copy and move it wherever you want. If double-clicking the icon in your file manager does not launch Shotcut, open Shotcut.app, and try double-clicking the shotcut shell script. Do not try to run bin/shotcut directly. You
may need to install the following dependencies from their distribution (the exact names may vary): SDL, libexif, and JACK plus whatever LADSPA plugins you want. Here is a page that lists some required packages for specific distributions.
Also, see our Video Tutorials.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
- You open files by drag-n-drop in addition to the usual menu and toolbar methods.
- MLT XML files can be opened as a clip; so, you can use Shotcut to test your XML.
- Tap J, K, L to control playback speed and direction. Tap J or L repeatedly to go faster.
- Tap I or O to set the in and out points.
- Press left or right cursor keys to step frame-by-frame.
- Press page up or down to step 10 frames at-a-time.
- Press alt+left or alt+right to jump between start, in, out, and end.
- Right-click the video window to access its settings.
- Version is based on date. You can choose to update whenever you like (new builds are available almost daily).