This new feature provides a unified action search and shortcut editor. Action search makes it quickly to find and
execute a command. It also provides a keyboard shortcut reference and lets you add or change shortcuts - all in one!
Replaces the old Keyboard Shortcuts… item in the Help menu and takes its keyboard shortcut ?.
/ is also a default shortcut, and either shortcut can be changed.
Searches both action name and shortcut.
Press Return/Enter within the search box to move focus to the list of actions.
Press Return/Enter on a selected Action to trigger it and close the dialog.
Shift, Ctrl, or Alt + Return/Enter on a selected action to
trigger it and NOT close the dialog.
Double-click an action to trigger it but NOT close the dialog.
The dialog is not modal so you can leave it open and to the side while working.
Press Esc when the dialog has focus to close it.
Press F2 when an action is selected to edit its first shortcut.
Single-click a selected shortcut to enter edit mouse using the mouse. This means you typically need two single
clicks: one to select, the second to enter into edit mode.
You can Tab out of edit mode to navigate focus to the apply button and press Space to
trigger the apply. It is intentional that you cannot assign Tab as a keyboard shortcut to an action.
There are some keyboard buttons such as J/K/L that are reserved and cannot be used in a shortcut.
You will see an error message when you try to apply it.
You can define up to 2 shortcuts per action! You may want to leave the default as well as add your preferred shortcut.
A big portion of the UI had to be rewritten to support this. As a result:
All panel (hamburger) menus are consistently on the left/first.
Panel-specific Options sub-menus were moved to Settings main menu.
The keyboard shortcut to switch the player between Source and Project is now P.
The default shortcuts to change the current track now require Ctrl+Alt in addition to
cursor up and down.
Various hidden or under-exposed actions now have a menu item somewhere including a new Player main menu.
Many translations will be lost.
Transition Preview and Improved Custom Transitions
There is a folder now in the App Data Directory named transitions where you can store these.
All files in the transitions folder are listed in transition Properties, the Mask: From File video filter,
and the Slideshow Generator dialog.
Added a favorite button in transition Properties and Mask: From File that copies your chosen custom file to
the transitions folder.
Added a quick preview to transition properties.
Added a link to our Resources web page where you can download custom transitions in Properties.
Filter Keywords and Icons
We improved the Filters add-filter chooser.
Added translatable keywords to facilitate search. For example, “transform” shows Size, Position & Rotate.
Added the English filter name in an un-translataed manner to the keywords so people using a translation can more
more easily find things based on proliferic English advice.
Added animated icons to most filters to demonstrate what they do.
GPS Graphic Video Filter
The new GPS Graphic video filter draws GPS data-driven graphs, paths, and speedometers.
Also, we added the gopro2gpx utility to let you export a GPX file from a GoPro videe using
Properties > menu > Export GPX. This saves the .gpx in the same folder as the video file with the same name
but different exension. Then, you open this file with the GPS Graphic or GPS Text filters.
More New Stuff
Added limited support for reading WebP Animation.
Added Fisheye video filter (see its presets).
Added snapping to the playhead to Keyframes.
Added the ability to drag-scroll/pan using the middle mouse button (press mouse wheel) to Timeline,
Keyframes, and the player when zoomed in.
Added the alpha Operation, Reverse, and Invert parameters to the Mask: Draw video filter.
Added Settings > Reset… to reset all settings including hidden ones.
Fixed Move Track Up or Move Track Down breaks the order of blending/compositing.
Fixed opening files with a % in their path or name.
Fixed sometimes a date does not appear in Playlist.
Fixed Old Film: Scratches video filter not working (broke in version 22.04).
Fixed Stabilize video filter uses invalid analysis data after pasted.
Fixed File > Open MLT XML as Clip… changes the current Video Mode.
Fixed audio artifacts introduced after splitting a clip that has been converted or reversed using
the better/large/DNxHR option.
Fixed Text: Rich filter’s toolbar may not reflect the current text color.
Show audio-clips without album art as a checkboard for transparent instead of white.
Deprecate and hide the Lens Correction video filter since it is low quality (no interpolation) and now there is Fisheye.
Added an Equalizer: 15-band (graphic) audio filter.
Added an Equalizer: 3-Band (Bass & Treble) audio filter.
(Removed the old Bass & Treble audio filter.)
Added an Equalizer: Parametric audio filter.
More New Stuff
Added Segments parameter to the following video filters:
Audio Level Visualization
Audio Spectrum Visualization
Audio Waveform Visualization
Added Settings > Job Priority to the main menu with a Normal option to improve performance on Intel 12th
generation CPUs with E-cores. Low priority is the default as it has always been and is generally recommended.
Added Wayland compatibility to Flatpak for Linux.
Reduced audio distortion in Properties > Reverse for the best/MKV option.
Removed Use Higher Performance Waveforms (default is on but still in configuration).
Added a warning dialog when trying to use simple keyframes when advanced keyframes are being used.
Changed to remove full keyframes when switching to simple keyframes.
Added a warning dialog when trying to use advanced keyframes when simple keyframes are being used.
Changed to convert simple keyframes to advanced keyframes.
Changed tooltips on the Timeline and Keyframes toolbar to simplify and remove shortcuts from translated strings.
Improved compatibility of VA-API hardware encoding on Linux, particularly on Wayland.
Updated AV1, VP8, and VP9 encoders to latest releases.
Updated Rubberband (audio pitch library) to latest release.
Fixed the appearance of Shotcut’s description in Windows Task Manager (broke in v21.12).
Fixed filters when Export > From is Source or Each Playlist Item (broke in v21.05).
Fixed File > Export > Markers as Chapters if project contains transitions.
Fixed a possible crash moving clip inside blank on same track.
Fixed a crash when dropping a .mlt MLX XML file from a file manager to Playlist and then Timeline.
Fixed a crash on undo insert/overwrite after undo add transition.
Fixed Hold undo in Noise Gate audio filter.
Fixed audio mutes after setting an in or out point when playing not 1x forward in Source.
Fixed the Segment Gap goes to zero when reloading an Audio Spectrum Visualization filter.
Fixed Mask: Simple Shape > Rotate not working in presets.
Fixed page up/down incorrect when Current position (timecode) spin box has focus.
Fixed extra blanks being removed when drag moving a clip right with Ripple turned on.
Fixed paths to additional files used by some filters not saved as relative on Windows.
Fixed tiny clips created when trimming on the Timeline with Ripple All Tracks turned on.
Fixed removing simple keyframes.
Fixed the Text: Rich video filter shows the editor when playhead is not over selected clip.
Fixed Properties > Menu > Measure Video Quality (VMAF) not working on Windows.
Fixed a possible crash in Glitch video filter.
Fixed a crash changing Properties > Video > Rotation when the clip has a transition.
Fixed the Mask: From File video filter’s Reverse option not working as intended.
Fixed broadcast standard non-integer frame rates (e.g. 30000/1001) for Matrosk and WebM files.
Fixed a bad job percentage complete when making a proxy or running a convert job on a GoPro video file.
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.