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15.03 Release Video

Mar 3, 2015

This video shows the changes made in version 15.03.

New Release 15.03

Mar 3, 2015

Version 15.03 of Shotcut is now available for download with the following changes and enhancements.

  • Add Update button to Playlist panel.
  • Double-clicking a successfully completed Encode job, now opens the result in Shotcut.
  • Consolidate GPU and Video filters in Filter menu.
  • Add View > Scopes > Audio Waveform.
  • Move audio peak meter to View > Scopes > Audio Peak Meter and main toolbar button. 
  • Move volume slider to player toolbar icon.

New release 15.02

Feb 1, 2015

Version 15.02 Shotcut is now available for download with the following enhancements:

  • x265 logo
    Add x265 codec.
    Based on the same principles and code as the esteemed x264 project, x265 provides a solution for the emerging H.265/MPEG High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard.
    UDPATE: There is also a new Encode preset named "HEVC Main Profile."
  • Add video quality measurement tool.
    Upon successful completion of an encoding job, access the job's menu by right-clicking it in the job list or by selecting it and using the menu button at the bottom of the Jobs panel. Then, choose Measure Video Quality. A file dialog opens for you to enter the name of a text file to contain a report containing PSNR and SSIM values for each video frame. When the measure job completes successfully, open its menu in the same manner to view the report or to open an original-on-top/encoded-on-bottom view in the player.

    screenshot showing video quality comparison in the player

  • No longer auto-plays upon opening a playlist and multitrack project.
  • Auto-select all text upon giving a timecode field focus. See the Keyboard Shortcuts page for info about entering time values.

Version 14.12 re-release

Dec 7, 2014

We recently discovered that versions 14.09 - 14.12 were failing to launch on systems running OS X 10.8 and older. In the course of fixing it, we believe the problem could affect more than just those versions of OS X - a Linux user reported a similar problem. Also, we noticed a regression on Windows with the ability to drag-n-drop files onto the player window after a filter using on-video controls (VUI) had been used at least once during the session. Therefore, a new 14.12.06 build of the 14.12 release is available for download to address these problems.

New Release 14.12

Dec 6, 2014

In addition to little fixes here and there, this version has a new filter menu to prevent the menus from getting too full as we add more.


Now, you can flag filters as favorites. The default list upon opening the menu is your favorites. Click the other icons to view all filters of that type. In addition, when GPU processing is enabled, you can use CPU-based video filters in addition to the GPU filters. We only show the CPU filters that are not redundant with their GPU counterpart. We only allow you to place CPU video filters after all GPU filters, but you can still reorder within those groups. This is done mainly for performance reasons - to prevent the video from having to go back and forth between CPU and GPU memory.

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