New Release 17.09

Sep 4, 2017

Version 17.09 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

While this version contains the usual round-up of fixes and translation updates, it also contains some technology updates:

  • Renewed the code signing certificate for the Windows installer and executable.
  • Updated SDL to v2.0
  • Updated FFmpeg to v3.2
  • Updated x264, x265, and vp8/9 to the latest stable versions.

In addition, primarily for school/institution installations, we added the ability to turn off the welcome message that suggests to check for an upgrade. This works by either running the shotcut executable with the --noupgrade command line option. Or, one can add the option “noupgrade” to the config file or registry, under the General section with the value “true”. This option also hides the Help > Upgrade… menu item.

New Release 17.08

Aug 1, 2017

Version 17.08 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

This version fixes some bugs and tweaks a few things as well:

  • Increased maximum Timeline zoom level.
  • Increased Speed field precision to 3 decimal places.
  • Increased maximum value for Speed field to 200x.
  • Added Norwegian Bokmål translation.

New Release 17.06 with Linux SDK

Jun 1, 2017

Version 17.06 is now available for DOWNLOAD.

This version changes the maximum duration for a still image from 10 minutes to four hours. As with previous versions, if you need an image to appear longer, you can add the image more than once. In addition to some other bug fixes, this version fixes a broken Chinese translation and adds a Hungarian translation.

For a while now, we have provided information about how to setup a development environment on Windows to hack Shotcut. As part of that, we created a Windows SDK that bundles together most of Shotcut’s dependencies as well as special build of Qt 5 that still includes QtWebKit. These requirements still make development on Linux troublesome for new or casual contributors. So, we have added a Linux SDK as well with setup instructions for Qt Creator.

Lastly, I want to remind readers of the video instruction course by James Woo . Yeah, there are quite a few YouTube videos now including our own, but they are so-so. James’ series is clear, concise, comprehensive, and a good value. There are now over 40 tutorials for only $29!

New Release 17.05

May 3, 2017

Version 17.05 is now available for DOWNLOAD.

This version just fixes some bugs and updates translations. In particular, it fixes a long standing bug that, on Windows, files with non-Latin characters in the name or path can not be opened or saved.

New Release 17.04

Apr 2, 2017

Version 17.04 is now available for DOWNLOAD.

  • Fix crashing on launch on the new macOS 10.12.4.
  • Added Japanese translation.
  • Added Turkish translation.



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