Version 16.08 Re-released

Aug 12, 2016

The “performance boost for opaque clips on video tracks higher than V1” that was introduced for v16.08 was causing crashes with some filters. This was fixed in a new version 16.08.12.

New Release 16.08

Aug 1, 2016

Version 16.08 is now available for download. This version mostly contains fixes, but there are a couple of additions:

  • Added count-down (or up) generator: File > Open Other > Count
  • Major performance boost for opaque clips on video tracks higher than V1 with track Composite enabled and Blend mode: Over.

Count Down Example

Export Frame in new v16.07 Release

Jul 1, 2016

Export Frame is a new feature in the File menu of Shotcut version 16.07. This feature lets you save the frame currently displayed in the Shotcut viewer as a still image file in PNG, JPEG, BMP, or WebP format. Simply use an appropriate file name extension to choose the desired format. This saves the frame as it is shown including the options in the Settings menu and Filters. Upon save, the new file is added to the Recent panel to make it convenient to open and use in Shotcut. This makes it easy to achieve a freeze frame effect. Simply navigate to the frame you want on the timeline, export it, open it, and Paste it. This also makes it convenient to create a custom thumbnail for your web video: export a frame, double-click it in Recent to open it in the Source viewer, add a text filter to title it, and re-export it.

As usual, there is also a collection a fixes - including for the new version checker, which did not work on many systems. Trimming on the timeline has been improved. In previous versions, if you accidentally started a transition while trimming and changed dragging direction to try to return to a trim operation, it would behave badly and create an undesired single-frame transition. Not only was that fixed, but also now you can remove a transition by trimming it away. So, Remove transition is now an action that can appear in your undo History that you can undo and redo.

New Release 16.06

Jun 1, 2016

Version 16.06 is now available for download. There are number of changes and additions in this release:

  • Show red outline on scrub bar of Source player to indicate selection.
  • Added Cut, Copy, and Paste to Edit menu and Timeline tool bar.

v16.06 screenshot of Cut Copy Paste

  • Changed double-click on Timeline clip to select+seek instead of copying to Source player.
  • Changed Timeline keyboard shortcut A to append.
  • Changed Timeline keyboard shortcut C to copy.
  • Changed Timeline keyboard shortcut Enter to seek to start of clip.
  • Added Peak and True Peak meters to the Audio Loudness scope.
  • Added version/upgrade-checker.
  • Added check for missing files when opening .mlt XML project file.
  • Added dialog to locate and resolve (relink) missing files in project file.
  • For clips with speed changed, added support for saving and loading relative path and file names.
  • Added Export EDL to the File menu.
  • Added YouTube preset to Export (which does the same thing as not changing any export settings, not selecting an export preset, or clicking Reset).
  • Updated Blackmagic Design SDI/HDMI output to work with recent driver updates.

View Release Video

New Release 16.05

May 1, 2016

Version 16.05 is now available for download. This version is mostly just fixes, but there are a few small additions and changes:

  • Added Remove to Jobs panel.
  • Added 25% option to player’s Zoom button-menu.
  • Improved application logging.
  • Moved status messages front and central and removed status bar.



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