Shotcut supports a wide range of formats and codecs thanks to FFmpeg. There's no import required meaning native timeline editing, Blackmagic Design support for input and preview monitoring, and resolution support up to 4k.

Other features include screen, webcam and audio capture. Network stream playback. Supports capture from SDI, HDMI, webcam, JACK & Pulse audio, IP stream, X11 screen and Windows DirectShow devices. Multiple dockable and undockable panels, including detailed media properties, recent files with search, playlist with thumbnail view, filter panel, history view, encoding panel, jobs queue, and melted server and playlist. Also supports drag-n-drop of assets from file manager.

Features:

  • supports oodles of audio and video formats and codecs thanks to FFmpeg (or libav as-built)
  • supports many image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF as well as image sequences
  • no import required - native editing
  • frame-accurate seeking for many formats
  • multi-format timeline: mix and match resolutions and frame rates within a project
  • screen capture (Linux only) including background capture to capture a Shotcut session
  • webcam capture (Linux only)
  • audio capture (Linux only; PulseAudio, JACK, or ALSA)
  • network stream playback (HTTP, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, MMS, UDP)
  • frei0r video generator plugins (e.g. color bars and plasma)
  • Blackmagic Design SDI and HDMI for input and preview monitoring
  • JACK transport sync
  • deinterlacing
  • detailed media properties panel
  • recent files panel
  • drag-n-drop files from file manager
  • save and load trimmed clip as MLT XML file
  • load and play complex MLT XML file as a clip
  • audio signal level meter
  • volume control
  • scrubbing and transport control
  • flexible UI through dock-able panels
  • encode/transcode to a variety of formats and codecs thanks to FFmpeg (or libav as-built)
  • capture (record) SDI, HDMI, webcam (V4L2), JACK, PulseAudio, IP streams, X11 screen
  • stream (encode to IP) files and any capture source
  • batch encoding with job control
  • create, play, edit, save, load, encode, and stream MLT XML playlists
  • unlimited undo and redo for playlist edits including a history view
  • connect to Melted servers over MVCP TCP protocol
  • control the transport playback of Melted units
  • edit Melted playlists including suport for undo/redo
  • OpenGL GPU-based image processing
  • multi-core parallel image processing when not using GPU (and frame-dropping is disabled)
  • video filters: Blur, Color Grading, Crop, Glow, Mirror, Saturation, Sharpen
  • 3-way (shadows, mids, highlights) color wheels for color correction and grading
  • eye dropper tool to pick neutral color for white balancing
  • translated to Spanish, French, Czech, and German

Replace the Mask video filter with 3 new filters:

  • Mask: Simple Shape
  • Mask: From File
  • Mask: Apply

The new Mask: Apply filter makes it possible to mask filters without using multiple tracks! Use Mask: Simple Shape or Mask: From File to start the filter mask followed the video filters to be masked followed by Mask: Apply to apply the mask to the filters in between. Filters before or after the mask filters affect the entire video frame. One can still use Mask: Simple Shape or Mask: From File to affect the alpha channel for multitrack compositing as before. This makes them compatible with existing information and tutorials that suggest using multiple tracks as well as enabling collage/montage or transition effects when the tracks do not use the same clip.

The new Mask: From File is a powerful new video filter offering 3 modes:

  • Wipe transition (stock or custom)
  • Channel > Brightness from a video or image file (File > Custom...)
  • Channel > Alpha from a video or image file. Moreover, Threshold can be animated with simple or keyframes, which is especially nice when used with luma-wipe image files (stock or custom). Not only can you wipe on a masked filter but also you can use this as an alternative way to make a wipe transition using multiple tracks (instead of same track transition).

What's New:

  • Fixed a “requires newer version” dialog appears when opening a corrupt project.
  • Fixed some systems unable to load video clips by downgrading FFmpeg to version 4.2.
  • Fixed crash with File > Open MLT XML as Clip.
  • Fixed “INVALID” appears in export after Copy Timeline to Source or with old project that includes MLT XML as Clip.
  • Fixed many extra keyframes are created as video plays for any filter with on-video controls: Text: Simple, Text: Rich, Timer, Audio Visualization, Size Position & Rotate, Crop: Rectangle or Cirle, Spot Remover, etc.
  • Fixed Settings > Use JACK Audio.
  • Changed export jobs to use melt-7 on Linux.
  • Added changing a Keyframes parameter’s vertical zoom range when its value is changed.
  • Fixed Time Remap > Image mode reverts to Nearest when reloading the filter.
  • Fixed being unable to enter numeric values larger than 999 in some filters.
  • Fixed Crop: Source > Center bias not working with media lower resolution than the video mode.
  • Fixed presets with many keyframes not loading all keyframes.
  • Fixed Properties > Image sequence does not turn off an image’s proxy resulting in a broken sequence.
  • Fixed the initial state of View > Full Screen on Windows.
  • Fixed adding a custom Export preset does not reload correctly.
  • Fixed the About Shotcut window title missing shows “%1” instead of “Shotcut”.
  • Added shortcut Ctrl+T to focus the timecode field below the player.
  • Added Romanian to Settings > Language.
  • Added a restart dialog to Settings > Theme.