Shotcut
Shotcut
21.03.21

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Shotcut for Mac21.03.21

22 March 2021

Free open-source video editor.

What is Shotcut for Mac

Shotcut is a free, open-source, cross-platform video editor.

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
  • 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-and-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

What's new in Shotcut

Version 21.03.21:
Added:
  • An Ignore button to the missing files error dialog in Export.
Improved:
  • Sound quality with small changes in Speed with Pitch Compensation or Pitch audio filter (broke in v20.11).
Fixed:
  • <tractor> and blank considered missing and blocking export (broke in v21.01).
  • Black frames appearing in Slideshow Generator (broke in v20.02).
  • Being able to use mouse wheel over Timeline and Keyframes zoom sliders (broke in v20.01).
  • The Timeline clip audio waveform incorrect after adding transition by dragging the clip left.
  • Repairing a project file opened using a network path on Windows.
  • Writing a raw FLAC file does not set its duration.
  • An elided file name in clip Properties can become the clip name.

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Marko85
Marko85
Feb 11 2021
21.01.29
5.0
Feb 11 2021
5.0
Version: 21.01.29
This app seems quite useful even if you have some other video editing app... you could use it to convert videos to lots of different formats... including QuickTime Animation with an alpha channel and WebM with an alpha channel... for both of those, you just choose one of the included presets. You could also make your own preset for ProRes with an alpha channel if you choose the ProRes preset, make sure "Advanced" is selected, go to "Other" and change the text in the box to these lines: mlt_image_format=rgb24a pix_fmt=yuva444p10le vprofile=4444 vendor=apl0 movflags=+write_colr+faststart Then, just save that as a preset. It seems good for converting videos to HEVC and AV 1 too... it has the "Quality-based VBR" option were you can set the "Quality" and it changes it to CRF... HandBrake recommends something between 18-28 for HEVC (setting the "Quality" to something between 65% to 47% in Shotcut would set the CRF to that)... so the "Quality" set to 55% (CRF 23) will probably be a good balance for most videos and for more high quality videos you can raise it a bit or lower it a bit for lower quality videos... for lower resolution videos that would be upscaled, it would be a good idea to use somewhat higher quality settings than for 4k, if it's a high quality SD video. If you want a "slow" preset for HEVC or H.264 (to encode it more slowly to get a somewhat higher quality), just change one of the existing presets (just change the "preset=medium" to "preset=slow" under "Other") and save it as a new one. Also, you can edit WebM and even WMV directly in it, without having to convert it first. The interface maybe seems kind of "clunky", like it often seem to be the case with apps that are ported from Linux... but it's a useful app. So 5 stars for the usefulness... although the interface could probably be significantly improved... but at least it doesn't require XQuartz like Linux ports sometimes do... so it seems like a relatively decent Linux port.
Geography Is Destiny
Geography Is Destiny
Sep 15 2020
20.09.13
0.0
Sep 15 2020
0.0
Version: 20.09.13
The following statement in your overview is no longer true, so you might think about removing it: "Note: Since the application is not signed, you need to Control-click the app icon and choose Open from the context menu the first time you run it."
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jun 1 2018
18.05
0.0
Jun 1 2018
0.0
Version: 18.05
Note that the currently downloading version is 18.05.08, released May 8, 2018.
artymex
artymex
Aug 16 2017
17.06
5.0
Aug 16 2017
5.0
Version: 17.06
For those who, like me, are interested in, earlier versions are no longer available at: http://www.shotcut.org/bin/view/Shotcut/OlderBuildsOSX They are available at: https://github.com/mltframework/shotcut/releases By the way, there you can follow all the advancements of the project. You're served!
Noivad
Noivad
Jan 18 2017
16.12
3.5
Jan 18 2017
3.5
Version: 16.12
The App does what it needs to, but it is not as intuitive as other video packages. But those packages cost money. So, if you’re willing to learn a less Mac-like way of operating when selecting ranges, etc. , you’ll probably be very happy with the plethora of control you have over exported files. The UI knocks off a full star and a half, but if you don’t care about the UI, it’d rate a 5.
smіlеyyу
smіlеyyу
Dec 6 2016
16.12
5.0
Dec 6 2016
5.0
Version: 16.12
This editor is good enough. It is free but it does everything I need in video editing and the process is simple. I also like it is cross-platform so I can use it on both my machines, Mac and Windows which is very convenient for me. A lot of features are available.
Madmacmad
Madmacmad
Dec 5 2016
16.12
5.0
Dec 5 2016
5.0
Version: 16.12
best free video editor... works very well on Sierra and MBP 2016
Mcr
Mcr
Feb 23 2016
16.02.01
0.0
Feb 23 2016
0.0
Version: 16.02.01
Note to Developer:
on the home page it says requirements for OS X is 10.8+. On this MacUpdate page it still says 10.6 or later.

It appears Shotcut is using the Qt version 5 framework. For all those with OS X 10.6, note that Qt 5 is no longer tested against 10.6.
http://doc.qt.io/QtSupportedPlatforms/index.html#qt-5-4
And in case some of you don't know, by 'Qt' , does NOT mean QuickTime, it means the Qt development framework that allows you to write programs using the same code that will run on OS X, Windows and Linux. Calibre is a well known, widely used app you may have heard of that also is built using Qt.
Eviandem
Eviandem
Jan 2 2016
15.06
5.0
Jan 2 2016
5.0
Version: 15.06
Excellent Software. (Almost) easy to use, many export formats
Enkaytee
Enkaytee
Sep 3 2015
15.06
4.5
Sep 3 2015
4.5
Version: 15.06
A bit of a steep learning curve for someone who's not an expert on video editing tools but amazingly powerful and full featured for a free app (but donations are possible - mine will be on its way very soon!) Thanks to the dev for all his hard work...
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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