Shotcut
Shotcut
19.10.20

5.0

Shotcut free download for Mac

Shotcut

19.10.20
21 October 2019

Free open-source video editor.

Overview

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

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.

What's new in Shotcut

Version 19.10.20:
Fixes
  • Fixed Open Other > Audio/Video Device capture (broken in v19.09).
  • Fixed a crash in Timeline when you Lift the first clip in a track (broken in v19.09).
  • Fixed automatic configuration of VA-API for Export > Use hardware encoder (broken in v19.09).
  • Fixed Blend Mode filter affects other clips on the track (if the track Properties > Blend mode was not changed).
  • Fixed adding keyframes to some video filters into area after extending the clip:
  • Text: Simple
  • Rotate and Scale
  • Size and Position
  • Fixed color picker not automatically changing alpha from 0 to 255.
  • Fixed a restarted job reports stopped when completed successfully.
  • Fixed HTML file names with extended UTF-8 chars on Linux.
  • Fixed Timeline audio waveform after changing Properties > Audio > Track.
  • Fixed a crash opening a project that includes itself by making a self-repair on open.
  • Fixed saving the length property in MLT XML as a time value independent of frame rate.
  • Fixed changing Video Mode of an opened project breaks timing of edits.
  • Fixed Timeline ruler not synchronized with the tracks' scroll after resizing panel or window.
  • Fixed Timeline > Undo after splitting the second clip of a transition corrupts the timeline.
Changes
  • Use the main video stream by default when there is an embedded album/poster/thumbnail.
  • Minor improvements to the ProRes Export preset.
  • Improved performance of some video filters when using parallel processing:
  • Blur: Exponential, Gaussian, Low Pass
  • Glow
  • Mask: Simple Shape
  • Reduce Noise: HQDN3D
  • Sharpen
  • Improved performance of track blending in areas with transparency.
  • Reduced the free disk space check to 25 GB.
  • Opening Matroska files containing HuffYUV or Ut Video is much faster.
  • Timeline waveforms are dimmed instead of hidden when track is muted.
  • Changed RGB video clip Properties > Color range to Full and disabled.
  • Changed Properties > Reverse and Convert to Edit-friendly best option (MKV) to use PCM for audio.
  • Changed the Export > lossless > Ut Video preset to the matroska format.
  • The signed macOS app is now notarized.
New
  • Added new video Filters:
  • Choppy
  • Nervous (a random selection of previous and current frame)
  • No Sync
  • Trails
  • Vertigo
  • Added Keyframes toolbar buttons and keyboard shortcuts for filter-trimming and simple keyframes:
  • [ = set the filter start
  • ] = set the filter end
  • { = set the first simple keyframe
  • } = set the second simple keyframe
  • Alt+[ = seek previous simple keyframe
  • Alt+] = seek next simple keyframe
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for Filters:
  • F = open the Filters panel and filter chooser. (At this point search has focus and the first filter is selected...)
  • Up/Down - select the previous or next filter in the list
  • Enter = add the selected filter to the list
  • Shift+F = remove the selected filter from the list
  • Added Thai translation.

22 Shotcut Reviews

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Mcr
23 February 2016

Most helpful

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.
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Version 16.02.01
Derekcurrie
01 June 2018
Note that the currently downloading version is 18.05.08, released May 8, 2018.
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Version 18.05
artymex
16 August 2017
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!
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Version 17.06
Noivad
18 January 2017
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.
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Version 16.12
smіlеyyу
06 December 2016
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.
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Version 16.12
Madmacmad
05 December 2016
best free video editor... works very well on Sierra and MBP 2016
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Version 16.12
Mcr
23 February 2016
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.
Like (3)
Version 16.02.01
Eviandem
02 January 2016
Excellent Software. (Almost) easy to use, many export formats
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Version 15.06
Enkaytee
03 September 2015
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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Version 15.06
Basti79
05 April 2015
I've searched for a software to edit .TS files recorded on my sat receiver for quite some time now. I used to convert it into some editable format using handbrake, then edit out start, end and commercials and finally convert it into MPEG/H.264 or the likes. I also tried Wondershare software which was a rather disappointing experience. Then I stumbled on this piece of software and it just does it for me. It imports .TS files via Finder mounted share off of my sat receiver just fine. I can frame-exact place in and out-markers, add sections to the timeline or the playlist then finally export to a couple dozen video output formats. Okay, the UI could be a bit more simple especially the selection of encoding codecs but other than that this is a truly fine piece of software. @Developer: Thank you very much for the work and effort you've put into this software! I really do appreciate it.
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Version 14.08.01
DanD7477
07 January 2015
The latest version at the web site is 15.01.
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Version 14.08.01
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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