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Shotcut

Version 24.04.28

Free open-source video editor.

4.2
Based on 25 user ratesRead reviews & comments
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Shotcut 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

What’s new in version 24.04.28

Updated on Apr 29 2024

Enhancements
  • Added Ambisonic Encoder audio filter.
  • Added View > Scopes > Audio Vector.
  • Added View > Scopes > Audio Surround.
  • Added Settings > Time Format to affect everywhere that timecode is displayed or editable.
  • Added a indication to the on-video control for the Ambisonic Decoder audio filter.
  • Added Edit > Undo and Redo support for adding, removing, and changing Keyframes (work in progress) for the following filters:
  • Fade In Audio, Fade Out Audio, Gain / Volume, Brightness, Color Grading, Contrast, Fade In Video, Fade Out Video, Text: Rich, Size, Position & Rotate, White Balance.
  • Added Apply Copied Filters to Timeline > menu > Edit and context menu that works with multiple selected clips.
  • Upgraded MLT to version 7.24.0.
Fixes
  • Fixed crash if the Keyframes panel is in a tab group along with Filters.
  • Fixed Elastic Scale video filter can distort with preview scaling.
  • Fixed dropping incompatible video file may not prompt conversion.
  • Fixed color in Properties > Convert > Best if input video is BT.709 without signaling.
  • Some fixes for Settings > Audio Channels > 4 (quad).
  • Fixed changes in Filters cannot after moving the clip on the Timeline.
  • Fixed Zoom Timeline to Fit sometimes incorrect.
  • Fixed batch analysis for Stabilize video filter on export with project folder.

Information

License

Free

Size

264.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.shotcut.org/

Downloads

31651

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 11 or later
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Aargl
Aargl
Mar 6 2022
22.01.30
4.0
Mar 6 2022
4.0
Version: 22.01.30
I used to be a pro video editor on Avid MediaComposer, decades ago, and amongst the free ones Shotcut is the first one I find that resembles a professional tool — and that works (OpenShot seems interesting but always freezes and crashes). It's a bit limited and stutters or doesn't always play additional audio tracks correctly until you reload the project, but hey, it's free! It's good enough for an occasional amateur job.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 4 2021
21.05.01
4.0
May 4 2021
4.0
Version: 21.05.01
The link above is for ARM64 ('Apple Silicon') version ONLY, useful on M1 Macs, which of course require macOS 11.x. --> Intel X86 Macs must use the link for 'shotcut-macos-unsigned-210501.dmg' @ https://github.com/mltframework/shotcut/releases/download/v21.05.01/shotcut-macos-unsigned-210501.dmg - - IOW: NO combined version is being offered at this time.
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
4.0
Jun 1 2018
4.0
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...
Basti79
Basti79
Apr 5 2015
14.08.01
4.5
Apr 5 2015
4.5
Version: 14.08.01
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.
DanD7477
DanD7477
Jan 7 2015
14.08.01
0.0
Jan 7 2015
0.0
Version: 14.08.01
The latest version at the web site is 15.01.
macmarx
macmarx
Nov 7 2014
14.08.01
5.0
Nov 7 2014
5.0
Version: 14.08.01
Actual version is 14.11.01: Release 14.11 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 20:15:00 +0000 The new version 14.11 of Shotcut is now available for download with the following enhancements in addition to the usual bug fixes: -The HTML5 features are finally available on Windows! -Add source code editing to the HTML editor. -WebGL logoAdd 3D Text filter based on WebGL, typeface.js, and three.js. -Add support for DirectShow devices on Windows in the Open Other dialog. -Add the Opus audio codec. -Change the VP9 WebM preset to use the Opus audio codec. -Add support for the #localtime# keyword to the Text filter (no button yet). -Restart instead of simply closing the app when changing the GPU or language settings. -Change the Redo keyboard shortcut to Ctrl+Y on Windows only. -Save file paths in MLT XML with relative names for assets in the same folder or sub-folder. This makes it easier to use a relocatable project folder. -Add scale and offset parameters and a preset widget to the Rotate filter. Usually after rotating a video, part of the image has been clipped. These new parameters provide control for that clipping processing including no clipping. -Add Italian translation. Remarks: I'm not the developer, but I've just installed the actual version and missed that information on MacUpdate
Emile-b
Emile-b
May 13 2014
14.05.02
1.0
May 13 2014
1.0
Version: 14.05.02
Release 14.05.02 does not work on 10.6 - Frozen at the launch plugin step !
Emile-b
Emile-b
May 13 2014
14.05.02
1.0
May 13 2014
1.0
Version: 14.05.02
Release 14.05.02 does not run on 10.6.x - frozen at the launch plug-in step... !
pmorpurgo
pmorpurgo
Apr 14 2014
14.04.13
0.0
Apr 14 2014
0.0
Version: 14.04.13
This version and the previous one do work for me, running on a MacBook 13" late 2007 with OS X 10.7.5 and these QT plugins: AC3MovieImport AppleIntermediateCodec AppleMPEG2Codec Elgato Turbo EyeTV MPEG Support mp4vEncoder Perian x264Encoder xvidEncoder
Emile-b
Emile-b
Apr 8 2014
14.04.08
1.0
Apr 8 2014
1.0
Version: 14.04.08
it could be nice if this application could start on 10.6 !!!! This app does not pass the load plugin step... and can not start !!!!
JacobsG
JacobsG
Mar 29 2014
14.03.29
0.0
Mar 29 2014
0.0
Version: 14.03.29
It does not work at all. It starts and quits at the same time.
mo dape
mo dape
Nov 1 2023
23.09.29
5.0
Nov 1 2023
5.0
Version: 23.09.29
admin-250
admin-250
May 12 2023
23.05.07
5.0
May 12 2023
5.0
Version: 23.05.07
makareim
makareim
May 9 2023
23.05.07
5.0
May 9 2023
5.0
Version: 23.05.07
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 29 2022
22.09.23
4.0
Sep 29 2022
4.0
Version: 22.09.23
Aargl
Aargl
Mar 6 2022
22.01.30
4.0
Mar 6 2022
4.0
Version: 22.01.30
mervyn.s
mervyn.s
Nov 3 2021
21.10.31
5.0
Nov 3 2021
5.0
Version: 21.10.31
viniskate
viniskate
Aug 25 2021
21.06.29
5.0
Aug 25 2021
5.0
Version: 21.06.29
fernandez.bruno
fernandez.bruno
May 24 2021
21.05.18
5.0
May 24 2021
5.0
Version: 21.05.18
Marko85
Marko85
Feb 11 2021
5.0
Feb 11 2021
5.0
Version: null
PRjohnson
PRjohnson
Apr 25 2019
5.0
Apr 25 2019
5.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Jan 19 2019
5.0
Jan 19 2019
5.0
Version: null
artymex
artymex
Aug 16 2017
5.0
Aug 16 2017
5.0
Version: null
Noivad
Noivad
Jan 18 2017
3.5
Jan 18 2017
3.5
Version: null
smіlеyyу
smіlеyyу
Dec 6 2016
5.0
Dec 6 2016
5.0
Version: null
Madmacmad
Madmacmad
Dec 5 2016
5.0
Dec 5 2016
5.0
Version: null
Eviandem
Eviandem
Jan 2 2016
5.0
Jan 2 2016
5.0
Version: null
Enkaytee
Enkaytee
Sep 3 2015
4.5
Sep 3 2015
4.5
Version: null
Basti79
Basti79
Apr 5 2015
4.5
Apr 5 2015
4.5
Version: null
jstump137
jstump137
Jan 7 2015
5.0
Jan 7 2015
5.0
Version: null
macmarx
macmarx
Nov 7 2014
5.0
Nov 7 2014
5.0
Version: null
Emile-b
Emile-b
May 13 2014
1.0
May 13 2014
1.0
Version: null
Moeb
Moeb
Apr 4 2014
3.0
Apr 4 2014
3.0
Version: null
Jobst
Jobst
Dec 24 2013
0.5
Dec 24 2013
0.5
Version: null
flash1296gmailcom8977
flash1296gmailcom8977
Dec 24 2013
0.5
Dec 24 2013
0.5
Version: null
anonymous-worm-6968
anonymous-worm-6968
Jul 16 2013
5.0
Jul 16 2013
5.0
Version: null
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