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Shotcut Reviews20.09.13

14 September 2020

Free open-source video editor.

3.5
Noivad
18 January 2017
Version: 16.12

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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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Geography Is Destiny
15 September 2020
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."
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Derekcurrie
01 June 2018
Version: 18.05
Note that the currently downloading version is 18.05.08, released May 8, 2018.
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5
artymex
16 August 2017
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!
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3.5
Noivad
18 January 2017
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.
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5
smіlеyyу
06 December 2016
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.
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5
Madmacmad
05 December 2016
Version: 16.12
best free video editor... works very well on Sierra and MBP 2016
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Mcr
23 February 2016
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.
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5
Eviandem
02 January 2016
Version: 15.06
Excellent Software. (Almost) easy to use, many export formats
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4.5
Enkaytee
03 September 2015
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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4.5
Basti79
05 April 2015
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.
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DanD7477
07 January 2015
Version: 14.08.01
The latest version at the web site is 15.01.
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5
macmarx
07 November 2014
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
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Emile-b
13 May 2014
Version: 14.05.02
Release 14.05.02 does not work on 10.6 - Frozen at the launch plugin step !
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Emile-b
13 May 2014
Version: 14.05.02
Release 14.05.02 does not run on 10.6.x - frozen at the launch plug-in step... !
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pmorpurgo
14 April 2014
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
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Emile-b
08 April 2014
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 !!!!
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JacobsG
29 March 2014
Version: 14.03.29
It does not work at all. It starts and quits at the same time.
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Derekcurrie
28 March 2014
Version: 14.03.27
The Requirements for Shotcut are WHAT?! Using OS X 10.7.5 I've tried the most recent version as well as the earliest version (from February) on the developer's website and I always get: "Error: This program requires OpenGL version 2.0 with frame buffer object extension." 10.7.5 only has OpenGL v1.8.1, whereas 10.9.2 has v9.6.0. MacUpdate says Shotcut runs on 10.5 on up. No it doesn't! I'm going to have to assume it currently requires 10.8 or higher.
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Emile-b
25 March 2014
Version: 14.03.24
Crash on launch - plugin item does not load !
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Mac-Mail
24 December 2013
Version: 13.12.23
Crashes, crashes, and crashes!!!
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0.5
Jobst
24 December 2013
Version: 13.12.23
Crashes on launch on MacBook Pro running 10.6.8
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0.5
flash1296gmailcom8977
24 December 2013
Version: 13.12.23
Crashes on Launch. Error Message re: OS on 10.9.1
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Molamola
24 December 2013
Version: 13.12.23
crashes on launch on my MacBook pro running 10.9.1. seems it is trying to load a library from a path which probably only exist on the developers computer (user ddennedy ?): Dyld Error Message: Library not loaded: /Users/ddennedy/Qt/5.2.0/clang_64/lib/QtCore.framework/Versions/5/QtCore Referenced from: /Applications/Shotcut.app/Contents/MacOS/lib/QtGui Reason: image not found
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