Shotcut is a free open source program designed for creating videos, initial editing and processing of footage. Supports a large number of file formats — JPG, PNG, SVG, GIF, TIFF, AVI, H.264, MPEG, WAV, WMA...
The program is capable of working with various amateur and professional equipment, among other features worth noting is the capture of video from webcams, HDMI ports and the Internet, which is suitable for novice filmmakers and video bloggers.
Of the effects, authors are available balancing, color correction, grading, dimming, turns and transitions, which is suitable for creating overview and advertising clips, as well as editing home videos. Also, the user has access to an unlimited history of changes, allowing you to roll back 10, 20, 50 or more steps.
The application interface is available in light and dark colors and is made in a somewhat minimalist style.Additional workspaces are hidden by default, and if desired, can be transferred to another display.
Among the competitors, the program stands out due to the ability to process video with a resolution of up to 4K, which is often not available in free versions of famous editors.
Free and open platform.
Availability of a portable version.
Broad support for video formats.
Work with streaming video.
Support for Blackmagic Design standards and interfaces.
The presence of video tutorials.
Disadvantages of Shotcut
A relatively small set of tools, designed mainly for amateur installation.
Changes in recent version
Fixed x86-64 CPU compatibility in Linux and macOS releases (broke in v21.09.13).
Fixed dragging to Timeline broken if there is MLT XML on the clipboard (broke v21.08.29).
Fixed seeking backwards after seeking to the end (broke in v21.08.29).
Fixed File > Save (Ctrl-S) immediately after File > Close (Ctrl-W) can corrupt a saved project.
Fixed Add Custom Video Mode > Frames/sec was not accepting some legitimate values.
Fixed encoding HEVC without hardware encoder (x265) would always output 10-bit instead of 8 (broke in v20.11.28).
Changed Copy the filters to only copy enabled filters.
Changed fading on the Timeline to automatically fade the opacity when it is not the bottom video track.
Added direct support for GoPro .LRV files as proxy videos.
These must be in the same folder as the corresponding MP4 file and proxy mode enabled.
Added 360: Equirectangular to Stereographic video filter.
This can be used to create so-called Tiny Planet videos.
Expire old QML cache items at startup to reduce app data footprint.