This free cross-platform video editor is suitable for beginning and advanced video editing with a raft of features for audio, video, editing, and display. It’s a good alternative for Windows Movie Maker.
Shotcut is an open source, cross-platform video editor with an intuitive interface and a long list of great features. The tools are easily accessible from the interface and panels are dockable and undockable so you can arrange the layout as you work.
The program has a large, impressive list of features, here’s a few of them:
- 4K resolution support
- Wide format support
- Support for the latest audio and video formats thanks to FFmpeg
- Supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF, WebP formats as well as image sequences
- Long list of video filters
- Drag and drop support from File Manager
- Blackmagic Design SDI and HDMI for input and preview monitoring
- AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA hardware encoding
- Codec independent – no system codecs needed
- Detailed information views
- Media input your screen, various audio capture devices and webcam.
- Dark, Light, and System themes
If, like me, you’re new to video editing, Shotcut has tutorials on their YouTube channel and a list of royalty free media on their resources page. (royalty free doesn’t necessarily mean free of charge)
Shotcut runs on:
· Windows 7/8/10 32-bit and 64-bit (portable and installer versions, both are malware free according to VirusTotal)
· macOS 64-bit 10.10+
· Linux 64-bit portable and AppImage.
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