|Original author(s)||Dan Dennedy|
|Written in||C, C++|
|Operating system||FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows|
|Type||Video editing software|
|License||GNU GPL v3|
Shotcut is a free and open-source cross-platform video editing application for FreeBSD, Linux, OS X and Windows. Started in 2011 by Dan Dennedy, Shotcut is developed on the MLT Multimedia Framework, in development since 2004 by the same author.
Shotcut supports video, audio, and image formats via FFmpeg. It uses a timeline for non-linear video editing of multiple tracks that may be composed of various file formats. Scrubbing and transport control are assisted by OpenGL GPU-based processing and a number of video and audio filters are available.
Features as of version 18.07:
- Frame-accurate seeking for most formats
- Multi-format timeline: mix different resolutions and frame rates within a project
- Webcam and Audio capture
- 4K resolutions support
- Network stream playback
- EDL (CMX3600 Edit Decision List) export
- Export single frame as image or video as image sequence
- Audio filters and mixing
- JACK transport sync
- Tone generator
- Stereo, mono, and 5.1 surround
- Video compositing across video tracks
- HTML5 (sans audio and video) as video source and filters
- Color grading
- Tools to fade audio and video from and to black
- Video wipe transitions
- Key-frames for effects
Shotcut was originally conceived in November, 2004 by Charlie Yates, an MLT co-founder and the original lead developer. The current version of Shotcut is a complete rewrite by Dan Dennedy, another MLT co-founder and its current lead. Dennedy wanted to create a new editor based on MLT and he chose to reuse the Shotcut name since he liked it so much. He wanted to make something to exercise the new cross-platform capabilities of MLT especially in conjunction with the WebVfx and Movit plugins.
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