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Why should you give Shotcut a try?

Shotcut is a tool that allows you to adjust and retouch your favorite movies in a few clicks. To begin with, the utility comes with a simple and user-friendly interface. The software supports many popular video, audio and image formats. The 'Multi-format Timeline' that the app comes with allows you to mix and match resolutions and framerates while editing.

Shotcut opens and plays MLT XML as clips. What is more, the utility allows you to create and play MLT XML playlists. It needs to be mentioned that the app comes with a set of filters that enable you to customize the appearance of the movie. There are also audio filters included. For instance, the 'Balance,' 'Gain,' 'Pan' filters, which allow you to adjust some sound issues in your file.

There is an 'Encode' component that enables you to convert video to such output formats as M4A, MXF, VOB, FLV, MP4, M2T, MPG, AVI, MOV, OGG, and WebM. It should be pointed out that the software allows you to stream the video using the network protocol scheme, address port, and parameters like an URL address.

Main features:

  • User-friendly interface.
  • Simple to use.
  • Various video filters.
  • Audio filters available.
  • Video conversion option.


To sum everything up, it is safe to say that Shotcut is a practical media editing tool that allows you to adjust a video to your preferences.

What's new in 19.10.20 version?


  • Fixed Open Other > Audio/Video Device capture (broken in v19.09).
  • Fixed a crash in Timeline when you Lift the first clip in a track (broken in v19.09).
  • Fixed automatic configuration of VA-API for Export > Use hardware encoder (broken in v19.09).
  • Fixed Blend Mode filter affects other clips on the track (if the track Properties > Blend mode was not changed).

Fixed adding keyframes to some video filters into area after extending the clip:

  • Text: Simple
  • Rotate and Scale
  • Size and Position
  • Fixed color picker not automatically changing alpha from 0 to 255.
  • Fixed a restarted job reports stopped when completed successfully.
  • Fixed HTML file names with extended UTF-8 chars on Linux.
  • Fixed Timeline audio waveform after changing Properties > Audio > Track.
  • Fixed a crash opening a project that includes itself by making a self-repair on open.
  • Fixed saving the length property in MLT XML as a time value independent of frame rate.
  • Fixed changing Video Mode of an opened project breaks timing of edits.
  • Fixed Timeline ruler not synchronized with the tracks' scroll after resizing panel or window.
  • Fixed Timeline > Undo after splitting the second clip of a transition corrupts the timeline.


  • Use the main video stream by default when there is an embedded album/poster/thumbnail.
  • Minor improvements to the ProRes Export preset.

Improved performance of some video filters when using parallel processing:

  • Blur: Exponential, Gaussian, Low Pass
  • Glow
  • Mask: Simple Shape
  • Reduce Noise: HQDN3D
  • Sharpen
  • Improved performance of track blending in areas with transparency.
  • Reduced the free disk space check to 25 GB.
  • Opening Matroska files containing HuffYUV or Ut Video is much faster.
  • Timeline waveforms are dimmed instead of hidden when track is muted.
  • Changed RGB video clip Properties > Color range to Full and disabled.
  • Changed Properties > Reverse and Convert to Edit-friendly best option (MKV) to use PCM for audio.
  • Changed the Export > lossless > Ut Video preset to the matroska format.
  • The signed macOS app is now notarized.


Added new video Filters:

  • Choppy
  • Nervous (a random selection of previous and current frame)
  • No Sync
  • Trails
  • Vertigo

Added Keyframes toolbar buttons and keyboard shortcuts for filter-trimming and simple keyframes:

  • [ = set the filter start
  • ] = set the filter end
  • { = set the first simple keyframe
  • } = set the second simple keyframe
  • Alt+[ = seek previous simple keyframe
  • Alt+] = seek next simple keyframe

Added keyboard shortcuts for Filters:

  • F = open the Filters panel and filter chooser. (At this point search has focus and the first filter is selected...)
  • Up/Down - select the previous or next filter in the list
  • Enter = add the selected filter to the list
  • Shift+F = remove the selected filter from the list
  • Added Thai translation.


More info

  • Last Updated: 2019-10-21
  • Developer: Meltytech, LLC
  • Homepage: www.meltytech.com
  • Version: 19.10.20
  • File size: 71.19 MB
  • Downloads: 1,274
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Filename: shotcut-win32-191020.exe
  • MD5 Checksum: 8fb535b5acd089156593a588ea4bf6d4