Shotcut for Windows

Apr 30, 2024 - Meltytech Open Source

Download Shotcut is an open-source cross-platform for editing videos for professionals

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Shotcut is an open-source cross-platform for editing videos equally useful for both professionals and novices. The tool with a native timeline editing function supports multiple video/audio editing tools. Drag videos to the main screen, mix and match the resolution and frame rates, adjust audio, correct the color, white balancing, filters, and color saturation addition, and drop them right on your timeline.

With the compatibility with JACK Audio and Melted Server technology along with GPU processing features, the tool enables you to test MLT XML files. Support for multiple languages allows you to create and share multiple translations. You can input and configure with the help of Black Magic design.


Shotcut Features

Intuitive Interface

The nice and refreshing design of the uncluttered interface is easy to customize. The dark user interface is including with several layout features like timeline editing, Clip Only, Playlist, and Player. You will find the Quick Start Guide in the preview panel and control features on the screen from the View menu. On the side panel Filters, Properties, and Encoder panels are available while leaving a large space for a video streamlined layout.

Multiple hotkeys are housed to control video playback speed, direction, input, and other functions. Use the drag and drop option or tap to Open File for browsing to an FLV file saved from YouTube. The editing process is very easy, quick, and streamlined.

Work Process

No doubt, editing a video is a little bit difficult task and sometimes you have to fight with the software on every step. Shotcut is the easiest and smoothest process of a hassle-free editing tool. You need to follow some simple steps to edit any video;

  • Go to your File Explorer, and open the file you want to edit.
  • The file will appear on the timeline with its thumbnails.
  • The thumbnails allow you to pick the file and place it where you need it.
  • The top left of the screen will display the source clips and preview window in the top right corner.
  • The bottom of the screen is for a timeline to edit your content.
  • Place markers on the editing areas of the video.
  • The tool will remove the extra parts of the video, mix them, and add effects if you like.
  • The clear visual indicator of the size of the clip is ready for you.

Support Multiple Formats

From 4k to virtual reality usage of all latest formats for editing footage such as  3GP (H.264 Baseline/Main/High, Profile + AAC LC / PCM), Video formats: MP4 (H.264 Baseline/Main/High Profile + AAC LC / PCM), MOV (H.264 Baseline/Main/High Profile + AAC LC / PCM), Image formats: JPEG, PNG, WebP, BMP, GIF(still image only), Audio formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, Export Video Format: MP4 (H.264 Baseline + AAC LC), Real-time video and audio recording. Complete integration with all types of devices lets you work easily with your media while offering optimized content for any screen, platform, camera, or format.

Compatible with Windows  

With vary compatibility with all types of devices, the app has special compatibility with all types of Windows———-Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP is mainly operating systems to run the app very smoothly and reliably. In addition, it requires a 32-bit and 64-bit setup.

Free Access

The Shotcut with freeware license available for Windows 32-bit operating system of a laptop and PC, presented for all software users as a free trial for a specific period, free download with potential restrictions. It is belonging to the Edition category and was developed by Meltytech.

Unlimited Filters

A plethora of filters are available like Lens Correction filters and 3D LUT filters, and presets; color grading, brighten, contrasting, fading audio/video, and HTML overlay. The “Merge clip with next” is available in the context menu for adjusting the multiple clips on the timeline.

Safe & Secure

The cross-platform should be downloaded from a reputed source that will be safe from malware, spyware, and adware. It is not available in bundled with any unrelated software; browser toolbars and download managers. The large community of developers is being busy making the app robust and stable.

Use of Hotkeys

Configuration of hotkeys makes the plethora of features a little bit easy and reliable even for novices. You can tap ‘i’ for in, ‘o’ for out points, alt+left, and alt+right for switching in, out, and end features. You can control the playback function while tapping J, K, and L.  Multiple other hotkeys are available for you to learn and apply easily.


Create YouTube Video

You can create videos for uploading on YouTube and other video-sharing platforms. Unlimited editing tools enable you to create high-quality videos while importing animation from any other source and adding customizing text.

Main Points

  • Intuitive Interface
  • Work Process
  • Support Multiple Formats
  • Compatible with Windows  
  • Free Access
  • Unlimited Filters
  • Safe & Secure
  • Create YouTube Video
App NameShotcut
Latest Version24.04.28
UpdateApr 30, 2024
Size(115.44 MB)
LicenseOpen Source
RequirementsWindows (7/10/11)
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