Shotcut

Open-source video editing tool for creative professionals

About Shotcut

Shotcut is an open-source video editing software designed to help creative professionals edit audio and video files using various built-in tools and functionalities across macOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems. Organizations can cut, copy and paste elements, detach audio from video clips, sort playlists by name or creation date, and manage files using a drag-and-drop interface.

Shotcut supports multiple audio, video, and file formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF, and WebP, among others. Users can capture videos via webcams, mix audio across various tracks, control volume, and use the eye dropper tool to manage white balance. Creative professionals can also configure user interface (UI) themes and utilize the search functionality to retrieve recent files.

Shotcut enables designers to undo or redo edits on audio and video playlists, switch between UI layouts, view media properties on a panel, and measure video quality on a centralized platform. The software also provides a speed effect for video or audio clips, several wipe transition techniques, 360° video filters, and other tools for designers to edit media according to requirements.

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Shotcut: 10

  • Drag & Drop
  • File Management
  • Media Library
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Search/Filter
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Text Overlay
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management
  • Video Support

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(67)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.0/5
Customer Support
4/5

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Patrick
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easy to use

Reviewed on 10/12/2022

Its been really great, I've got no regrets using it

Its been really great, I've got no regrets using it

Pros

I like that shotcut is open source, meaning that it is free of charge. It is very beginner friendly and the user interface is quite simple and clean. I love that I can easily extract audios from videos using it

Cons

Shotcut is cool but It lacks the color correction feature.

Gerald
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Fantastic Free Open Source Video Editor

Reviewed on 22/9/2019

So far I've had no problems with Shotcut. Since the amount of scene transitions is limited I find...

So far I've had no problems with Shotcut. Since the amount of scene transitions is limited I find myself concentrating more on the quality of the scenes themselves instead of the transitions, which is a good thing. This program is perfect for those on a budget or for a beginner. If you can master Shotcut, you'll be in perfect shape to advance to a more expensive program later on. This will definitely teach you the basics for free before you decide to lay out your cash. All in all I'm very pleased with Shotcut, I highly recommend it.

Pros

You can't beat the price (Free!). This program gets the job done. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles as expensive programs but it does plenty enough to do most basic projects. I've done numerous music videos and little comedy skits that I've uploaded to YouTube and they come out great. They look totally professional and the feedback I've gotten has been very positive. My action camera records in .mov format which is hard to edit with. I convert my raw files to .mp4 which makes editing much easier and I'm unable to discern any loss of video quality. All in all, Shotcut has been a great choice for me.

Cons

Some of the functions aren't intuitive. It takes a little while to figure out how everything works. Also it's slow while it publishes your final work but if you're patient it's well worth the wait to save money. It lacks a variety of scene transitions that more expensive programs have but it does have the basics.

Alternatives Considered

Filmora

Switched From

Filmora

Reasons for Switching to Shotcut

I was looking at Filmora because I had used it in the past on someone else's computer. At the time I didn't have enough to buy Filmora and the free version wasn't going to allow me to finish the project I was working on. I came across Shotcut and decided to give it a try. I finished my project and many more. I keep telling myself that I'll upgrade when Shotcut can't do the job for me. Well that time hasn't come yet.
Cristhian Josue
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Shotcut, a lightweight and useful cross-platform video editor

Reviewed on 5/9/2021

Sometime I got to produce a visual series for an LP using this video editor, I was able to produce...

Sometime I got to produce a visual series for an LP using this video editor, I was able to produce something visually appealing, but on occasions, I was limited by the features and tools of this software, Shotcut saved me when my PC couldn't handle powerful video editors and allowed me to design something that my clients ended up loving.

Sometimes we don't need to invest much money to captivate our clients.

Pros

What I like about Shotcut is that it is free and very light, few video editors bet on a multiplatform network that permits us to continue our project on any operating system, and this is the most looking thing about this software.

If what you're looking for is a video editor that leaves you to work on any PC, this is the right one, because just as you can work on a low-specs Windows, you can work on a Mac of previous generations.

Cons

This video editor looks and works like an early version of any top video editor, if you miss windows movie maker, Shotcut is that limited and basic software that for some reason you're looking for.

The possibilities of making professional projects with this video editor are impossible, aspects like colorization or effects are so basic if not almost non-existent.

If you have the possibility to install a heavier video editor there are free alternatives that would be more useful.

Ayesha
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  • Industry: Fine Art
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great

Reviewed on 28/12/2022

I have some famous app like tiktok and I use this to add more content to my videos. I use a lot of...

I have some famous app like tiktok and I use this to add more content to my videos. I use a lot of editing apps since I edit my videos by myself and greatly I started using this app like last year and this is huge success m.

Pros

I use a lot of editing apps and let’s be honest this one is one of the best.

Cons

I love good quality videos and who doesn’t, don’t get me wrong I love this app but I think adding more transitions would be better.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Best things are free and Shotcut is one of them!

Reviewed on 19/5/2022

Shotcut worked for my set up without need of any hardware upgrade. It enhanced my knowledge about...

Shotcut worked for my set up without need of any hardware upgrade. It enhanced my knowledge about effects and transitions. I loved it!

Pros

The story of my video editing somewhat would not be without Shotcut. Before I could be able to purchase a better computer or even afford a NLE video editing software, Shotcut provided a platform where I could learn and do some simple editing tasks and play around with effects and transitions. The drag and drop feature felt much at home and makes the software very easy to use. This had to be just the best Software to introduce myself to Video editing. Very easy to learn!

Cons

It is quite basic but worth it all. However, some features or lack of them can be a bit frustrating such as having to search for the export formats for things like Facebook. Most video software would have this as export options included.

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Shotcut FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Shotcut.

Shotcut offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Shotcut is available for free.

Shotcut has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Shotcut supports the following languages:

English

Shotcut supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations Shotcut has

Shotcut offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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