Shotcut is a free, open source video editor for professionals that has everything you need to create sparkling videos without watermarks with tons of advanced editing features. It can work on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
While we are on our way looking for a free, open source, powerful video editor, we found Shotcut. At the first time, we are really curious about this tool since it is rated as one of the best free video editor at present time. And when digging into its features and capabilities, we must agree that this is a superb free video editor for professional users. It is very close to professional video editing programs like VEGAS Pro 15 or the easiest video editor in the world – Filmora Video Editor I believe!
During our test, we are totally satisfied with what if provides and it is much more excellent than we expected. Here are some unique features you will get in this free video editor.
Among 5 best free video editor 2017, Shotcut stands at no. 3 in our list after ActivePresenter and VSDC free video editor.
Intuitive User’s Interface: Shotcut has a logical and smart arrangement of editing tools on their interface. It is as similar as classic Window Movie Maker from Microsoft plus many extras. You can change the interface color to what you want. It support more than 30 languages including Chinese, Japanese, Korean…and so on.
Editing features: While the Cut, split, Copy, Paste tools are on the timeline pane, all the effects are gathered in the Filter tab so that you can easily add to the video by click on Plus button. You are able to adjust, customize each effect easily. In order to import video, audio for editing, you only need to drag-n-drop to shotcut Window. It is really simple.
Effects there are about 40 different types of effect you can add to your video including Chroma key (green screen), 3D Text, color correction, invert color, transition like fade in/out, Blur effect, overlay… and many more. These effects are more than we need to create a movie for professional video product.
Various Export formats While other free video editors output file export capability is very limited, Shotcut provides almost all type of video output format for you with up to 60fps, full HD resolution. More important, the output files will not have a watermark like others.
Our Recommendations Regardless of many advantages we stated above, you need to be patient to learn editing video in Shotcut step by step from YouTube video tutorials. You install it on strong enough computer to getting start to avoid crashing and not responding issues.
For better rendering video speed, you can try ActivePresenter 7 – Free video editor with built-in screen recorder for Windows and Mac. This program has all neccessary tools you need for making how-to videos, product demos and software simulations professionally.
Short feature description of ActivePresenter 7
- Capture and edit various video formats.
- Record PC’s screen in full HD quality without time limit.
- Add text, shapes, effect to video easily.
- Add multiple video and audio track.
Learn how to edit video in Shotcut from this tutorial video first.
Where to download Shotcut – Go to this page: https://www.shotcut.org/download/
This is what you can read on the page
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Current Version: 17.08
64-bit Windows installer (64-bit Windows 7+)
64-bit Windows portable zip (64-bit Windows 7+)
32-bit Windows installer (32-bit Windows 7+)
32-bit Windows portable zip (32-bit Windows 7+)
macOS (64-bit OS X 10.8+)
macOS users: since the application is not signed, you need to control-click the app icon and choose Open from the context menu the first time you run it.
64-bit Linux portable zip (64-bit Mint 17+, Ubuntu 14.04+, Debian 8+, Fedora 21+, Arch/Manjaro)
On snap-enabled systems, install the beta snap from the store with:
snap install shotcut --edge --classic
Linux Zip file Users: No install required, simply extract the archive and run it. You can drag the Shotcut folder to copy and move it wherever you want. If double-clicking the icon in your file manager does not launch Shotcut, open Shotcut.app, and try double-clicking the shotcut shell script. Do not try to run bin/shotcut directly. You may need to install the following dependencies from their distribution (the exact names may vary): SDL, libexif, and JACK. A number of the audio filters such as Band Pass, Bass & Treble, Compressor, Delay, Expander, High Pass, Limiter, Low Pass, Notch, and Reverb requires that you install the SWH LADSPA plugins package, which is commonly available in all distributions. Here is a page that lists some required packages for specific distributions.
It is no doubt that Shotcut is a perfect free video editor that you can use to make sparkling videos like we said above. You can not expect more features from a free program than Shotcut. Try it and let us know your opinion.
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