Advance open-source video editor

Meltytech, LLC

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Shotcut is free and open-source video editing software that runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS, and FreeBSD, it contains many options and tools for editing videos with amazing results.

The good
Free and open-source.
Easy to use.
An extensive set of filters and tools.
The bad
Although it contains many tools and filters, compared to non-free software such as Adobe Premiere, it still needs more development and plugins.
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Ammar Kurd
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Shotcut features

Extensive support for video formats

Shotcut supports many modern video and audio formats using the FFmpeg library, and it supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF, WebP image formats. As for video quality, the support extends to support 4K videos.

It can capture videos from the camera connected to the computer and record audio directly via the microphone, and it can also stream live videos over the network using one of the following technologies (HTTP, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, MMS, UDP).

Audio effects

Shotcut offers several audio measurement options such as loudness, peak meter, waveform, and spectrum analyzer. In addition, you can adjust the volume.

The program has several audio filters to add effects and adjust the sound, such as bass, treble, sound pressure, delay, sound amplification, channel switching and many more. The fading effect can also be added at the start and end of the audio track.

Video effects

Shotcut contains a large number of different video filters such as adding a blur effect, displaying the video in the old movie format, fading effect, video reversal, color adjustment, and others. You can also change the speed at which the video can be viewed by either speeding it up or slowing it down.

It also offers a number of measurement tools for video, namely Histogram, RGB Parade, RGB Waveform, Waveform, and Zoom.

Editing tools

The program supports copying, cutting and pasting easily and supports merging different clips and adding texts on them and separating the audio from the video Displaying video frames as thumbnails and support drag and drop and many other tools.

Platform support

Shotcut is available on Windows, Linux and Mac OS as well as the codec used is independent and does not depend on the operating system. Additionally, Shotcut can be run as a portable program from an external drive.

Language support

Thanks to the contributions of many translators Shotcut is available in more than 30 languages besides English.

Download Shotcut for Windows

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    Windows 8.1,Windows 10,Windows 8,Windows 7