Shotcut: An open source video editor for Windows, Linux and macOS

Shotcut is a free, open source video editor for Windows, Linux and macOS operating systems. THE has remarkable features and deserves a tribute.


Video editors are usually heavy programs, with a high demand on memory and cpu, and are basically expensive. Shotcut is a free one alternative, which along with Openshot, are available completely free of charge. It supports Windows, Linux, MacOS, 32-bit and 64-bit orgκτονική, installer και portable .

Installing and running Shotcut first You may find it confusing, as it is essentially "empty" and wants to be built. But once you take the first steps, you will quickly realize that you are dealing with a user-friendly program. First of all, it supports Greek, ie it has a Greek menu, a fact that will help the most inexperienced in video editing.

On startup select or create the project folder, name and video mode (resolution) and click the Start button. There are a few boxes on the left and right side of the screen, these are the filters, audio peak counter and recent . Μπορείτε να τα κλείσετε αν δεν τα χρειάζεστε,  και μπορούν να ανακληθούν από τη γραμμή εργαλείων στην κορυφή. Κλείνοντας τα ίσως η οθόνη να σας φανεί πιο απλούστερη.

Then use the "File" menu to add some videos for editing. The video will load in the preview pane. If you have added more than one file, you will see in the Playlist window each video you have added, its duration and its thumbnail. Use the toolbar at the bottom of the window to add / remove items to the playlist or change the view.

Shotcut supports a large modern range of video and audio tracks (4K). It also supports images as long as they are JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, SVG, TGA, TIFF, WebP. You can also capture photos and videos from your webcam, as well as use your microphone as an audio source.

The "Filters" panel lets you add effects to your video, such as Fade in / out, text, gain, brightness, contrast and more. The names of the effects as far as the video is concerned, are in English, as it is quite difficult to render in Greek and to be understood immediately.

The toolbar has options for and , as well as the ability to view or close individual windows on the program screen. The layout options of Shotcut are very nice and you can save the custom layout with only the frames you want.

The video player on the main screen is in the preview window. At the bottom of the preview are the play buttons and other interesting features, such as an optional grid view, zoom and search box to scroll to the specific time of the video.

You can also use the preview player to edit videos, something you do not see in many similar programs.

Unlike the competition, in Shotcut you will not see the selected video in the Timeline. So you need to manually transfer a video or audio track from the playlist to the timeline to edit it.


Τα project μπορούν να αποθηκευτούν ως αρχεία .MLT, και έχετε πολλές επιλογές για την εξαγωγή του βίντεο. Όταν τελειώσετε με το project (έργο), πατήστε το κουμπί Εξαγωγή στη γραμμή εργαλείων. Οι προεπιλογές εξαγωγής θα φορτωθούν στο αριστερό μέρος της οθόνης. Το Shotcut υποστηρίζει μορφές βίντεο όπως MP4, MKV, HEVC, H264, MP3, WAV, FLAC, FLV, AVI και πολλά άλλα. Υπάρχει ακόμη υποστήριξη για τη μορφή έτοιμου βίντεο για το . Μπορείτε επίσης να επιλέξετε την ανάλυση βίντεο, τον λόγο διαστάσεων, τα καρέ ανά δευτερόλεπτο, τον codec (κωδικοποιητή), τα κανάλια ήχου, το samplerate (δείγμα), το bit rate κλπ.

Υπάρχει διαθέσιμο ένα προαιρετικό φωτεινό θέμα που μπορείτε να αλλάξετε από το μενού “Ρυθμίσεις”, αν δεν σας αρέσει το σκούρο αρχικό θέμα. Τέλος υπάρχουν στο Youtube βίντεο με παραδείγματα χρήσης καθώς και ένα με συζητήσεις σχετικά με αυτό και της λειτουργίες του.

In conclusion
Shotcut is a Qt-based application. Available at 32/64 bit versions and as an optional portable version. The program is very good and worth a try. It belongs to the rare combination "it is user friendly, but it is also powerful". The Best Technology Site in Greecefgns

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