Shotcut Video Editor

About Editing,

So you’re actually a photographer, just like me ?
Then I can assume that you don’t have any film editing software lying around ?
well, you’re lucky !
Just like the great Open Source Software RawTherapee, Darktable and Digikam for photography,
you have Shotcut for creating top quality movies.
And it is available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, and best of all : its free !

In Shotcut you can do most of the things that the better and payd programs can, like edit on timeline, multi track, sound, effects, text, 3DLut, color grading, adjust exposure and much more.

System requirements ? well, I’m using an old Dell Studio, with a first generation core i5 – Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz, with 8GB RAM
On Linux Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS
It’s not that it runs like clockwork, but it does the job, flawlessly.

Download Shotcut for Windows, Mac OS or Linux – click here

To get started, watch the video below by James Woo :

Other Tutorials for Shotcut – click here

Below some sample videos – the intention was just to try out settings with my camera, and see what is useful and what is possible.
Hopefully it will help someone.

The video above runs 1:19 including start and end screens.
File size is 20.1MB
The original clips (five) had a total of 267MB, of which I used a good 200MB in the editor.
Edited in Shotcut with codec H264 converted to MP4
Camera : Fujifilm X-H1 with Fuji 18-135mm set at f4 – 1280×720 – 24P – 50mbps Film simulation : Eterna : color +1 sharpness -1 noise -3
recorded out of hand.

Above video : the intention was to visit the 1906 fortress “Stafort” at Stabroek near Antwerp, unfortunately it was closed for restoration. Nevertheless, we were able to take a few pictures inside before we had to leave. And to not have done the trip in vain, we walked around the defense channel of the fort instead. Camera : Fujifilm X-H1 with Fuji 18-135mm set at f4 – 1920 x 1080 – 24P – 100mbps Film simulation : Eterna : color +1 sharpness -1 noise -3. Mix of video, sound and pictures – Shotcut H264/MP4.
Recorded out of hand.

Published by Marc R.

Belgium Based and Retired Photographer, IT specialist, Technician and Bushcrafter - not necessarily in that order. A few years back I got a message on my PC : "The box said 'Required Windows 11 or better'. So, I installed Linux Kubuntu 20.04 LTS" :-) - My Photography software : RawTherapee, Darktable, Digikam, Luminance HDR, Hugin, Gimp and many other. My camera Gear in 2022: Fujifilm X-H1 for architecture, landscape, ..., and Olympus E-M5 Mark II for bird and wildlife photography.

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