Shotcut – Video Editor Based on MLT Framework and Support for 4K UHD

shotcut video editor

Shotcut is an free, open-source video editor app based on the MLT Multimedia Framework which works flawlessly on major operating system (Linux, Mac OSX and Microsoft Windows). Dan Dennedy as main developer shotcut video editor was started shotcut project in 2011, it is amature and stable application; both professionals and armatures use this to fulfill their video editing needs.

Shotcut is already a very powerful video editing application, and it was possible to handle and edit 4K video, and that includes the exporting process. It wasn’t a really simple process, but that has changed now.

All kind of formats are supported by Shotcut, but that is taken care of by the implementation of FFmpeg and that included images such BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF, and image sequences. Shotcut even supports screen capture, webcam capture, and audio capture.

The most recent version Shotcut 15.08 is out, here’s few features was added on this release:

  • It provides dock-able panels and flexible user interface with 4k resolution.
  • Support for rendering to external monitor or display.
  • Supports a large number of image and video formats, almost all available formats are editable with this application.
  • Ability for batch processing and MLT XML support.
  • It comes with extremely long list of video and audio filters to enhance your video editing experience.
  • It provides screen and webcam capturing with background.
  • It lets you successfully control video zoom in the player.
  • It provides features like 3-point editing; hide, mute, and lock track controls.
  • Complete list of features are available here .

How to Install Shotcut Video Editor in Ubuntu 15.04/14.10/14.04 and Derivatives

In order to Install Shotcut Video Editor in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint and Derivatives, first install the packages for Qt4, SDL 1.2, libsox, and libexif. Type the following command to install all the dependencies:

sudo apt-get install libqtcore4 libsdl1.2debian libsox2 libexif12

After install dependencies package, download the latest version of shotcut video editor from here , or you can download and install with this command:

For Ubuntu 32 Bit

wget https://github.com/mltframework/shotcut/releases/download/v15.08/shotcut-debian7-x86-150810.tar.bz2
tar -xjvf shotcut-debian7-x86-150810.tar.bz2
sudo rm -rf /opt/shotcut
sudo mv Shotcat /opt/shotcut
sudo ln -sf /opt/Shotcut/Shotcut.app/shotcat /usr/bin/shotcut

For Ubuntu 64 bit

wget https://github.com/mltframework/shotcut/releases/download/v15.08/shotcut-debian7-x86_64-150810.tar.bz2
tar -xjvf shotcut-debian7-x86_64-150810.tar.bz2
sudo rm -rf /opt/shotcut
sudo mv Shotcat /opt/shotcut
sudo ln -sf /opt/Shotcut/Shotcut.app/shotcat /usr/bin/shotcut

If you want installing shotcut video editor from PPA, you can add the Unofficial package for shotcut ppa:haraldhv/shotcut on your ubuntu system, the ppa only available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 15.04 and contains shotcut version 15.08. Run the following commands, to add the ppa and install shotcut video editor

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:haraldhv/shotcut 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shotcut

Once installed, launch Shotcut video editor from Unity Dash or via Terminal by typeing “shotcut”.

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