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Software update: Shotcut 18.07

Shotcut is a comprehensive free, open source and cross platform video editing program for Windows, Linux and macOS. It uses FFmpeg and therefore supports the most common audio and video formats. The files are not imported, but are edited in their original format. It can handle multiple tracks and within a project a mix of formats and resolutions can be used. Version 18.07 of Shotcut has been released and the release notes for this release can be found below.

2 Here are the main fixes and enhancements in this new version:

  • Numerous fixes as usual.
  • Changed shortcut for Add Video Track to Ctrl + I (Cmd + I on macOS).
  • Changed shortcut for Redo to Ctrl + Y on Windows.
  • Added 10% to the player zoom menu.
  • Hide the VUI (video user interface)
  • Renamed the Rotate filter to Rotate and Scale
  • Keyframes are now saved in the project file. them adaptive to frame rate.
  • Reverted memory manager change from v18.05
  • Added advanced keyframes to the Size and Position filter
  • Added simple and advanced keyframes to the following video filters :
    • Rotate and Scale
    • Text
    • Glow *
    • Contrast *
    • Sharpen *
    • Vignette *
    • * = including the (still experimental) GPU filter
  • Added Copy Timeline to Source to Timeline menu.
  • Changed the audio codec to AC-3 for the edit-friendly and reverse MP4 file format.
  • Changed J and K key behavior to change speed up or down before changing direction.
  • Added categories to the Export presets (custom presets can start their name with “category)” to use a category.
  • Added View> Layout menu for custom and stock layouts:
    • Timeline Project
    • Playlist Project
    • Clip-only Project
    • Player
  • Changed the default, first-time user UI layout to Timeline Project
  • Changed Properties> menu> Reverse … to work on trimmed clip from either Source or Timeline.
  • Added Properties menu items to the context menus for Timeline and timeline clips
  • Added logic to sort GoPro files when multiple files are opened or dropped.
  • Added support for setting project file name (using File> Save) for empty project.
  • Added new HTML template for WebVfx JavaScript extensions enabled in Overlay HTML video filter.
  • Added search field to the filter chooser in Filters.
  • Upgraded MLT to v6.10.0

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