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Free Video Editing Software

Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor.

Editing Features

  • Trimming on source clip player or timeline with ripple option.

  • Easy-to-use cut, copy, and paste operations.

  • Append, insert, overwrite, lift, and ripple delete editing on the timeline

  • 3-point editing.

  • Hide, mute, and lock track controls.

  • Multitrack timeline with thumbnails and waveforms.

  • Unlimited undo and redo for playlist edits including a history view.

  • Create, play, edit, save, load, and export (render) MLT XML projects (with auto-save).

  • Drag-n-drop files from file manager.

  • Detach audio from video clip.

  • Presets for most filters and Export - both supplied and user-created.

  • Create custom name for clips and enter comments about it.

  • Timeline markers and ranges, including export from a range and exporting as text chapters.

Introduction and Overview


Full Tutorial

Transitions and Cross-fades

Filter Effects and Fades

Adding Text


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