The new version of the Shotcut 19.06 video editor has just been released, which is developed by the author of the MLT project and uses this framework to organize video editing.
For those who are still unaware of Shotcut, you should know that this is an excellent video editor, cross-platform open source, which has a host of features, including support for 4K Ultra HD TV.
In addition to all this, the program can work with a large number of audio and video formats and codec like AVI, M4A, MXF, VOB, FLV, MP4, M2T, MPG, MOV, OGG, WEBM, and others.
In addition, also supports many image formats like BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF, as well as image sequences.
Support for video and audio formats is implemented through FFmpeg. You can use plugins with the implementation of video and audio effects that are compatible with Frei0r and LADSPA.
From the features of Shotcut, it is possible to observe the possibility of multitrack editing with video composition of fragments in various original formats, without the need to import or recode them previously.
There are built-in tools for creating screenshots, processing images from a webcam, and receiving video streaming.
The most amazing thing is that the program is easy to use and offers tons of functions and features to edit and manage your videos with just a few clicks.
Qt5 is used to build the interface. The code is written in C ++ and distributed under the GPLv3 license.
Main news of Shotcut 19.06
With the release of this new version of the Shotcut 19.06 video editor, we will be able to find in the adding new menu items to display text below icons (View> Show Text Below Icons) and use compact icons (View> Show Small Icons).
Regarding the program interface, now we can find that the button «Ripple All» is added to the panel with the timeline, while the Add Keyframe button has been added to the keyframe panel.
In Shotcut 19.06 hotkeys Ctrl + 0-9 are added to quickly switch panels, and Alt 0 / + / - to scale key frames.
The time offset offset is set to 5 seconds. Y The buttons on the panel are rearranged to match the “view” menu.
On the part of the filters we can find that added filter to crop video Crop: Rectangle with support for alpha channel (transparency). Alpha channel support has also been added to the circular crop tool (Crop: Circle).
New filters for vertical flip were also added ((Vertical Flip), blur (Blur: Exponential, Low Pass and Gaussian), reduce noise (Reduce Noise: HQDN3D) and add noise (Noise: Fast and Keyframes).
While other filters were renamed: "Circular Frame" to "Crop: Circle", "Crop" to "Crop: Source", "Text" to "Text: Simple", "3D Text" to "Text: 3D", "Overlay HTML" to "Text: HTML "," Blur "to" Blur: Box "," Reduce Noise "to" Reduce Noise: Smart Blur ".
How to install Shotcut on Linux?
For those who are interested in being able to install this video editor on their system, they should follow the instructions below.
The first method in order to get this video editor on the system (only valid up to Ubuntu 18.04 lts), is adding the application repository to our system. For it We must open a terminal with Ctrl + Alt + T and in it we are going to execute the following.
First we are going to add the repository with:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:haraldhv/shotcut
Then we update the list of packages and repositories with this command:
sudo apt-get update
Finally we proceed to install the application with
sudo apt-get install shotcut
And voila with it, it will have been installed in the system.
Other method we have to obtain this editor, is by downloading the application in its AppImage format, which gives us the facility to use this application without installing or adding things to the system.
For this just open a terminal with Ctrl + Alt + T and in it execute the following command:
wget https://github.com/mltframework/shotcut/releases/download/v19.06.15/Shotcut-190615.glibc2.14-x86_64.AppImage -O shotcut.appimage
Done this now we must give execution permissions to the downloaded file with:
sudo chmod +x shotcut.appimage
And finally we can run the application with the following command: