Shotcut is an open-source, free and cross-platform video editing software for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Dan Dennedy, started Shotcut project in 2011 and it is developed on the MLT Multimedia Framework. Video editing has been never easy but Shotcut is an user-friendly and simple video editor that gives you tons of functions and features to edit/manage your videos with just mouse clicks, but do not under estimate this product because it has complex functions too that many paid product offers.
Supports wide variety of audio, video, and image formats via FFmpeg and screen, webcam, and audio capture. It uses a timeline for non-linear video editing of multiple tracks that may be composed of various file formats. You can easily analyze the video frame by frame, adjust every aspect of the video, and mix match frames resolution. Scrubbing and transport control are assisted by OpenGL GPU-based processing and a number of video and audio filters are available.

Shotcut can open and play MLT XML formats as clips which is quite interesting feature of it, you can even create and play MLT XML playlists with it and easily stream or encode. It comes with number of different video filters, such as 'Blur', 'Color Grading', 'Crop', 'Diffusion', 'Glow', 'Invert Colors', 'Mirror', 'Old Film: Dust', 'Old Film: Grain', 'Old Film: Projector', 'Old Film: Scratches', 'Old Film: Technocolor', 'Opacity', 'Rotate', 'Saturation', 'Sepia Tone', 'Sharpen', 'Size and Position', 'Stabilize', 'Text', 'Vignette', 'Wave', 'White Balance' which allows you to completely change the appearance of your video, color correction and grading also can be done using 'Color Wheels'.
Audio filters allows you to enhance the audio of video or audio tracks, these filters 'Balance', 'Bass & Treble', 'Band Pass', 'Compressor', 'Copy Channel', 'Delay', 'Downmix', 'Expander', 'Gain', 'High Pass', 'Limiter', 'Low Pass', 'Normalize', 'Notch', 'Pan', 'Reverb', 'Swap Channels' can help you adjust sound issue. Shotcut encodes video in to number of formats such as, AVI, M4A, MXF, VOB, FLV, MP4, M2T, MPG, MOV, OGG, WEBM, and others.

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Features of Shotcut:

  • Support for 4K resolutions
  • Supports oodles of audio and video formats and codecs thanks to FFmpeg
  • Supports many image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF as well as image sequences
  • Frame-accurate seeking for many formatsmulti-format timeline: mix and match resolutions and frame rates within a project
  • Webcam and screen capture including background capture to capture a Shotcut session
  • Audio capture
  • Network stream playback (HTTP, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, MMS, UDP)
  • Blackmagic Design SDI and HDMI for input and preview monitoring
  • Drag-n-drop files from file manager
  • Audio scopes: peak meter, waveform, spectrum analyzer
  • Flexible UI through dock-able panels
  • Capture (record) SDI, HDMI, webcam (V4L2), JACK audio, PulseAudio, IP stream, X11 screen.
  • Stream (encode to IP) files and any capture source
  • Batch encoding with job control
  • Unlimited undo and redo for playlist edits including a history view
  • OpenGL GPU-based image processing with 16-bit floating point linear per color component
  • Multi-core parallel image processing (when not using GPU and frame-dropping is disabled)
  • Eye dropper tool to pick neutral color for white balancing
  • HTML5 (sans audio and video) as video source and filters
  • Complete list of features are available here.

Following PPA is unofficial, if you don't want to add PPA then download compiled package and install it:

>>>Available for Ubuntu 15.10 Wily/15.04 Vivid/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 17.x/17/and other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Shotcut Video Editor in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:


There is no official PPA or deb files are available at the moment but it offers you compiled packages, which can be opened with just single click.

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