Recent Releases

18.12.1516 Dec 2018 07:05 minor feature: crash in Export (in v18.11.13). NVENC hardware encoders on Windows and Linux. VA-API hardware encoders on Linux. As a result, the Linux build is now based on Ubuntu 16.04 (glibc 2.23), which may reduce compatibility with older Linux systems. hardware encoder detection on Windows. Added Audio Waveform Visualization video filter. Added MM:SS.SS to Timer filter. Added IRE graticule and tooltips to the Video Waveform scope. Added support for the mouse wheel to the Color Grading circles. Added configuration setting player/warnGPU, which is a boolean that defaults true.
18.11.1819 Nov 2018 03:15 minor feature: crash in Export (in v18.11.13). NVENC hardware encoders on Windows and Linux. VA-API hardware encoders on Linux. As a result, the Linux build is now based on Ubuntu 16.04 (glibc 2.23), which may reduce compatibility with older Linux systems. hardware encoder detection on Windows. Added Audio Waveform Visualization video filter. Added MM:SS.SS to Timer filter. Added IRE graticule and tooltips to the Video Waveform scope. Added support for the mouse wheel to the Color Grading circles. Added configuration setting player/warnGPU, which is a boolean that defaults true.
18.11.1314 Nov 2018 03:16 minor feature: Added an Advanced mode to Export. Added Export Use hardware encoder checkbox. Added VA-API encoding for Linux. Added videotoolbox encoding for macOS. Added New Project / Recent Projects screen. Added 10 and 20 Pixel Grid options to the player grid button menu. Added Spot Remover video filter. Added View Scopes Video Waveform. Added Settings Video Mode Non-Broadcast Square 1080p 30 fps and 60 fps. Added Ut Video export presets. Added signed app bundle for macOS. support for macOS 10.10 and 10.11. clearing export preset search collapses categories. searching export presets in categories. initial rectangle size for Size and Position filter. reopening Timeline changes zoom level. exit sometimes hangs. some filters' presets do not save any values: Key Spill: Advanced Chroma Key: Advanced Reduce Noise . Key Spill: Advanced. Chroma Key: Advanced. Reduce Noise. A/V synchronization on some files. seeking on audio files with album art. saving multiple lines of text in preset for Text generator. crash when undoing split and transition on Timeline. filters not applied correctly when using Export From Each Playlist Item. Improved reliability of Audio/Video Device capture. Color generator did not signal colorspace. transfer characteristic conversion and full range output in Export. (Add mlt_image_format=rgb24, color_range=jpeg, and pix_fmt=yuvj420p inOther for full range output.). Made GPU Effects hidden and discouraged. Added support for project folder to Stabilize and Overlay HTML filters. Increased Scale maximum to 500 for Rotate and Scale filter. Improved support for DDS, ICO, and WebP images. Bundle more library dependencies on Linux. Converted macOS build to standard app bundle layout.
18.11.0406 Nov 2018 09:05 minor feature: Added support for Intel Quick Sync Video hardware-accelerated video encoders to the Windows build (in Export Codec choose h264_qsv or hevc_qsv). Added Grid and Safe Area overlays with a toggle/menu button to the player. Added snapping to the grid and safe areas for the VUI rectangle control as used by Text, Size and Position, and more filters. Added Open Other to the main toolbar with a drop-down menu. Added the ability to drag-n-drop folders from a file manager into Shotcut. Added the ability to supply multiple file and folder name arguments to the shotcut command line executable. Added the ability to make a temporary Custom Video Mode (leave Name blank). Added Settings Video Mode Custom Remove. Added View Layout Remove. Added Settings Clear Recent on Exit checkbox to prevent saving data on a shared computer account. Added command line option --clear-recent to enable Clear Recent on Exit and hide that option in the Settings menu. Added a dialog when you click to check for an update that asks if you want to check for update automatically (at startup only) with the option to suppress the dialog indefinitely. audio preview distortion on Windows (regression in v18.09). some AAC MP4 files start in the middle. un-mute a track may not draw its waveforms. whitespace in Text filter removed in Export. crash adding clip to Timeline after removing all tracks. simple keyframes go missing or not all the way to 00:00. switching from simple to advanced keyframes in Text, Rotate and Scale, Timer, and Size and Position filters. a possible crash when adding a transition by trimming. crash on macOS after the app restarts itself when some Settings are changed. moving a clip to the left where the right edge is not a blank. some Timeline actions do not work correctly after a Ripple move. undo/redo form trim-to-transition over a blank/gap. Ripple moving a clip to the end of a track was not extending the hidden black background. Hide the Text generator if Settings GPU Effec
18.10.0809 Oct 2018 07:05 minor feature: Added support for Intel Quick Sync Video hardware-accelerated video encoders to the Windows build (in Export Codec choose h264_qsv or hevc_qsv). Added Grid and Safe Area overlays with a toggle/menu button to the player. Added snapping to the grid and safe areas for the VUI rectangle control as used by Text, Size and Position, and more filters. Added Open Other to the main toolbar with a drop-down menu. Added the ability to drag-n-drop folders from a file manager into Shotcut. Added the ability to supply multiple file and folder name arguments to the shotcut command line executable. Added the ability to make a temporary Custom Video Mode (leave Name blank). Added Settings Video Mode Custom Remove. Added View Layout Remove. Added Settings Clear Recent on Exit checkbox to prevent saving data on a shared computer account. Added command line option --clear-recent to enable Clear Recent on Exit and hide that option in the Settings menu. Added a dialog when you click to check for an update that asks if you want to check for update automatically (at startup only) with the option to suppress the dialog indefinitely. audio preview distortion on Windows (regression in v18.09). some AAC MP4 files start in the middle. un-mute a track may not draw its waveforms. whitespace in Text filter removed in Export. crash adding clip to Timeline after removing all tracks. simple keyframes go missing or not all the way to 00:00. switching from simple to advanced keyframes in Text, Rotate and Scale, Timer, and Size and Position filters. a possible crash when adding a transition by trimming. crash on macOS after the app restarts itself when some Settings are changed. moving a clip to the left where the right edge is not a blank. some Timeline actions do not work correctly after a Ripple move. undo/redo form trim-to-transition over a blank/gap. Ripple moving a clip to the end of a track was not extending the hidden black background. Hide the Text generator if Settings GPU Effec
18.10.0102 Oct 2018 09:25 minor feature: Chroma Key: Simple. Chroma Key: Advanced. Key Spill: Advanced. White Balance.
18.09.1618 Sep 2018 03:16 minor feature: Chroma Key: Simple. Chroma Key: Advanced. Key Spill: Advanced. White Balance.
18.09.1314 Sep 2018 03:16 minor feature: Added Ripple support for moving clips including Ripple All Tracks. When Ripple is on and you move a clip to the right, it now ripples (pushes) all the clips to the right instead of making a transition (including the Ripple All Tracks option). Added Ctrl+R keyboard shortcut to toggle Timeline Ripple,Ctrl+Alt+R to toggle Ripple All Tracks, andCtrl+Shift+R to toggle both. Improved Snapping behavior on the Timeline. Added Ctrl+P keyboard shortcut to toggle Snapping. Added Reset Track Height (Ctrl+0) to the Timeline menu. Added a Timer video filter. Added support for negative rotation to the Rotate and Scale filter. Added Shake 1 Second - Scaled and Shake 1 Second - Unscaled presets to the Size and Position filter. Added a Text clip to the Open Other dialog. This is a convenience item that creates a transparent Color clip with aText filter. Added Extract Sub-clip to Properties menu for audio/video clip. Added Export presets for WebM VP8 and VP9 with alpha channel. a crash when quickly changing clip selections in the Timeline. Improved closing Shotcut more reliably and the behavior of multiple shotcut processes. Undo beyond Remove Track may crash. a crash when moving a clip after undoing a transition. a crash loading project after some sequence of inserting and removing tracks. a crash loading an image with the wrong filename extension. OS audio device changes may cause Shotcut to hang. crash dragging simple keyframes beyond the edges of the clip. The 32-bit Windows build can use more memory to reduce risk of crash: 3 GiB on 32-bit Windows and 4 GiB on 64-bit Windows. Improved behavior of opening WebP images. advanced keyframes for the Size and Position filter. inserted and then hidden video tracks become audio tracks after re-opening the project. changing Video Mode from Automatic to something else with nothing opened. moving a transition to another track leaves a hidden clip on the old track. trimming the out point of a timeline clip may change the in point of the foll
18.08.1417 Aug 2018 09:45 minor feature: Selecting a clip that contain clips whose speed was changed may corrupt the project file. Selecting an existing Text filter with animation breaks the position and size of the text.
18.08.1113 Aug 2018 07:05 minor feature: New crash in v18.08 changing Settings Video Mode with nothing opened. Crash while adjusting position or size in Text and Size and Position filters. Position and size information incorrect if resolution or aspect ratio changed in Export. Text animation (keyframes) when not the first clip in the timeline. Track name not editable after the track head had been selected at least once. Right-clicking a timeline clip breaks automatic timeline scrolling during playback. Added Quicktime Animation Export preset to export video with alpha channel. In Export, let option values in Other tab override values generated by other fields.
18.0802 Aug 2018 08:45 minor feature: Added the timecode of failure to the Jobs panel when an export job fails (makes locating problem areas in the project easier). Added an Unpremultiply Alpha video filter (handy to compositing for video clips with an alpha channel that has had its color pre-multiplied with its alpha). various crash regressions since v18.05. audio distortion during preview (regression in v18.07). custom Export presets broken if name contains parentheses (regression in v18.07). Properties Reverse... broken if numeric region setting uses comma for decimal (regression in v18.07). Overlay HTML editor easily destroys default scripts (introduced in v18.07) if WebVfx JavaScript extension enabled. custom interlaced Export presets loading as progressive (regression in v18.07). Timeline Copy Timeline to Source Export fails on unsaved (Untitled) project. Text filter has aliased edges (regression in v18.07). Stabilize video filter not available on Linux (regression since v18.06). changing Speed in Properties breaks all filters on that clip (regression since v18.05). Fade Out Video (and keyframes in general) broken on still images whose in point is 0 (regression since v18.03). accuracy of Properties Duration for image clip on the timeline. Some for changing Settings Video Mode after starting a project. compositing of upper video tracks becomes broken if bottom video track is deleted. images with alpha channel (e.g. PNG) on upper video tracks have dark edges after compositing if the Size and Position or Rotate and Scale filters are not used.
18.0703 Jul 2018 11:05 minor feature: Numerous as usual. Changed shortcut for Add Video Track to Ctrl+I. Changed shortcut for Redo to Ctrl+Y on Windows. Added 10 to the player zoom menu. Hide the VUI (video user interface) when the play head is not over the clip with the current filter. Renamed the Rotate filter to Rotate and Scale. Keyframes are now saved in the project file using time clock values instead of frame numbers to make them adaptive to frame rate. Reverted memory manager change from v18.05 pending further testing to improve stability. 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. . 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 . 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 a 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.
18.06.0205 Jun 2018 03:16 minor feature: Many due to introduction of keyframes and change to memory management in v18.05. Added simple and advanced Keyframes to the Blur, Mask, and Saturation filters. Added seek buttons for simple Keyframes. Added ability to add and remove advanced Keyframes using double-click. Added ability to drag advanced Keyframes to adjust both value and position. (When dragging, hold down Ctrl key to adjust only value or Alt key to adjust only position.). Added double-click to toggle simple Keyframes controls (circles). Added double-click to toggle fade in/out controls (circles) on Timeline clip. Added many animated (keyframes) presets to the Size and Position filter. Added Hue/Lightness/Saturation video filter. Added Reverse to clip Properties menu. Added Detach Audio to timeline clip's context menu. Added 5.1 surround support to the Copy Channel and Swap Channels audio filters. Added caution message to GPU Effects confirmation dialog. Added a Keyboard Shortcuts link to the Help menu. Changed presets file format to YAML. Changed Settings GPU Processing to GPU Effects. Reduced memory usage on 32-bit builds. Upgraded FFmpeg to v4.0. Integrated AMD AMF hardware-accelerated H.264 and HEVC encoders on Windows (Set Export Codec to h264_amf or hevc_amf. Requires recent Radeon or AMD APU.). Upgraded MLT to git master (v6.8.0 minimum required to build).
18.0602 Jun 2018 03:16 minor feature: Many due to introduction of keyframes and change to memory management in v18.05. Added simple and advanced Keyframes to the Blur and Mask filters. Added seek buttons for simple Keyframes. Added ability to add and remove advanced Keyframes using double-click. Added ability to drag advanced Keyframes to adjust both value and position. (When dragging, hold down Ctrl key to adjust only value or Alt key to adjust only position.). Added double-click to toggle simple Keyframes controls (circles). Added double-click to toggle fade in/out controls (circles) on Timeline clip. Added many animated (keyframes) presets to the Size and Position filter. Added Reverse to clip Properties menu. Added Detach Audio to timeline clip's context menu. Added 5.1 surround support to the Copy Channel and Swap Channels audio filters. Added caution message to GPU Effects confirmation dialog. Added a Keyboard Shortcuts link to the Help menu. Changed presets file format to YAML. Changed Settings GPU Processing to GPU Effects. Reduced memory usage on 32-bit builds. Upgraded FFmpeg to v4.0. Integrated AMD AMF hardware-accelerated H.264 and HEVC encoders on Windows (Set Export Codec to h264_amf or hevc_amf. Requires recent Radeon or AMD APU.). Upgraded MLT to git master (v6.8.0 minimum required to build).
18.05.0809 May 2018 07:05 minor feature: Added Keyframes for Filters: Gain / Volume Brightness Circular Frame Color Grading (no simple) Opacity Size and Position (simple only) . Gain / Volume. Brightness. Circular Frame. Color Grading (no simple). Opacity. Size and Position (simple only). Added support for mono and 5.1 surround sound: Settings Audio Channels and Export Audio Channels. Added Finnish translation. Restored GIF Animation for Export. Reduced memory footprint (especially for Rotate and Size and Position filters). Changed Export default settings to reduce output size by increasing GOP and number of B frames.
18.0504 May 2018 03:15 minor feature: Added Keyframes for Filters: Gain / Volume Brightness Circular Frame Color Grading (no simple) Opacity Size and Position (simple only) . Gain / Volume. Brightness. Circular Frame. Color Grading (no simple). Opacity. Size and Position (simple only). Added support for mono and 5.1 surround sound: Settings Audio Channels and Export Audio Channels. Added Finnish translation. Restored GIF Animation for Export. Reduced memory footprint (especially for Rotate and Size and Position filters). Changed Export default settings to reduce output size by increasing GOP and number of B frames.
18.03.0624 Apr 2018 03:15 minor feature: Added a Sketch filter. Added numeric fields to the Color Grading filter. Added All option to Properties Audio Track. Added Estonian translation. Improved image loading speed on Windows. Improved mouse-wheel trackpad scrolling in Timeline. Improved support for JACK Audio (Linux and macOS only). Upgraded FFmpeg to version 3.4 and latest vpx for much faster VP9 encoding. Upgrade MLT to v6.6.0. Upgraded SDL to version 2.0.
18.0304 Mar 2018 03:15 minor feature: Added a Sketch filter. Added numeric fields to the Color Grading filter. Added All option to Properties Audio Track. Added Estonian translation. Improved image loading speed on Windows. Improved mouse-wheel trackpad scrolling in Timeline. Improved support for JACK Audio (Linux and macOS only). Upgraded FFmpeg to version 3.4 and latest vpx for much faster VP9 encoding. Upgrade MLT to v6.6.0. Upgraded SDL to version 2.0.
18.0103 Jan 2018 03:15 minor feature: Added Audio Spectrum Visualization filter. Added support for font size and italics to Text filter. Added a Mask filter. Another important fix for accuracy of XML time values for non-integer frame rates.
17.1204 Dec 2017 14:05 minor feature: Added icon, progress bar, and time remaining/taken to Jobs panel. Increased maximum resolution to 8192x8192. Indicate if variable frame rate is detected in Properties. Added Convert to Edit-friendly... dialog when variable frame rate or non-seekable file opened. Added Convert to Edit-friendly... to Properties menu for video and audio files. Adding, removing, and adjusting Fade In/Out filters now updates fade controls on the Timeline. Major speed improvements for Timeline rendering, especially when changing zoom level. Stop showing waveforms on muted tracks. audio crackling on some systems. accuracy of reading and writing time values, particularly for non-integer frame rates.
17.1103 Nov 2017 11:45 minor feature: multi-threaded decoding with FFmpeg v3.2. Added 1080p 59.94 and 60 fps video modes. Added support for NVENC to Export panel.
17.1003 Oct 2017 03:16 minor feature: Show in Folder now selects the file on Windows Explorer or macOS Finder. Renewed code signing certificate for Windows installer and executable. Updated SDL to v2.0. Updated FFmpeg to v3.2. Updated x264, x265, and vp8/9 to the latest stable versions. Added --noupgrade command line option and boolean General/noupgrade option to config/registry options.
17.0905 Sep 2017 03:17 minor feature: Show in Folder now selects the file on Windows Explorer or macOS Finder. Renewed code signing certificate for Windows installer and executable. Updated SDL to v2.0. Updated FFmpeg to v3.2. Updated x264, x265, and vp8/9 to the latest stable versions. Added --noupgrade command line option and boolean General/noupgrade option to config/registry options.
17.0803 Aug 2017 12:25 minor feature: Increased maximum Timeline zoom level. Increased Speed field precision to 3 decimal places. Increased maximum value for Speed field to 200x. Added Norwegian Bokmål translation.
17.0602 Jun 2017 12:45 minor feature: Update snap for 17.05. Update Chinese translation file. Pin x264 to version before requiring nasm. unable to make image longer than 10 minutes. Add Hungarian translation. Update all translations for release.
17.0504 May 2017 16:05 minor feature: crashing on launch on the new macOS 10.12.4. Added Japanese translation. Added Turkish translation.
17.0404 Apr 2017 00:45 minor feature: crashing on launch on the new macOS 10.12.4. Added Japanese translation. Added Turkish translation.
17.0304 Mar 2017 03:16 minor feature: Converted the track toggle buttons to icons. Now, you can press Del or Backspace to delete a selected item in the Recent panel. Playback now pauses at the out point in the Source player. (After pause, you can press play again to continue beyond the out point.). Some stability improvements. Performance boost for Size Position and Rotate filters on multi-CPU systems.
17.0202 Feb 2017 03:16 minor feature: Drag-n-dropping files from other than C: drive on Windows. '/' being added to front of file paths on Windows. Some regressions on the MLT XML repair tool. Opening a network stream. Improved support for image sequences. Improved device capture. Added Slovenian translation.
17.0103 Jan 2017 03:16 minor feature: bundled JACK lib breaks compatibility. unable to drop file with reserved URL char. incorrect decimal point on macOS. Update readme feature/roadmap links. Use Mlt.Property.getDouble in Limiter filter. Include Qt deDLLs in deor SDK builds. crash on undoing a transition. drop external clip directly to playlist. snap to right end of clips. Notch and Bandpass filters remember settings. Add Chinese (Taiwan) translation. Update translations for release.
16.1204 Dec 2016 09:45 minor feature: Added Constrained VBR for the video codec rate control mode to Export. Added option to video GOP to Export. New audio mixing mode that does not affect levels. Increased usage of floating point for audio processing to improve quality. Added Occitan translation. More for copying filters and LUT (3D) video filter.
16.1103 Nov 2016 04:25 minor feature: Added 32-bit Windows build. Changed Linux build to be more compatible. Added LUT (3D) video filter. Added Lens Correction video filter. Added Merge with next clip to Timeline clip context menu. Paste Filters for Timeline clips and tracks. Removed File Open Other Screen.
16.1003 Oct 2016 01:25 minor feature: Added 32-bit Windows build. Changed Linux build to be more compatible. Added LUT (3D) video filter. Added Lens Correction video filter. Added Merge with next clip to Timeline clip context menu. Paste Filters for Timeline clips and tracks. Removed File Open Other Screen.
16.0902 Sep 2016 06:05 minor feature: Added Tiles, Icons, and Details view modes to Playlist. Added Copy Filters and Paste Filters. Upgraded Qt to v5.6.1 with HiDPI support. (Set environment variable QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0 to turn it off.). Converted some 16x16 icons to 32x32 for HiDPI. Moved the Timeline Zoom slider to the toolbar. Various.
16.0806 Aug 2016 20:45 minor feature: Options added: File - Export Frame; remove transition to History by trimming a neighboring clip to remove it. Fixed version checker.