Installing and using Shotcut for Windows


Open source and free multi-functional video editing app with timeline editing

Shotcut Is a US software vendor Meltytech, LLC  It is an open source free video editor developed by the company that implements the engine MLT for non-linear video editors and can use functions comparable to paid video editing apps such as timeline editing.

System requirements

Version 22 Currently

OS: Windows 7/8/10/11 (64-bit only)
GPU: Environment where OpenGL 2.0 works

SD image quality
CPU : Intel/ AMD 2 GHz or higher single core
RAM: 4 GB or more
HD image quality
CPU: 2 cores of Intel/AMD 4 GHz or higher
RAM: 8 GB or more
4K image quality
CPU: 2 cores of Intel/AMD 8 GHz or higher
RAM: 16 GB or more
Depending on the resolution of the video used, the required specifications will be higher, and if you want to edit 1920 x 1080 video, you need a computer with a middle range model or higher.

Where to get the software

Shotcut for Windows Official Download Page

Install Shotcut

The Shotcut installer does not include adware or spyware.


From the download page Windows Of GitHub It is in Windows installer Click to download the installer.


Launch the downloaded installer, and when the User Account Control dialog is displayed, click "Yes" to allow it.


"I Agree" if there is no problem with the license agreement.


If you are not particular about the installation destination, the default setting is "Next".


If you need a shortcut icon on your desktop Create Desktop Shortcut Check "Install".


When the installation is complete, click "Close" to complete the setup.

How to use Shotcut

Shotcut project And edit the video.

Supported input/output formats

Since it uses the FFmpeg library, it is possible to import major video files, image files, and audio files.

Creating a project

projectHas an extension that saves your work .mlt File.


In the center of the screen New projectProject folder to the file save destination, Project nameSpecify a file name and click "Start".

Video mode is the default 自動 The resolution and frame rate of the first video added will be used as the setting values, so if you need to change it, click "Auto" and select it from the list or set it by custom.


If you load the created project file from the tool icon "Open File", the state at the time of saving will be restored.


Project files are displayed when Shotcut starts Recent projects , Usage history It can also be opened from.

Playlist-Add Material

playlist Is a list of materials such as videos, images, and sounds used in the videos to be produced.


The material is playlist Add by dragging to.


The playlist display format can be changed with the icon at the bottom.


If you double-click the item you added to the playlist, it will be displayed in the center preview, and the item containing audio will be displayed. Voice peak meter The volume level is displayed in.

The items that can be edited are displayed in the preview, and when editing in the timeline or playlist, make sure that the item to be edited is displayed in the preview.

Timeline Panel-Edit

Editing work such as cutting and combining videos is done on the timeline.


Drag the item you want to use from the playlist to the track on the timeline.


By default, one video track is displayed for the track, and in the menu truck operation can be added from


On the truck Image The video track can add video and images including audio, and the audio track can only add audio files and is displayed as a waveform.

Since the tracks are layers, images and sound sources can be layered and combined.


The selected item on the timeline is displayed in a red frame, and the background color of the track is olive.


A slide and preview of the ruler (playback position mark) on the timeline are displayed anywhere.


Clips can be moved between tracks by dragging.


If you want to delete unnecessary parts from the video, divide them at any part.


Align the ruler with the split position from the tool icon or context menu Split by playhead choose.

The ruler can be moved in milliseconds using the keyboard cursor.


Clips are split at the specified position, so select an unnecessary clip from the context menu. Ripple Delete Delete with.

Blank Clip – Solid Black

If you want the text to appear in the blank area  Black solid clip To create.


On the menu bar File から Open Other choose.


Color Select preset から black Specify and click "OK".

If you want a background color other than black or transparent, it's under the preset Color Click to specify any color.


The preview panel will be in the specified color, so enter the time of the clip to be created.


Add by dragging from the preview panel to the timeline panel.


A blank clip is added.


Transition Is a visual effect for smooth transitions between clips, such as fade-out and fade-in.


Transitions are automatically applied when you overlay clips.

Shotcut Video Editor for Windows-022

The length of the transition can be adjusted by dragging.


To change the transition, select Make Transition Active from the context menu Propertychoose.


The transition properties will open. Image Select from the list of Settings.

Snap switching – magnet

When connecting clips without transitionsSnap switching When is enabled and the clips are brought closer, they are automatically combined.


By enabling the magnet function, it is possible to prevent the occurrence of unintended transitions and gaps.

Audio separation

Separate the audio when replacing or deleting the audio of the video.


Activate the clip and from the context menu Separate audio choose.

Change playback speed

Video and audio playback speed depends on clip Property Can be changed with.


Select the clip you want to edit and from the context menu Property choose.


Since the properties of the clip will open speed Can be adjusted arbitrarily.

The property is Video / audio / metadata In the audio tab, you can also set synchronization to correct audio delays.

Apply filter

filterIs an effect added to the clip itself Blur, image quality adjustment, noise, chroma key and so on.

Filters can also be applied to the entire track, as well as selected clips and activated playlist items in the Timeline panel.


If you want to use filters, click on the Tools menu. filter Click


A filter panel will be added under Playlist, so click "+".


The filter is Imagevoice It is divided into, and when you click the filter name, it is applied and displayed in the preview.


Select unnecessary filters and delete them with "-".


You can also wipe the upper clip with size / position / rotation filters.


To apply a filter to the entire track, set an arbitrary filter from the filter icon at the beginning of the track.

Depending on the type of filter applied to the clip, such as resizing, the filter may not be applicable to the track.
Add text

Shotcut textis implemented as a filter so it can be added to entire tracks or clips.


In the text simpleRich text There,Rich text Can specify fonts (Japanese fonts are also available) and change the format.

If the text input frame is hidden by the toolbar, shrink the input frame to move it up on the toolbar.


If you want to add movement to the text preset Select from.

Rollback from operation history

Shotcut records user actions and can roll back to the state of the specified operation from the operation history.


Operation history Select the tab and select the operation to restore.

Export – Output

The output can specify playlists as well as videos on the edited timeline, and the file format defaults to the video codec. H.264 It was used MP4 It has become.


Video output from the tool icon Export choose.


Since the export panel is added under the playlist panel Output source After confirming, if you want to change the output settings, edit it in "Detailed settings", optionally enable hardware encoding, then click "Export file" and specify the save destination.

If your graphics card supports hardware encoding Use hardware encoding You can expect an improvement in processing speed by enabling.


Operation history The panel where was displayed job The progress of output processing is displayed.

Change output settings

If the output is set to a good balance between file size and image quality, but you are not satisfied with the finished image quality, CodecIn addition to adjusting the image quality by setting, you can also change the output file format and the codec to be used.


To improve only the image quality with the default settings, in "Advanced settings" Codec On the tab 品質 It is quick to raise the value of.


If you want to change the file format preset Choose from形式Codec Specify the file extension and codec to use with.

H.265 / HEVC and AV 1 codecs are also available.

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