Sunday, June 19, 2016

How To Install Shotcut 16.06 On Ubuntu

Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Major features include support for a wide range of formats; no import required meaning native timeline editing; Blackmagic Design support for input and preview monitoring; and resolution support to 4k.

Version 16.06 is now available for download. There are number of changes and additions in this release:

  •     Show red outline on scrub bar of Source player to indicate selection.
  •     Added Cut, Copy, and Paste to Edit menu and Timeline tool bar.

  •     Changed double-click on Timeline clip to select+seek instead of copying to Source player.
  •     Changed Timeline keyboard shortcut A to append.
  •     Changed Timeline keyboard shortcut C to copy.
  •     Changed Timeline keyboard shortcut Enter to seek to start of clip.
  •     Added Peak and True Peak meters to the Audio Loudness scope.
  •     Added version/upgrade-checker.
  •     Added check for missing files when opening .mlt XML project file.
  •     Added dialog to locate and resolve (relink) missing files in project file.
  •     For clips with speed changed, added support for saving and loading relative path and file names.
  •     Added Export EDL to the File menu.
  •     Added YouTube preset to Export (which does the same thing as not changing any export settings, not selecting an export preset, or clicking Reset).
  •     Updated Blackmagic Design SDI/HDMI output to work with recent driver updates.
 The latest version available is Shotcut 16.06,  Full List of Features

Installation instructions:

Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing shotcut on Ubuntu systems is easy. Add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the shotcut package:

Open terminal and insert command line...

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:haraldhv/shotcut

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install shotcut

Optional, to remove Darktable, do:

 $ sudo apt-get remove shotcut

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