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New Release 18.09: More Better Faster

New Release 18.09: More Better Faster

https://www.shotcut.org/blog/new-release-180913/

Version 18.09 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

UPDATE: Version 18.09 has been
re-released (build 18.09.16)
to fix major new bugs with the Rotate and Scale, Size and
Position
, Text, Chroma Key, Key Spill, and White Balance filters.

This release is packed with fixes and improvements in many areas!

More

Timeline
  • 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, and
    Ctrl+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.
Filters
  • 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.
    Example of Size and Position Shake 1 Second - Scaled preset

 

Other
  • Added a Text clip to the Open Other dialog.
    This is a convenience item that creates a transparent Color clip with a
    Text filter.
  • Added Extract Sub-clip to Properties menu for audio/video clip.
  • Added Export presets for WebM VP8 and VP9 with alpha channel.

Better

Stability Fixes
  • Fixed a crash when quickly changing clip selections in the Timeline.
  • Improved closing Shotcut more reliably and the behavior of multiple shotcut
    processes.
  • Fixed Undo beyond Remove Track may crash.
  • Fixed a crash when moving a clip after undoing a transition.
  • Fixed a crash loading project after some sequence of inserting and removing tracks.
  • Fixed a crash loading an image with the wrong filename extension.
  • Fixed OS audio device changes may cause Shotcut to hang.
  • Fixed 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.
  • Fixed a crash applying an image transform filter to an image with alpha
    channel (PNG, SVG).
Bug Fixes
  • Improved behavior of opening WebP images.
  • Fixed advanced keyframes for the Size and Position filter.
  • Fixed inserted and then hidden video tracks become audio tracks after
    re-opening the project.
  • Fixed changing Video Mode from Automatic to something else with
    nothing opened.
  • Fixed moving a transition to another track leaves a hidden clip on the old track.
  • Fixed trimming the out point of a timeline clip may change the in point of
    the following clip.
  • Fixed Properties > Speed, Convert, Reverse, and
    More Information does not work sometimes after reloading a project.
  • Fixed reliability of changing size and position fields with keyframes
    in Size and Position and Text filters.
  • Fixed trimming outward with Ripple All Tracks moved clips on other tracks
    in the wrong direction.
  • Fixed audio waveforms still appear on muted tracks after adding a track.
  • Fixed dragging clips to the Timeline stops working.
Image Fidelity
  • Fixed edges of text with the Text filter may get cut off (clipped).
  • Fixed Size and Position and Rotate and Scale filters may leave black
    right and bottom edge of frame.
  • Fixed trimming a timeline clip with Fade In/Out Video filters
    with “Adjust opacity instead of fade with black” enabled.
  • Fixed Export may change the actual frame rate and cause timing errors.
  • Fixed reducing the Frame/sec in Export causes timing errors in the output.
  • Fixed image scaling interpolation method when not using a transform filter.
Changes
  • Removed the Compositing toggle icon from the Timeline track head. Now,
    it is located in the track Properties as Blend mode with a None option.
  • In the 3D Text filter, replaced the Droid fonts with Liberation due to an
    incompatible license.

Faster

Well, to be honest, there is not much speed improvement. Most of the improvement
comes from a fix to prevent an incomplete shutdown. In the case of the 32-bit
Windows build, since more memory can be accessed now, we have removed some of
(not all) multi-threading limits.

  • Improved the performance of changing filter parameters and scrubbing.
  • Limit the number of background thumbnail and waveform generation threads to 4.
  • Prevent trying to generate audio levels for waveforms for still images and
    other silent sources.

New Version 18.10 with Grid and Snapping

New Version 18.10 with Grid and Snapping

https://www.shotcut.org/blog/new-release-181008/

Version 18.10 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

This release is packed with fixes and improvements in many areas!

New Features!

  • 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.


Screenshot of the new player grid button

  • 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.

Fixes

  • Fixed audio preview distortion on Windows (regression in v18.09).
  • Fixed some AAC MP4 files start in the middle.
  • Fixed un-mute a track may not draw its waveforms.
  • Fixed whitespace in Text filter removed in Export.
  • Fixed crash adding clip to Timeline after removing all tracks.
  • Fixed simple keyframes go missing or not all the way to 00:00.
  • Fixed switching from simple to advanced keyframes in Text, Rotate and
    Scale
    , Timer, and Size and Position filters.
  • Fixed a possible crash when adding a transition by trimming.
  • Fixed crash on macOS after the app restarts itself when some Settings are
    changed.
  • Fixed moving a clip to the left where the right edge is not a blank.
  • Fixed some Timeline actions do not work correctly after a Ripple move.
  • Fixed undo/redo form trim-to-transition over a blank/gap.
  • Fixed Ripple moving a clip to the end of a track was not extending the
    hidden black background.
  • Hide the Text generator if Settings > GPU Effects is on (incompatible).
  • Fixed the Rotate and Scale filter preset not saving keyframes for the
    Scale parameter.
  • Fixed a crash opening multiple files at once either through File > Open or
    drag-n-drop from a file manager.
  • Fixed a crash closing a playlist-only project with Automatic Video Mode.
  • Fixed changing position or removing advanced keyframes for the Scale
    parameter of the Rotate and Scale filter distorting the aspect ratio of
    the image.
  • Fixed Timeline > Split not working if the current track is empty. (It
    should split the topmost clip under the playhead.)
  • Fixed clicking the reset button of the Center checkbox of the Crop
    filter does not re-enable the other controls.
  • Fixed the Timeline and Keyframes timeline rulers are incorrect after
    changing Settings > Video Mode.
  • Fixed a crash when the project frame rate is very low (< 6 fps).
  • Fixed a crash when switching keyframes on and off for position and size
    parameters in video filter such as Size and Position, Text, and Timer.
  • Fixed trimming multiple track filters hides them.
  • Fixed making a Text preset does not save the text (only all other parameters).

Changes and Improvements

  • Changed resolution restriction from a multiple of 8 to a multiple of 2.
  • Improved the layout of the filter chooser in Filters.
  • Changed Timeline fade controls to behave the same as Keyframes simple
    keyframes.
  • Changed the Noise generator from opening as a live source to a clip with a
    duration.
  • Changed drag-n-drop to Playlist to not automatically open the first file
    unless the project is empty.
  • Changed the Rotation parameter of the Mask filter to use degrees, and
    fixed its reset button.
  • Added more library dependencies to the Linux portable tar, AppImage, and snap
    builds including the SWH LADSPA plugins.
  • The minimum macOS version has changed to 10.12.

New Version 18.11: And Hardware Encoding For All

New Version 18.11: And Hardware Encoding For All

https://www.shotcut.org/blog/new-release-181113/

Version 18.11 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

This version brings hardware encoding to macOS and VA-API encoding for Linux.
Meanwhile, the experimental GPU Effects mode, which was always unstable and
unsupported is made a truly advanced option by hiding it. Now, one can only
enable it by manually changing the configuration file/registry. To make things
easier a New Project screen was added, most Export options are hidden behind an
Advanced button, hardware encoding gets a checkbox, and a signed macOS build is
provided.

Additional information about the new features is available here.

New

  • Added an Advanced mode to Export.
  • Added Use hardware encoder checkbox to Export.
  • Added VA-API hardware encoding for Linux.
  • Added videotoolbox hardware encoding for macOS.
  • Added New Project / Recent Projects screen.


Screenshot of the New Project view, Advanced button for Export, and Use hardware encoder checkbox

  • Added 10 Pixel Grid 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 presets to Export.
  • Added signed app bundle for macOS.
  • Added SDK for macOS.

Fixes

  • Fixed support for macOS 10.10 and 10.11.
  • Fixed clearing export preset search collapses categories.
  • Fixed searching export presets in categories.
  • Fixed initial rectangle size for Size and Position filter.
  • Fixed reopening Timeline changes zoom level.
  • Fixed exit sometimes hangs.
  • Fixed some filters’ presets do not save any values:
    • Key Spill: Advanced
    • Chroma Key: Advanced
    • Reduce Noise
  • Fixed A/V synchronization on some files.
  • Fixed seeking on audio files with album art.
  • Fixed saving multiple lines of text in preset for Text generator.
  • Fixed crash when undoing split and transition on Timeline.
  • Fixed filters not applied correctly when using Export > From > Each Playlist Item.
  • Improved reliability of Audio/Video Device capture.
  • Fixed Color generator did not signal colorspace.
  • Fixed transfer characteristic conversion and full range output in Export.
    (Add mlt_image_format=rgb24, color_range=jpeg, and pix_fmt=yuvj420p in
    Other for full range output.)

Changes

  • 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.

New Version 19.01: HTML Templates, Chroma Hold, &amp; Swirl

New Version 19.01: HTML Templates, Chroma Hold, &amp; Swirl

https://www.shotcut.org/blog/new-release-190124/

Version 19.01 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

Much of this release was based on contributions in the form of code, presets,
title templates, feedback, bug reports, and testing nightly builds or the beta.
Also, recently, we added a
Contribute
page to the Web site.

New Features

  • Added Center Playhead option to the Timeline and Keyframes menus.
  • Added Slow Zoom __, Hold __ presets to the Size and Position filter.
  • Added a Chroma Hold video filter.


Screenshot of the New Chroma Hold filter

 

  • Added a Swirl (HTML) video filter.

 

  • Added a simple Templates framework to the Overlay HTML filter (see
    path Shotcutshareshotcutqmlfilterswebvfxtemplates to add your own)
    with the following templates:

    • Blank HTML
    • Blue Middle Bar
    • Creative Commons Music
    • Blank with Web Animations
    • Simple Scroll

Fixes

  • Fixed launch crash on Linux by excluding libdrm libraries.
  • Fixed audio level changed by the Mask : From File filter.
  • Fixed Text filter may have glitches with Export > Parallel processing
    (regression in v18.12.x).
  • Fixed missing file detected when Stabilize filter added without clicking
    Analyze.
  • Fixed external monitoring on Linux screen.
  • Fixed unable to detect hardware encoders with spaces in the installation
    folder path.
  • Fixed changing Speed can move a clip.
  • Fixed changing Speed has no effect when the system region and language
    decimal separators are different.
  • Fixed filter duration not adjusted when trimming a transition.
  • Fixed ripple trim when clip has a transition.
  • Fixed removing a transition by trimming adds some frames.
  • Fixed aspect ratio for File > Export Frame with non-square pixel video.
  • Fixed handling relative paths to external resources in the Overlay HTML
    editor.
  • Fixed a crash opening a project after removing the bottom video track.
  • Fixed the lossless/H.264 preset to be completely lossless.
  • Fixed dropping a file from a file manager whose name has special/extended
    characters (e.g. [, ]).
  • Fixed the state of the enabled checkbox for the Overlay HTML filter and
    when using a color picker.
  • Fixed distortion after changing the Keyframe Type of a keyframe for the
    Scale parameter in the Rotate and Scale filter.
  • Fixed right-clicking a keyframe to open context menu may change its position.
  • Fixed distortion when a Mirror filter is placed before a Size and
    Position
    or Rotate and Scale filter.
  • Fixed Levels filter in locales with comma for decimal point.

Changes and Improvements

  • Upgraded FFmpeg to v4.1
  • Improved Color Grading filter by letting all parameters go from -100% to 100%.
  • Added an automatic retry without Parallel processing when Export job fails.
  • Set the Save as type list on the Export File dialog on Windows when a
    preset defines a filename extension.

New Version 18.12: New and Improved Mask Filters

New Version 18.12: New and Improved Mask Filters

https://www.shotcut.org/blog/new-release-181223/

Version 18.12 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

The new Mask: Apply filter makes it possible to mask filters without using
multiple tracks! Use Mask: Simple Shape or Mask: From File to start the
filter mask followed the video filters to be masked followed by Mask: Apply
to apply the mask to the filters in between. Filters before or after the mask
filters affect the entire video frame. One can still use Mask: Simple Shape
or the new Mask: From File to affect the alpha channel for multitrack
compositing as before.

New Features

  • Added View > Scopes > Video Histogram.
  • Added Preset to some more filters:
    • Audio Gain/Volume
    • Blur
    • Brightness
    • Opacity
  • Added Preset and simple and advanced keyframes to the Balance and Pan audio filters.
  • Added a Levels video filter with simple and advanced keyframes!
  • Added Properties > Color Range for video clips.
  • Replace the Mask video filter with 3 new filters:
    • Mask: Simple Shape
    • Mask: From File
    • Mask: Apply


Screenshot of the New Histogram and Mask and Levels filters

The new Mask: From File is a powerful new video filter offering 3 modes:

  1. wipe transition (stock or custom)
  2. Channel > Brightness from a video or image file (File > Custom…)
  3. Channel > Alpha from a video or image file

Moreover, Threshold can be animated with simple or keyframes, which is
especially nice when used with luma-wipe image files (stock or custom). Not only
can you wipe on a filter but also you can use this as an alternative way to make
a wipe transition using multiple tracks (instead of same track transition).

Fixes

  • Fixed color accuracy of lossless/Ut Video preset and use yuv422p format.
  • Fixed number of digits for seconds in the Timer video filter when using Format > MM:SS.SS.
  • Fixed compositing completely transparent areas of alpha channel darkens output.
  • Fixed some generators (Color Bars, Ising, Lissajous, Plasma) not working correctly in Timeline.
  • Fixed Settings > External Monitor > DeckLink/Intensity can stall when Settings > Realtime is enabled.
  • Fixed making project folder if a parent folder does not exist.
  • Fixed New Project > Start does not save a .mlt file until you open media and save.
  • Fixed launch on some Linux (e.g. gentoo) by including libselinux .
  • Fixed crash when undo Playlist > Remove All.
  • Fixed auto-saved file not removed when save and exit with no changes.
  • Fixed the color accuracy of the Color generator.
  • Fixed numeric locale bug in the Audio Spectrum Visualization and Audio Waveform Visualization filters.
  • Fixed clip reloaded when leaving Properties > Speed with no change.
  • Fixed Settings > External Monitor on Windows screen.
  • Fixed launch crash on Linux with (Csound) csladspa < 6.11.1 installed.

Changes and Improvements

  • Improved color accuracy of internal RGB-to-YUV conversions.
  • Changed Quality to 100% when using the intermediate/ProRes preset.
  • Added 16:9, 9:16, and 1:1 aspect ratios for transition wipes.
  • Moved Properties > Reverse… from the overflow menu to a button.
  • Changed Properties > Reverse… to use project folder if used.
  • When Reverse job completes, automatically open it and add it to the Playlist.
  • Start playback from the beginning if you play when the play head is at the end.
  • Improved speed of the Text and Timer video filters.

New Version 19.02: Qt Upgrade and HTTPS

New Version 19.02: Qt Upgrade and HTTPS

https://www.shotcut.org/blog/new-release-190228/

Version 19.02 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

The main announcement for this release is a major update to an important library
that Shotcut uses for the UI (user interface) called Qt.
There have 6 major releases and two LTS (long term support) releases since the
version we were using. The new version we are using is Qt 5.9.7, which is
LTS (5.9) and is quite stable given the number of revisions (.7). It is a little
faster as well. We did not upgrade to the latest LTS (5.12) in order to retain
compatibility with macOS 10.10 and 10.11, and we want to use the same Qt version
across platforms. (Linux Flatpak is an exception.) With our new Qt builds, we
added support for HTTPS, which extends to our HTML effects based on WebVfx
and QtWebKit. This will let custom HTML titles and effects that you make link
to JavaScript libraries on the Web, which is mostly HTTPS now.


Screenshot showing HTTPS

New Features

  • Added Offset to the Timer video filter.
  • Added Vertical HD 30 fps and Vertical HD 60 fps video modes.
  • Added support for HTTPS.
  • Added --QT_SCALE_FACTOR and
    --QT_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTORS

    command line options.
  • Added English (Great Britain) translation.

Fixes

  • Fixed opening image sequence on Windows with extended/special characters in
    file path/name.
  • Fixed crash on some video clips, particularly those with Google Pixel 3 and
    likely others.
  • Fixed field order with interlaced export.
  • Fixed an image artifact when using keyframes with the Mask: Simple Shape
    filter.
  • Fixed image and alpha channel integrity with transitions on clips with a
    non-opaque alpha channel.
  • Fixed a crash when changing clip Properties > Audio > Track.
  • Fixed Properties > Video > Color Range inaccurate after changing it.
  • Fixed Shake One Second presets in regions that use comma for decimal point.
  • Fixed moving a Playlist item to the end.
  • Fixed more dialogs to be modal to prevent them from going behind the main window.
  • Fixed Overlay HTML webvfx templates when using a project folder.
  • Fixed volume slider appears before main window at launch on macOS.
  • Fixed more dialogs to use sheet style on macOS.
  • Fixed a few small memory leaks in MLT.

Changes and Improvements

  • Upgraded Qt to version 5.9.7.
  • Changed Width and Height minimum to 0 for Blur filter.
  • Set the Save as type list on all file save dialogs (convert, reverse,
    text, EDL, image).
  • Improved the quality of Export Frame > WebP.
  • Show “Not Seekable” instead of “Live” when opening a non-seeable clip (or
    device or stream).
  • Show a status message when trying to drag from Project player.
  • Prefer loading DLLs in Shotcut’s install folder over those in System32.
  • Default the out point of the Color, Count, and Text generator
    clips to the same as image duration (default 4 seconds).