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Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor.

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Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor.


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What do you like best?

It is a super professional video editor taking into account it is cross-platform and for free. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

UI, a bit complicated but besides that, everything's is cool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Videos for my company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Marketing & Sales Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

It is free. That's about the only good thing I can say for ShotCut. I don't understand why some people love it so much.

I a world of intuitive software, ShotCut is decidedly OBTUSE. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The user interface is NOT AT ALL intuitive. You have to read documentation and get caught up in learning the ShotCut way of doing things.

If you are coming from ANY other video editing suits (FinalCut, Avid, Vegas Pro, Premiere), ShotCut will leave you scratching your head -- unless you feel like spending a lot of time reading documentation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There are a lot of video editing suites out there - some paid (FinalCut, Adobe Premiere, Vegas Pro, Avid) and some free (DaVinci Resolve) -- whether you want to pay or look for something free, all of the ones I've mentioned are worth a look.

What is NOT worth your time is ShotCut. I cannot tell you how hard of a time I had trying to learn this software and how infuriatingly obtuse the user interface is.

More power to you if you can figure it out, but with so many INTUITIVE editing suites available, I think your time is better spent than trying to figure out ShotCut's weird way of doing things. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I could not solve any problems with ShotCut because it was so difficult to use.

I imagine some people use it for editing video footage, but I could not even stitch two clips together. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Technology
Graphic Design
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like shotcut because its free and is packed with features.Its cross platform which is great because i can easily use this on latop which is linux and in my pc which is windows.certainly is in my opinion for profesionals because of the advance features this software has. Also supports up to 4k resoultion which is very impressive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

the interface is very confusing and has a very steep learning curve,you need to watch some tutorials to be able to navigate around the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can edit videos professionaly for free with this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Provost of Learning
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I appreciate all of the functionality that they have packed into this tool. every time I use it I learn something new, and deepen my editing skills. I am continually amazed by the depth of this tool! It is great that I am able to import all of my raw footage and see it as thumbnails and can work with it form there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As amazed as I am with the depth of work you can do in ShotCut, it is also one of the things I struggle with in the tool. There is almost too much functionality and options to work with. I am not a professional in the world of editing and often find myself not sure how to select certain options. The only other issue I have had is that it will time out when conducting select actions and I just have to wait for it to catch up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would highly recommend ShotCut for Video editing. Great tool once you get over the learning curve. There are some great support videos on the web to get you started and keep you advancing with your skills. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use ShotCut to edit and produce internal team and external client training videos. I use it to produce all company communications and Team meeting recording for team mates who miss a meeting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Trabajador social
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Este es un buen editor de vídeos para quien está empezando, porque es intuitivo y su interfaz es muy simple, así que no hay dificultades para aprender a usarlo solo;Por ser una herramienta más fácil de usar inicialmente, es posible encontrar tutoriales que enseñan a usar el Shotcut;Es un software libre y puedes efectuar su descarga gratis; Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Por ser una herramienta sencilla, Shotcut no tiene muchas opciones de efectos para vídeos;Algunos usuarios se quejan de “lentitud”, ya que, al igual que varios otros programas para editar vídeos, Shotcut también es un software pesado;Este no es un editor de vídeos aconsejable para quien quiere entregar vídeos con efectos especiales muy diferentes, ya que el objetivo de esta herramienta es ser práctica, sencilla e intuitiva para los usuarios Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

no tiene muchas opciones para videos, complementelos con diversos de efectos para videos, del resto todo esta perfectos, buen trabajo Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

actualmente resuelvo problemas de marketing, me ayuda en edicion de videos e imagenes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Technology
Graphic Design
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Its a free and open source software,i like about shotcut is that because its open source developers from anywhere in the world can contribute in making this software more and more better becuase the source code is available to the public.aside from that the software itself has pretty good features for both advance and intermediate video editing.All of that for free,this is quality grade software that exports and supports up to 4k resolution. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

While shotcut is great it certainly needs some learing to get a hand of the software,nonetheless its a great software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If youre looking for a video editing software but doesnt want to pay for a software then shotcut is great choice for you Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Shotcut is a great video editor for both amateurs and professionals,with its set of advance features it certainly suffices the needs of any video editor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Well one thing that stands the most is the fact that it is free and gives you a lot of variety of features and options to pick from also exports to high quality which is great if i want to do more professional editing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Theres really nothing that i dilsike about this software except for the fact that its user interface is quite confusing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want a free video editor then shotcut is the best Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Free video editing at high quality Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graphic Designer
Newspapers
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like the fact that while a free software it allows you to export in high quality and in any frame size you want,the features are sublime without a doubt the best free video editing software out there. the chroma key is what i like.i edit memes in this software to lol in my free time. it suffices my needs in editing truly is great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to annoying i find in this software,the likes outweigh the dislikes far more its a great software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Perfect for both amateurs and professionals! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graphic designer and web designer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

one thing that i do when looking for a software is its price,sure the ones that are expensive may give you an advantage when it comes to editing but for broke man like me softwares like this are definitely my best friend.While free it has a the basics and essentials of video editing and also has some advance features as well such as chroma key.you can export in hd and in any file you want all this being free Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would admit that this software has a learning curve,i had to search on the internet various tutorials on how to use this software aside from that i see no major inconvenience that i should worry. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps me improve in my skills in video editing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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graphic designer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

In free softwares i always expect the options to be limited but not with this one,its surprisingly a very powerful software that has advance features to use such as chroma key.It has a beautiful looking user interface and a lot of effects that you can apply to your videos. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really big of an issue that im concerned about,it does what i expect it to do and provides me with quality editing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its a free and powerful software that you can use to produce high quality video editing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graphic Designer
Graphic Design
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Shotcut is free and won't nag you about paid add-ons unlike other softwares.One feature i like about shotcut is its autosave,so you dont need to worry about the software crashing or lagging.Some basic and not to fancy features are present in this software,one of the most viable ones out there in my opinion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

While a great software it crashed a lot,dont know why but is occasionally crashed here and there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

If you're searching for something to cut video, sometimes add text or overlay images or other basic-intermediate video editing functions, Shotcut is a good option. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Founder and CEO
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's a free editor which saved our lot's of money and as it is open source so there are constant update and improvements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We wish if it has some more features and template similar to other commercial video editors. As it's free and open source so getting the desired support is little bit time consuming as such. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You can save money and efforts in trying Shotcut before buying any commercial video editor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a dedicated Youtube channel i.e., RTIwala TV for which we need to do a lot of video editing for our videos of all formats. Secondly, as we're a remote first startup so we can provide Shotcut to as many teammates as possible for no extra cost. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Bitcoin Trader
Utilities
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

This software is great, you can make quality videos easily. The software is easy to use and allows you to compile videos clips, make edits to the clips, add music, and so much more and so good for anithings you like that edit ! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The software was incredible at putting clips together and making a smooth transition from one clip to another, it did however take some doing to get it just right. The final product was also real choppy when previewing it, so always had to export to see what it actually looked like, which wasnt choppy at all Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

make quality videos easy Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

make quality videos Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Very easy to edit video. Simple interface allows you to get editing right away. Shotcut plays most video codecs without any problem, where other programs require additional codecs that cost extra. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Putting titles on clips in Shotcut is one of 2 major drawbacks. It treats titles as a filter on a clip. If you want it to go over multiple clips it becomes difficult.The other major issue for pros, is that it doesn't read the clip timecode. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for a good editing program for home videos, Shotcut is a good, free, program that works on Windows and Mac. For professionals it's not really up to par, except in emergencies. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

While I wouldn't use Shotcut for a pro project at this point, if I was stuck where I couldn't use my Premeiere Pro, I know that I can download and use Shotcut in an emergency. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

The best thing about Shotcut is that it is very advanced yet simple when it comes to the interface. It feels really nice when you get to do a lot of things without struggle. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One thing that I find lacking is a very rich interface. It can be improved with a very immersive user interface. I hope this will come up with some updates soon. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I find editing videos easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Extensibility: As an Opensource tool, I like the fact that Shotcut is cross-platform compatible. It has a smooth user interface, transitions and quick at rendering videos in any format. Another cool feature is the ability to recover your edits even after a crash or power outage. Attaching and detaching both video and audio in an efficient way. also, it has Excellent GPU features which I find amazing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

.Sometimes during editing, the video jumps or skips some parts. The online community is not much proactive as expected. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need not only Quality videos but also a cross-platform tool Try Shotcut. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick and High-quality editing of business ads. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

I appreciate the excellent many customizable filters and the precise well designed interface.

I like that it’s free, therefore an inexpensive alternative to other video editing apps and it doesn’t have ads popping up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don’t like that there are not any premade export profiles for different kinds of devices. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Shotcut allows me to edit my videos for my small business by adding and combining customizable filters to stand out from other business videos. I can easily trim and move my clips around to best fit my marketing video because this is such a user friendly program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

It's easy to make a better video about your business and Advertisement, open source software is better than license software, it has a great auto-recovery system which comes in handy, The filters are really powerful, Despite the interface being fairly basic, if you just want to edit sections of a video this is really easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Having edited my video and saved it, it took a bit of figuring out that it then needed encoding and saving, but that process went smoothly and the result was good, Support website is not help Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Advertising our business vlog Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

This one editor software was free like no one.

This software is open source so there are constan improvement. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish if it has new more features and functions. as it is free and open source so getting the disire support is little bit time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have dadicated social midia i.e, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook.

We need to a lot of things for our video editing.

Need easy to use video editor for social medias Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

The full featured side of the software and the multi platform capability. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some minor bugs here and there, but not a deal breaker (after all is totally free) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The best free editor for everyone who is starting to create videos. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating videos and helping my clients to create better videos Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

- The best thing about "shotcut" is that it's free.User can make a video in a couple of minutes also the drag and drop feature is very useful.

- HD (4K) quality videos can also gets edited through this open source software.

- Another cool feature is that the edits can be recovered even after outage of power and Splitting video is easy through this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Bit complicated need to watch some tutorial videos before using this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rapid open source software with effortless video editor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Very fast learning curve, easy to use, all the basic functions. True open source - not freemium, no upgrade pitches, no ads. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Interface is a little unusual, a few "standard" features seem missing, e.g., the ability to dial frames one at a time while seeing the audio bars, auto settings to output to Youtube. These may even be there but I couldn't find them. Processing was also a little slow. But these are minor compared to overall capabilities and ease of use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great for part-time editors Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Need easy to use occasional video editor for instructional vids. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Decent option for free editing and rendering videos now that Windows Movie Maker is gone Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface and level of control you get feels very overwhelming and "open source", needs a bit more UX consideration Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

we eventually moved to OpenShot and have been relatively happy, but both take more time to learn than WMM or iMovie Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

offering a free editing software on PC for users Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like that it is easy to use. It supports many codes of video and audio formats. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

At this moment there is nothing that I dislike about this product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a great product to use. It is easy and the price is perfect. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Supports popular image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF, WebP as well as image sequences Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UG
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Easy to use, has a ton of features not found on free software, and provides assistance to create awesome video content. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see software that provides suggestions and how to videos to help get the most out of the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Marketing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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