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New Version 22.11

Nov 25, 2022

Version 22.11.25 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

This is primarily a bug fix release.

New Bugs Since Version 22.09.23

  • Fixed including sub-project with Open MLT XML as Clip breaks the project (broke in v22.10).
  • Fixed custom transition preview in Properties degrades quality and accuracy of the transition preview in the player.
  • Fixed memory leak in the transition Properties and Slideshow Generator previews.
  • Fixed crash when using the --appdata command line option.
  • Fixed dragging multiple selection in Timeline does not show all selected clips.

Old Bugs

  • Fixed huge memory consumption when using certain filters before keyframes on the Size, Position & Rotate filter: Corner Pin, Mask: Simple Shape.
  • Fixed Alt (option on macOS) not suspending snapping in filter rectangle controls.
  • Fixed updating the filter UI value when deleting a keyframe.

Improvements and Changes

  • Improved sound quality of Pitch compensation and Pitch audio filter.
  • Added Reset on discontinuity option to the Normalize: One Pass audio filter.

New Version 22.10

Oct 22, 2022

Version 22.10.25 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

This is primarily a bug fix release.

New Bugs in Previous Version 22.09.23

  • Fixed translations not updated.
  • Fixed crash in Size, Position & Rotate filter when size approaches zero, for example when editing a size numeric field.
  • Fixed bitrate in some Export presets such as VP8, VP9, D10, and XDCAM.
  • Fixed Timeline > Lift and Delete not working with no clip selected.
  • Fixed Transition > Properties resets the Invert and Softness options.

Old Bugs

  • Fixed an incorrect timecode appears at 2 minutes in 24 or 23.98 fps.
  • Fixed Timeline > Select Clip Above and Select Clip Below not working with no clip selected.
  • Fixed incorrect resulting aspect ratio when changing Export > Video > Resolution and pixel aspect ratio is not square.
  • Fixed Properties > Measure Video Quality on Windows.
  • Fixed Fade Out Video filter not working after trimming the in point.
  • Fixed updating an animation Properties > Duration after changed in Glaxnimate.
  • Fixed ripple trim on the in point of a clip that is at the very beginning (00:00:00:00) of the Timeline.
  • Fixed adjusting keyframes of the second clip when a trimming the in point of a transition.
  • Fixed Keyframes UI when using Timeline > Trim Clip In menu-item/action/shortcut (not interactive trim).
  • Fixed opening a MLT XML file with a % in its path or name.
  • Fixed keyframes after an undo and redo upon making a transition while trimming the in point of a clip.

Improvements and Changes

  • Finished the menu technology updates (marker context, rich text editor) that were mostly done in v22.09.23.
  • Added icons for the 360 video filters.
  • Disallow allow adding Filters to a device or live input since this is not working and could interfere with integrity of capture.
  • Increased the maximum values in the Mask: Simple Shape > Horizontal and Vertical video filter.
  • Changing Timeline > Zoom no longer pauses playback.

New Version 22.09: Action Search & Editable Shortcuts

Sep 23, 2022

Version 22.09.23 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

Action Search and Editable Shortcuts

This new feature provides a unified action search and shortcut editor. Action search makes it quickly to find and execute a command. It also provides a keyboard shortcut reference and lets you add or change shortcuts - all in one!

  • Replaces the old Keyboard Shortcuts… item in the Help menu and takes its keyboard shortcut ?.
  • / is also a default shortcut, and either shortcut can be changed.
  • Searches both action name and shortcut.
  • Press Return/Enter within the search box to move focus to the list of actions.
  • Press Return/Enter on a selected Action to trigger it and close the dialog.
  • Shift, Ctrl, or Alt + Return/Enter on a selected action to trigger it and NOT close the dialog.
  • Double-click an action to trigger it but NOT close the dialog.
  • The dialog is not modal so you can leave it open and to the side while working.
  • Press Esc when the dialog has focus to close it.
  • Press F2 when an action is selected to edit its first shortcut.
  • Single-click a selected shortcut to enter edit mouse using the mouse. This means you typically need two single clicks: one to select, the second to enter into edit mode.
  • You can Tab out of edit mode to navigate focus to the apply button and press Space to trigger the apply. It is intentional that you cannot assign Tab as a keyboard shortcut to an action.
  • There are some keyboard buttons such as J/K/L that are reserved and cannot be used in a shortcut. You will see an error message when you try to apply it.
  • You can define up to 2 shortcuts per action! You may want to leave the default as well as add your preferred shortcut.
  • A big portion of the UI had to be rewritten to support this. As a result:
    • All panel (hamburger) menus are consistently on the left/first.
    • Panel-specific Options sub-menus were moved to Settings main menu.
    • The keyboard shortcut to switch the player between Source and Project is now P.
    • The default shortcuts to change the current track now require Ctrl+Alt in addition to cursor up and down.
    • Various hidden or under-exposed actions now have a menu item somewhere including a new Player main menu.
    • Many translations will be lost.

Transition Preview and Improved Custom Transitions

  • There is a folder now in the App Data Directory named transitions where you can store these.
  • All files in the transitions folder are listed in transition Properties, the Mask: From File video filter, and the Slideshow Generator dialog.
  • Added a favorite button in transition Properties and Mask: From File that copies your chosen custom file to the transitions folder.
  • Added a quick preview to transition properties.
  • Added a link to our Resources web page where you can download custom transitions in Properties.

Filter Keywords and Icons

We improved the Filters add-filter chooser.

  • Added translatable keywords to facilitate search. For example, “transform” shows Size, Position & Rotate.
  • Added the English filter name in an un-translataed manner to the keywords so people using a translation can more more easily find things based on proliferic English advice.
  • Added animated icons to most filters to demonstrate what they do.

GPS Graphic Video Filter

The new GPS Graphic video filter draws GPS data-driven graphs, paths, and speedometers.

Also, we added the gopro2gpx utility to let you export a GPX file from a GoPro videe using Properties > menu > Export GPX. This saves the .gpx in the same folder as the video file with the same name but different exension. Then, you open this file with the GPS Graphic or GPS Text filters.

More New Stuff

  • Added limited support for reading WebP Animation.
  • Added Fisheye video filter (see its presets).
  • Added snapping to the playhead to Keyframes.
  • Added the ability to drag-scroll/pan using the middle mouse button (press mouse wheel) to Timeline, Keyframes, and the player when zoomed in.
  • Added the alpha Operation, Reverse, and Invert parameters to the Mask: Draw video filter.
  • Added Settings > Reset… to reset all settings including hidden ones.

Fixes

  • Fixed Move Track Up or Move Track Down breaks the order of blending/compositing.
  • Fixed opening files with a % in their path or name.
  • Fixed sometimes a date does not appear in Playlist.
  • Fixed Old Film: Scratches video filter not working (broke in version 22.04).
  • Fixed Stabilize video filter uses invalid analysis data after pasted.
  • Fixed File > Open MLT XML as Clip… changes the current Video Mode.
  • Fixed audio artifacts introduced after splitting a clip that has been converted or reversed using the better/large/DNxHR option.
  • Fixed Text: Rich filter’s toolbar may not reflect the current text color.

Changes

  • Show audio-clips without album art as a checkboard for transparent instead of white.
  • Deprecate and hide the Lens Correction video filter since it is low quality (no interpolation) and now there is Fisheye.
  • Upgraded FFmpeg to v5.1.0
  • Upgraded dav1d AV1 decoder v1.0
  • Upgraded AOM AV1 encoder to v3.4.0
  • Upgraded libvpx VP8/9 encoder to v1.12.0
  • Upgraded VMAF to v2.3.1
  • Upgraded Glaxnimate to v0.5.1

New Version 22.06: Glaxnimate

Jun 23, 2022

Version 22.06.23 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

Glaxnimate

Glaxnimate Logo

Glaxnimate is a 2D vector drawing and animation program that is now integrated and bundled with Shotcut:

  • Added support for reading Lottie and rawr JSON animation formats as a clip.
  • Added Open Other > Animation to make a new drawing or animation.
  • Added a Mask: Draw (Glaxnimate) video filter.
  • Preview the Shotcut timeline within Glaxnimate.
  • Known issues:
    • Preview on macOS may stop working due to out-of-resources until reboot.
    • Some Lottie animations make export fail. The one that I have a problem with shows warnings upon opening in Glaxnimate.
    • See also Glaxnimate’s bug tracker
  • Tutorial videos:

More New Stuff

  • Added Timeline > menu > More > Align To Reference Track to synchronize clips based on similar audio. See its documentation.

Screenshot of Timeline after aligning clips

  • Added support for Keyframes to the following audio filters:
    • Low Pass
    • High Pass
    • Reverb
  • Added keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+A to select all clips on the current track. (option+command+A on macOS)
  • Added an options dialog to File > Export > Markers as Chapters to exclude colors or include range markers.
  • Added Edit… to Timeline > Output > Properties.
  • Added support for fractional display scale (125%, 150%, 175%) on Windows.

Fixes

  • Fixed Text: Rich does not export the same as preview on system with fractional display scale on Windows.
  • Fixed Record Audio and Open Other > Audio/Video Device crashing on macOS due to insufficient entitlements.
  • Fixed Time Remap > Image mode > Blend not working.
  • Fixed a crash combining two Size, Position & Rotate filters with a mask filter on a square video mode.
  • Fixed a possible crash with an odd width video.
  • Fixed dragging a clip leftward beyond other clips with Timeline > Ripple turned on.
  • Fixed changing the color of a color clip resets a custom name.
  • Fixed changing Properties > Speed drops a Crop: Source filter if added.
  • Fixed prompting for a duration and possibly a crash when dragging non-seekable files to Playlist.
  • Fixed filters on a clip are removed when Undo after a change to Properties.
  • Fixed File > Export > Markers as Chapters incorrect text encoding resulting in corrupt unicode characters.
  • Fixed video track blending may be broken after moving a track.
  • Fixed repairing a project with Settings > Proxy > Use Proxy on saves proxy file paths into repaired project file.
  • Fixed Ripple Markers not working with ripple trimming.
  • Fixed trimming a clip on timeline may change the length of a neighboring clip.

Changes

  • Converted the build system from qmake to CMake (qmake is removed).

New Version 22.04

Apr 25, 2022

Version 22.04.25 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

This version is simply a collection of several fixes:

  • Fixed Open Other > Audio/Video Device and Timeline > Record Audio not working on macOS.
  • Fixed Open Other > Color Bars not appearing on macOS.
  • Fixed Filters > Paste filters for some filters (broke in v22.03.30):
    • Normalize: Two Pass
    • Chroma Key: Simple
    • Crop: Source
    • Mask: Apply
    • Time Remap
  • Fixed Export > Color range > Full if resolution or frame rate were changed.
  • Fixed Export > Codec > Rate contol > Quality-based VBR with videotoolbox_hevc on macOS.
  • Fixed changing Export > Format does not suggest a file name extension.
  • Fixed keyframes for Corner Pin video filter.
  • Fixed keyframes for Rotate parameter of the Size, Position & Rotate video filter after trimming the clip.
  • Fixed Size, Position & Rotate video filter UI incorrect for non-square pixels.
  • Fixed running Analyze more than once in Normalize: Two Pass audio filter.
  • Added Detected Loudness and Normalization Gain status fields to Normalize: Two Pass audio filter.

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