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Shotcut Alternatives

Shotcut is described as 'free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor' and is a very popular Video Editor in the video & movies category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Shotcut for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Write-on Video, which is free. Other great apps like Shotcut are Kdenlive, DaVinci Resolve, Avidemux and OpenShot.

Shotcut alternatives are mainly Video Editors but may also be Screen Recorders or Screen Casting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Shotcut.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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

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  1. Enjoy the fun of video editing with Write-on Video Ultimate. Fast and easy – you can now create videos and scripts simultaneously with Write-on Video. Make stunning movies and photo slideshows right on your iPhone and iPad.

    Almost everyone thinks Write-on Video is a great alternative to Shotcut.
  2. Kdenlive is a non linear video editor. It is based on the MLT framework and accepts many audio and video formats, allows you to add effects, transitions and render into the format of your choice.

    Some users think Kdenlive is a great alternative to Shotcut, some don't.

  3. DaVinci Resolve combines the world’s most advanced color corrector with professional multi-track editing, so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system!.

    Hollywood's #1 Post Solution
    This alternative is disputed. DaVinci Resolve is still a legitimate alternative to Shotcut, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
  4. Free and simple video editor that supports a variety of file types and automated tasks. SIMPLE video editor, dedicated for ONE video at a time. NOT for multi video editing/montage.

    Avidemux vs Shotcut opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Avidemux is still a legitimate alternative to Shotcut, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    It appears that you cannot create a video project using a timeline. That for me is an essential feature.

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  5. We designed OpenShot Video Editor to be an easy to use, quick to learn, and surprisingly powerful video editor. Take a quick look at some of our most popular features and capabilities.

    Some users think OpenShot is a great alternative to Shotcut, some don't.

  6. Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software.

  7. Edit video faster than ever before with the powerful, more connected Adobe Premiere® Pro CC. Dozens of brand-new features include a redesigned timeline, improved media management, and streamlined color grading.

    Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017
  8. Produce videos for the web using the industry-leading H.264 format. No tweaks or technospeak, just sparkling HD-quality video with compact file sizes...every single time. Two existing production presets (blog and web) and three new presets (YouTube, HD display, and Screencast.

    Camtasia Studio 9
  9. VirtualDub icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).


    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version,, released on October 27, 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

    Main window with input and output window
  10. Lightworks is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family.

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