New Version 20.09.13: Pad Blur and Rich Text Video Filters

Version 20.09.13 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

Security Notice

All users are encouraged to upgrade to address a security vulnerability (CVE-2020-24619) in Shotcut’s check for a new version. In previous versions it was not using a secure network connection making it is possible for an attacker to change the URL to the web page containing the release notes and download link. That has been fixed in this version.

HTML5 Deprecation

Shotcut’s HTML5-based filters – including non-obvious video filters such as Crop: Rectangle in previous versions – were based on an old technology (QtWebKit) that we decided to remove. The technology is no longer officially supported by its founding organization and hinders our ability to upgrade more important technology. Moreover, there were some lingering stability bugs related to its integration that are very difficult to fix. In the previous version, some filters were marked as “DEPRECATED” as a result of this decision, namely Text: HTML, but not Crop: Rectangle, Crop: Circle, and Choppy. These were rewritten for this version. This new version automatically converts the Choppy, Crop: Circle, and Crop: Rectangle video filters in an existing project to their new replacements. Also, we added a new video filter named Text: Rich. It is not as capable as the old Text: HTML, but it should be easier to use and manage while being more reliable. The deprecated HTML-based filters are still included in this version, but now they are hidden. They will appear only when loading old projects that include them. This provides a transition to the next version that actually removes these filters: You can load an old project using the deprecated filters and replace or remove them.

New

Blur: Pad Video Filter

This is a new useful alternative to cropping to remove black bars from images or videos whose aspect ratio does not match the project. It is available in the slideshow generator as Pad Blur.

Screenshot of Blur: Pad Video Filter

Text: Rich Video Filter

The rich text editor writes directly on the video preview, has a floating toolbar, and saves itself into the project file with no external HTML files to manage.

Screenshot of Text: Rich Video Filter

New Stock Layouts with Quick Switcher


Other New Things

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