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New Version 18.10 with Grid and Snapping

Oct 8, 2018

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 Release 18.09: More Better Faster

Sep 13, 2018

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 Release 18.08.14

Aug 14, 2018

Version 18.08.14 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

Unfortunately, the previous release 18.08.11 introduced a major regression that can corrupt project files if your project has clips where you had changed Speed in Properties. If you have a project file that no longer loads, you can fix it in a simple text editor:

  1. Open the .mlt file in a text editor (notepad.exe not recommended)
  2. Locate every line with <property name="shotcut:comment">.
  3. If the text that follows it on the same line before </property> is incorrect or has strange characters, remove the text between the property tags. The line should now look like
    <property name="shotcut:comment"></property>.
  4. Save the file with a new name that ends with .mlt
  5. Try to load the repaired XML file.

New Release 18.08.11

Aug 11, 2018

Version 18.08.11 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

There have been enough major bugs found and fixed since the v18.08.01 release at the beginning of the month to warrant making a new release:

  • Fixed new crash in v18.08 changing Settings > Video Mode with nothing opened.
  • Fixed crash while adjusting position or size in Text and Size and Position filters.
  • Fixed position and size information incorrect if resolution or aspect ratio changed in Export.
  • Fixed Text animation (keyframes) when not the first clip in the timeline.
  • Fixed track name not editable after the track head had been selected at least once.
  • Fixed right-clicking a timeline clip breaks automatic timeline scrolling during playback.
  • Added Quicktime Animation Export preset to export video with alpha channel.
  • In Export, let option values in Other tab override values generated by other fields.

New Release 18.08.01

Aug 1, 2018

Version 18.08.01 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

This release primarily contains only bug fixes, which were strongly needed after a few releases with major additions and changes:

  • Added the timecode of failure to the Jobs panel when an export job fails (makes locating problem areas in the project easier).
  • Added an Unpremultiply Alpha video filter (handy to fix compositing for video clips with an alpha channel that has had its color pre-multiplied with its alpha).
  • Fixed various crash regressions since v18.05.
  • Fixed audio distortion during preview (regression in v18.07).
  • Fixed custom Export presets broken if name contains parentheses (regression in v18.07).
  • Fixed Properties > Reverse… broken if numeric region setting uses comma for decimal (regression in v18.07).
  • Fixed Overlay HTML editor easily destroys default scripts (introduced in v18.07) if WebVfx JavaScript extension enabled.
  • Fixed custom interlaced Export presets loading as progressive (regression in v18.07)
  • Fixed Timeline > Copy Timeline to Source > Export fails on unsaved (Untitled) project.
  • Fixed Text filter has aliased edges (regression in v18.07).
  • Fixed Stabilize video filter not available on Linux (regression since v18.06).
  • Fixed changing Speed in Properties breaks all filters on that clip (regression since v18.05).
  • Fixed Fade Out Video (and keyframes in general) broken on still images whose in point is > 0 (regression since v18.03).
  • Fixed accuracy of Properties > Duration for image clip on the timeline.
  • Some fixes for changing Settings > Video Mode after starting a project.
  • Fixed compositing of upper video tracks becomes broken if bottom video track is deleted.
  • Fixed images with alpha channel (e.g. PNG) on upper video tracks have dark edges after compositing if the Size and Position or Rotate and Scale filters are not used.

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