Typically, although there are many Free Software programs, many users often prefer proprietary options to work better than free programs. This is the case for many who use video editor, who prefer to use a proprietary solution to a free solution. That’s why today we talk about Shotcut, a cross-platform video editor which is slowly consolidating as a great alternative, not just for Ubuntu but for other operating systems.
Shotcut is a program that in the latest versions has included support not only for the vast majority of video and audio formats but also for videos with 4K resolution. With this video editor the 4K video editing it will be easier than with other programs.
But 4K is not the only virtue of this video editor, video capture is another of the virtues as not only will allow you to import videos from other media but we will also be able to capture video from our desktop and also from our webcam, which will greatly speed up the video editing work.
And like many other proprietary video editors, this program contains many filters and more and more that will help us create professional videos with little effort. And continuing with this professional philosophy, this program contains many languages that will allow the program to be used with anyone no language problem. And unlike many other programs, this video editor has a web with training on the program that will make any novice able to use this video editor and get very good results, always with this program.
Installing Shotcut on Ubuntu
In the case of Ubuntu, the installation of this video editor is easy as all you have to do is download the program package, unzip it and run the binary file. The process is simple but a distinction must be made between the 32-bit and 64-bit platform. So to do everything from the terminal we should do something like this:
wget https://github.com/mltframework/shotcut/releases/download/v15.08/shotcut-debian7-x86-150810.tar.bz2 tar -xjvf shotcut-debian7-x86-150810.tar.bz2 sudo rm -rf /opt/shotcut sudo mv Shotcat /opt/shotcut sudo ln -sf /opt/Shotcut/Shotcut.app/shotcut /usr/bin/shotcut
wget https://github.com/mltframework/shotcut/releases/download/v15.08/shotcut-debian7-x86_64-150810.tar.bz2 tar -xjvf shotcut-debian7-x86_64-150810.tar.bz2 sudo rm -rf /opt/shotcut sudo mv Shotcat /opt/shotcut sudo ln -sf /opt/Shotcut/Shotcut.app/shotcut /usr/bin/shotcut
The truth is that the list of good video editors for Ubuntu is quite short, but it seems to expand significantly as Shotcut well deserves it or at least that seems to us with all the features and results it offers. Also as it has Windows version, those working with both operating systems will find it easier to work as the interface is the same. And at the price it is …. well worth a try right?