Hi Shotcut Leader,
Oh, darn. That’s unfortunate.
I do have Media Info and I was trying to best approximate the values manually last night, but I’m admittedly lacking knowledge on the subject of encoding. This has been a learning experience for sure. I set the major fields (Frames/second, resolution, aspect ratio, codec etc.) to what I was able to see in Media Info, but there are fields in the export section of Shotcut that aren’t represented in Media Info… for example rate control, GOP, b frames etc. so I have no idea what I’m doing there.
The resulting export I made looked good, but ran extremely slow, like it was in slow-motion, almost like the computer was having a hard time running it or something (I could be misinterpreting that). All of the major values were similar to what the source file has, so I’m stumped.
May I ask, are you one of the developers of Shotcut? If so, would you ever consider adding a ‘same as source’ option to the export function? If the answer is ‘no,’ may I ask why?
In the meantime, do you happen to know of any video editing software that has a ‘same as source’ export function? I really like using Shotcut so far and I’ll continue to use it for the construction of my project, but I’m very much in need of a tool that will allow me to pare down unnecessarily large source files in order to create and export new source files with original source quality. Thanks for your time.