I’ve recently installed Shotcut and I am in the process of learning how to navigate the software. I’ve been watching a lot of tutorials on YouTube but I’m unable to find a video that answers this question -
How do I export a video while keeping the exact same properties of the source video?
A little insight into what I am trying to do… I have some 60+ video files of various lengths, and I am trying to edit each one down to the exact content I want to work with. For example, I have a video that is like 20 minutes long, however there is only 15 seconds of the video that I actually want to keep and use. Now, I know that I can import the file into Shotcut and then add it to the timeline, then use the ‘split at playhead’ and remove the part(s) that I don’t want, but the problem is is that I still have this big source file sitting on my hard drive.
So this is what I want to do - I want to import each source file one at a time separately, and edit each one individually on it’s own down to the exact content I want to work with… and export these as new individual source files to work with. This way I can free up a lot of space on my hard drive by cutting down unnecessary video, and the act of ‘snapping’ the clips together will be cleaner.
I already know how to edit my source material down to what I want to keep, but when going to export the video I’m at a loss as to what settings to pick in order to keep the exact same properties of the original source material. It would be really nice if there was an option that said ‘same as source’ when exporting. Actually, there may already be something like that but I can’t see it. Can anyone help me accomplish what I’m trying to do in regards to same as source export quality?