I feel like having to switch editing softwares, even if that will cost me the hours of progress I spent on Shotcut.
To anyone reading this post and they don’t have an answer, please like this post to make it more popular and also to let the Shotcut creators know about this problem, because I can’t imagine how bad it could actually be if it destroyed a more effortful part of my track, or another Shotcut user’s even more detailed track, because who knows if the bug will also affect you.
This bug should be top priority, because it can be a reason on why people quit Shotcut and also lose hours of progress.
So yesterday I installed Shotcut, and since then I always had one problem: Lag.
This lag, 99% of the time, would come from undoing. Everytime I did CTRL+Z or pressed the undo button on the screen, then Shotcut will freeze, lasting 10-60 seconds, which I’m pretty sure depends on how much detail you spend into making your video: The more detail you put into the video, the more time it will take for Shotcut to unfreeze. And I’ve reached a point where Shotcut would often times crash everytime I am trying to undo, and it doesn’t even say an after-response like “Shotcut has crashed blah blah blah etc.”. I was fine with waiting around 15 seconds everytime I did undo, but now it’s getting on my nerves because I feel like I am in quicksand and any move I make will worsen my position. Whenever I try to undo, there’s a very high chance that the app will crash, and when the app crashes and I re-open it, it asks me if I want to open my auto-save, to which I respond with yes, obviously. Now I am put back to where I previously was, but they still did not undo the mistake. And even worse, there isn’t undo history anymore because of the crash, so I am stuck with that mistake until I redo that entire part from scratch. So basically, my hours worth of progress is slowly getting destroyed due to Shotcut’s laggy app, and I see my progress disappear in front of my own eyes, which makes me really sad and annoyed, because I wanted to find a free editing software which could also help me with basic necessities for editing, and I put all my trust in this one app called Shotcut. What kind of bug just throws away your hours of work in front of your own eyes? I am keeping Shotcut closed and not opening my file again until this bug is fixed, and I hope that it gets fixed quickly, which the likelihood of that will probably be slim to none due to my message being hidden in a pile of many other messages because of its high chance of barely having any likes. And, by what I’ve seen on this forum, I saw many other people complaining about the same glitch but they haven’t gotten any response, not even any reply. I hate how now, because it’s so laggy, clicks done on my clips from the track will have like a 25% to turn it into a “Transition” which cannot even be deleted, and cannot be undone. I have over 100GB free space so the lag definitely isn’t because of my storage. And keep in mind that the only details I added to my Shotcut track were like just some Separations and like 6 different texts. This really reminds me of the time I used a trusted website, and that website deleted hours of my progress in the span of 3 seconds. I’m never using that website seriously again, and I might also never use Shotcut again if this bug isn’t fixed. To get the bug fixed is all I’m asking for, then I’ll be happy.