Hey, I use and enjoy Shotcut, but there’s something that it’s really missing.
While at first glance, it has a decent set of built-in transition presets, they’re not particularly impressive. They look old-fashioned and, in reality, are mostly impractical unless you want to use them for some slideshow of old pictures of your parents.
The only transition preset I use that doesn’t look bad is Dissolve.
I mention this because I recently tried Filmora, and I was genuinely amazed at the number of transition presets it offers. Some of them are really impressive and feel quite modern. You can check them out in this YT video (let’s say, after the second half of the video).
Yes, I’m aware that a big part of these transitions can be achieved using keyframes, but the effort you put into creating a specific effect compared to just clicking once in Filmora is incomparable.
The same goes for the effects. In Filmora (and not only in it), you have a large set of ready-to-use, good-looking effects that you simply place on a track in the timeline, and you’re good to go.
So, my suggestion would be if the team could focus a bit on modernizing these transitions and adding ready-to-use effects, it would make things a lot easier and faster for us.