My feature requests

I take my first steps in the shotcut editor. There was a task to digitize archival mini DVD cassettes and make trimming and easy editing. I want to thank the developers for the scan mode in the export settings. Other programs in which I tried to do this probably scanned sequentially, which spoiled the quality, and they did not have the ability to switch to interlaced. The export settings were a pleasant surprise.
There is a lot more to say thank you for, but let’s move on to criticism and wishes, because this is what can help make the shotcut better.

  1. In the preview window, you can cut out a part of the clip and add it to the timeline, but you cannot do it exactly frame by frame and then you have to trim it on the timeline. Double work.
  2. There are no blurs, which are often used. This is pointing in the right direction, in motion, centrifugal, and radial, which, in combination with the fisheye, which I hope will be animated in the new version, is used for zoom transitions. Naturally, all blurs must be animated.
  3. Smooth acceleration and deceleration. But not in the way it is done now, but without unnecessary complications, as, for example, it is implemented in CapCut or in Fillmore.
    This is what immediately caught my eye. Let’s see what happens with the update and add a wish list based on the changes.
    All the best and thank you for being you.

There are shortcuts you can use to move the playhead frame by frame:

  • Using the Mouse wheel on the Timecode counter.
  • Using the small arrows next to the Timecode counter
  • Using the left and right arrows on your keyboard.

I prefer the third option. When using the mouse wheel or counter arrows, the focus goes on the timecode counter (selected in blue). So to trim the clip, first you need to click elsewhere on the window to deselect the counter. Then you can use the “i” or “o” keys to trim the clip.
EDIT: Using the Tab key also works to remove the focus on the timecode counter.

You don’t have this problem with the left and right arrow keys.


Thank you very much for your response. About the use of “I” and “O” I did not know.

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I might be misunderstanding (probably!), but you can easily add blur by using one of the various blur filters and then keyframing it to match the desired zoom.

The VideoPad editor has those blurs that I mentioned here (I think this is not the only editor where there are such). And replacing them with blurs that are in Shotcut will not work.
There is also a big difference between a simple zoom and an animated fisheye zoom.