I’m used to using Windows Movie Maker, which I’ve used for over a year. In it, I can easily trim hour-long videos each day with little to no hassle. I know all the shortcut keys, so I almost never need to touch the mouse. However, I’m having difficulty finding this same optimized work flow for Shotcut. It seems like I have to click on a section in order to use Ripple Delete (X), and once I’ve done so, I have to either drag the playhead or press alt-left to continue watching where I left off. In Movie Maker, there’s a tool called “Set Start Point”, which automatically ripple deletes everything between the last split point and the playhead’s current position. I use that tool for every trim, but Shotcut doesn’t seem to have something that convenient.
I’ve been meaning to switch video editors for a long time, and Shotcut’s the best alternative I’ve found. I just need to find an optimized work flow for trimming videos, focusing on shortcut keys and minimizing mouse usage.