Only see whole video but not frames


#1

Previously when I opened a video on Shotcut to edit, I would see the whole video above, and (as best I recall) numerous frames of the video below (on the “timeline”). Now on the editing page, I only see the whole video above. Why am I not seeing the numerous frames on the “timeline” below?


#2

Not sure what you mean by “frames”. If you want to see thumbnails on the timeline, right click the video track header and check Show Video Thumbnails

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#4

Thanks, sauron. I think probably I do mean “thumbnails.” If my memory is correct, previously, when I opened a file on the editor, I would see the whole video at the top right, and then a set of thumbnails from the video at the bottom of the page, stretched across the page. The thumbnails would appear without my doing anything extra. I just tried what you said, and successfully placed a checkmark beside the phrase “Show video thumbnails.” Yet there are no video thumbnails showing. I think a person uses the thumbnails to edit, don’t they? Can’t see how to edit if I don’t have the thumbnails. Previously, if I played the video, a playhead would move across the bottom of the whole video at top right and, as I recall, over the thumbnails across the bottom. Now the playhead moves from left to right below the whole video at top right, but there are no thumbnails at the bottom for a second playhead to move over.

I did download Shotcut a few months ago. I wonder if I need a more recent version? Is there a way for me to see what version I’m running?


#5

Help/About Shotcut
Version 18.11.18 is the latest which can be found at the download link at the top of the page.


#6

Thank you, @Hudson555x. I did download the latest version. However, when I opened a file to attempt to edit it, I still have the same issue: I see the whole video at the top, but not the thumbnails below:

Don’t I need the thumbnails to edit?


#7

You’re looking at the source video.
Drag it down to the timeline to work on it.
Shotcut will create a video track for you automatically and you’ll see the thumbnails you’re looking for.


#8

Timeline
Keyboard Shortcut : A (Append) will work too, or clicking on the + symbol in the timeline window.
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Playlist
Keyboard Shortcut : Shift + A
If you’re in the playlist tab, you can click the + symbol there too.
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Timeline thumbnails
Right click any of the 3 locations to get this menu.
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Playlist thumbnails
These 4 buttons, you can use to change around your thumbnails or no thumbnails, etc.
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#9

Thanks, @GordC. Currently I’m working with Windows MovieMaker to see if I can edit the vids (rather than Shotcut.) MovieMaker is easier to use than Shotcut, but when I’ve uploaded to YouTube after editing the vids on MovieMaker, a bit of the edge of the picture was cut off on both sides. So I’m seeing if I can rectify that. If not, I’ll return to Shotcut, and your info will come in handy.


#10

Thanks, @Hudson555x. Currently I’m working with Windows MovieMaker to see if I can edit the vids (rather than Shotcut.) MovieMaker is easier to use than Shotcut, but when I’ve uploaded to YouTube after editing the vids on MovieMaker, a bit of the edge of the picture was cut off on both sides. So I’m seeing if I can rectify that. If not, I’ll return to Shotcut, and your info will come in handy.