I am creating a course that uses ShotCut as its video editor. My students will have just installed Shotcut so as I demonstrate the Voice Over capability on my screencast, I would like the select audio process to agree with what they see. But apparently, once I make my selections, ShotCut “remembers” and the configuration screens never again appear. Or, I am doing something wrong.
Is there a way to get back to the original ShotCut setup? Or would uninstall / reinstall do what I need?
Originally I went to File>Open Other which pops up
Open other with Network column on left. Click on DirectShow which brings up Video Input and Audio Input. OK on that
Export>Select MP3 on left column of Export. Double click on the MP3 to get the MP3 format. Click on Capture File to select save-as file then it starts recording
That was original. And what I want to demonstrate to my students.
I delete any previous audio files. Invoke the ShotCut Video Editorfrom my desktop.
I go to File>Open Other which pops up Open Other with Network Column on the left.
I do not have Direct Show.
Instead it brings up the Audo/Video Input. Clicking OK goes directly to recording with only the Filters, SV and Timeline showing.
I press “k”
Click Export>Select which proceeds as before by double clicking on MP3 which pops up the Capture File.
But after selecting the output file, ShotCut returns to the layout with no apparent playhead movement. The only clue that it is recording is that the “Capture File” button reads “Stop Capture” which is the only way to stop the recording: there’s no pause button under the SV and typing “k”.does nothing.
Is there a way to return to the original sequence that includes “Direct Show” without uninstall / reinstall? I’d like to demonstrate what my students will experience.
I recommend WAV over MP3. WAV is more accurate for editing.
I press “k”
At this point, since the audio device is opened in the Source player, you have stopped monitoring the audio capture. “capture” here is not yet captured to file since you have not started that. Rather, it is capture in a monitoring mode to verify it is working and the levels are OK. At this point if you are not using a headset, you may experience compounding echoes at which point I mute the Shotcut player.
after selecting the output file, ShotCut returns to the layout with no apparent playhead movement.
That is normal because this is not a dedicated voice-over function in Shotcut. It is simply audio recording, while voiceover is audio recording while playing the timeline. Thus, you simply need to start timeline playback if that is what you want. That probably requires that you switch to the Project player.