I’m happy to see I’m not the only one encountering this issue! It’s been driving me crazy, LOL.
So I can confirm all of the above observations. I can also add a bit more…
I thought I could work around this issue by saving my crop settings, since shotcut lets you do that. So I clicked on the + button, typed in a name for my preset, but… as soon as I hit OK, bam! all my settings were gone again.
Furthermore, when I click on the preset I just saved, it comes up with the one setting that did remain, everything else is blank.
So I figured OK, that’s annoying, but maybe I can go manually edit my presets if it’s stored in a text file. So I did some digging and found the text file, yay!
So I open my crop preset file and… surprise! All the settings are in there???
How baffling is that?
So it seems like the settings get saved OK but are just not read properly by shotcut for whatever reason. Or rather, specific actions (like selecting the clip or hitting the OK button to save the presets) will make it stop reading the settings properly.
Also, I should point out that I run shotcut on a linux box (Fedora/KDE), so it’s not just the Windows version that is misbehaving. Though I can confirm that the issue also exists under Windows 7 (as I also tested this on my laptop).
And BTW, I’m running version 18.01.02 on both machines.