Windows 10 Version 22H2
Shotcut Version: 23.07.29
Firstly, for context, I have a video clip that I have exported with Shotcut and I have a version of the export that was edited into a greenscreen by using Runway. Right now, I am using a new project in which I have just opened both video files on their own. I will refer to this as project A. Looking in the playlist, the videos are both 16 frames. My goal is to layer the greenscreen footage over the original clip and have them in sync for my main project.
Next I am using another project which is the main one that I’d like to have both video files stacked together in. I’ll be calling this project B. In project B, I have imported the same two files, but this time it shows up that the length is 19 frames instead. This project already has a lot of files (over 100) because it’s the main project I want to work on.
When I take my Runway export and layer it over the original clip I used, and put them in a Shotcut project with multiple files already in it, the frames are out of sync despite being from the same source. This can be very inconvenient if I’m trying to have a green screen effect layered over the original footage and there’s a double because the frames are misplaced and it appears when scrolling frame by frame, that some are duplicated when they shouldn’t be.
In my screen recording, I will invert the colours off the green screen version so it stands out as a better example. I also haven’t altered the speed of the clips at any point during the creation of either project.
Note: for project B’s export, I have trimmed the rest of the project just to keep the relevant clip.
This video and its green screen have been exported by Shotcut from a source clip. Exporting clips with Shotcut have changed their frame rates and misplaced some frames with some being duplicated I have layered the exported clip over the original source footage and I have synced them up.
The green screen was made with runway by using the exported clip from Shotcut. Runway doesn’t cause the problem because the original export from Shotcut is also out of sync when layered with the original clip that I exported from. I’ve tried setting the opacity to 50% to show how the frames are not blending together because if the flames weren’t out of sync there would be no visible effect here.
I have included a link to a mega folder which has the project and its source material. For reference, when syncing the two videos together you should start the sync on the exact frame where the camera angle changes (so its the shot with the box falling)
In this screen recording example, I am cycling frame by frame and as you can tell, it doesn’t add up as some frames are being duplicated. This is not a problem on the new project (project A) since it doesn’t have the extra 3 frames.
link: 23.88 MB folder on MEGA