For whatever reason while I was editing a video using shotcut the frame just froze for a second and went all choppy, All i did was split at playhead and then as soon as the recording got to my split it went really choppy. I was just wondering why this happened
BTW The glitch didn’t seem to appear on any other video
I do not know. Was this only in preview or also in export output? Probably because your format is not edit-friendly and maybe because Settings > Interpolation is set to Nearest Neighbor. If so, change Settings > Interpolation to Bilinear and restart Shotcut.
Hi there. This problem caused me many headaches until I discovered the reason / answer.
Video formats like mp4 use compression methods to make the video file size smaller. They do not store every frame fully. They use information from earlier frames to complete the picture. So when you make a cut at any arbitrary place, the frames just following the cut become choppy until the next ‘fully stored’ frame (or I-frame).
The way to fix this is:
Add the mp4 to the playlist.
Click on the Properties tab below the playlist.
Scroll to the bottom of the Properties section and click on the hamburger (the stack of 3 horizontal lines).
Click on “Convert to Edit-Friendly…” and follow the instructions.
This will create an edit-friendly version of your mp4 that you can split at any frame without problems.
It creates a much larger video file (10 - 20 times larger than your original file), but at least you can edit properly.