Install Shotcut Video Editor in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

by admin admin Date: 25-02-2017 video editing ubuntu


The Shotcut video editor software has reached the 16.11 release, here’s quick tip for how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10.

Shotcut is a free, open source, and cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Major features include support for a wide range of formats, no import required meaning native timeline editing, Blackmagic Design support for input and preview monitoring, and resolution support to 4k.

Shotcut 16.11 features a new so-called portable app, and also:

  • Fixed drag-n-drop to Timeline after moving clip to different track.
  • Fixed LUT (3D) filter for languages/regions that use comma for decimal point.
  • Fixed Properties > Speed on macOS for languages/regions that use comma for decimal point.
  • Added Gaelic (Scottish) translation.

How to Install Shotcut in Ubuntu:

Shotcut offers a non-install Linux binary package available for download at this page.

For those want to install Shotcut with application shortcut, you may use this unofficial PPA repository:

1. Open terminal and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:haraldhv/shotcut

Type your password (no visual feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

shotcut-unofficial-ppa

2 Then update and install the editor via the commands below one by one:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install shotcut

For Ubuntu 16.10 users, you can also install Shotcut from the GetDeb repository.

Uninstall Shotcut video editor:

To uninstall the software, simply run the command below in terminal window:

sudo apt remove shotcut && sudo apt autoremove

And the PPA repository can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

 
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