Shotcut is a free cross-platform video editor that has plenty of features including 4K Ultra HD TV support. The latest release (15.08) brings more updates:

  • Greek Language support 
  • Added a Ripple All Tracks option to the Timeline menu (default is off)
  • 5 new audio dynamics filters : Compressor, Delay, Expander, Limiter, Reverb
  • Drag-n-drop support
  • MLT XML files can be opened as a clip; so, you can use Shotcut to test your XML
  • Tap J, K, L to control playback speed and direction. Tap J or L repeatedly to go faster
  • Tap I or O to set the in and out points
  • Press left or right cursor keys to step frame-by-frame
  • Press page up or down to step one second at-a-time
  • Press alt+left or alt+right to jump between start, in, out, and end
  • Right-click the video window to access its settings

For more information about Shotcut, go here. In this tutorial, we will see how to install Shotcut from PPA.

Shotcut Installation

To install Shotcut 15.08 on Ubuntu 15.04/14.10 from PPA, open the terminal and issue these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:haraldhv/shotcut 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install shotcut

For Ubuntu 15.10 or Linux Mint, you can install the video editor using these commands:

wget https://goo.gl/4EkPuf -O shotcut_15.08.deb 
sudo dpkg -i --force-depends shotcut_15.08.deb 
sudo apt-get -f install

You can then start Shotcut from Unity Dash:

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