Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor. It can run on Windows, OS X, and Linux.
Shotcut supports video, audio, and image in various formats, no matter they are produced via FFmpeg and screen, webcam, or audio capture. This software can perform non-linear video editing. Users can simply drag-and-drop the video clips, which may be in different formats, on the Timeline so as to produce a multi-layer video. A wide variety of video filters, audio filters, and video transition effects are available.
To view the full list of the software’s features, you may visit http://www.shotcut.org/bin/view/Shotcut/Features
Free yet powerful non-linear video editing application
Video editors such as Movie Makers does not support complex composition of multiple videos and audio clips, while commercial products such as Adobe Premiere cost a lot and are too complicated to use. Shotcut, being a free and open source application, has the necessary features to do intermediate to advanced level of video editing.
Tips for using the product
There are things that Shotcut cannot do. For example, it cannot adjust the playback speed of a video. Check the feature list and FAQ on the product’s website to know more about its limitations. Although Shotcut have some limitations/ shortcomings, you may still use it to polish your video after using another software to do some preliminary editing work.