Get started editing your own videos with Shotcut Video Editor. Shotcut is a free, video editing software for Windows, Linux, or IOS.
This course is designed for a beginner video editor to get started with video editing quickly using the free Shotcut video editing software.
The Shotcut tutorials covers the following main topics
Each video lesson is kept short
- How to get started quickly so you can start editing the videos you recorded
- Overview of Shotcut layout, and tools
- Basic video editing like splitting, joining, transitions
- Adding titles, annotation, music, and overlays
- Exporting your video in high definition, HD
- Multi track editing and green screening technique
so that you can zoom in to a particular lesson in the event you forgot how to create a certain effect. That way, you save time
without having to re-watch a lengthy video tutorial just to get to a part you want.
You should be able to create your first video in about 60 minutes
even if you are new to making videos. There are also advanced lessons for you to create videos with more effects.
Review from the lead developer of Shotcut
As the lead developer of Shotcut, I reviewed the entire course, and I think it is very good. James clearly and accurately explains many thing from basics to more advanced techniques such as picture-in-picture, chroma keying, and using custom HTML. The lessons are sequenced in a nice progressive manner, but you can also directly visit specific topics ~ Dan Dennedy
Reviews from students
Okay. I'm thrilled, so far. Your videos are bite-sized, allowing me to comfortably learn without overwhelming me. I am so happy I bought this course. Thank you for being thorough and taking the time and effort needed to make it comprehensible for me. I was completely overwhelmed and intimidated by the Shotcut interface until watching you first two video chapters of this course.
You explain and demonstrate it so clearly that, suddenly, it wasn't so scary. Then I watched video chapter number 3 on simple editing. That made sense. Finally. I'd watched all the tutorials on shotcut.org, but it never made much sense. You are absolutely awesome as a teacher. Thank you. ~ DL Keur
... the content of your videos is clear, well-planned, and concise, and the video quality itself is very good. I would certainly recommend the series to others interested in using Shotcut, ~ Chris Brandon
At this point is really awesome, it goes to the basic and explain very well and easy which is good to people like me that no have experience in editing. Wanna see more!! ~ Leonardo Rivera
Whenever there are significant changes to software or new features being released, I will create new videos to cover those changes. As a student, you get access to all those update.
Note - there were minor changes to Shotcut since this course was recorded. These changes are addressed in the Shotcut Updates
section to Version 19.06.15 of Shotcut
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts when you sign up. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start, and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access to this course for one year
- across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you're unsatisfied with your purchase in the first 14 days, let me know and I'll give you a full refund.
I don’t just teach Shotcut, I use it regularly for creating my own videos. This entire course including the video above was edited with Shotcut.
Who is this course for:
- Beginner, and intermediate video creators looking for a easy to use video editing application
- Make videos for your business or for fun, and you wants a pro level video editing software on a budget
- Marketing video creators who want to create videos quickly
- Upgrading from much simpler video editing software.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me