Easy Video Editing With Shotcut Video Editor

Learn video editing from simple to intermediate level editing with the Free Shotcut App
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Get started editing your own videos with an incredible free, video editing software for Windows, Linux, or IOS.

Are you looking for an easy to use, powerful video editing application? This course will teach you how to get started with video editing quickly using the free Shotcut App, which rivals some of paid software.

You don't need to settle for video editing software that is:-

  • expensive, difficult to learn software that takes too long to get started,
  • free software that are crippled, that prevents you from making the videos you want,
  • simple to use, but lack the necessary tools to make professional looking videos,

This course covers the following main topics

  • Get started quickly so you can start editing the videos you shot
  • Overview of the program layout and tools
  • Basic video editing like splitting, joining, transitions
  • Adding titles, annotation, music, and overlays
  • Green screening, or chormakey
  • Picture-in-Picture, or PiP.
  • Exporting your video in high definition, HD

Who is this course for:

  • Beginner video creators looking for a powerful, easy to use video editing application
  • Video editors who wants a pro level video editing software on a budget
  • Marketing video creators who want to create videos quickly

Sample material provided

Although I encourage you to use your own video clips, sample material is also provided for the exercises.

What are the requirements?

  • Computer that runs 64-bit Windows 7 - 10, Apple OS X 10.8 - 10.10, or 64-bit Linux with at least glibc 2.13.
  • RAM: At least 4 GB for SD, 8 GB for HD
  • Internet connection to download Shotcut software

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Edit professional-looking videos with Shotcut app
  • Create videos with graphics, titles, transitions, and music

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginner video creators looking for an easy to use, yet feature rich video editing software
  • Video editors who are on a budget
  • Video creator who wants cross platform video editing software
  • This course is not for you, if you are already using professional level paid video editing software

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Course

This video gives you a quick walk through how to approach this course, so that you can quickly get started editing your videos with Shotcut.


Source of official software to avoid any malware

Resources for this course
Section 2: Video Editing Fast Start

Get familiar with the layout and the various tools and panels in Shotcut software. This will help you get started fast with editing.


You can create a layout that you prefer by moving the different windows or panels in this free video editing software

Opening media files - Video, Audio, Images

For practice, I suggest you create a short 2 to 3 minute video project as you go along this course. Feel free to share a link to your video in the discussion if you want.


Edit videos using the timeline to split, cut and joint videos, images, and audio track


There's a pdf summary for the various keyboard keys you can use to edit quickly.


How to create transitions between video clips.

Removing and fine tuning your Transitions

How to use still images to make a video, or a combination of still images and video clips


Adding a audio track in Shotcut for multitrack editing


This lecture shows you how to fade out audio in Shotcut. There are 2 methods and something to look out for to ensure your audio is actually faded out.


How to add text annotation in Shotcut using a filter.

2 questions

Quiz for Section 2

Section 3: Producing Your Video - Exporting or Encoding

Export, or encode your edit to produce your videos in various formats.

Section 4: Advanced Editing
Adding an image overlay to your video

How to create greenscreen video using the chromakey filter in Shotcut


Create a video with Picture in Picture of PiP effect

Section 5: Summary and Bonus
Conclusion and Special Offer

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Instructor Biography

James Woo, Entrepreneur, Instructor, Build A Better Business

James, a former engineer, sales person, and since 2005, an online marketer. He used online marketing strategies to grow several local businesses. Some with over 50% sales from the internet.

Having an engineering mindset, he helps break difficult things down, and teaches others how to do things in a simple manner.

Being an innovator and connector, he likes to share what he know works, especially for small business owners who may not have the resources available to large organizations.

He likes to connect with people to create greater value in their lives.

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