Shotcut 24.06 Introduces Windows on ARM64 Support

Shotcut 24.06, a free cross-platform video editor, released with SVT-AV1 encoder, AVIF image support, and more for Windows on ARM.

Two months after its previous 24.04 release, Shotcut, a free and open-source video editing software, released its latest version, 24.04.

What’s New in Shotcut 24.06

The most significant update in this release is the addition of a native build for Windows on ARM64 CPU systems. Additionally, Shotcut 24.06 packs numerous exciting features for both amateur and professional video editors:

  • SVT-AV1 Encoder: A faster, non-hardware AV1 encoder that improves the efficiency of video rendering.
  • AVIF Support: AVIF (AV1) images are now supported, expanding the range of compatible media formats.
  • Drop Shadow Video Filter: A new filter utilizes the input alpha channel. It is useful for adding depth to graphics but requires careful placement in the track order.
  • Vibrance Video Filter: Unlike traditional saturation adjustments, this filter selectively enhances less saturated colors, preserving natural skin tones in videos.
  • Mid-Side Matrix Audio Filter: Tailored for processing audio from Mid-Side microphones into clear stereo sound, enhancing audio clarity.
Shotcut 24.06 Video Editor
Shotcut 24.06 Video Editor

Additional enhancements, such as ‘Scrub While Dragging’ in Keyframes, customizable columns in the Playlist menu, and proxy support for DJI LRF files, streamline workflow and file management.

But, of course, Shotcut 24.06 isn’t just about new features; it’s also about refinement:

  • Improved Frame Rate Handling: Enhanced detection of variable frame rates in video properties, aiming for more accurate editing and playback.
  • Fixes Across the Board: From graphical glitches with GPU Effects to operational bugs in Undo operations and playlist management, this update addresses numerous issues that improve the software’s stability and usability.
  • Software Upgrades: Significant upgrades include transitioning to Qt version 6.7 and updating key components like FFmpeg, OpenCV, and VMAF, ensuring Shotcut remains compatible with the latest technologies.

For detailed information about all changes in the Shotcut 24.06 video editor, refer to the release announcement on the project’s GitHub page.

You can download the application in the universal AppImage format, ready for use on any Linux distribution. Additionally, installation files for Windows and macOS are also available.

Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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