Video Editing Made Easy With Shotcut Video Editor

Shotcut Tutorials to Get You Started Editing Videos Quickly in 60 Minutes or Less

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 you to get started with video editing quickly using the free Shotcut video editing software.

The Shotcut tutorials covers the following main topics

  • How to get started quickly so you can start editing the videos you shot
  • 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

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, 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 is recorded. These changes are addressed in the Shotcut Updates section up to the latest version Version 17.12.03 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 unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - 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. Whenever I learn some new tricks to make editing faster, I’ll share those tips with you too.

Who is this course for:
  • Beginner, and intermediate 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

Any other questions, contact me, James by clicking here.

Intended Audience: Beginner video creator, Video Editors, Intermediate Video Editor

Course Introduction
Where To Download Official Versions Of Shotcut
Resources For This Course
Changes In The Interface - Watch This Video
Overview Of Shotcut Layout
Managing Files
Arranging Various Panels In Shotcut
Opening Media Files And Basic Edits
Course Exercise - Video Editing Challenge
Basic Editing On The Timeline - Split, Cut, Join video clips
Timeline Editing - Lift vs Ripple Delete
Creating Transitions In Video Clips
Removing And Fine Tuning Transitions
How To Use The Ripple, Trim and Drop Function
Restore Lost Video Section From Removing Transitions
Create A Video From Still Images
How to Speed up or Slow down a video clip
Adding Audio Tracks To Your Video
Fade Out Audio Track in Shotcut
Applying Filters To The Entire Track Vs A Section
How To Add Text Annotations
Adding An Image Overlay To Your Video
Rotate A Video Clip With Shotcut
Exporting Or Encoding Your Video
How To Create PiP or Picture in Picture Videos
How To Zoom In Or Enlarge A Section Of Video
Stabilize A Shaky Video
Create Multiple, And Fading Text Annotations
How To Blur Or Censor A Certain Part In A Video
Add Arrow Pointers Into Your Video
Position Arrow Pointer Accurately
Adjusting White Balance
Change The Look And Feel With Color Grading
Creating Chromakey Video - Basic
Creating Chromakey Videos - Advance
Shotcut Scrolling Credits
Create A Mirror Effect Video
Webcam And Video Capture
Manage Commonly Used Filters
Creating Your Own Filter Presets
Adding Space Between Clips Without Re-adjusting Prior Edits
How To Separate Audio From Video To A Separate Audio Track
Multi Track Editing - Keep Tracks In Sync
Export Frame - For Thumbnails etc (Shotcut Version 16.07.01 and up)
Cut, Copy and Paste In The Timeline
Lens Correction
Update Shotcut Version 17.03 - Icons on Timeline
Voiceover With Shotcut
Shotcut Update Version 17.11.07
Shotcut Update Version 17.12.03
Conclusion And Offer

Excelente Training

Al Amaro , 1 month ago

Very good job in training with clear videos and short too making it very easy to follow, thank you James for this training........

Excellent course.

Dwight Anderson , 1 month ago

James has put together a wonderful course that makes learning Shotcut a pleasure instead of a chore. Thank you James.

Very helpful material - fantastic support

Ryan Park , 2 months ago

This training course is a must-have for gaining a better understanding of the functionality of Shotcut. The software is fairly straightforward, but James' instruction really puts the finishing touches on it. The videos helped me to get started toward my desired results, but what put it over the top was James' support and advice provided through the discussion forum. Through his advice and insight I was able to accomplish exactly what I was seeking when looking for video editing software without having to spend a fortune. Thank you James!!

Concise and clear must have

Norman Brisson , 2 months ago

I like Shotcut but with this course, I now love it enabling one to understand the finer points of its usage, a must have for new users. Thank you James.

Game Changer

Johnny Baker , 5 months ago

I have been buying different video editing software for well over a year, only to find out it takes hours of online and offline training to just get started. Then someone suggested Shortcut. After downloading the software and looking over refernce, this course came highly recommended. Let's just say, within a day I was doing more with video than the goal I had set for myself. I started with one video prior to this course to over 30 plus, lease than a week. Thanks for bringing a newbie into focus.

What's included

  • 50 Video Lessons
  • 1 Text Lesson

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

James Woo