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.

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
Overview Of Shotcut Layout
Managing Files
Arranging Various Panels In Shotcut
Opening Various Media Files - Video, Audio, Images
Course Exercise - Video Editing Challenge
Basic Editing On The Timeline - Split, Cut, Join video clips
Timeline Editing - Lift vs Ripple
Creating Transitions In Video Clips
Removing And Fine Tuning Transitions
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
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
Conclusion And Offer

Game Changer

Johnny Baker , 1 month 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.

Exactly what I needed

Jane Yoo , 1 month ago

As a complete newbie to video editing, this course was exactly what I needed. I'm recording videos for my new business, and I discovered Shotcut in my search for free editing software. And it was through Shotcut's website that I discovered James' tutorial. I'm really grateful they mentioned this course because it was a quick way for me to learn.

Very clear and easy to follow

Nicola Jelmorini , 2 months ago

I already knew Shotcut for some time now, but I didn't know all the useful tips & tricks that this course includes (BTW I have also contributed to the italian translation). Shotcut is "almost" perfect as a free video editing tool, but of course there is always some possible improvements in my opinion. For instance: 1) possibility to organize video and audio tracks (maybe with a grouping functionality) 2) possibility to separate the audio track from a video 3) possibility to apply keyframing to the audio and video effects.

if you are not familiar with ideo editing you must check it out!

Hans P. Lourde , 2 months ago

So many times I had some ideas for short films as a hobby but a quick look at a video editor software was enough to hold me back. Randomly walk trough video editing tips on the web and lucky me found out this piece of art ... Perhaps the best $30 I spent so far. I'm working on my first project ever and pretty exited about all the possibilities shortcut ,for instance, have to offer. this course will show you that editing videos is not as complicated as you think ans will give you all you need to get started. *however have fun and let your imagination set the boundaries. **In a few days I intend to send to James Woo my first attempt. Hans P. Lourde Alberta, Canada

Thos training helped me totally

Christian Mentz , 4 months ago

I was sceptical after a bad experience with paying for E-learning. But as I was really frustrated about my results in learning shotcut, I took the risk and paid the price for this training. What should I say: I am totally convinced by this training! After one day of concentrated learning with James Woo I solved all the problems I had with my film project, now I love shotcut, it makes so much better results than Movie Maker, if you just know how to use it. The training is organized in short chapters that teach you everything you must know, the videos show all single steps and Mister Woo explains. And whenever I am not sure about something, I can rewatch the relevant clip again. It comes even better: There was one problem I couldn't solve, so I wrote to James, sceptical if I will ever get an anwer at all (like I said, experiences in E-learning ...). After 2 hours I had my answer. Mr Woo explained me, detailed but easy to understand and very friendly, how to solve the problem with my film. Sorry for overwhelming enthusiasm - I guess its because I was really pi**ed off after trying to learn shotcut for 3 days on my own with no good results. Big thank you to Mr Woo. Christian, Berlin, Germany

What's included

  • 45 Video Lessons
  • 1 Text Lesson

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

James Woo