New Version 20.06.28: Slideshow Maker, Proxy Editing, and 360° Video Filters

Jun 28, 2020. | By: Dan Dennedy

Version 20.06.28 is now available for DOWNLOAD!

New

  • Added Playlist > menu > Add Selected to Slideshow slideshow generator!

Screenshot of Slideshow Generator

  • Added Settings > Proxy for videos and images. See the documentation

Screenshot of Proxy Editing

  • Added bigsh0t 360° video filters (contributed by Leo Sutic):
    • 360: Equirectangular Mask
    • 360: Equirectangular to Rectilinear
    • 360: Hemispherical to Equirectangular
    • 360: Rectilinear to Equirectangular
    • 360: Stabilize
    • 360: Transform
  • Added Open Other > Blip Flash generator.
  • Added 2 new Export presets: Slide Deck (H.264) and Slide Deck (HEVC).
  • Added a Background color parameter to the Rotate and Scale and Size and Position video filters.
  • Added Help > Topics with keyboard shortcut F1.
  • Added the ability to drag-n-drop from external file manager (Explorer, Finder) directly to Timeline.
  • Added Merge with next clip to the timeline clip context menu. This only works for clips that are from the same source and contiguous. This is not clip grouping.
  • Added returning to the original file if you Reverse a reversed clip.
  • Added Settings > Synchronization… to calibrate the Shotcut player. This works while something is currently playing to help you calibrate using a known good clip.
  • Added millisecond Format options to the Timer video filter.
  • Added Add a keyframe button to the Keyframes panel for all parameters (previously it was missing on some paramters).
  • Added the Reduce Noise: Wavelet video filter.
  • Added a context menu (right-click) to the Recent panel with a Remove action.
  • Added keyboard shortcut ; to toggle a keyframe at the playhead position.
  • Added keyboard shortcut F2 to rename a clip.
  • Added keyboard shortcut F3 to search in Recent.
  • Added keyboard shortcut F11 to toggle fullscreen.
  • Added View > Enter Full Screen on Windows, but simply maximizes due to issues with popup (dialog) windows not appearing on top.
  • Added progress dialogs in several places where time consuming activities occur that otherwise block the user interface.

Changes

  • Renamed Timeline > Master to Output.
  • Stop selecting Output (formerly Master) by default when opening a project.
  • Removed Settings > External Monitor > DVEO VidPort.
  • Export now sets color primaries automatically based on the Video Mode colorspace.
  • Use Qt’s internal image orientation detection instead of libexif.
  • Upgraded Mesa software OpenGL in Windows build to version 19.2.7.
  • Upgraded SDL audio output library in Windows build to version 2.0.12.
  • The keyboard shortcut to open a playlist item is changed to Ctrl+Enter (Cmd+Return on macOS).
  • Changed the keyboard shortcut to open the web page of keyboard shorcuts to ?.
  • Change the timeline toolbar icon for Timeline > Split to something more clear and obvious.
  • Timeline no longer shows thumbnails for video when the track height is at its lowest.
  • The Timeline toolbar button to toggle Scrub while dragging is now saved to settings.
  • Export > Video > Deinterlacer is no longer disabled when Scan mode is Interlaced (Anything that causes a change to the vertical resolution of an interlaced source is automatically deinterlaced.)
  • Deprecated the following video filters. These will be removed in the next version.
    • Rutt-Etra-Izer
    • Swirl
    • Text: 3D
    • Text: HTML
  • Added a Detect button to the Use hardware encoder > Configure dialog.
  • Memory is now released when you choose File > New, File > Close, or Export File. (Previously it would keep most of it for reuse.)
  • Improved constant quality rate control mode for Intel Quick Sync Video.
  • Changed Playlist > Sort > By Name to be case insensitive.
  • Improved the performance of image sequences.
  • Significantly improved the performance of the automatic image padding.
  • Show a project’s current Video Mode as selected in the Settings menu when opened.
  • Added a timecode tooltip to the mouse pointer when over the player, Timeline, or Keyframes scrub bars.
  • Filter VUIs (video user interfaces) are now disabled when the filter is disabled.

Fixes

  • Fixed Open Other > Audio/Video Device on Windows with special characters in name.
  • Fixed changing Properties > Audio > Track sometimes does not work.
  • Improved A/V synchronization on speed-changed clips with Pitch Compensation or using the Pitch audio filter.
  • Fixed changing Crop: Source video filter, Right parameter on an image with odd width skews the image.
  • Fixed audio pops and clicks in a few places.
  • Improve A/V synchronization when resampling audio rate is required.
  • Fixed incorrect color when using Export > Codec > libx264rgb.
  • Fixed the clip name after using Properties > Convert or Reverse.
  • Fixed showing the waveform after undo Detach Audio.
  • Fixed Audio Tone in Timeline loses focus after change in Properties.
  • Fixed moving clip sometimes does not adjust background duration.
  • Fixed Filters, Timeline, and Keyframes responding to touch screen.
  • Fixed a crash when you use Timeline > Append, Insert, or Overwrite after choosing File > Close or File > New.
  • Fixed Backspace or Delete key in input fields sometimes delete timeline clip.
  • Fixed Timeline > Select All incorrectly includes clips on locked tracks.
  • Fixed track filter out points are changed after reopening a project.
  • Fixed the default timeline height is too short.
  • Fixed Properties > Convert ruins filters on clips that were never selected.
  • Fixed a crash when using Crop: Source > Center bias.
  • Fixed seeking to the out point in the Source player when you click to seek after the out point.
  • Fixed setting in > out or out < in in the Source player not reliably updating a playlist clip.
  • Fixed saving projects with relative paths.
  • Fixed keyframes for the Level parameter of the Opacity filter.
  • Fixed drop-framed timecode for 59.94 fps to follow a strict cadence.
  • Fixed the Reduce Noise: Smart Blur and Reduce Noise: Wavelet video filters to not overwrite the alpha channel.
  • Fixed the image quality (interpolation) of a Size and Position or Rotate and Scale filter inside of a transition.
  • Fixed loading image sequences when the sequence number in the file name does not start with 1.
  • Fixed a crash when using JACK audio and File > Open Other.
  • Fixed Export > Video not updated when open clip-only project.

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