Most of us have had to cut something from a video at some point, and you may have found that complex editing applications are not always the best choice for these operations, as they often complicate things needlessly. VidCutter stands at the other end of the spectrum, providing you with a straightforward way to cut videos and join clips without re-encoding them. It is open-source and very easy to use, just the thing for those quick video trimming jobs. Most of us have had to cut something from a video at some point, and you may have found that complex editing applications are not always the best choice for these operations, as they often complicate things needlessly.
Cut videos and merge several clips in no time at all
This application does not modify anything about the source videos, such as their format, resolution or bitrate. Aside from their length, the exported files will be identical to the original ones.
Naturally, this means you can process videos very quickly, as you do not have to wait for them to be re-encoded. Most cutting jobs can be completed in just a few seconds, but this does, of course, depend on the size of the source files.
Remarkably easy-to-use video cutter and joiner
Once you have imported a video, which can be done by just dropping it onto the application window, you need only set the start and end points for each clip you wish to create.
The built-in media player enables you to preview the videos, and it is possible to move the marker one frame at a time in order to ensure the clip is trimmed as accurately as possible.
Open-source, cross-platform app that uses FFmpeg to process videos
Because VidCutter relies on FFmpeg, you can count on it to open videos saved to pretty much every popular format. The application can also display useful information about the file’s video and audio streams.
The app was designed from the ground up to provide users with a simple video cutting tool, and it is great to see that it has not been burdened with a host of additional features, as there are already plenty of complex editing tools out there.
Overall, VidCutter is an excellent tool for users who wish to trim videos without editing them in any other way or altering their format. It supports a wide range of file formats and is very easy to use, so we wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking for a quick and simple cutting utility.
- redesigned timeline & slider with timecode labels at fixed intervals as per
regular video editors
- thumbnail previews on timeline; the entire timeline background is overlayed
with thumbnail previews which looks good + helps you target where you want
to mark a start/stop point. thumbnil generation is threaded so will not
slow the app down or hinder your use of it. thumbnails will regenerate on
- thumbnail previews and on screen display toggle buttons added to far left of
main toolbar; what they do is self-explanatory
- slider movement/sync with mpv backend improved; should be less jumpy on
problematic videos with bad indexes
- configurable seeking time lengths; this is for the up+down and shift up+down
keys which were set to 2 secs and 5 secs forwards and backwards. you can
now set the number of secs as preferred via new spinboxes added to the
settings menu labelled Seek #1 and Seek #2
- additional on screen display text added to various functions
- fixed bug when clearing clip index and you could not continue navigating video
requiring you to reload
- continue button added to the job completion dialog and set as the default
- libmpv bindings library updated with the latest changed from upstream;
should not be noticeable to users albeit improved playback or slider position
- VidCutter project files (.vcp) can now be preloaded like regular videos either
by passing file path on command line or drag ‘n dropping project onto a
VidCutter application/shortcut icon
- new icon, let me know if you find the old icon still being used someplace
- some other minor bug fixes from user issues that I am sure I have forgotten