With Shotcut, you can edit your video or audio footage to create educational videos or podcasts.
Shotcut Interface
The Shotcut interface

Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. With this video & audio editing tool you can trim, cut, and arrange clips on a timeline. Add text, images, and transitions to engage your audience. With the tool it is also possible to enhance your videos with filters, color correction, and creative effects.

You can install the software via the university software center (managed computers) or via (for unmanaged computers).

License available to: Shotcut is an open source video editor. Leiden University approved this tool but does not have a license agreement which often includes technical support, updates, and additional services.

Manuals and links

Shotcut Screensteps Tool Page

Installation Information

Shotcut Tutorials on

Introduction to Shotcut and main features explained

Shotcut FAQ

Shotcut's FAQ

How to Use Shotcut Video Editor (26 min, EN)

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Video bewerken met Shotcut met Karel Roos – ICLON (13 min, NL)

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Shotcut voor beginners (16 min, NL)

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