Video tutorial for editing videos with Shotcut

Hi everyone, I finished the video tutorial I started some month ago, and now it’s completed with both video and audio.

This will be a nice start for new contributors that will attend today’s online Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. of WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe and of course for everyone who wants to contribute to the team.

This project was born during a weekly chat about the need for a new tutorial to unify the process and to make the tutorial more consistent because now we have a written tutorial for Windows users (here: Shotcut tutorial) and a video tutorial for Mac users (here: iMovie tutorial) using two different applications, Shotcut for the former, iMovie for the latter.

We chose to use Shotcut because of its easiness of use (at least in doing what editing for WordPress TV requires), and because it matches some important requirements such as open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. code (link to GitHub repo), constant updates and cross platform binaries (it officially supports Windows, MacOS and Linux).

In this video I recorded the basic steps for cutting unwanted footage at the beginning and at the end, adding the intro/outro slides, adding the speaker’s slides when needed and exporting the final video.

You can find the video attached to this post and on, and the English, Italian, and Spanish (thanks @yordansoares for that one) scripts, that are currently hosted on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. to let everyone improve them.

The scripts will be very useful to make subtitles/captions for the video to make it more accessible for everyone.

The video can be improved (I hope you can all understand my not so perfect English pronunciation!), so feel free to give some feedback. I’ll collect them and in the future I can make a new improved version.

Here’s the video, and the links to the scripts:

Link to the video on

English script

Italian script

Spanish script