VidCutter is an easy-to-use open-source tool for trimming your videos.
Import a video and it's displayed in the preview area. You're able to drag the playback position to any frame in the film, fine-tune it with the keyboard or mouse, and play the movie at any point to confirm you've found the right position.
Cutting videos is straightforward. Choose your first frame, click "Clip Start"; choose your last frame, click "Clip End", your first clip is defined and displayed in a right-hand sidebar.
You're able to create further clips as required. Each one is added to the Clip Index sidebar, and clicking any of these later allows you to view it again.
The individual clips may also be dragged and dropped to change their order. When you're happy, click "Save Media" and VidCutter combines your clips and saves them as a single MP4 file. There's an option to keep the individual clips as separate files if you prefer.
What's new in v5.0.5 (check the forthcoming release notes for more info):
- patch release mainly for users of the AppImage binary which has been overhauled and tested on Ubuntu Trusty, Vivid + KDE Neon. Also contains latest nightly binary of FFmpeg so SmartCut will work properly
- fixed timeline slider tooltip displaying time position to only appear when mouse is over the slider widget. this stops it from constantly appearing whenever media position changes. No longer displays constantly during playback unless mouse hovers above timeline.
- Removal of Python 3 OpenGL module to allow app to work on Linux distros containing older 3.0.1 versions of the module. The dependency on python3-- opengl has now been removed and was only necessary for Ubuntu users on Vivid due to a broken PyQt5 OpenGL implementation in the core PyOpenGL package. Vivid is no longer a supported distro version so it should be okay to omit on a permanent basis.
VidCutter is a likeable video cutter, easy to use, which supports clipping multiple scenes and joining them together. We'd like the option to save the finished movie as more than just an MP4, but otherwise it's a great tool.