How Do I Export High Quality Video From Shotcut?

If you’re looking to export high quality videos from Shotcut, you’re in the right place. In this tutorial, we’ll go through the steps necessary to achieve a high-quality video output using Shotcut’s built-in export features.

Step 1: Preparing Your Video for Export

Before exporting your video in Shotcut, make sure that your project is complete and ready to export. Check for errors or missing footage and make any necessary corrections before proceeding.

Video Format

When exporting your video from Shotcut, the first thing you need to do is select the appropriate video format. You can choose from several formats such as MP4, MOV, AVI, and more. Make sure to select a format that is compatible with the device or platform where you plan to upload or share your video.

Video Codec

The next important thing to consider when exporting your video is the codec. A codec is used to compress and decompress video files.

The most commonly used codecs are H.264 and H.265. H.264 provides better compatibility with a wider range of devices while H.265 provides better compression for higher quality videos at smaller file sizes.

Step 2: Exporting Your Video

Once you have selected the appropriate format and codec, it’s time to export your video from Shotcut.

Selecting Export Presets

Shotcut comes with a few pre-defined export presets that can help you quickly select optimal settings based on your Target platform or device. To access these presets, click on “Export” in the top menu bar and then click on “Export Presets”. From here, select the preset that best fits your needs.

Customizing Export Settings

If none of the pre-defined presets meet your requirements, you can customize export settings to your liking. Click on “Export” in the top menu bar and then click on “Advanced”. Here, you can customize settings such as video resolution, frame rate, bitrate, audio codec, and more.

Step 3: Exporting Your Video

After selecting or customizing your export settings, it’s time to export your video. Click on the “Export File” button at the bottom of the export settings window and choose a location to save your video file. Give your exported file a name and click on “Save”.


Exporting high-quality videos from Shotcut is a straightforward process that can be accomplished with just a few clicks. By following these steps, you can ensure that your exported video is of the highest quality possible while being compatible with various devices and platforms.