Simple, cross platform video editor for lossless trimming / cutting of videos. Great for rough processing of large video files taken from a video camera, GoPro, drone, etc. Lets you quickly extract the good parts from your videos and discard GB of data without losing quality. It doesn't do any decoding / encoding and is therefore extremely fast. Also allows for taking JPEG snapshots of the video at the selected time. This app uses the awesome ffmpeg
ffmpeg is now included in the app!
Installing / running
- Download latest LosslessCut from releases
- Run LosslessCut app/exe
- On OSX, to open LosslessCut.app, Right Click > Open to bypass the security warning.
- Mac OS X
- Windows (64/32bit)
- Linux (64/32bit, not tested)
Since LosslessCut is based on Chromium and uses the HTML5 video player, not all ffmpeg supported formats will be supported. The following formats/codecs should generally work: MP4, MOV, WebM, MKV, OGG, WAV, MP3, AAC, H264, Theora, VP8, VP9 For more information about supported formats / codecs, see https://www.chromium.org/audio-video.
- Drag drop a video file into player to load or use ⌘/CTRL+O.
- Press SPACE to play/pause
- Select the cut start and end time
- Press the scissors button to export the slice
- Press the camera button to take a snapshot
The original video files will not be modified. Instead it creates a lossless export in the same directory as the original file with from/to timestamps. Note that the cut is currently not precise around the cutpoints, so video before/after the nearest keyframe will be lost. EXIF data is preserved.
- SPACE, k Play/pause
- j Slow down video
- l Speed up video
- ← Seek backward 1 sec
- → Seek forward 1 sec
- . (period) Tiny seek forward
- , (comma) Tiny seek backward
- i Mark in / cut start point
- o Mark out / cut end point
- e Export selection (in the same dir as the video)
- c Capture snapshot (in the same dir as the video)
Development building / running
This app is built using Electron. Make sure you have at least node v4 with npm 3. The app uses ffmpeg from PATH when developing.
git clone https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut.git cd lossless-cut npm install
In one terminal:
npm run watch
npm run download-ffmpeg npm run extract-ffmpeg npm run build npm run icon-gen npm run package # builds all platforms