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Recut Version 3.7: Dark Mode, ScreenFlow export (2023)

We have written about Recut a few times on this blog. Recut helps you automatically chop out the silence in your raw video recordings. One reviewer said, “I used to say that 1 minute of video takes 1 hour to make.”

Here’s the latest update from Dave, the founder and developer of Recut:

I’ve been hard at work on a bunch of improvements to Recut over the last few months. Today version 3.7 is out! It has a few popular feature requests and a handful of other changes.​

Please note! There’s a known issue with the updater on Mac where it can crash if you say “Yes” to an update but then “No” when it prompts to restart. And frustratingly, it will wait to crash until you try to export something. It’s an issue in the framework I’m using and I’m trying to find a good workaround. In the meantime, the best option is to answer “Yes” and then “Yes” again, or decline the update and download it from the website whenever it’s convenient.

New stuff in the 3.7 release

Dark Mode

Recut now follows your system color theme, so if you prefer dark mode I think you’ll like this update πŸ™‚

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ScreenFlow Export

If you used the original Mac-only version of Recut you might remember that it could export ScreenFlow projects. That’s back in action in the latest release! You’ll see it as an option under the Export > Timeline tab on Mac. (It relies on having a local copy of ScreenFlow, so you’ll need ScreenFlow installed to use it)

Audio Switching Works Correctly

This one has bugged me for a while! If you’ve ever tried switching your system audio device while Recut was running (say, from speakers to headphones) you would’ve noticed that it didn’t respect that change. And on Windows, the situation was even worse, where it could freeze the app. The latest version fixes all this! It was a surprising amount of work and I ended up rewriting most of the audio system, and it feels pretty solid now.

More stuff!

I won’t bore you with the entire list, but you can check out the full change log here.

What’s Coming Next for Recut

Text-based editing is the next big thing on my list. Recut will transcribe your video, and you’ll be able to select and delete chunks of text to delete the related parts of the video.

It will open the door to lots of cool features like

  • deleting repeated takes (“In this video we’re going to…”, “In this video, …”, ughh)
  • deleting filler words like uh and um
  • captioning
  • other stuff I can’t think of right now!

For the first release of this, I’ll be focused on building something small and useful, and it can expand from there.

I also want to prioritize building out the timeline’s capabilities with stuff like files side-by-side, manual cuts and trims, and being able to manually adjust the silent areas.

That’s it from Dave at Recut. Hope you enjoy using the software as much as we do! Please share your tips and tricks about video editing in the comments below.

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