This tutorial explains how to automatically detect scenes to be cropped in a video with the help of the Shutter Encorder software. Shutter Encoder is a free app and is a great video converter and editor which allows you to do it.
Apart from video editing and conversion, it comes with several video analysis tools and one of them is smart Cut Detection. It can detect scene transitions in input video and show you timestamps. Then, you can use it to split videos or extract specific scenes.
One of the top use cases of this software is shortening recorded webcam videos. If you have a long video, and you want to delete a certain part, then it will come in handy. You can define a custom sensitivity level to find the scene and then export it as an EDL file for further non-linear editing.
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The automatic cut detection feature of this tool is also very good and easy. And you can use it even to do batch processing, as this software lets you import multiple files and perform analysis or editing operations on those files.
How to Automatically Detect Scenes to be Cut in Videos
You start by downloading this video analysis and editing software from here. After that, you just have to open it. The UI is very compact and doesn’t take up much space on the screen. The main UI looks like this.
Now, you can simply click on the “Browse” button to import the video file where you want to detect the cut. It supports a variety of video file formats, but for this post, I used MP4 videos for testing. This video is a slideshow of different breeds of cat, and let’s see if it detects all of them based on scene transition detection.
Now, you just have to select “Cut detection” from the “Choose function” dropdown menu.
Now proceed by clicking on the “Start function” button. It will start analyzing your video and will take some time depending on the length of the video. Once done, it will display all detected cut scenes with the appropriate timestamps. After that, you are free to do whatever you want.
In this way, you can use this simple and nifty video processing suite for automatic cut detection. You can use it in any video, and it also works very well. And not only cut detection but there are many other useful video editing and conversion tools that you can try.
If you are looking for a video analysis tool that can detect cropping or scene changes in videos, then the software I mentioned above works as intended, and you can use it to shorten webcam video recordings.