Shave is a fast and easy editor for OSX that let's you quickly trim, split and splice video together.

When Final Cut or iMovie are overkill, Shave has your back with a quick, light, utilitarian video editor:

- Quickly and easily edit your video using cut, copy and paste
- Frame accurate editing
- Quickly scan and jump through video using the keyboard
- Trim, split and extract video with a single command
- Export to QuickTime, H.264 and MPEG-4
- Batch convert a ton of formats to QuickTime, H.264 and others
- Full screen playback and editing
- Full keyboard control, edit video without moving your mouse
- Frame accurate scrubbing by clicking and dragging

Perfect for:

- Trim and tighten your iPhone videos before uploading to your favorite social media
- Batch conversion of video for use on the web
- Cut, chop and splice video before importing into Final Cut Pro, After Effects, etc.
- Extract your favorite scenes from your favorite movies easily and quickly
- Edit your screen casts and podcasts with the quickness

What's New

Version 1.48

This release fixes a host of bugs when using Shave with both Mountain Lion and Mavericks.

Facebook and YouTube uploading have been removed for this release but will return in 1.5 coming sometime this summer.

To edit ProRes codecs, you'll need to install the Apple ProApps QuickTime Codecs:

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5

10 Ratings

10 Ratings

This is great for extracting clips from long imported home movies

123 so be it

I am converting my home VHS movies to digital. Shave Video makes it so easy to to this better than iMovie for me, more intuitive. The instructions are in the “Help” menu. I like the ability to speed up the video to set the start and end of the portions that I want to remove. These can be set to an individual frame. I have extracted over 2 hours of home movies into clips filed by date and subject. My next step will to combine these segment into a movie by subject, grandson, granddaughters, etc. I have many VHS movies to convert, this is going to take weeks to do. The new MacPro really helps.

BRILLIANT easy tool

Dansker for Beer

Shave Video is my “go to” tool for trimming raw footage, open the file and using the in/out point settings (press key I or Key 0) then hit ctrl X to delete. this way I can trim raw video very quickly and the strip is then ready for editing without having to spend time hunting for the good parts.

I also use it to pull clips from lots of recordings, copy-paste into one main file, and use it as a pull-tape with all the clips I intend to use in a project, then drop it into FCPx to polish and embroider the result.

Im on the latest MBP retina and OS, the software seems to be opening flawlessly for me every time.

Absolutely mu favorite go to prep app.

It's a great app, but...


I find this app much easier to use than iMovie when all one wants to do is trim away the garbage portions of video clips. My only complaint is that Shave Video seems to update itself automatically on a daily basis, even though the latest version is already installed.


Jon Gilkison
5.4 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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