Scene Cut Detection

Automatically detect scene changes in videos and generate a EDL, XML or CSV file for further non-linear film editing in Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve or Final Cut Pro X. This is a premium tool that uses an AI algorithm to detect cuts in videos.

Output Format
Preview Image

Which files are created?

  • EDL - Edit Decision List (.edl)
  • EDL - Edit Decision List (.edl)
    [with gap between takes]
  • CSV - Comma-separated values (.csv)
    [Timecode In, Timecode Out, Frame In, Frame Out]

Recommended Workflow

  1. Upload your video clip and start the Scene Cut Detection. If the file exceeds the maximum upload limit, you can also upload a compressed version of your video.
  2. Download the generated EDL/XML and place it in the same folder as the original video clip.
  3. Import the EDL/XML into your editing program, link it to the original video clip and start editing.


  1. Content-Aware Detection is an algorithm designed to identify alterations within specific regions of an image. When significant changes are detected, it automatically triggers a cut, making it the ideal choice for analyzing darker movie scenes.
  2. Threshold-Based Detection operates by analyzing the intensity and brightness levels of individual frames. When these levels surpass a predefined threshold, a cut is initiated. This method represents a more traditional approach to cut detection, relying on classic techniques.

Demo File

You can try the tool with our technical test file.

  • MP4/H264 video of 3 minutes length in 25fps with different color changes.

Try the tool for free

The Scene Cut Detection tool requires a lot of server power, but we decided to offer it for free for files up to 35 minutes. If you want to scan larger files, you will need to upgrade to a Pro account.

Free for registered usersPro Users
Files up to 35 minutes longNo file length limit
up to 2GBup to 2GB
.mp4, .mov, .avi.mp4, .mov, .avi, .mxf, .mpeg, .m4a, .wma


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