Shotcut Video Filter: SniperScope

Author: Elusien©2019 ( Licence: MIT

SniperScope is a Shotcut Video Filter that simulates a sniper (telescopic) scope. By opting to omit the cross-hairs and setting the thickess to zero (or very thin) it can simulate a simple lens. To simulate binoculars, place two "sniper-scopes" side by side. Relevant parameters can be key-framed (see the screenshot below).

Filter Parameters
Name Description
X-pos The position of the scope along the X-axis.
Y-pos The position of the scope along the Y-axis.
Diameter The diameter of the scope relative to the height of the clip to which the filter is applied.
Magnification The magnification of the scope
0 = minimum
1 = maximum
Thickness The thickness of the scope relative to its diameter.
Color The color of the scope.
Reticule colorThe color of the scope's reticule (the very fine wires in the cross-hairs).
Cross-hairs A checkbox
true = show cross-hairs
false = omit cross-hairs
Scope-only A checkbox
true = outside the scope is displayed black
false = anything outside the scope is displayed as normal

Download: ZIP file


  1. Download the ZIP file above, either by clicking it, or right-clicking and choosing "Save target as";
  2. Extract the Zipfile into your Shotcut filters folder (directory), which is beneath the folder in which Shotcut is installed. For example on Windows systems it may be:
     C:\Program Files\Shotcut\share\shotcut\qml\filters 
    while on linux it may be:
  3. Start Shotcut and the new filter will appear in the list of video filters.