To reach a wider audience, I upload my music to YouTube. To do that, I need to make a video to accompany my music. After using various other tools in the past and having done a lot of research and watching reviews and tutorials, about a year ago (2020) I started using Shotcut and have been doing so ever since. It’s free, has a helpful forum, plenty of YouTube tutorials and is under active development to keep improving it.
I’ve found it easy to use for slide show style videos, merging video clips and for an unintended application: cartoon-cutout-style animation. Any video I’ve made since July 2020 has been made with Shotcut.
See my Shotcut videos here: Virtual Playing YouTube Channel