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Capcut : a Complete guide

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      intro to CapCut


    • 2.

      Download the software


    • 3.

      Opening the software


    • 4.

      Homepage tour and adding media


    • 5.

      Editing -cutting out the bad bits


    • 6.

      Adding B Roll


    • 7.

      Adding Text


    • 8.

      Adding transitions


    • 9.

      Adding Effects


    • 10.

      Adding Music & sound effects


    • 11.

      Color Grading


    • 12.

      Exporting your movie


    • 13.

      Capcut update ver 1.2 for windows


    • 14.

      Capcut ver 1.6.1 Subscription


    • 15.



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About This Class

Welcome to  Capcut: a  complete guide 

 We are really excited to bring you this Class

My name is Bill and I've been working in training 

and filmmaking for 30 years 

In this course we are going to  take you through 

Capcut editing software 

If you don't know what this is 

It’s a free editing software from the same company 

that brought you TikToK.

And for mobile phone creators it’s becoming hugely popular.

It has an amazing  set of video effects and features built right into it.

What's more, it's totally free.

Not only is it great for TikTok type videos 

It’s also an amazing editing software for Instagram, YouTube 

and cinematic videos. 

It works on :






Windows Desktop

In this course I will be using a Windows PC. If you have another device it should be fine 

You might find some of the switches might be in a slightly different location, but the

principles are the same.

So whatever device you have 

whether you like to edit on your phone or on a full desktop you're covered. 

My goal for you in this course is to have  great grasp of this software

I’ll show you all of the best features this software has to offer

Included is the practice files that I am using so you can follow along

They are in the resources area  of this course.

The project for this course is for you to take the things we will work through 

and create a 30-60 second video of your own.

Then post it here so we can all enjoy it.

If you make TikTok, instagram, or youtube videos . This course 

Is for you

So let's  just get right into it and learn Capcut.

Items covered :

  • Downloading the Software 
  • Account and watermark removal removal 
  • Homepage tour and adding media 
  • Editing -cutting out the bad bits 
  • Adding B roll 
  • Adding Text 
  • Adding transitions 
  • Adding effects 
  • Adding Sound and music
  • Exporting your movie

Practice Files 

This link  is a zip file with the files for you to follow along with.

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1. intro to CapCut: Hi everyone. My name is Bill and I've been working in training and film-making for 30 years. In this course, we're gonna go through camp cut. It's an editing software if you don't know what it is, So you've never heard of it. It's a free editing software that comes from the company that bought your TikTok. And for mobile phone creators, it's becoming hugely popular. It has an amazing bunch of features and video effects that come built right into the software. And what's more, it's totally free. Not only is it great for TikTok type videos, it's also an amazing editor for Instagram, YouTube, as well as cinematic video. It works on iPhone, android, iPad, Chromebook, Mac, and Windows desktop. Whatever device you like working on, whether you'd like to edit on your phone or on a full desktop PC, your cupboard. My goal for you in this course is to have a good grasp of the software. I'll show you all the best features of software has to offer. Included is the practice files and I'll be using. So you can follow along. There'll be in the resource area somewhere down below. The project for this course is for you to take the things you've learned and that we worked through and create a 62nd video of your own and then posted here so we can all enjoy it. If you make TikTok, Instagram or YouTube videos. This course is for you. So let's just get right into it and start off learning cap cut. 2. Download the software: Today Dan, no cap cut for your phone. Go to this website here, and then you can choose the App Store or the Google Play Store depending on the device that you're downloading for. You can also get cap cut directly in your browser so that if you don't have a really powerful system, you can do this and run it on a browser directly. So you can click on get started for free. This will load up cap cut. Any dance that I think is that you have to upload all of your clips to a Cloud service with cap cut. And once they're uploaded, then you can import them into your timeline. For me, I'd rather go back and use everything on my desktop. So I'm gonna go and click on download for Windows, or you can click for Mackintosh as well here as well. When you do that, if you click Download, it will start downloading and then you can install it directly from here. So in this tutorial, I'm gonna be using a Windows desktop PC because I liked the largest space. So that's what the suffering that will be that you see. So yours might be a little bit different depending on whether it's on your phone or Mac, Android, an iPad, whatever. But the features would all be the very, very similar. They're just little things might be in different locations depending on the device. Other than that, it's all the same. You should still be able to follow along. So let's get into it. 3. Opening the software: So when you first launch cap cut, it will look like this on a desktop. You can't re-size this, this is as big as this goes, but that's fine. You'll see at the top here, once you to sign in, if you sign in here, it wants you to sign in with Facebook or Google because I'm on a PC, it wants you to make an account. And then this is where you can click on here and start creating. And we're going to come back to that in a second. You can see as soon as I opened it, it automatically made a project. They'll project. If we click on this again, is where everything lives and we're gonna go through this in a second. I want this homepage. So as soon as you open that it will make one of these projects. So you can see I have a couple in here already. In the project. I have three of them, three different projects. So if you just go down to the bottom here, click on this. You can rename this project because it just gives it a number at the moment. So if you rename it, you can call it something else and just start typing in whatever you want to. Or you can duplicate it or delete it. I'm going to delete it because I don't want that. This is a project that I'm currently working on here. This is on my desktop. And if you don't make an account, the problem that you have, and we're gonna go through these settings in a minute, but you're finishing movie and you want to export it out. You can see here that there's a little button that says remove watermark, so that it says cap cut here. You might find that on your phone. Also watch out at the end of your movies. Sometimes there's a little clip here with the cap cut logo. So if you don't catch that straight away, that means that it'll come out at the, at the end of the movie when you go to try to turn this off, it's saying, well, you have to login first and then when you log in. So I'm going to login here. And now I'm logged in. You can see that I can now remove the cap cut logo right here, and then I can export it out. But without having an account, you'll have that watermark on the video. 4. Homepage tour and adding media : This is the default layout. You'll notice that if you go between any of these, these little squares are boxes, the arrow turns into this double line with two arrows. So you can manipulate this and change these to make the layout however you want to just click on it. It can make the timeline is smaller if you want more viewing area and you can customize this however you want. So I worked pretty much in this default and that's fine for me. Now all of the media that I want, it's on my computer. So I'm gonna go to local. They have a library here which you can click on and add these into your timeline, some effects. And you'll see them playing over here. These built-in effects that you can use, for example. But I'm going to go to local to click on Import Media. And then I'm going to navigate, which we have to the video that I want to put in. And this is the first video that I want to put in here. Now if I just click on this video, it automatically plays over here in the previous tutorial. I'm gonna be using a window. So there's two ways to get this video down from here into your timeline. One, you can click on it and drag it down. When it's down here. This is where you can just hover your mouse over year and scrub through the video and watching it up in the preview window. Or you can move this, this is known as a playhead. You can move that along and quickly scrubbed through. Or you can just press the play button to watch it. Or use the Space bar on your keyboard. That again, In this tutorial, I'm gonna be using a window in space bar to stop it. So I want to undo that now I could do Control Z or Command Z or use this undo button up here. Now the other way of putting the video down into here is using this little plus button he has seen an ad to track that just puts the video down into the timeline. Okay, So with that in the timeline, I'm gonna go get some other footage that I know I want to get. So I'll pick this one, this one. And this guy and this guy and say open. So all these video clips are all in here now. And then I'm also gonna go get some sound files that I know I want. And I'm also gonna go get a couple of pictures here. So this is all the footage I want to make up this little scene. Now one thing to notice is wherever this play head is. So if it's in the beginning here and I click on a clip and add it. It's going to put the video wherever the playhead was. If I don't want it there, I can just click on the clip and I can drag it to the other side of the video clip that we want. So if I undo that, for example, the playhead was in the middle of the clip here and then I did the same thing. It's going to put it in the beginning or the end of where the clippers depending on the playhead. Okay, so let's undo that again. So now I've got all the clips I want what I'm going to do next so I can actually drag these down. A lot of people will just put all the clips wherever they think they want them roughly in a rough timeline. So everything is in the timeline. We can scrub through all of it. And then they'll work our way through and let's do some editing, and that'll be next. 5. Editing -cutting out the bad bits : Alright, so now we're ready to do some editing. Editing is nothing more than cutting out the bad bits that you don't want in your timeline or in your movie. So I know in the beginning of the video here, if we scrub through, I'm just getting ready. I always do instead a little pro tip here for you. I always clap just before I'm going to start recording properly. So everything sad. And it's also good for like if you're doing overlay of some audio that visible clapping and it'll give you an audio spike down here. If we look carefully down at that area, s3 spikes, so two spikes where I clap twice. So I know just by looking at this that I'm about ready to record here. I don't need the piece of video at the front. Two ways of doing this. One is B, and that brings up this razor tool. Then I can just cut that there and then go a and I can click on this and get rid of it just by pressing Delete, and then my video starts with me talking. So let's undo that. The other way is to make sure your play head is where you want it. And then use this split cut tool. Click on it, and then just click on the clip and press Delete. And now that's gone and everything moves down the timeline. Now a quick way of editing, a rough edit they call it, wouldn't be too. Just, you can expand your timeline here to zoom in a little bit. We can move down and go through your edit and just use the BI tool, which is a razor blade, and then cut out pieces that you don't want. Or you've made mistakes in and you work your way through cutting these pieces out. Again, if you go back to a, you can just delete them. And you can see where you've cut them out or trim them. For example, like this piece. And now we trimmed our main video all the way down to the last piece we have is when I'm getting ready to turn this off. So I'm just about stopped here. I'm talking and then I stopped. We can listen to it. It's all the same. So let's get into it. Right there. I can use B again, cut on the timeline, then do a and delete a few other things he is you'd work your way through and do the same thing with all the other clips. I said before, you'll see this little preview line or orange line. As I'm scrubbing through. You see the changes up in here in the preview window. But let's say I want to edit this one now here, I want to see it up here. If I click on it, I just see the original clip. Or if I click on this one, I can see the, the image as I scrub through and when I click on it, I still see the video over here. And the reason for that is this is where the playhead is. So if I want to, this is a quick scrub through. So now I want to have a look at these two girls walk in here, and I need to drag the play head to that clip for it to be actually in the preview window above. Now the other thing that turns us, it'll orange guy on and off is this over here? You can see they have some tools over here. This is turn off preview. And now if I move my mouse over now the orange little preview line is gone. So you'd have to click on this and drag this over. So this preview is great for being able to quickly scrub through. But if you want to add it, the video itself, you have to add the timeline of the playhead in the timeline up here, and then that's what's in the preview window. Now another way is you can see here this is video the moped. This is ten seconds long here, so I can scrub through it, like we said. But maybe that's too long for me. So what I can do is if I go to the end, you'll see this changes to a bar and two arrows. And if I click down on it, again, make sure that this is in the preview area. I can drag this and I can edit that and make it smaller. So instead of using the Cut tool, you can actually click on your videos. I can see here that this one is about eight seconds and maybe I want to start the video just as I go and pass these people on the bike. So I can click on this and then I can drag this down and start the video right there. So now as we come through this from the forest, the girls are at the bike or just beyond it and finish off here. And that's the way that you can quickly add it through all of your clips to without cutting and deleting, you can just drag these edges to whatever you want to increase them or decrease them. 6. Adding B Roll: In this next section we're going to talk about adding B-roll. So this is what's known as a role, the main video. But where we cut this up and to take it the bad bits, you might find that like between the two different clips, if I scrub between them, there is a jump and it's too big of a jump cut. It's between where I'm talking and it's quite noticeable. So I want to put something over the top. Well, I might be talking about a specific subject. Now what's also nice up here, as you can see, it tells us which videos and pictures we already added to the timeline. So I'm going to grab that somebody been talking about snow monkeys. So I'm going to grab this thing here, just drag it down and let it go. It's going to make another layer over here. So now when I scrub, here's my jump cut. So now when I actually scrub across this, now, whatever is on top, the one your phone or some of your other devices, this layer might go on the bottom, but on a Windows PC, it goes on the top on the desktop view. So as I scrub through now I'm talking and then I'm talking about There's a snow monkey. And then after the snow monkey, I got back to me talking. So this is what's known as B-roll. And you can do exactly the same thing as you can move it around. You can add it wherever you want to. You can take the edges and make it shorter. For example, if I don't want it to be too long. So I'm about here. I can make that just be a little bit. And then I'm just talking about the snow monkey. And then back. Now somebody asked me why I wanted to do is put your social media or some other thing in here. So as we're talking, or these girls here walking around, that's the time you decide you want to do that and make sure the play heads in here. And I can drag down this, in this case, Instagram Reels logo. It's a transparent logo with just the logo itself. And then I can click on here and we can see it's same thing. I can make it smaller or longer. So I just want it on there for a little bit of time, but obviously it's too big. So up underneath here and this area, you have these different effects and he won. The first one is video basic than this is where you can scale it. Then you can move it around, for example. And then now as these girls are walking through, your Instagram, YouTube channel comes up or what have you. And you can leave it in there as long as you want and there's some other effects. You can do the fade this on and off, and we'll get into them in a little bit. But this is what's known as B-roll. Now, you can also add B-roll to be B-roll on top of this as well. So if you wanted to show something up here, he could have taken that, for example, in dropped it up on this layer. So now we have another video layer here. But as we scrub through and yours might be a little bit different depending on an iPad, whatever. But the features would all be the same, very, very similar. Just little things when you get the idea. So you can add things down here and put your B-roll on top of other things here. Again, this might be too big to put my play head in here. Let's get the playhead over here so I can do this. I could scale this down so that we have a video in video. So maybe I want this to do this for example. Like so. It'll play the video, in the video. So that's basically how you'll add your B-roll to your main timeline. It's adding pictures or video on top of your main a role to compliment it. And you can keep adding this and layering it and stacking it up to our different features. 7. Adding Text: Okay, In this next video, we are going to look at importing text to our videos. So if we go up to the top here we can select text. And the very first one you have is our text is default. So if we click on that, you can see, because I liked the largest what it says here, it's just as default. Then notice one thing here too, because this will get annoying. If you listen here, if I, if I click on desktop PC, the start like hearing the sound all the time on your main video. If you look over here, there's little speaker, you can mute the speaker just by clicking it, it goes blue. You'll also notice that if you're trying to double-click on this, there's something you think you're trying to edit this, you can't, you have to drag it down. And it creates a text layer. So once it's in this text layer here, you can then edit it. And notice you can move it around. You can put it above all of the video layers, or you can put it in between. And if you go down here though, you might notice it. We'll then just make go above the main a layer. If we go back, you can also drag it down below this and it'll put it above the first layer of video. So this is where you can now click on this. And then in here you can type, type your name or whatever you want to say. You can resize it by just dragging these little handles and then you can move it around. You can rotate it. You can just click on that and drag it to wherever you want. And that's just the default text. Now there are literally hundreds of options that you can do here. So if we look over in the text area, you can see that we have different font styles. You can change it. You can change the colors or the black outline. You can make the background red or pink or black text with a yellow font, for example. And you can use this to change the color of your font here. So if we go to green, for example, you can change the color of your font. And there's some preset ones here. But if you come down here, this spacing, you can change position and size like we've been doing. So you can size it and then opacity. You can make it where it's actually just more faint. Lots and lots of things you can do with this. And let's say this is the border. It says so it's the outside border. We change that to black for example. So now we have a black box with the white text. And again, you could make it a little bit faint or something. And then there's lots and lots you can do just by using this panel here. So lots and lots of choices there. The other thing you can do with Sophie, get rid of this one, for example, let's delete that. You can go up here to the text box over here. And then you have lots of effects. So this is where you can do this. Hundreds of different options that you can have. Whatever you like. You've got trending. You've got basic luminance, yellow, red, blue, green, pink, and then you've got templates. These are pretty cool because these are actually things that you can have come up on the screen. And different ones here, that little animations. And the same way. So other things here we have a timer, the time and date come up. For example. There's lots more. You can do tag, subtitles, bubbles, messages. If we go down the news and click on this one here, Let's add this, the track. I want this to be down just above here. And it's the breaking news effect here. So if we take a look, so we can click on that, make sure you're clicked on it here. Then you get the properties over here. If I click on Live and just put in something like my breaking change, break into my YouTube news with a collect on again, I can make it smaller, drag it down to where I want it to be. If we take a look at that now over here and press play, that's what it's gonna look like. It's a great little lower thirds graphic. So as you can see, there's lots and lots to do and lots and lots for you to use. Whether you want a simple tech and manipulate it yourself or customize it, or use one of the, the built-in ones that they have here. Either way, there's lots and lots of choice. Let's move on to the next video. 8. Adding transitions: Okay, so the next thing we want to do is add some transitions instead of these harsh jumps as we go through all the time. Now one word of warning, be careful with all the fancy transitions. It can very easily cheap and your video and make it not look very professional. The first transition we're going to do is on the B-roll. So if we come back over here and play this, this jumps to the monkey and then goes back out. So what we need to do is click on the monkey and then go over to this top area up here. And we're going to, when I clicked on it, we're going to go to animation. And here you can see there's nothing, there's no effect on it at the moment. But this is a fade-in, a shake. Different shapes, a role in some of these, like I said, can be a little bit sort of ridiculous. The slide in, slide up, down, rolling in and sort of shutter blinds. There's a whole bunch of them. So this is on the n. So let's say fading is a classic one. So we're going to click on that. Now has added a fading to the clip down here. You'll also see that this is selected now. But the duration of it we can choose here for right now, it's 2.5th. So if we go back to the timeline, the press play, it now fades in to the monkey club. Okay, so now we want to be able to type a fade out on the same clip. So in theory, you'd click on the, the monkey video and then you would click on Add. And then you would click on fade out or one of these others. But if you watch here, you can see that we have the fade in effect here. We just put on here just like that. And if I click on the video and go to out and fade out, it fades out now, but the fade in has gone away. So I don't know if your application, if you're doing it on something else, it might work for you. Well, you can put an animation on the front of the clip and the back end of the clip. Whether it's just a bug that, because Windows desktop version is just come out to just see if it works for you. But there is a work-around. What you can do is just go, let's say that's where you want your fade out. It's fine. We can just use the split clip here. That means that this is split one side than the other. And then we're back over on the east side of the clip. Let's go to n and do a fade in. So now they're two separate clips that are split. You won't see anything happening when it's going through. But if you watch this now, we're able to get a fade in and a fade out on the same clip just by doing that. So if we play that through, it fades in. You don't see the split and then it fades out. So that's the workaround for it. As I said, you might it might just be a bug that's just come up or work around. It'll be fixed on a newer version. It used to work for proudly, but a lot of people saying that they've never been able to get it to work. And the only way around it is to do this split clip. So that is how to put a transition on the front and the back end of some B-roll. So next we want to do transitions may be on the main timeline here. So where we did these jump cuts here, between here. Here. If we wanted to put something in between this like betray me, talk in here and this picture here, for example. The way that we would do that is we would use transitions up in this area here. So this is where you want to be careful because some of these are a little bit crazy and a bit cheap looking. But they might work depending on what you're doing and what video, what your video is contained. So let's go to the beginning of where the clip is here. So in-between where I'm talking and the forest picture, I want to go here, put my play head on there. And a classic one is fade to black. And you can see what that does is this is sort of a mix in between. It's called mixes like a fade between the two. And this is a fade to black That's classically used or like a dissolve. So what we can do is say Add to track, and it will put it down here. So if I undo that, we can also drag it down onto. The two clips like this, then we have the same thing here, where if we play through this now take a look. So fades to black with me talking, and then it goes into the next scene. Now, if I wanted to extend this, I can just use this little slider here and extend. You'll see up at the top right. Then you can see at the top right, it shows my duration in seconds. So I can do it like that, or I can use the slider up here to go down to 0.1 is the highest. 1.2 seconds is the longest. So again, we can take a look and that's pretty fast there. So it's a bit too fast for me. I'm going to make it a bit longer. If we click on this. And that's a lot nicer. So that actually sets, finishes one scene of me talking and going into another subject. So that's how you can put the transition effects into different clips between their cats here. And there's a lot more that you can use. So what you can do is if you just drag your play head to where the you can see with the cuts. Just drag your play head, it will snap onto the cut. And then if you go into one of these and click on it, you'll get a preview of what it would look like, a pair for example. So what dissolve? And then you can get a good idea. And there's a lot more down here. There's some other ones here. There's some camera affect. One's like a zoom in or zoom out. Rotations. Then some social media ones. And it gives you a rough idea of, you know, like a swipe through. Use these if you're doing from one scene to another, for example, it's quite a bunch and there's a lot more here, different types, bands and even Burns, camera burns says, lots and lots of effects that you can choose. As I said, be careful with them because they can, they can look good if you do them nice. But if you just throw them on, just to get away of factors, sometimes it's a bit too much and soda is more annoying than making something look nice. So play around with them and see what. Whatever your subject of your video will depend on what type of feeling and type of things you're doing in your videos. If it's very fun and animated, some of these would work great. If it's a tutorial like this, might be a bit more conservative. Wherever it's just nice, fun social media stuff. You know, there's plenty to choose from. Alright, so that's it I think for transitions, Let's move on to the next video. 9. Adding Effects : Alright, so we're going to look at effects so you can click on the video clip that you want to adjust. Go to the top to effects. And they are absolutely hundreds of effects here. Just like before, we can click on it and you'll see the effect in the preview window here. There's lightning. This is halo, blur, is color, outlines. There's literally hundreds of these and some of them are really, really effective. So we can even come down to retro. And there's filmstrip, for example. There's lots and lots here that you could use this transitions or effects to your video. And a lot of these effects, to be honest, would take you a long time to doing something like After Effects. It would take an awful lot of learning and a lot of time just to create it. And they can be done in seconds here. So you can look at any of these and get some awesome effects basically, depending on what you're lucky you're going feel What's your topic of your video? Someone looking through a scope or binoculars. Record player. It's really, really good and has lots of different effects here. So one thing that stands out, we've all seen green-screen effects. Well, if you click on the video clip that you want and then go up to video and then cut out. You can actually click on Auto cut out. This will analyze your video clip and take the background out automatically. And does a really good job of doing that. Because there's a lot going on in that background. Right-click it off again, is different colored lights. It's not a plain background, but it can actually cut you out, which is amazing. So there's something else you could do here. Let's say you wanted to. Let's say you don't like your background that you have whenever you stood and you want to look like you're in an office or something. So now that we've got the cutout, if we take this clip and we drag it up to another video level, you'll notice that all the other videos actually move down. And that's because this little switches on some magnetic track. So if we go back, let's go to undo. Then we turn this off. If I then move this video up to the next layer, the other clips don't automatically connect up to the previous one. Then we can bring this little sample image down. It's just a picture of an office backdrop. Then you have your video with the backdrop of whatever you want. If you're doing some type of video and you don't have a nice space that you don't have a big office like these YouTubers have or whatever, then now you can put this background then do it like this. 10. Adding Music & sound effects : The next thing we might want to do is add music and sound effects so we can head over to Audio. There's lots of different sounds and sound effects and music that cap that gives you access to. However, I like to use purchased music and sound effects from Art list or Epidemic sound that way I know that I purchased them and I have no issues with licenses no matter where I wanted to publish them. Especially with that list. I prefer that one the most because unlike epidemic sound, if you stop subscribing to them, then they can give you a copyright. Infringement on YouTube, for example, versus atlas. You own that even after you stop subscribing to them. Because you download a license to prove that you purchased that. Song. Cap cut and TikTok, very much related. They're both owned by the same parent company. And you can see there's lots of what's trending here. You can actually pick different genres, pop, beads, happy travel, Hey, during the travel vlog. So it's absolutely hundreds and hundreds of these some choices here that you can add. Also, if you go back up to music here, we can do sound effects also. These are all from TikTok. And then you can even search for stuff like J, like a wash. So check into it. As I said, I use licensed stuff myself from Art List and they have sound effects, stock footage, and music that I licensed to use on any platform. But in interest of this video, Let's go to blog. I just pick one of these. Sounds fine, so we'll add that track down. It actually goes down to the bottom on makes an audio track here. And just like your video, you can move it around. You can cut it. We can drag it shorter to match the clip itself. With this here, we can hear that the music is way too loud because I can hear the narration. So what we can do is click on that clip and then go up to the properties up here. And you'll see that there is a level meter, so it's always on 0. And then we want maybe drop this down maybe to around 28 or 29 and see what that sounds like. You'll see that the waveform dropped. Actually great for editing normal video. And we can also click on the video audio. You see the audio that we talked about earlier here. And we can increase that a little bit. He had to freedom want to. So here we can, as long as we're clicked on that video clip, we can just drag this up a little bit, maybe. Plus three. Let's hear that. Built right into the software. What's more? It's totally free and it's actually great. So also one other thing on here is you can fade it in. So we wouldn't want to really fade in a talking head one like this. But maybe your music down here, you clicked on this. We can fade it in and give it a little 1 second fading. So you can see it's made a curve here. So now if we go back to here, it will slowly fade is amazing. And then we'll click back on this guy and a few, especially on talking head stuff. In case you're doing like audio recordings. You might get some background noise or his depending on where you're doing it. You can click on noise reduction right here, and that'll help videos. And then he didn't clean up the audio works on iPhone, Android. So let's say we want to add some more footage to this. I go back to my media bin. I'm going to drag down this mopeds scene. And this doesn't have any audio. We can tell that because it doesn't have an audio signal here. If I move it up to here, for example, you will see that it's just got the video icon, whereas this one has a video and a speaker. So it's telling us that we have audio in this video. So let's say I want to add a sound effect on here. I've downloaded this mopeds signal that I've got from my list. And I can just do this and cut it off right here. And now, again, let's say that's too loud. Again, click on here. Let's drop the sound just a little bit. And that's a lot better. Of course, maybe we want that music to continue throughout the whole theme. So I can drop that down on another audio level and then just continue that music over the top. And let's see what that looks like. A salmon as like. That's called that incentive effects, as well as the music and the sound effects actually will enhance your video. If it's just you're walking in a forest like this guy for example. You could have birds chirping or the sound of the wind or what have you, whether this one, for example, if there was no Same with this, you can have the water running on here. So a river sound, or monkeys or people talking, just to give an ambiance to it. And it really does enhance your video. Alright, let's move on. 11. Color Grading: Okay, next we have color correction and color grading. So there's a difference between the two. So color correction is if you have something like this where the colors a little bit washed out, looking here, and color grading is an effect or look after you color corrected it. So that's the two different between the two. So let's say we want to just go into this clip here. Be careful with color correction. It can look very comic bookie Gordy looking pretty quickly. So when you're up here, we can go to Filters. These are very much like Instagram filters. So if you go in here and click on one of these, it works on iPhone, I'm going to hide. It works. I'm going to turn. Both of these are, by the way, you want to mute the sound here, just press V, and it'll highlight that. So now when we play, we're not getting the sound if we're just color grading. I don't want to hear all that duration all the time. So click on here. You can go through and add different looks. For example, if we liked that one, we just do the plus. And then it's called Gingerbread. And it can come down here. This is where the clip is. Now I can move it over the entire clip completely just by dragging it like we would with video clips. Or I just want it to be over the clip that I'm looking at currently, for example. And I would just do that and then match it up here. And now the next thing when you have that, you've got, let's say if we ever look at this here, we can see it's made a filter track. What you wanna do appear in the properties is you have a strength control and you can just drag that back a little bit so that it's not too bright on this. For example. Click on this guy, we come all the way back to where it was or a 100%. You notice that it mostly in this area here. So if we look at that, that's 0%. So you can put it to where you want to write here. And that's how you would use filters. And again, there's lots of them. There's black and white retro nature. You can look through and get totally different styles to what you're looking for here. And click on it again to get different looks. But again, I'd rather my video look, look more natural and not so brightened and oversaturated with this on if you want to see what it looks like without it on, just press V on your keyboard. So that's off. You can see it disappears. V again, V for victory. On and off. And you just want a subtle change. So this is a filter. Normally these would go on after you color corrected this. So let's get rid of that for right now. And then let's have a look at what we do here. If we were trying to just color correct this. Alright, so we're back here and we wanna go and go to adjustments. And this is basic adjustments here. And there's a little toggle switch here for skin tone protection. So as you're changing colors, it's trying to protect skin tones. I can leave that off for a second. The temperature here, if we move it towards the blues, the whole thing is that it got colder. And then if we go the other way, it's in a warm it up. These are opposites here. And here is actually temperature. So if it looks too magenta to, to read, you'll move this towards the green, which is the opposite. But if it looks too green, if you look at me now I'm green. And I'll move it towards the magenta side, look sort of natural. So if we just double-click on these, they'll go back to 0. And then saturation is, I look ridiculous. And if I go the other way, it's black and white. So if we just go here and just take me down a little bit more natural. Now if we move down, we have the manual controls. So likenesses, obviously, brightness and darkness. Two shadows for, so you're going to look at something dark in the image here. And then look at that. See if I go really dark here, you'll see this is almost, don't see it anymore. So again, double-click and maybe just darken that a touch. Then when you're doing color, you just need to make minor adjustments. They're not you're not doing things like this and up here like this. Otherwise it just gets the crazy looking. Just a little bit of darkness. Highlights mean it's the midtones and the higher tones. So high, brighter colors. So you can go a little bit brighter if you want a brighter. But look how bright my face looks now, that's no good. I'm just going to leave that a little bit like that, even take it down a bit. And then contrast is a difference between the brightest areas and the dark areas. So if I take contrast them, you can see there's a washes it out so the shadows came up and the highlights went down. If I go the other way, it's much more dramatic. So we're trying to go where we just want. I can see like a gray. This is this light gray. If I take the highlights up a little bit more, contrast, just a little bit like that. And likeness. I'm just going to do that. I liked that darker look just to touch here. So if you want to see again what it looked like before and afterwards, you can just check this box and go, this is before. This is after, before and after. So you're trying to make everything look natural. You don't want it blown out. It's much better if it looks natural. So that's why a lot of people hold the color card up. You have something white in the beginning. So you can try to see if that white still looks white. So here we go. So before, with no correction, afterwards. Now there's another tab up here. You'll see this HSL stands for hue, saturation and lightness. So this would be if you're trying to change some colors, so you see lots of blue up here. If I select this blue color, I select the hue tone, I can go and make it more purple. Saturation is pale, bright, That's gonna be and how light or how dark the light is going to be. So if we look at this area now, so if we go back to where it was, just double-click on everything. You can see it's very blue and orange for example, if I take orange, so it's looking for the orange tones in here. If I move them really low, you can see it gets much more orange than any of the oranges get more orange, especially if I increase saturation. Right? But look at my face and then light to dark. So you can go crazy. And like I said, being very careful with this, if you're just trying to get, trying to isolate a certain color within the image to maybe make it a little bit brighter. You can see here if he wants to light color. If I decrease the saturation, you'll see it sees the gray wall. The walls are gray. And if I move this to a less value here, you can see there's, the light is almost gone. It's not orange anymore. But if I come back, then That's the way you can manipulate different types of light shades. Alright, but platyrrhines sparingly with this type of stuff. Again, you can see we've hardly moved these sliders here. You don't want them to be exaggerated. You have some other things like sharpened particles, fade and vignette. A vignette is, if you move it to, notice these edges they get, they get black and they, they sort of come in and fading. So it will put emphasis on the middle here. If I go the other way, it's a white vignette. So a lot of people would like to just darken the edges. If you look here, for example, in the corners, especially here, because this is like gray. If I move this, you'll see I'm just getting darker like this. Again before, after. So it just depends on your taste. The only word of warning is be very careful with how much you move these. Try to keep it more natural looking. Alright, that's it for color and color correction. So let's move on to the next video. 12. Exporting your movie: Okay, so now that we've done all your transitions, your calibrating, you've finished your movie. It's ready for export. So go up to export. Here is the title that we named our project. This is where you can explore. You want your video to be exported to. You can browse the lab. Your resolution can be in ten AD P2 K for K. The bit rate. You can leave it at recommended lower bit rate, higher bit rate. This will increase or decrease the file size as well as the quality of the video. So go with the recommended. The Kodak is H.264, which is very common. This is an MP4 file or HEVC, which is H dot 265. This is becoming more and more popular, but this is most common. It will play on most things, a file formats, MP4 or a movie, frames per second that's taken from when you put the video in. And then one of the most important things here is this. You'll see there's a watermark here. And if you've made an account, you are able to remove that. But just by hitting remove watermark and then just press Export. Now the video is going to make the video to these recommended settings. Then once it's done, it will come up in your video is finished. And then here you can export it to YouTube or TikTok. Um, well, just be careful before you export straight away. It's always a good idea to go back and watch the finished video in case you see something that you didn't catch or there's a mistake or something isn't quite right and then you can fix it. So maybe don't be tempted straightaway to export it to one of these things. We can just say, Okay, and we're back to square one. Just double-check your finished video. 13. Capcut update ver 1.2 for windows: So this box came today but I don't remember ordering anything, so let's check it out. Oh yeah. It's kept cut version 1.2 for Windows. Let's check it out. So we are in cap cut for Windows desktop. And if you go to menu and go to more, and you can come down, you can see that we're in version 1.20, beta version two. So you can check for updates and let's see if there's any other newer version. This just came out and it's October 23rd, 2022. So one of the main things that's new is tracking and motion tracking. You can use any video clip you have or any free stock image video or anything on the internet. And then we'll get sent to add some text. In our case, we're going to call AirPods three. So if we happen to do this, it's this guy looking at some headphones. So what I'd like to do is as he moves, I'd like for that a pod three, track the headphones. So what I'm gonna do is click on the text box and then go up the tracking. Here we have a can track in both directions, meaning forwards and backwards. So leave it on both. These are the defaults, scale, the tracking object, and the distance from it. So from this little cross to where the text is, if I move this box around, it will track his head, e.g. on the video and always keep this distance from the text to the object. So I'm going to move this over to the headphones and you can make this size is big or small as you want. So make sure that you're at the beginning of your texts clip where you want to start tracking is another function new in version 1.2. And it says, this used to be where the scope says, but basically now it's Zoom function. So you can zoom in and get a better idea of where you are, where you can zoom in and out a little bit bigger. And then we can zoom back out just by clicking on this line. So if we're happy with that, what I'm going to also do is go to the end of my client because I've got a bunch of clips on the same timeline. I'm just going to click here and select 0. I'm going to select some point. So it won't take into account all these other things here on the timeline. So now if I go back to the beginning right here, and I can just click on this now, make sure I'm in tracking. And then I can go to start. And you'll see now that it tracks, it kept cuts doing the tracking as the guy whose hands are the headphones and moving, it's tracking the object. And actually you'll notice that it goes backwards to here for the length of the clip. Once it's finished, it'll tell you that it's complete. Tracking is completed. And now what we can do with just click over here. We can play the video. And you'll see that the text tracks the object. If you want to see what it did. Actually, if you go back over here, click on the text, go to Tracking. You'll see the box and if you just press Play, you'll see how cap cut tracked it. And you'll see the yellow box tracking the headphones. Here's another example. This is always a good one. This is some drone footage of a boat. And then you can put some text in here. And exactly the same thing. It'll track the boat. And then I just happened to say that's me. It's not really me. But you get the idea. And it's quite a nice thing to have. In our last example, you can see here that we have this girl just presenting up in the air. We took a picture. It doesn't have to be taxed. It can be another video clip in this case, it's a picture of some Apple AirPods. And then it's doing the same thing. And if we click on here and go to tracking on the actual AirPods, you can see that's where it is and we're tracking her hand. So as it moves through. Her hand is being tracked to the picture above. So again, if we play that as you saw in the beginning, you don't have to just have text. There can be some air pods being tracked. So great little feature. And really knew this was always available on the mobile app, but not on the desktop version, but now it is. Okay, so the next thing that's changed is nothing really new. But if you're doing color, so you click on a video. If you're doing color and color correction or color grading suite beyond video and adjustment. Well, if you wanted to see scopes for this, they would normally be here where this it'll zoom function is now. So that's what it was. But now it's up here, the three little lines here. And if you click on here, you get preview quality scopes. You can turn the scopes on and here they are. So now you've got your scopes or color grading. And you can turn them off again. Just some here. Turn it off like so. So the right the way one of the thing is in color, again under adjustment. This before used to be called Light sense. So if we look at those scopes one more time, turn them on. And then for this particular picture here, use this slider. It just moves the actual highlights up out of the way and doesn't really adjust the shadows whatsoever. It's just brings up the lights and the highlights. So the very top range of it. But now it's called, instead of light sensors called Illumination does exactly the same function. Nothing's really changed there as far as I can see, just a name change. So one of the good feature that it has with the new version is this little feature called export steel frame. What you can do is go along, Let's say you want to make a thumbnail for your video. So maybe this will be good. Then you could put some text on it or whatever you want to do. Click up here, say Export still frame. And then this allows you to name the frame and then where you want it to go. And whether it's going to be in JPEG or PNG. And this little slider allows you to either just export it to this path here that you want to maybe gonna do your texts and stuff out there, or you can import it back into your media bin over here. So we have thumbnail. We could drag it down here. And then that would be this guy here. Then would be a thumbnail that we could put some texts on and do what we want to do. So I'm gonna get rid of that for right now. Another way of doing this. So if we do an implant on here, then which is an I, and then 0 for out point. So it's only going to select this. It's not going to look at all these other things. So these are my n and my eye points. So this will be a video that we would do. And as we said, this is Looking good, so that's great. But let's say I wanted to sort of while she's looking back at the camera and having the AirPods up here. That'd be great if we could stop that point with a still frame for little bit. And maybe I'll have all the specs of the airports coming up. But when I'm done, then it would carry on with this effect. So how could we do that? So the first step would be, if you just split the video and try to do that, you're going to lose the tracking if you move this. So what we have to do is just export that as it is. So just like a normal video export. I'm going to call this girl with and applauds. Alright, it's gonna go to my path. It's for k. What have you, what have you? I'm going to export it. And just like normal, you can say, okay, and now what I'm gonna do is I'm going to drag that video back into here. So now we have this video here and I'm going to drag this down and add it down to here. So this is a video again, I'm going to do. So again, I'm going to just do I for input so we can see it. Let's play it. And then this is the video With her tracking the air pods and they were right about there is where I want to stop it. So what I can do then is used the split tool right here. And at that point, also, while it's split, I'm going to go up to the top and do export still frame at that point. So again, I'm going to call it, I don't know anything. And I'm going to import it into my project. So now that's still frame is now called here a, B, C, D. It's right here. So now I can drag that on top and then I can move this down. I can actually put this in here. Matches up exactly where its move this along. It matches up exactly. And make sure this is out. So it's seasonal video. So basically here we have movement. She's hold up the AirPods. It'll pause at that point. For however long I want that steel frame and then carry on again. So after putting your text and you'd have something like this e.g. so as she moves up, she holds the AirPods up. The specifications come on. Cell frame is there and then they move out and we carry on with the rest of the video. So there we have it. That's the updates for version 1.2 beta version. So for camp cut on desktop, Be creative. Play around with it. And I'll see you in the next video. 14. Capcut ver 1.6.1 Subscription: Well this happened again is another software app that's gone the subscription mode and the sun and makes good business sense. But let's take a little look on whether it's worth it. And the app I'm talking about is this one. Now why did these software companies all decide to go to subscriptions? I know it makes good business sense of them. But in a time where things are cutting back, there's a recession they say is coming and people are tightening their belt high. Say that the first thing people do is look at the bills or your pad and then look through them and say, I don't use that subscription much, they're going to cancel them. That's just my $0.02 on it. Even a lot of YouTube but influences a jumping ship from Adobe to Da Vinci resolve one, it's free and then 95% of your work can be done on it in the free version. And even if you paid for the pro version, it's only 295 as a onetime payment. The good news is kept cat still has a free version and they can pretty much do everything you want it to. So let's jump in and take a look at it and see what's free and what you need to pay for for the pro version or the paid version. So once we're in cap cut, we can see here that if we go to Menu and then help and about, we can see that we're now in 1.61. And from 1.61, they're asking you if you want to join a monthly subscription. So this happens to be 799 a month. But if you just want to do one month, it's $10. A year is $75. You can go ahead and purchase here. So what do you get for this? So let's close this right now. And just like normal, if we click on a video, then we go to video basic. You'll see that you still have all sorts of functions here. So how do we know what's changed and what is included in the pro version? And that's what they're calling it the pro version. So here we can see that it says Pro under this noise reduction. And you have either weak or strong. So this, I believe whenever you see pro here, this is one of the features that will be available when you subscribe to the Pro plan. So we take a look at some of the other areas. So if we go to animation, these are our normal animations like you normally have. But you'll notice these other ones here that have the word pro in them on the top left. So this is a new animation here. So jelly two and this one, e.g. she can click on them and then it gives you an idea of what the animation is. But to get these again, you have to upgrade same year. These are the n ones and then the outer ones is sum pro ones as well on the islands. Then there's ones that are combos which do both. And you can see there's a bunch of Pro versions here. Right? So if we go back then to tracking, is nothing new in tracking is where we can track something in our video. So if we go to adjustment, you can see straight away that up in the top corner is auto adjusts. If we watch this here, it's a color correction to auto adjust your levels for you on this on and off. And you can also change the strength of that auto color correction. So if you don't want to mess around with the different sliders down here, you can just hit auto, correct. And you can adjust the strength of it. So here's before, is after. Now if we take a look at the other tabs, HSL is the same, curves is now in the desktop version. So we have the white level or all level is known, the red, green and blue curves. And then we also have in Pro. So this is, this comes with it now in this new version. But employees of color wheels, where you can change the shadows, mid tones, highlights. So you can change these types of shadows, e.g. you can drag them and make them much more blue. On this side, Daniel have saturation. On this side you'll have brightness. And you can reset each one individually or reset them all back over here. So this is also a pro version that's very nice style. And the color area. As I said, curves now comes with it. This isn't a prohibition. Hsl didn't change and auto adjust in your color area is also with the pro version. Now, where might we use curves? Curves a perfect and an example like this where white balance is obviously off. So if we click up here and go to a set of scopes and turn them on. You can see our saturation vector scope and our RGB levels are off. You can see that it's much more red than greens and blue. So what we could do down here is we know that the red needs to come down a little bit here, so we can drop that down. And then I blew, needs to be shifted up. So we can grab this guy and bring the blues up. And now they're looking fannie level here. And that is where you can adjust or correct using the RGB scopes here. If we take that off, you can see the before and the after. And then basically correct and I'm white balance. And of course, the normal curve here is where you can adjust your shadows, mid tones and highlights. Here we have another image. And you could use this to make the traditional S curve. So if you click on it and you drag this down, you're making the shadows a lot darker. So we just get rid of that here. Just bring that down a little bit of hip, take them up to go brighter and bring them down to go darker. Now we can reset that. There's also an eyedropper here. So if you wanna get down to the shadows, I say here, it'll put that on there for you. So now when you drag this, It's going to concentrate on the area and does that you chose with the eyedropper. And then you can just click on it up here. And we can take the sky brighter. We can bring it down DACA. And traditionally want a nice little S curve like this. So if we take it off and on, and like I said, if you want it to adjust something in particular, like a mid tone or something, you click on it, it'll make another curve for you down here so we can adjust this. And just like so before image, after image, just so you'd make the curves. And if you want to reset that, you would just use the reset button. Also, there's a bunch of new features over and we have this image here of this guy looking at it on a bridge. If you go to Filters, you can see normal filters here. So you click on them and they give you a preview of what it's like. But they have other ones here also in the pro area and as you know, hundreds of these things. So e.g. black gold is new. If you'd like that look, you can just click on it. Then it puts a layer over the top. And then you can drag it to the same length of your video. And then there's a strength slider which then just like a lot. Well, you can take the strength of it, stronger or weaker. So if you like that, look, that's one of the proteins that comes up with pro here. And also in the top of each little icon, if it's a pro version like these guys, you'll see them all here. So click on that, we can get rid of that one. And we can take a look at this one. E.g. same thing if we like that cashew nut. Again, you have a strength meter. You can play around with this. So lots of options. So next we have transitions. Again, this is where you'd be in-between these two clips. And just highlighting over the transitions, you get an idea of what they're gonna do. Then you have some pro ones. So we can click on it and it should give you an idea of what it would do. So that's pretty cool. Just click on it once. It gives you a preview over here, what the transition between these two clips would be like. Again, whenever you see Pro, this is going to be a Pro and the Pro version, if you'd like it, you can click on it. It puts the transition in-between the two clips. So now you can drag this down here to make it a quicker transition or longer. You see your interval here, how long it's going to be. That'd be half a second, up to 0.9 or 1 s. And then all the way down to 0.1 of a second. So very fast or very slow. And then if we take a look at that, that was really quick. We could drag that longer. Let's see what that looks like. There we go. Okay, so again, quite simple. Wherever it says we're pro, that's what's in the pro version. Same thing for a fact says a lot of pro effects. So you can click on these guys and it'll give you this film burn look, e.g. or this one which is like a noisy grain. This one is some psychedelic purple flowers, all sorts of things. And like I said, the one thing in cap cut is, is hundreds and hundreds of things. So again, lots of effects. You can be very creative with all of this stickers. I don't think there is much changed and stickers, There's always hundreds of this. I mean, literally I say thousands WMD factor, but text looks to be the same. I don't think there's any changes in audio. They go just a quick overview of the changes in the Pro version of CapCom. Alright, I hope you enjoyed it, and I'll see you in the next video. 15. Summary: Well done, You've made it. I truly hope that you've got as much out of the course as I did making it. I can't wait to see the videos you come up with. Happy creating. And hopefully I'll see you in another course before too long.