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Capcut for Desktop: The Ultimate Video Editing Course for Reels and TikTok Creators

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      Class Project


    • 3.

      Initial Setup


    • 4.

      Working on the Timeline


    • 5.

      Adjusting Clip Properties


    • 6.

      Pro Features Made Easy


    • 7.

      Retiming Your Videos


    • 8.

      Getting Audio Right


    • 9.

      Adding Text


    • 10.

      Generating Captions


    • 11.

      Having Fun With Stickers


    • 12.

      Play with Effects and Transitions


    • 13.

      How To Get Perfect Colors


    • 14.

      Full Edit Workflow From Scratch


    • 15.

      Exporting Your Video


    • 16.



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About This Class

Are you new to video editing and just the feeling of having to learn it seems overwhelming and complicated? Not after you take this class! You will learn everything you need to know to easily create short-form video content for your social media platforms using a free and fun software on your desktop / notebook called Capcut.

Capcut is an easy-to-use but super powerful tool for video editing, and it can take your videos to the next level. 

Throughout the class, you will learn a range of video editing skills:

  • How to create and set up a new project
  • Adding videos, sounds, and text on the timeline
  • How to animate position, size, speed
  • Engaging users with fun music and sound effects
  • Generating easy auto captions
  • Making it all more dynamic with effects and transitions
  • Adjusting light and colors

So you'll go from the basics to more advanced techniques for creating engaging and entertaining video content. You will learn how to edit and enhance your videos with various effects and transitions, add text and captions, and use sound and music to make them even more immersive. 

You will also learn how to use the video inspector to adjust parameters such as rotation, stabilization, and masking. We won't forget to explore features such as stickers, color filters and LUTs, stabilization, and much more.

Who's this class for:

This class is designed for beginner video editors or creators of all kinds looking to improve their skills and create professional-looking videos for their social media platforms. Whether you're creating content for YouTube Shorts, Instagram Reels, or TikTok, this course will give you the tools and techniques to make your videos stand out and engage your audience.

Hi, I'm Enri! I'm a passionate digital content creator with many years of experience producing multimedia content for a wide range of clients, such as Oppo and AirBnb, and self-publication. Throughout my career, I've been creating engaging video content for various platforms and learned how to use video to entertain, educate, and inspire viewers. 

What do you need for this class?

All you need is a desktop or notebook computer, PC or Mac; Capcut will work even on very old machines, being a very lightweight software with many features to make editing super smooth.

By the end of this class, you will be able to create professional-looking videos that will grab your audience's attention. You will have the skills and techniques to create unique short-form video content.

So if you're ready to take your video editing skills to the next level, join me on this journey of discovery with Capcut.

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Hi, I'm Enri, a landscape and commercial photographer and videomaker working with brands to showcase their stories and values.

Originally an engineer working in Brazil, a backpacking trip in South America turned upside down what I thought about life and my goals. A camera became my partner and offered the perfect solution to create my own business and be location-independent.

My love for teaching brought me to my two favorite platforms: Skillshare and Youtube. On both, you'll find me talking about tech, photo, and video tricks to help you have them as allies when conveying your message.

Currently I'm living in Bologna, in the very heart of Italy, and if you're ever around, coffee is on me :D

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1. Intro: Video and mainly short-form video is currently the best way to showcase your work, and what you love to do. You managed to film some clips and then you realize that it had to do some editing, which can seem really overwhelming, complicated, and expensive. Well, no more because today I'm going to show you a very fun and easy-to-use desktop software called Capcut. I'm [inaudible], a digital content creator with a passion for video editing. Throughout my career, I've been working with clients, but also creating my own content for a variety of platforms such as YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram. In this course I'm going to be teaching you from zero, everything you need to know about video editing and especially about Capcut so that it can get up and running with your videos as soon as possible. I'm pretty sure you're going to be looking at the editing process in a much more relaxed way after this course. For some time now Capcut has been one of the best editing apps on your smartphone. But on the desktop version, you get some extra bonus like using a larger screen so you can see perfectly well what you're doing, managing files, processing power. If you're on a desktop or a notebook, Windows or Mac, it will work the same in the upcoming lessons, we're going to be covering a range of topics from how to import, stream and organize your timeline up to adding effects, transitions, stacks, automatic captions, all of these, but especially how to make your videos stand out. By the end of the course, you're going to be able to create professional-looking videos that are sure to grab your audience's attention. If you're ready to take your social media game to the next level, join me in the next lesson and let's have some fun with Capcut. 2. Class Project: I'm very happy you decided to watch this class. To begin with, we're going to discuss your class project. The idea here is that to really learn, you shouldn't just watch me doing something, but you should do it yourself also. Throughout the class, each lesson is going to teach you a different set of skills. For each one of them, I'm going to choose the best footage to showcase the feature that I want you to see. To learn alongside me, you can download all the footage we are going to use in the Resources section. By learning how these features work, it's going to be all about your creativity to mix them and create your own videos. In one of the last lessons, I'm going to edit a video from start to finish. Your project can be to either recreate that video, to put in practice everything that you've learned. Or if you're feeling extra confident, to simply create your own video and upload it to the Projects panel. You can put it on Google Drive, Dropbox and just share the link or on YouTube, for example, and leave it as unlisted, so that only us with the link can actually see and comment on your videos. I will repeat this because it's very important. Watching the class is a huge step. But actually putting it into practice is going to be a much bigger one. So watch it, but try it. In the next lesson, we're going to be talking about how to install CapCut and the basic settings you got to do to begin editing. 3. Initial Setup: Let's start installing CapCut and you can go to or you can also find it in the Microsoft Store or the Apple Store. It is completely free to download, and unless you use some of the pro features that are inside the app, you don't have to pay anything to export the videos. By the way, as I said before, there are three different versions. There's the smartphone, the web version, and the desktop version. They're all very similar with minor feature differences between each one of them but mainly with the smartphone version, you're going to be stuck with a smaller screen, the web version, you're going to have to upload all your clips to the Cloud, and the desktop version just seems to me that it's the easiest and fastest one to get your videos edited. Once you get it installed, you can just open CapCut using the icon. When you open it, you're going to be greeted by this home screen where you're going to be able to see all your past projects. If you just installed, it's going to be empty and it can create a user so that it's connected with your TikTok account if you want to post directly there. Also now CapCut is implementing this Cloud service in which you're going to be able to share projects between your smartphone and your desktop if you'd like. But first, let's go to the settings up here. We're just going to click on this gear icon and go to settings. Here there are some things that you want to change before you even begin editing something to make everything faster and easier for you. First of all, where it's going to save automatically the draft of your projects. You can choose a home folder for that. Cache files are going to make scrubbing through your timeline and everything a little bit faster, but it can accumulate a lot of data. If you don't have that much space on your computer, you can put it to auto-delete this cache after some days. Also, you can see how much cache you're using right now and you can just clear it if you need to. Let's see edit, and here we have image duration, meaning that when you throw a picture inside of your timeline, how long is it going to be? Right now it's set for the default which is five seconds. Frame rate is important because it depends on how you're recording your clips. You can check in your camera or your phone settings to see how you've been recording. But generally, in the US, you would use 30 frames per second, and in Europe 25 due to some standards. In my case, for example, I'm going to change it to 25. Timecode, you don't need to change anything. Let's go to performance. Now these three first options should be on to make it a little bit faster but if you find any problems in exporting the project later on, these also might be the cause. Just keep it in mind, but leave it on for now. Now, proximal is very important for those that use lower or older computers. This is going to create a lower-resolution file for every clip you import into CapCut. It's going to take some time processing that in the beginning, but later on, it's going to make your editing so much more fluid and easier. If you're already thinking, oh, this is my case, click this one. Let's save this and let's create a new project. Here we've got the main interface of CapCut and it looks a little bit empty for now. I'll just import one video to make it easier to understand each part of it. In front of the video, you can just click import and then find the folder that you want or you can simply open the folder, drag and drop it over here and it's already going to show you the video. Up here on the left, we have the main panel with the menus and what you've got imported. First local we have all the files that we've imported already. In this case, only this drone file and on library, you have everything that CapCut offers you already automatically inside the app. For the audio panel, we have music, sound effects, text. You're going to find many different types of templates and everything for you to use in your videos, including the captions, stickers to spice up your editing. Many different effects that you can use in your videos and CapCut is quite famous with these. Transitions for you to go from one scene to the other without simply cutting, theaters are going to change the look of your videos and on adjustment, you can do it also, but in a more manual way. In the meantime, here in the middle, you have the preview panel where you're going to see the video that you selected up here on the left. You can also drag these lines to make everything bigger or smaller so you can adjust the screen the way you want. Simply you're going to see that there's a counter here showing timer for the video clip that is going on, how long it is. Here on the bottom right, you're going to be able to see the zoom function so that you can just zoom in and out to see the video clip from a little bit closer by. You're going to be able to see it full screen if you want to, you can just press Esc to come back. You're seeing ratio right now is grayed out because we didn't throw this in the timeline yet, but we're going to do it in one second. Here up on the right, you're going to just be able to see the settings that we did before so just to control if your main settings are exactly the way that you want them. Down here we have the timeline that we are only actually going to be able to see the options when we drag and drop our first clip into there. I'll just click here, drag it over here, and drop it, and now we have our first video in the timeline. The preview right now is actually showing what we've got over here. Now we can see that some things changed the writing on the interface because we have a little bit more control over what's going on. Since I have this clip clicked, now we can go back first through the preview panel where some options that are now available that weren't before. First of all, I'm going to click here on the Zoom and I'm just going to take it out a little bit so that you can see that. When I have it clicked, now we have these balls all around that are going to allow me to actually manipulate the video directly from here. Another option available now is the ratio, there wasn't before. This is just what shape is going to be your video. If you're creating stuff for social media, for example and it has to be vertical, you can just come up here and choose 9 by 16, for example. If you're doing things for YouTube and horizontal, you can choose 16 by 9. Let me just click here 9 by 16, for example, and you can see the interface immediately change it and now the video is centered over there. I'm going to go back to the original so that it's a little bit easier for you to see. Now one trick that can be very important for you is coming up here and there, these very small three little bars, you can click on it and you got to have some options like oscilloscope. We're not going to use this for now, but preview quality can be very important. There's performance priority or quality priority. This is going to change how your video looks in the preview panel. If you want to see it with the maximum quality, you can choose quality priority. But if you feel that the computer is going a little bit slower and you're not being able to see the video in real time, you can choose performance priority and probably it's going to help a lot. Also, we're going to have down here export steel frame, which is going to allow you to export a JPEG file. A picture from what you're seeing on the screen right now that can be useful for creating thumbnails, for example. Now here on the right, having the clip selected, we have all of the options of things that we can do with this view, like changing where the video is, opacity, how it looks, how fast it is. If you want to add any animation, we can do it from here also and do all color adjustments to that clip. Mostly everything we can do with this slip is going to be up there, and down here on the timeline, we're going to have some buttons here on the left which actually are going to reflect some of the things we find in the inspector. Here on the right, we have some other options that are more specifically to the timeline handling itself, which is exactly what we're going to talk about in the next class. 4. Working on the Timeline: In this lesson, we're going to talk a little bit about the timeline, which is mostly where you're going to set up how your video is going to look like. The timeline is where you're going to place all of your media, meaning: videos, audio, effects, text, everything. It works the same way as it would if you're placing all of these in the physical world properly on a table. If you place a photo on the table but replace another one on top, you're only going to be able to see the one that is on top because it's covering the one that is below, and it works the same way here. Let me show you. I'm going to do the same that I did before, just dragging and dropping a new file over here. Now we have this other drone clip. Let's draw this video here on the timeline and you're going to be able to see that we have this white cursor, which indicates where in time we are. Here, we have the numbers from zero and forward meaning the time on this timeline. If we just press play, we bring it here and we press ''Space bar'' to play, you're going to be able to see that it's going forward because it's playing the video. When I zoom out, you're going to be able to sit here in the preview panel what's going on. You can see that there's only these video over here. The other one begins right at this mark. If we just play from here, you're going to be able to see that it's playing the video below and suddenly it gets covered by the one that is above. That's exactly how it's going to work. Whenever you're stack stuff on top of each other, you're going to be able to see what's on the top. I showed you how to drag and drop these videos onto the timeline. But what if you don't want the whole video to be in there? Now there are two different options. The first one is that it can cut it before importing or after importing. After importing means that you have the whole video over here, and when you go with the mouse closer by, you're going to be able to see that it changes, the cursor just changes to this double-sided arrow and you can drag and drop it to the left or to the right, meaning you're going to be able to expand or make it smaller. Let's say I wanted it to start about here after that shadow on the lower part. We can just do that. Now it goes back to showing me the timeline itself. This part is not being covered anymore by that video. But I can still drag it and drop it to whatever place I want around here. One other way of doing is clicking up here in the middle panel in the video that you want to insert and getting these handles here exactly the way that we did in timeline itself and throwing it to the right or to the left to find the in point and the out point where you want it to end. Let's say you just wanted this small piece that now it's surrounded by this blue box. You can now drag and drop it on the timeline and you're going to be able to see that it's much smaller than the original one, meaning that it only took that small piece. Or you can just click this ''Plus'' button and it's going to add to track at the beginning. Then you can put it wherever you want it. Now one cool thing is that you can actually see up here which of these clips have you already added to the timeline so that you don't use it again by mistake and which ones you've used it, but using a cropped version, a cut version. If these you can be aware if you're using a clip for a second time or if there's maybe a part of a clip that you haven't used yet. You can still check for another piece and use it in other part of the video. Now here on the right, you're going to have some specific timeline settings and a couple of options more. Let's go one by one. The first one is that I want to show you and you're going to notice immediately is that there is a recording button over here, which actually is going to open this recording panel so that you can do voice-overs directly inside CapCut. You don't need to record it anywhere else and then import it here. You can just do directly inside the software, so easy. Another one you're probably going to use all the time, which is this magnifying tool over here. Let me show you zoomed out how you're going to see it and it just means that the more you go to the right, the zoomed in, you are going to be in the timeline itself so that you can change things with a lot of precision. Or if you want to have a bird's-eye view of what's going on, you can just throw it to the left and see the whole timeline with all the clips. Now we have the main track magnet, the auto snapping, the linkage between video and audio, and the preview access. The main track magnet means then whenever you grab something from the main track over here, meaning the first one, it's just going to drag everything altogether. When you let it go, it's just going to snap back to the beginning. It won't let to have a gap right at the start by mistake. That can be very useful. But if you want to have a little bit more control, you can turn it off and now you're going to be able to drag everything and just place it wherever you want. Then you can just insert whatever you prefer in the beginning. By the way, these ones are important for you to know because they're easily disabled or enabled through shortcuts on the keyboard. Maybe you're going to see that something changes on the timeline, the behavior just change it and you don't know what it is. You can check it because it's probably going to be one of these, and the preview axis is the one that enables you to just scroll the mouse over the timeline and immediately see on the preview panel what's going on. If your computer can handle it, it can be very practical because you immediately see where you're at in the video. But if you don't like it or it's just slowing you down, you can disable it. Now when you go with the mouse over the timeline, you won't see anything. You're going to have to drag the play head alongside with the cursor click and drag to be able to see on the preview panel where you are on the timeline and what I can see at that point. Clicking one of the clips here on the timeline, you see that also there are some options now here on the left. These are things that mostly you can do also on the upper-right panel, but you can have them here more accessible also through shortcuts. You can see there we have all of these, Select, Split and Select leftwards and rightwards. You can just grab one of these like for example the Split and just cut a video into, then go back to Select and now you see that we have two different videos separated that we can just drag and drop separately. Or you can use the shortcut that we just saw there b so that it enables it changes the cursor and now you can cut the video as much as you want and a to come back to the original one. Now you can just select them, drop them, and do whatever you want. If you use Select leftward, you're going to be able to select everything there is to the left of where you click on the timeline. In this case here, everything that is in this direction. If you select everything rightward, you're going to be able to select everything that is to the right of that one, including all these layers here. When you're very comfortable with these tools, using the shortcuts is going to make everything much faster. Later on, we're going to talk a little bit more about them. In here we have some other options like split, which is just going to split the selected clip into where the playhead is. Delete or backspace is going to eliminate that clip that is selected. Now I have to click a new one to see the options again. Now Freeze is a very interesting option because sometimes you just want to pause the video for a second and see an image for a little bit longer. Let me zoom out here a little bit. You can see that here we just have the drone going forward. But let's say I just wanted to stop in this image here for five seconds to show something on screen like text for example. I can just click the clip, click on ''Freeze''. It's going to create a three-seconds freeze-frame where it is. Then right after we have the clip continuing from where it stopped normally with the movement. Other cool options we're going to find over here are the Reverse. It's just going to grab a clip like this, for example in which the drone is going forward. You can click the clip over here and then click on ''Reverse''. It's going to do its thing, and it's just going to reverse this clip backwards. Now if we play this one, it's actually going backwards. There is also the mirror option in which is just going to mirror the video around. You can do the way you prefer. As I said before, you can access all of these up here on the right also and have a little bit more control. The last option we got over here is the cropping. You can just click "Crop". It's going to open this new window. Now you can just select how much of this video you actually want to show on screen. Let's say you just wanted this portion over here of the video. You can just click "Confirm". Now you see that you can just see that part that you've cropped before. Last but not least, let me just show you something that is very cool about the timeline in CapCut by adding some other items here like stickers, text, effects, or maybe a filter. Let me zoom here on the left of the timeline for you to be able to see very clearly what's going on. CapCut organizes everything automatically for you. You have all the layers and it doesn't allow you for you to have video and other effects, text or things in the same line. All of these are going to be videos. This is a layer just for text. This one is a layer just for stickers and this one for filters. You can also lock them, meaning that you cannot move these around anymore, so that's going to be in place. You can also hide them by clicking this eye icon over here. The ones that have audio, you can also mute it by clicking this icon over here. Differently from other editors, CapCut tries to keep video and audio together. If you import a clip that has audio like this one for example you're going to be able to see that actually the audio is down here is this small line below the preview of the video. If I just try to drag it up or down, you're going to be able to see that I'm playing with the volume of the audio. But it makes it a little bit difficult to control this way. One thing you can do is right-click and go to ''Separate audio''. Now you're going to be able to see that there is a layer with the audio symbol down here. This is the audio of that video over there, for which you will also have the control of blocking our new team if you'd like. Now to select things on the timeline, you can either click on them individually or you can drag and create a rectangle around everything that you want to select. Now they're all going to move together. Actually if this is exactly the way you wanted it to be, you could click with the right mouse button and come up to group. This is going to create a group amongst all of these. Now if you click any of them, you're actually going to be selecting all of them at the same time so that you don't have to repeat the same action one million times by dragging, selecting all of them together and then moving it around. Now one-click is enough and you can drag all of it wherever you want. In this lesson, you learned everything you need to know to navigate the timeline with any kind of object you want to place in there. Editing later on it's going to be all about stacking things in the timeline to show wherever you want and moving them around the way you just learned. Now we're ready to move on to the next lesson, which we're going to talk about all the parameters we can change for one video clip. These include some basic things like positioning and zooming on the videos, but also some truly insane ones that CapCut offers, especially for being a free software. See you there. 5. Adjusting Clip Properties: In this lesson, we're going to see how can we manipulate video in many different ways. Let's take a look. As you can see important many other videos around here. You've got to find them all in the resources section of this class. To show you the first steps about how to manipulate video. I'm just going to grab one talking head video like this. I'm going to select this small portion, we don't need a lot of it. I'm going to add it to the timeline. We have it here now. As you can see, it was filmed horizontally, but it was meant to be a vertical video. Let's zoom in so we can see the whole preview here. As you noticed, I changed this to 9 by 16 so that it's already in vertical format. First thing, obviously, let's rotate this video. Everything you want to do, you want to click first on the clip over here on the timeline, and then it's going to be selected on the preview. You can see already the handles all around it for you to manipulate it manually, properly. Also here on the right, you're going to be able to find all of the things that you can do with it. Maybe this first portion here can be done by dialing a number. For example, let's say rotate and we want to rotate 90 degrees. It's going to rotate it clockwise 90 degrees. You can use this dial over here to do it manually like this. Or you can do it on the preview panel properly and just go rotate and you're going to be able to see how many degrees you're rotating on the top. But anyways, not to go crazy with it. You could just go 90 if it was turned to one side, or you can also use negative numbers here. You could do -90 and it would go to the right way. Scale can be changed by the percentage over here, or you can also change it using the handle over here. But what I would recommend you is to use the handles here in the preview panel because they snap to the angles. You can know exactly when it's big enough to cover the whole screen and that's how easy it is to manipulate video over here. Now to take it one extra step, you could maybe want to animate this. This takes us to the concept of keyframes. It's basically telling the software at a certain point in time what are going to be the parameters, and then telling in another point in time, what are the parameters you want there. For example, let's say we want to zoom in on this image very slowly. In this point here we want it exactly as it is. You can come up here to the right, and you're going to be able to notice that there are these diamond shapes over here, and these are the keyframe setters. As you can see, you could do it for scale, position, rotation, all of these. As an example, let's do it just for the scale right now. I'll add a keyframe right here. I know that this point is marked. Let's go forward a little bit. Let's say maybe up to here. Let's set another keyframe by clicking on the same logo, add keyframe. Now let's say that we want it to be zoomed in about here. What the software is going to be is going to understand that you want to go from point A to point B and it's just going to make that sequence flow. For example now, if you click here on this sign pointing to the left, we're going to go back to the previous keyframe. In our first load you're going to see that it's zooming in either by the handles here or also by the number on the side here that just keeps increasing. As I said, you can do it for any of the other parameters like rotation, position wherever you want. Next step is the blending mode. This one is more complicated to understand if I don't give you an example. I'll just import this clip of fire on top here of our footage, and you can see that it just doesn't make any sense. I'll make it a little bit bigger, and now it's covering the whole image we had before. But if we play now with the blending mode like for example Brighton, it's going to keep only the brighter parts of that video clip. Then now you get an effect like this in which you can still see the layer below, but on top you have the bright parts of the clip we just inserted. Each blending mode here is going to do something a little bit different. You can experiment and see because for each type of footage the effect is going to be a little bit different. But mainly the ones that I use a lot are screen and overlay, because they keep the brightest parts of the images. You can use something like this, for example, on top of your footage. What am I thinking okay, this has no use for me, but probably you saw this being used many times already on social media, especially when you've seen these ones over here. Let me delete the fire and let's add a little piece of a drone shot over here and change it to original. Now we've got this very cool video layer over here. Then you can come up here to the blending mode and choose darker, for example, and voila. Now we have this old film effects on top of your footage. Still in the blending mode, you're going to find the opacity slider. This is going to say how transparent this layer is from 100% in which you see it completely, and going down, you're going to begin seeing what's exactly below the drone layer, which is my talking head video over here. This can be used if you want to mix two images together. Next up is stabilization, and this is totally crazy inside CapCut. I'm going to show you two different clips. The first one is this, in which you can definitely see that there's some movement because everything is handheld. If you want to make it a little bit smoother, you just go through Stabilize, you click on the clip, you come to Stabilize and you have the choice of doing recommended, minimum cut, or most stable, because the software is going to zoom in and try to compensate for the movement after you select which one you want. For example, in this one recommended, you're going to be able to see this. It's a little bit of a zoomed in version, but all the movement is various move and looks very nice. Let's put it to the test and try something a little bit more extreme. This one is a completely handheld moving shot. In every step of the way you can actually feel the camera jumping up and down. Doing the most stable stabilization option inside CapCut you get this, in which you can still feel the steps, but it's so much better. Now you've got to be a little bit careful about this one because it makes things a little bit wobbly all around. Depending on the footage and depending on how shaky it is, the results are going to be different. Observe it very well before saying that it's done, but still, you can do miracles with this thing. Next up we have two different options that are available only in the pro-version, but actually you can test them with the free version of CapCut, but when you try to export, it's going to tell you that it's available only for pro, so you're going to have to pay before you can have your final video ready. The first one is noise reduction, and this is meant to reduce a little bit of that noise, especially when you're filming with high ISO at night. This is quite insane. Check out this clip then right before sunrise, you can see that from here, it doesn't look that bad. But when you go in a little bit, you're going to be able to see that the sky is full of these dots, which is grain from high ISO. When you enable noise reduction, it's going to work on the clip, and you're going to be able to see it like this, completely clean. You do loose a little bit of definition, but depending on how bad, what's the situation of your clip, you can totally save it. Let me zoom back out. This might just do a miracle for you. This last one is called Removing video flickers. If you have any video that just have those lights flickering because of the issue with the shutter speed you're using the camera or on the smartphone, depending on how bad it is, you might be able to fix it using this option over here. In the previous lessons, you'll learn how to move around the timeline and how to adjust a video clip exactly the way you want it to be. In the next lessons, you're going to see more advanced video properties, they look very complicated to do, so they add a lot of value to your video, but they're actually quite simple. See you there. 6. Pro Features Made Easy: Let's see some advanced video properties here right now. Let's begin with the cutout effect. There are basically two different ways of doing it inside Capcut. The first one is the outer cutout in which Capcut just tries to understand the borders of what's the main subject of that clip and cuts out the rest. The second type is the chroma key, which is the traditional effect used in cinema and everywhere to cut out the person by using a plain color background, usually green or blue, because there are colors that are usually not present in the human skin and cutting those colors entirely from the scene, leaving only what's not using them. Let me show you. First, let's try the simplest one, which is the auto cutout. For that I'm just going to grab this clip over here. You're going to find it in the Resource Center. Let me place it right at the start. I'm simply going to click on the clip, and I'm going to come up here to the center and I'm going to choose Auto cutout. Capcut immediately is going to try to understand what's the background and what's the subject and cut all the rest. As you can see, now I can just redimension this clip and place it wherever I want, and it's going to look like it's been there all the time. You can see that some times it doesn't understand exactly what the subject is because here probably there was a reflection or something that made the background color hit a little bit the shirt so it's actually not precise. But what it can do in this case is just come up here and drag this down a little bit and just hide the parts that don't work that well. But mainly 99% of the job is done automatically for you. This can be great if you're doing some tutorial or explaining something on a screen like I'm doing here right now. Instead of having all the scenario behind, you can place yourself on top of the footage. Now the other way to go about it is using the chroma key. For that, I'm going to use this clip over here of the dog with a green background. For that, you just come up here and you have to choose Chroma key. In this case, Capcut doesn't do anything automatically. You have to go to the color picker and just choose the background. In this case, I'm going to choose here the green. Now you come up to this strength slider. The more you go to the right, the more you eliminate the green from the scene. But if you go too much, you're also going to take out small portions that have a little bit of a green cast on it so you have to find the right spot for it. What I recommend is for you to play with the strength until most of the green in the background is gone like here, for example, where you don't see it anywhere around. Then play with the shadow slider to fine tune it a little bit. As you can see that here, for example, on the here and here, you gain back a little bit of detail that was deleted before. Like this, it looks pretty good. If I zoom out a little bit and I reduce this, it's very hard to tell what's going on. We can play, and now we have the dog on top of our footage. Now let's see another feature from the Video tab, which is called masking. This is a way that it's a little bit more customizable for you to be able to display one video on top of each other. Let me show you by bringing on the timeline. One of these videos in which I'm talking to the camera over here. It totally covers our drone shots. Let's go over here. Let's just rotate it using this quick button. I'm going to make it smaller a little bit. Let's pretend that here I'm explaining something about this landscape. I'm just going to be positioning myself here in this corner and coming up to mask. With a clip selected you have here now on the masking option, many different shapes. One of them that I think it's very nice for this kind of video is the circle one. This is going to create this circle on top of the footage that you can make bigger or smaller as you wish. Mainly this is going to be like a paper on top of your clip with just the hole and you can to be able to show that clip only through that hole. Now you can readjust it, you can reposition, make it bigger or smaller. Here in the Properties you can also rotate it. In this case it's round so it doesn't make any sense. But you can also further the borders so you can make it integrate a little bit better with the background video. Let's say you like the way that it is right now. If you just move it around, you're just moving the mask. But if you want to move the video down to have it in the corner, for example, you have to come back to the Basic tab and just move the entire video to the corner. I will have an explainer video on top of the footage you want, just by using masks. You could for example, import another type of video over here. Let's import this one. As before, now this is totally covering our layer below. Let's go to Mask and I'm going to use film strip. Now it creates a film strip in which I see this video only in the middle, and I can adjust the height of this bar. When I play, I can still see also the video below. You could have film strip, you can have circle, rectangle, you could make in the shape of a heart or on the shape of a star. You're the director here. Another way that will make a little bit more sense would be the split one. I'm only going to remind you that if you look here in the corner, you see that we have the diamond shapes over here, which means keyframes. If you wanted to animate this mask, you could also do that. Another tip is that you can also invert the mask. In this case here, for example, I apply the mask to this one. The part that shows is the one on top. But if I wanted it to be the opposite, you can come up to this More button over here and just click "Reverse", and now it's going to show the bottom part of that clip and on the upper part, what's below. This works for all the masks. Let's talk a little bit about beauty enhancements and artificial intelligence of the software about this is just totally insane. To access this banner, you can come up here and just click on enhance. I have many different options, they're all unmarked. Let's go one by one. On face, you're going to have many different options, like evening out the skin, smoothing the skin. You can see that makes a lot of difference. It goes from very plasticky to more natural. You can find a place in between that you like. You can go brightening the face if it's necessary. Teeth whitening is also insane in this. You can go to the right and just make it totally false, but you can find a spot in between that looks very good. Skin tone is a pro function, but it's also amazing. Let me show you. If you wanted to completely transform the tan of the model, you could just click one of these and they all actually look quite natural, is incredible. I'm going to leave off, otherwise you cannot export this video. Let's go to facial beauty. Here mainly going to be able to change the physical dimensions. This is quite difficult for the software to do because it has to stretch the image around. You're going to see that in some cases it manages to do a very good job, like making the face thinner a little bit. But you see that it wobbles also the rest, like the hair and the neck, everything changes a little bit. I have to be very careful of the intensity you're going to use these sliders. Here changes only the lower, the middle, or the higher part of the face. If you have a big forehead like me, you could make it a little bit smaller. On makeup it tries to understand the features of the face and apply a complete makeup, or you can split it by eyelashes, shadow, lipstick. But let's just do one here that is complete makeup and it can look quite fake, but some of them can look very real like this one, for example. Still you have the degrees slider in which you can lower the intensity a little bit to make it look a little bit more real. Or you can just bump it up. Let's see with and without. Now for the body enhancements, let's bring in this clip over here. On the preview panel, when you zoom in, you can see also this thumbnail over here, so that you can see that part of the image that you want. I'll just click on body and we have many different options over here. For example, we can try legs. This tries to make them longer a little bit. But also you can see that it's stretching out the whole beach. If you don't want all of that, you have to be very careful with how strong this effect. Most of these are going to work better if you have a very simple background. Because this is the software can just stretch the background and you won't even notice the difference. Waist. There are even some more advanced sliders here like these ones, for example. The smoothening works very well, and also brightening can be very useful. Now you know how to change out the properties of a video clip. Next up, let's take a look about how to change the speed. But not only how to make it faster or slower, we're going to learn how to do this highly customizable gradual changes in velocity. 7. Retiming Your Videos: In this lesson, we're going to see two ways of changing speed. The first one is coming up here and clicking on Normal. Here you're going to find this lighter four times, which means that right now it's 1x, so its normal speed. If you throw it up here, it's going to go up to 100x. It can make the clip 100 times faster,. Below, you're going to be able to see the duration that previously was 84 seconds. Now, it's going down to 0.9. We can actually change the speed based either on how many times you want it to be faster or how long you want it to be. You can see that in the timeline also, the more I move here the slider, it's already going to show me how long the clip is going to be over there. If originally this was the speed of the footage, if I crank it up, let's say here to 5x, now, we're going to have something that looks more like this. But let's roll back to 1x here. What I want to do now is that I want the clip to begin slowly at normal speed, speed up, and then slow down by the end to review the lake. Let's go here to Curve. Now, you can choose one of these templates in which if the curve is going up, it means a faster speed and if it's going down, it means to be slower. Or you can choose to do a customized one. So let's click on one of the templates, for example, montage. If I zoom out and play this, you're going to be able to see that also you can see it playing over here. As soon as it reaches the first key point over here, it's going to start speeding up and you can see it on the preview panel there. It's going to reach the maximum which is set to 10x over here. It slows down, reaches the second point in which it's almost stopping, then it begins to speed up again. You can see the curve over here and it's going to go back to the normal speed, then our speed being the stronger dashed line. Now, here we have to be a little bit careful because if this footage wasn't shot, meant to be in slow motion, slowing down below 1x means that it's going to be a little bit choppy. As you can see here, you can see that there are these small jumps in the scene that doesn't look very cool. So in this case, we cannot have the speed below 1x. Let's just drag this up here. You can drag both parts separately and they will snap together. It will just keep everything at minimum 1x. Let's put this here, here, and here. Now, we're not going below 1x. If your footage is like mine here, there's still hope. You can click in this small box over here called smooth slow-mo. What it's going to do is that it's going to take all the footage that is below 1x speed and it's actually going to try to create the frames in-between to make it look fluid. I applied it. Let's see how it looks. It looks way, way better than before. This is how you add the templates, but let's do it also manually. Let's go here to customize. Here, the line is completely flat. You're going to do it manually. We already have some key points defined over here, so let's use them. Let's say that in the beginning here, we're going to keep it 1x. Then we're going to speed up. I'm just going to throw it up here up to 10x. Let's say that this one here in the middle, I wouldn't care much, so I don't want it. I can come here and I can click the Minus button and just delete it. I can come to the second one and let's say that I still want the high-speed to come up to here. This is the point in which I want the footage to begin slowing down until it comes back to 1x. Let's see how it looks right now. It begins slowly, speeds up to 10x versus all the clouds, arrives to the lake and then starts to slow down. If you want to change it, for example, if you think that it's slowing down way too late, you can just drag these ones to the left. It's very easy to drag these because they are already attached. They're snapping to the line. Now you will have it very fast here and by here it will be already at normal speed. Anyway, this is for landscape video. But if you're talking about the normal video of a person talking, for example, and you just want it to speed it up a little bit, and let's say that I just want it to be 5x the speed, and now it's way, way faster. You still have one option here, which is the voice don't change. But if our Capcut will not change the voice tone. So not one but if you want the voice to change just like a cartoon, you can just click it here, and now you're going to be able to listen that very thin voice. It depends on what you want to do. That's it about speed. Let's talk a little bit about audio in the next lesson. 8. Getting Audio Right: Audio might just be the most important part of your videos. Although it really depends on you recording it well, there are some things we can do also in post-production inside CapCut to make it better or even cooler. Let's take a look here inside the audio panel. By having one clip selected, I just put one of these talking head videos on the timeline. The audio panel over here offers some basic changes like volume, fade-in, fade-out, which mean volume, exactly what you would imagine. The lower you go here with the slider, you're going to see also that here, if you zoom in a lot, you're going to be able to see the same slider being represented by this white line and also the waveform on the back over here. If you change here or if you change over here, it's going to be the same thing, depends on how you prefer to do it. Fade-in and fade-out are used to make the volume go from zero to up, in the case of the fade-in, and fade-out, from normal volume to zero. This in the talking head video doesn't make that much sense but if you add a little bit of music on the background, let's say this one, for example. Let's just add it over here. Let's say you just want it to slowly fade-in from zero. You can do it two different ways. The first one is by using the fade-in slider here, and it's going to show you how many seconds it's going to take for the music to arrive to its normal volume. Also it's represented here by this black shadow. Here's going to be the moment in which the music reaches its normal volume. As you can see, CapCut created this small, black ball over here that is actually the fade-in slider. You can also do it over here. While you drag it, you can also see how long it's going to take for the volume to go from zero to normal. Now below these basic features, there's also noise reduction, which can be really useful if you have a lot of noise in the background of your voice to isolate it a little bit better and be less distracting. Just like the beauty features, you also have this strength slider here so you can make it a little bit easier on the ears. On voice effect, you can make some crazy stuff like, for example, making me sound like an elf. Faster way to do this five videos split-screen, or maybe like a robot, this or this, let me show you. It depends on what you want to do. Last but not least, you have the Channels feature and this can be very useful for those of you using specially dual recorder microphones. Like for example, the Rode Wireless GO II or the DJI Mics, which are very famous nowadays. These have two different recorders and in each one record to one channel, meaning left or right. When someone's listening with the headphones, you can only listen what was recorded with one of them on one side and the other on the other side. If you want to have a normal audio with both recorder this sounding simultaneously, you have to come up to here, and you can choose fill right with left or left with right depending on where the audio is. If that's not the case, you can just skip this feature but for those of you that have it, I know that this is a life-saver. To round it up, let me show you some things in the timeline that changed when we inserted in our a clip with audio. As you could see before, CapCut keeps the audio here together with the video but you can also right-click it and you can separate the audio. Meaning that now you're going to have a dedicated track just for the audio that belongs to that video clip. You can do the same things you can change the volume, you can also change the fade-in and fade-out if you want it all from here, and it's a little bit more accessible because it's just a little bit bigger for you to deal with but besides this trick, now we have some different buttons that appeared up here on the left, which are different from the options we had before when we had the video clicked. Now, we still have the split and the delete functions, but these three other ones here are functions in which you're going to be able to detect the beats on a song, for example, or that you can set yourself markers for you to cut the footage. Let me click it here and I'm going to create one beat in this point. You're going to see that it creates this yellow dot and now the play-head snaps to it. It makes it very easy for you to just click the video, for example, and split it. Now you can insert something else over here and just keep doing that but if you don't want to create these points manually, in which here it looks like it's very clear what are the points of highs and lows in the music, you can just click the audio and you can click on AI Auto beat. This is what it's going to do, is just going to choose between Beats 1, 2 or melody, let's say Beat 1, for example. It's just going to create automatically all the beats in the song respectful to what it thinks is the Beat 1. Let's go here and choose Beats 2. Now it's going to create all the secondary beats also. Let's see Melody. Now it's going to create all these ones in which it's going to begin to go lower to enter the melody of the song. Now we've got the whole audio track marked ready for you to cut the video the way you want it. This is very useful, especially for those short videos in which you have a very fast song and just a sequence of images or videos that alternate. You don't need to have a musical ear anymore, this is just going to tell you exactly where to cut it. Now, besides the music here in the audio panel, you're also going to find sound effects. You can also use the search to find whatever you want. If you just searched for dog, for example, like we have here right now, and pressed Enter, now you're going to find a bunch of different sound effects related to dog. All you have to do is add just like we did with the music and you're going to find it in a new audio track down here. Another very practical audio function is using the recording button over here. It opens up this dialog panel over here in which you can see the level, you can see what is the device that you're going to record from, in this case, I'm just going to use this headset, you can set the volume, and you can also set options here like echo reduction or mute project. Echo reduction, I'm going to add and let's just record here as more voice-over. Let's make our first test. I'm going to set the record by clicking here. It's going to give us 3, 2, 1. Now you can record your voice and everything is going to be on a separate track. It's finished. That's it. You don't need to record the audio on another device and then import it here. You can do it directly inside the timeline. By now you know how to use the software, how to navigate the timeline and change parameters for a video and for audio. Next step, we're going to spice up the editing by using text. 9. Adding Text: Let's talk a little bit about how to add text to your videos. This can include text on-screen, titles, or also captions. I just placed here a drone shot and the timeline and we have up here on the left, the Text banner. Here we're going to have different options. The first one is just Default text. Below we're going to have Effects, Text Templates and also Auto Captions. Let's go one by one. If you add text, there's just default text. I can just add it to the track. As you can see, just as it on another layer. Now we have just like video or audio, we have the panel up here on the right with different properties just for text. These are pretty much self-explanatory. You can change up here on the right the text itself. So let's just write Capcut for example. You can change the font. So I'm just going to choose this one. Style, bold, underlined, italic. There are some pre-made models like these ones. They actually look very cool. You can make it wider or a little bit tighter. You can change the scale from here. These are all key-frameable also. You can add a stroke if you want and change also the color at the background. Say how big is it going to be. You can put a glow to it, and also some drop shadow if you want, in which you can also change the color. You can set it as apart as you want, and you can also blur the shadow as much as you want. I'm not saying that this looks incredibly beautiful. I just wanted to show you the options you get. Now basically this text banner is going to be the same here if you're inserting just a normal text or if you're editing captions for example. On bubble up here, you're going to be able to add some background to the this text. Like it was some anime or something like that. Well, it might make sense depending what you want to do. On the effects, you're going to find many different templates that go a little bit farther than just editing the text in the other panel we used before. They have some textures, patterns, many different things that you can see the preview over here. Mainly these are going to be the same ones that you're going to find if you go directly to the effects tab up here on the left. If you knew already that you wanted to use one of these, you can just choose here and add it to the timeline instead of adding a normal text and then later on choosing inside the panel, which is the effect you want to use. Now when you have the text layer selected, then go to animation. You're going to see that there are so many different options to make this text pop in and out. This is exactly what you're going to be seeing here on the right, there is in, out, and loop. As the name say, if you choose an effect for in, like for example flipping, I'm just going to go to the first one. It's going to add a different effect just for the beginning of the text. Then it stops. Out there's going to be an effect to make it go away. Let's say for example mini zoom, in which it just does a very mini zoom and disappears. Instead, if you go to the loop section, then it's going to be something that is just going to keep happening. For example let's choose this one. It's just going to keep looping and looping until the end. How if we zoom into the mass that we just made, you can see that there are three different lines here. So Capcut respects what you choose in the order you choose. So we actually still have the intro that we used. The looped part goes up to here, and here we have the out part. So now it's making this mess of an effect. I hope you have better taste than me. Let's keep tracking for now and go to Text to Speech. This one is exactly what it says, is just going to read everything that you write on screen. Let's make it just a little bit longer. I'm just going to write. Let's pick one of these like for example, Mayo storyteller. Capcut is the best editing software. But it's not ready yet. It was just a preview. You can come up to here and you can click on Start reading. Now Capcut is really going to apply it and it's going to create the audio exactly with that. Capcut is the best editing software. That's it. The cool thing is that now that audio is created, it's not exactly attached to the text itself. So you can just write whatever you want, even not having a fancy font or something like that, you can delete the text and you still have the audio. So if you wanted to create a narration to the video, like for the drone shot, for example, you could still have it. So if you don't want to put your own voice, you can just choose one of the voices inside Capcut. Now the last part inside the text panel and one that a lot of people are going to use Capcut just for that is the auto captions, which is just amazing. That's all about the basic text editing. In the next lesson, we're going to talk about how to caption generation. 10. Generating Captions: In this lesson, we're going to learn how to do automatic captions inside CapCut. It's super easy and highly customizable. Let's check it out. Here you have many language options from English, Turkish, Romanian, to many others, and we're just going to leave it with English and I put here on the timeline right now a short video that I have that doesn't have subtitles yet. We're just going to click here on Create. As soon as it finishes, you're going to see now that we have a layer dedicated to the captions over here in the timeline and you can see that it's all split. If we scroll here to the timeline, we have all the sentences here, it recognized everything. Up here on the panel on the right, if we click one of these, now we have one extra panel which is called the captions itself. Here you can correct everything that it didn't get right. You can add new lines or you can delete them if you want. Now when editing the captions, there are two ways to go about it. The first one is to come up here, select the line you want, place the cursor and press "Enter". It's going to create another line of caption for you and it's going to respect the timing here on the timeline, so you don't need to worry about moving the captions around, CapCut does it all. But if instead you just wanted this to be a two-lined caption, you could press "Control Enter", and now you see that you have two lines on that caption. For short video content, it might be a little bit difficult to read two lines of captions, but depends on how fast-paced is the video you're putting out. I'm just going to break it down a little bit here and let's speed up this process so that you don't have to watch all of it. As you can see now here in the beginning, I have many different smaller parts, but we can't read this caption really well like this, so let's just click on the first one. Up here, we have the same panels that we had before to edit text, but now we're actually editing the caption. I'm just going to choose one of those that I think are going to stand out better on top of this video, like this one, for example. I'm going to make it a little bit bigger, change the font. That's about it. If I have this box here clicked apply to all, it means that all of the subtitles are going to be affected by these changes that I did. If there's some case, for example, here, let's say that I don't want the subtitle to be covering these items here on screen, I can just click on this specific caption and click "Apply To All" and now I can move it around. I can either go to position and size and change it here using the numbers or by clicking on it, I can actually now move the subtitle around to wherever I feel fit. Maybe I just want to move it a little bit up, not to cover something here on the screen. Now it's in the perfect position and you can see that the previous one is still in the in original place. This takes just a minute for you to have captions for a whole video. If by any chance you already had captions prepared by another software, you can also import them here using local captions and just coming to the import panel. Now with the captions then, your video can be watched by absolutely anyone. In the next lesson, let's talk a little bit about stickers, effects, transitions to make your video really eye-catching. 11. Having Fun With Stickers: Let's talk a little bit about stickers, and it's quite simple, but there's a couple of tricks to it that I want to show you. As always, up here on the left, you want to click on Stickers and now there's the only option you've got down here. There are many different categories for you to find exactly what you want. Now, let's say, for example, by the end of the video, you want to add one of these subscribe buttons. Immediately, CapCut edits here here the playhead was and it's perfectly here by the end of the video. When you look at the preview, you have the same controls as you do with other elements, so you can just move it around as you want. You can change the size by using the handles over here or using the panel over here on the right. You only got scale, position, rotate, very basic features with the stickers. If I play this here, we just got the subscribe button appearing there, the bell going on, and that's it. Now, if I were to change the length of this sticker, I would actually be cutting it in half. If I just drag it down here, for example, it comes up and it's over. It's not like it's speeding it up and there's no way of doing it with the panel or here. Here, I'm going to introduce you another thing from the timeline that I hadn't showed before, which is the creation of compound clips. In the timeline, if you just drag the cursor over many different elements, is going to select all of them together and now if you right-click, you could create a compound clip, which is having all of these mixed into one element only. If I were to create one like this, for example, it will just put everything together inside this massive clip down here. It's not what I want to do, so let me just Control Z to get back here to how it was before and I'm going to create a compound clip just with the sticker itself. I'm going to do it here and now when I click on the compound clip, it acts like it was a video. If I come up to speed, now I have the option of speeding it up a little bit. If I just make it twice as fast, I can now see that the sticker comes up and it goes all the way until the bell there on the top and it finishes off. Actually, now the sticker is being considered a video and it can change all of the things that he could on a normal video clip by doing the compound clip. Anyways, there are one million options inside here for you to choose. Just pay attention. There are many here that are meant just for use with the pro version. They are all tagged on the upper left part with pro written. Just be aware of it because later on when you're going to export the video, it might tell you that you use some pro feature and it's going to be difficult a little bit to find what it is because of these small stickers along the way. That was it about stickers. Let's talk about effects and transitions. 12. Play with Effects and Transitions: If you wanted to make your videos stand out, this is the perfect lesson to learn how to do it with effects and transitions. They work a little bit differently on the timeline, I'm going to show you here. Let's begin with the effects. Here for example let's say that in the beginning of this short video, I want to have some effect to really call attention of people right from the start. If you come up here to the Effects tab, you're going to see that it's all categorized like tags, like many other things. They have different categories here for you to search from. There are two main ones, video effects and body effects. Let's start with video effects. But for now, let's just choose one of these here, like for example the negative graffiti. The moment that you click on one of these, you're already going to be able to see a preview on the Preview panel over here. If you like it, you can just click on the Add button. It's going to add as a layer on top of it. Everything that is below is going to be affected by this. This means that if you want to make it shorter, you can just grab it and make it finish over here. Or if you just want it to last for the whole video, you could just make that also. Then you're just going to have this overlay all the time in the video. But see how this video now really pops when you begin with this zoom transition that I had already before. Then suddenly this pops in and then we begin to show the drone. If they said that we really need to call attention the first three seconds, I don't see how people are going to scroll past this one. These were the video effects, but below that we have also the body effects. These are ones in which the intelligence of the software understands where your face is or where your body is, and make some effects that interact with it. Like for example this one here with the eyes, and it's the same. If you click over here on the list, you're going to be able to see the preview on the Preview panel. Some are just amazing how the software manages to track your head or your face and just keep the effect going on indefinitely, and some are also going to be quite funny like this one. Anyways, the moment you are ready to add any of these, it's going to be just like the other one with edit. It's going to be a new layer on top here. It's going to be applied to the video as long as this layer is on top of the video you want to effect. Enough with the effects. Let's talk a little bit about transitions. These are a little bit different because they're not going to be layers on top of the videos you already have. Here, for example I split the video in two different parts, here and here, having the playhead at this position. If I come here to the Transitions tab and just choose one of these trending ones like the Boolean for example, I'll just click on Add to track. Now you can see that it added this symbol right in-between the two clips. This shows that there's a transition over here. I can also change how long is it going to take. Let's make it a little bit smaller and let's see a preview. That's a very cool way to transition from the drone shots to my talking head video. In this case, I would leave it as fast as it is. But just for us to see it, let me make it a little bit longer and let's see how it looks like. DJ l just released the mini three, but there's also the mini three. It makes this zoom a little bit slower and the fade a little bit more saddle. It depends on the effect that you want for your video. You can also change the duration up here on the right. While having it selected, you can also delete if you want it. I'm just going to Control Z to have it back. If you want to change to another type of transition, you can just have it selected, click on the new one that you want to apply and click on plus. Now if you play it, you're going to see that there's a new transition there in place. It looks like it didn't change anything because it's in the same position and it kept the same length. But now it's the new one that I chose. Actually both of them are very cool and you're going to find many other very interesting ones over all of these categories here. They always change the ones that are on the trending page. Now we know how to edit video, audio, adding texts, transitions, effects, all of it. Before we edit the video together from scratch, let's take a look at one bonus lesson about colors. Depending on how you recorded your videos, you might need this step to make your videos really pop. See you there. 13. How To Get Perfect Colors: Now, the post-production is mainly based on stacking together the videos, the audios, and all the effects that you want in the final video, but it might be necessary also to do some color correction or grading. This depends if the way you record it asks really for it, or if you just want to be more creative about it. Either way, let's take a look on CapCut on how to do it. We have two different clips here on the timeline. One is a normal camera shot and the other one is a drone shot. The easiest and fastest way to make them pop inside CapCut is just going to the filter span over here and you're going to have a bunch of different filters here. They're going to change how the view looks. Same as always, it's enough for you to click on one of these to see the preview on the preview panel. The thumbnails give you a rough idea of how they're going to look like in the end. Same as always, pay a lot of attention for these that have the pro tag on top of them, otherwise, you can't export the video later unless you pay for it. Not to use one of these. It's enough to click "Add to track" and it's going to add here on the timeline and you can drag it for as long as you want. Up here in the parameters, now you have this trend slider, so you can make it a little bit more subtle or stronger as you wish. One other thing to pay attention to, I'm going to add these other filters here as an example, is that depending on the way you shot your footage, some of these filters can be quite aggressive and they can actually destroy your image. This one, for example, changes so much the colors of the sky that we don't have enough info on the footage to make this a real gradient. You can actually see the separation of the colors over here, which doesn't look cool at all. Just be aware of this because adding some of the filters instead of making the footage look very cool, it can totally destroy the image. Now instead of a filter, if you want to do everything manually, you can just click on the clip and come up here to Adjustment. You're going to have many different panels over here. This could be totally a complete class on itself. Let's take a look at the basic features for you to make your image look very good without having to go way too deep. Now, inside the basic panel, the first thing you're going to find is the Auto adjust. This is just going to change the colors of the clip to make it pop a little bit, but it's a pro function, so be aware of it. Below, we've got the HDR conversion tool, and also this depends on how your shot the footage. In this case, I did shoot it with an HDR profile and CapCut is recognizing and it's converting it already for me. This is how it would look without the conversion, and this is after the conversion. A LUT or look-up table is going to act exactly like a filter. If I click on the list, you're going to see that I have only one over here that I loaded myself. CapCut calls it LUT filters. You're going to find them all over here. If you want to load your own, if you have a back of loads that you downloaded from somewhere, you can come up to Adjustment here on the left, LUT, and you can simply import it from wherever you have your LUTs. They're going to show up here and you can also add them over here. Now the adjustment panel down here is just like editing a photo. You're going to have other controls for brightness, contrast. You can affect only the highlights or the shadows. This is going to be the color correction of the footage, making the saturation and the colors and the contrast look right. Now if you want to be a little bit more creative, you can proceed on to the next step, which is the HSL: hue, saturation, and luminance. Here you're going to have control over each color independently. Let's pick the orange that is very strong in this image, for example, and let's say that we just want it to be supersaturated. I'm just going to bring it up here and now we have this ultra-strong sunset. The next step you have the curves and the color wheels, which are for more advanced color graders. These ones really give fine control over the colors on the shadows, highlights, mid-tones, everywhere. But you should definitely only use them if you really know what you're doing. As a second example, we've got this drone shot over here, and this is shot in the log format. As you can see, it's a very grayish, and saturated image that allows for a better color grading and correction in post-production. What I'm going to do here is add LUT on top of this footage so that we can convert it back to a normal-looking image and then begin to color correct and color grade it. Since I imported already one of my LUTs over here, you can see that it's selected. If I click, we can already see the preview. If I click on "Add to track", it's going to add an adjustment layer that I can just drag to the end of it. Now this is going to be applied to all my images. Just notice that this is completely different from clicking on the clip, going to adjustment, and adding the LUT over here. If I actually were to do it right now, I would add this LUT twice because it's inside the clip and also on top of it, so I'm not going to do it. The way I recommend you to go about it is that if you have only one clip during the whole timeline, you can simply add it on the clip itself, and that's fine. If you have more than one, it makes no sense for you to go clip after clip, adding the LUT inside the adjustments panel, instead of simply adding it one time over here and just dragging it over across the whole timeline. Let's say for example that I wanted to apply this LUT also to the first clip, I can just drag this over here, and now it's applied to both of them. This is very exaggerated, but anyways, this is to show you that you could do that if you wanted. Clicking on this adjustment layer over here, now you can see that also you have all the other controls over here. Let's say that in this case, I want to add a little bit of magenta to take away the green cast. Let's make it a little bit warmer like this. I'm going to pump a little bit of contrast in the image, reduce the highlights to recover a little bit on the top there, the mountains. Let's sharpen it just a little bit and now it's looking pretty good. Now there's one less function that I want to show you here, because it's very important, especially if you have a view of a person on it. I'm going to drag over it, the LUT that we used before for the drone. It's not meant for that, so it's going to do a lot of damage to the image. But anyways, that's exactly what I want to show you. In this case, the layer is affecting the whole image, including the skin, which looks totally off. But CapCut offers this small button over here, which is the skin tone protection, which is meant to make the skin tone a little bit more natural. You could still apply the LUT and it's going to be applied to all the images except the skin itself. Still, if I enabled and disabled the track here, you can see that the LUT is affecting the whole image. It's giving it a little bit more punch, a little bit more contrast, even a little bit too much, but the skin is not going crazy like it was before. If you're adding a LUT to an image that has a person be sure that it's not affecting the skin tones way too much, or try this feature to try to save it. In this case here, a good mix would be to put the strength of the LUT at 50% and have the skin tone protection on. All right. Now you know everything you need to edit a very complex video from scratch on your own , but I'm not going to leave you alone. We're going to edit a complete video together. 14. Full Edit Workflow From Scratch: Finally, this is the lesson where we grab everything you've learned so far and apply it into one single video. The idea is to edit a short video talking about CapCut desktop. I highly encourage you to go to the Resources section and download all the files you can find over there. This video is going to talk about five reasons why you should use CapCut for desktop. You're going to find six different videos of me talking to the camera. The intro and outro are in the same file. Then the five reasons split into five different clips. In five other clips, that are going to be the bureau to complement everything that I'm saying to the camera. Now it's up to you to decide if you want to edit alongside me here doing the same things, or if you want to learn how to do it and then apply your own vision to this video later on. Let's do it. I'm going to create a new project over here. First thing we're going to do is come to modify up here on the right. We're going to be sure to give this a name. I'm just going to give CapCut Example Video. I'm just keeping it in its original place. Ratio, we're going to do it vertical. You can choose 9 by 16. Resolution is adapted. Let's change it to customize and be sure that we have it at 1080 by 1920, meaning full HD vertical. The frame rate has to be 25 because of the footage I'm providing you. The color space has to be SDR Rec.709. If all these are good, save, and we can begin. It's time to bring in all our videos, and I have them all in this folder here. I'm just going to drag and drop them. Now we have all of our files inside here. If you click them here on the media panel you're going to be able to see the preview and understand what they are. You have the six talking head videos over here, and you have five of the Bureau videos. The first thing you're going to cut is the intro and outro. You can find main short intro and outro and drag it to the timeline over here. Be sure to click on the clip, come here to the panel and change it to -90 on the Rotate. It's going to have the right orientation now and just grab here one of the handles and let it snap to the corner. Perfect. Now, always when recording, there's going to be mistakes and you're going to try new takes on saying something a little bit differently. That's the case for this video over here, where you're going to see that I repeat the same sentence. Fifth is the best, the fifth one is the best. Two times, we have to keep only one of course, the other ones I've trimmed already to make it a little bit easier for you. Let's listen it from the beginning. Come here, let me tell you not one but five reasons why you should be editing with CapCut for desktop. Fifth is the best, that way that I prefer to cut this views is seen very clearly there waveform so that I can know when there was a pause and when I was actually talking. To the depth, we've kept cuts with these more waveform here. It's very difficult for me, so I prefer to right-click and go to separate audio. Now it's very clear where do we have to cut. The first part is this one. Come here, let me tell you not one, but five reasons why you should be editing with CapCut for desktop. This first part is perfect, so we have to cut over here. There are two ways of doing it. You can press B and come here and cut both audio and video. Now we have two different parts of the same video and audio. Or I can just Control Z, go back and I can just put the cursor here, the playhead here, and go Control Shift B, and then it's going to cut both of them the same way, cuts audio and video at the same time. Now for the second part, we just have to keep one of the texts. I'm going to keep the last one, but you can choose which one you prefer. I'm just going to come up here very close to when I'm talking Control Shift B. Again, select both of these Backspace to delete and it's gone. Now I can zoom in a little bit using control and scroll up. Here by the end of the sentence, we can do just the same Control Shift B, select them, delete, and that's it. Now this video is going to have a loop, meaning that the last sentence of the video is going to take us to the first one. When this video plays on social, you don't even realize when it finished and it's starting again. My idea here is to have it starting exactly when I say five reasons. It's going to be this break here, five reasons, but five reasons. I'm just going to cut the video over here. This is going to be the start, five reasons why you should be editing with CapCut for desktop. The fifth one is the best. These are the start of the video and this part here is actually going to be the ending. I'm just going to drag and drop it here by Dan. Come here. Let me tell you, not one but five. All this part, come here is going to be the less part of the video. You'll probably notice that when I dragged this, it just snapped back onto the timeline. This is because we have this active over here, the main track magnet. For now, I'm going to turn this off so that I can give it some space here, since this is going to be by the end. It's clear for us, what's the part that has to be by the end and which parts have to be in the beginning. Intro is done, outro is done. Let's go to the first reason. Let's drag this into the timeline, and now we have this. Let me separate the audio again. Let's hear it. Super easy video control animations, positioning, zooming using sliders are directly on the preview. Now you've probably noticed two different things. The first one is that we have to do the same adjustment that we did in the first video, meaning spinning it around. I'll just do the -90 and I'm going to drag here and let it snap to the corner. You notice that there's a bunch of background noise. Using sliders or directly on the preview. The original was not like that, but I wanted to apply what you've learned so far. To save this audio, what it can do is click here on the audio part. Come here to the panel and you can use the noise reduction to make it sound a little bit better. Super easy video control animations positioning, zooming. Now this is without. Control animations positioning, zooming. It's much better with, it's still not perfect, but it's much better. Let's get this video over here, Control Shift V. Now whenever you drag something on the timeline, you're going to see this line pop-up when you're exactly at the border with another clip. If you leave it here, they're just going to be perfectly together. Super easy video control, animations, positioning, zooming, using sliders or directly on the preview. Perfect. This is the second part. Let's just snap it here to the beginning. We got the second part ready. Just remembering when you want to be sure that you are at the end of the clip, you can press up and down to navigate the start or the ending of any clip on the timeline. Reason number 2 on the timeline right now, let's do the same separate audio. We can listen. Super easy to cut reposition, change, all organized by type of media in layers. This one is perfect already. Let's just snap it in here. Let's take the reason number 3. Whenever you're in doubt if you added something already or not, remember that you're going to see edit applied here on the Media Library. Separate audio. Regions are super fast to use in preview. Let's go with the reason number 4. Now we have reason number 5. Which takes us to the fifth reason. It is completely free. This is the end of the timeline. I'm going to press O to set the out point over here. I'm just going to zoom out. I'm going to press I in the beginning to be sure that here's the input. Whenever we export, we are going to export everything that is in-between the in and the out points. Now let's be sure that all of the clips are turned correctly. This one is not. Let's repeat this for the other ones. For this last clip, I want to do some keyframing to zoom in and out. To do that, I'm just going to click on the video so that the properties that appear up here, I'm going to be sure to being the beginning of the shot around here. I'm going to set some keyframes. In this case, I just want some scale keyframes, so I'm going to add one over here. Let's see. Come here. I want this now to be scaled up a little bit like this, and it automatically sets another keyframe when you change one of the parameters. I leave it for a while. In here, I'm going to set another keyframe. In here, I'm going to set it back to 177, which was the initial value. Now we should have a zoom in and a zoom out. Come here. Let me tell you not one but perfect. When you click the video over here in the timeline, you can see where the keyframes are also, so you can have a better understanding of until when the movement is going to happen and when it's going to come back. You can watch here to see that it goes here and then goes back. Once this is done, now it's time for us to bring in all the B-roll. They're named the B-roll reason 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Let's bring in reason number 1 over here. I'm just going to position it on a higher layer so that it can cover the screen when I'm talking. Here is where the first reason ends and here's where it begins. We have this amount of time to show something on the screen. Let's see what we have here on this. Here, as you can see in the preview, just going over the properties panel, clicking on some things and then redimensioning some stuff on the preview itself. Let's say that definitely I want some of these clicks over here, so we can start the video here by cutting using the timeline controls. Let's go until there, where I begin to move the mouse. I'm going to use B and just cut the video over here. Now we have a second video. We have them separately and I'm going to bring me up to where I start to play with the footage there until we're here. This is the amount of B-roll that I want to use. As you can see, it's impossible to fit both of these clips on top of the talking head videos. What we're going to have to do here is to read time, the speed of the B-roll, so that we can show it a little bit faster on the screen. To do that, there are two different ways. The first one is coming up to speed over here in the properties and just playing with how many times faster you want it to be. You're going to be seeing on the timeline also that now it's much smaller. But it can be difficult to time it perfectly doing like this, so what I prefer to do is to just leave it at 1x. When you click it on speed, it changes also how it looks here on the timeline. Now when you grab the mouse and you come up to here, you can actually drag it and it's going to automatically change also on this slider up there, so you can just make it time perfectly until where you want it to go. I'm going to leave this part of the B-roll like this, and I'm going to bring on the second one, and I'm going to do the same to make it finish about here so that I can still see myself talking about it when it's over. Let's see. Super easy video control animations, positioning, zooming using sliders are directly on the preview. Perfect. Now we just have to resize the B-roll so that it covers the screen as you want it. I'm going to make it bigger. For this, I always like to use the preview controls because it just makes it so much faster to reposition and resize and do whatever you want. It's just dragging and dropping and making it snap to the corners, and we're good to go. Control animations, positioning, and zooming. For this one, I'm just going to make it bigger so that the preview panel is as big as possible here on the screen. Yes, like this looks good. Zooming using sliders are directly on the preview timeline. Perfect. Basically now what we're going to do is select the parts that interests you the most in the B-roll for parts 2, 3, 4, and 5 and overlay them on top of the talking head videos on the timeline here. I'm going to do it now, so let's just make it faster. Now we're on reason 5 and this one, I want to do something a little bit different than the others. Instead of just putting them on the timeline covering my talking head video, I want to put this one here and I want to show two different parts of the same B-roll. I want to show the preview and I also want to show what I'm changing on the parameters. To do that, I can simply come here, select the video and put it on the right place that I want it, Control C and Control V to have a second version of the exact same video on top. I'm going to place them on two different layers, and I'm going to position one of them a little bit to the left. I'm going to put maybe the parameters here on the left. I'm going to make it a little bit bigger, right about here, more or less showing until the middle of the screen. The one behind, I'm just going to put like this, and then to show the preview panel over here. When I play this now, there are some pro features, but there are more advanced and most people won't need it. You're going to be able to see both of them. But I didn't get the right parts because it's only after here where I actually start changing a little bit of the colors, and that's the interesting part to see. Yeah, it was exactly here. I'm just going to cut it back. Cut this one and to the same point. Bring both backwards here. Let's see now. There are some pro features, but there are more advanced and most people won't need it. Roughly like that. One more idea, one more thing to change, I want one of the reasons in the middle for my face to be appearing above the B-roll, but in a different way. Either I cut out the green screen effect or maybe masking it as we learned in the previous lessons. Let's try all of them and see which one works best here. Let's say that I want it over one of these reasons here, which is reason number 3, for example. To have it on top, I'm going to need to get this video, which is the talking head video and create a copy. I'm just going to go Control C, Control V. Now we have two of them. If I place it on top here, now, you don't see the B-roll anymore. You are seeing the talking head again. Let's see if it's going to work. Let's come out here to cut out. Let's click our "Cutout" and see what kept cut is going to manage to do here, and looks like it's not doing a very good job. The shortest two mix of the background, so it disappeared many times. We don't have much control over it, so this is not going to work. I'm just going to uncheck this function. The only solution here is really to use a mask. To do that, I'm going to come up to Mask over here and let's do maybe a circle one, and like this it creates a hole here that we can only see part of the footage that was behind. I'm going to leave it around like this. Going to reposition it. Let's make it maybe oval like this and add a little bit of feathering. That looks about right, and if you go now back to basic, you can move this video all around, and I'm going to leave it about here is okay. Let's see how it looks. That doesn't make much sense to begin over there, so I'll press up in the beginning of the clip here, and I'm going to cut it to start exactly on the same time where the B-roll begins. Transitions are superfast to use in preview. That looks good, but there's a cut here in the talking head video, that I don't like to make it show. I'm just going to cut also this and this second part here I'm going to move to another place on the screen. Let's see. Lesions are superfast to use in preview, and there are infinite option. I'm going to cut just to the beginning of the audio here, so let's make it about here, and I'll cut also the B-roll for them both to match together. Now I just want to get a little bit of this blank space here in the middle. I'm just going to go Control Shift B so that it cuts everything that is in the timeline in here whereas exactly where they audio from the first one ends. Let's zoom in a little bit and let's select all of these and delete. Now extra trick. If you want to make everything snap back here, there are two solutions. The first one is if you come up here and select everything rightwards. You drag everything, you come back to the cursor with A and you just drag it all until it snaps. Or what other thing you can do is just come back here and reactivate the main track magnet so that there are no gaps in the middle of the video. The moment I activate it, boom, everything snaps back, so it's an easier way for you to fix this small gaps when everything is aligned. You just created the space in between the clips. I'm going to deactivate it again. I think that for A-roll and B-roll, we're good here. Let's spice this edit up a little bit. Now, whenever you open the effects tab you can be so overwhelmed because there are so many options around here. What I can recommend you is to when you do a first project is to go through the effects tab, take a look at everything and just save them by clicking on the star that you find whenever you hover the mouse over them. When you click it, they are going to appear always on the top here. For example, I really like the camera shake. I put a star on it. It's always here. Because if every single time you're going to go through all of the effects to try to find the right one for your videos, you're going to lose a lot of time. Let's add this one here, a little bit of camera shake, and I want to add also a body effect. For that, I really like this electrical scanning. I'm going to save it as my favorite also, and I'm going to edit it here onto the timeline. Now let's see how it looks. Five reasons why you should be editing. It looks pretty good. We're going to adjust a couple of things and you can see that they affect everything below as soon as the layer exists here. This effect is going to go through until this part here. We don't need that much, so let's make it a little bit smaller. First of all, I suggest the lateral optical scanning effect. This looks pretty good. I want the camera shake to start just a little after this first effect hits, so maybe here, for example, and let's make it shorter a little bit. Both of them. Let's see how this looks. Five reasons why you should be editing. Maybe a little bit before. Five reasons why you should be editing with. I'm going to finish the camera shake a little bit before also make it a little bit faster. Perfect, that looks really cool for the intro. Now, in-between the different reasons on this video, I wanted to have some transition, not to have just a direct cut in-between them. You can place the playhead exactly where there is a cutting between two different shots, come up to transitions and just choose the one you prefer. Here I'm going to choose one of the trending ones, the pull in is usually very nice. Now it adds it here to the timeline, but not as a layer, it adds it exactly in between the two different shots. In the timeline, you can also adjust how long is it going to be, a very short or a bit longer transition. Also, you can adjust it on this slider up here on the right. Let's see how this looks. This is the best. It's way too fast. Let's make it a little bit longer. That looks pretty cool. I'm just going to do exactly the same for all of the other transitions in between the different reasons. I'm just going to get here, plus, perfect. We have a transition over all the reasons. Now we're going to do captions, but I want the first few sentences to be in a proper title. For that, we're going to come up to Texts, and I want to go to Text Template. This has different templates that are already animated and it can look very cool for the start of the video. I really like this one, so I'm going to add a star and I'm going to grab it and add it to the timeline here. It looks pretty good. Let's click on it and up here on the right, we can change whatever we want. I'm just going to write here, five reasons. Below, I want to change is to CapCut Desktop. Scale looks good. I'm just not a big fan that the text is here in the middle of the screen in front of my face. I'm just going to drag it down a little bit. Let's see. Reasons why you should be editing with CapCut for desktop. It looks pretty good. One thing that's going to happen to you when you're editing is that you're going to realize small adjustments that you can do when you're doing other stuff, like here, for example, in which I think the cut from this first sentence to the second one is a bit too harsh without anything in the middle. What I want to do is I'm going to click in the second video here, and I'm just going to change a little bit of the zoom by clicking on the preview properly. It almost looks like it's a camera change, but not really. CapCut for desktop. The fifth one is the best. It looks much better this way. Time to do the captions. Let's come here to Auto Captions. Let's choose English Create. Once it's done, let's come up here to Captions and we can check if it recognize all the speech correctly, and also change how long they're going to be. The first sentence actually, I'm not going to use because I already have the title here in place. I'm just going to delete it by clicking here and we're going to begin with the captions on the fifth one, is the best. It's enough for me. I'm going to try to make them as short as possible. I'm going to cut it on the fifth one is the best super easy video control. I'm just going to keep pressing, enter and making another line every time there are two or three words. Let's go through it. Whenever you make a mistake you want to go back. You can come through Z or you can select a line and press backspace so that it joins back with the upper line. Now it's time to edit the captions as we want it. I'm just going to click on the first one. Go to text, be sure that apply to always hear clicked. I'm just going to adopt a style that can be easy to read in front of all these colors. I'm going to choose another font. One thing that I like to do is increase the size of the background so that the text is not too tight inside here. I'm going to change 50 to 55, also the width to 55, so that now we have a little bit more space over there. Also the positioning, I like to put it a little bit higher, like minus 850 because of the onscreen texts on Instagram TikTok. This way you are sure that the subtitle is going to appear above all of that. Let's take a look. The fifth one is the best, super easy video control animations, positioning, zooming. It's looking pretty good. Now stickers, there's place for one sticker here that I want to add, which is something related to mind when I say that it's completely free. Let's just scroll through and try to find something that is related like this emoji here for example we can favorite and immediately added to the timeline. Let's make it as long as that subtitle. I'm going to reposition it and make just a little bit smaller. Doesn't need to be that big around here. Let's say it is completely free. It looks pretty good. We're almost there, just going to add some music and some sound effects. First sound effects, we're going to add are for the beginning here. I've sifted through the sound effects already and I found a couple of them that can work very well for this. The catch here is, sometimes you don't need to find something that is specifically about what you're seeing. Like in this case, for example we see some electricity, but I felt that sound effect of a dagger. That sounds really cool for this. This one. Let's add it to the timeline and it's going to create another layer just for that. Let's put it here where the electrical effect begins. Reasons why you should be editing. Sounds very cool. You can lower the volume if you want by using the bar here or the volume here on the parameters step. This first part is good. Now I want to add some sound effects for the transitions. For that, there's a sound effect called whoosh. That usually works very well for this stuff [NOISE]. I think the first one was enough. Let's save it. I'm just going to do the same for all the other transitions. I'm going to click on the transition or as it begins. We're just going to add the whoosh in all of them. Now we have something like this. The fifth one is the best. Super easy video. Looks pretty cool. We're almost done. Let's try to find some music for this. Here we can try to find something cool around the vlog area. Let's see what we have. I like this one. Here where he tried to find a good song for a video. You can also go saving by clicking on the star and doing the same as it did with the stickers or if the text, everything is just going to keep the ones that are like on the top here. I'll just edit and it's going to add where the playhead is. Let's move it to the right place and it's not finishing together with the song. We can use B and just cut it exactly here and delete the rest. Now let's hear it. It's probably going to be too loud. Exactly, so let's make it lower by lowering the volume bar over here. Usually if you're below 25 to 30 dB, it's going to be okay for you to listen to the voice also. Reasons why you should be editing with CapCut for desktop. The fifth one is the best. Super easy if you do control animations. By using this slider over here, we have a little bit more fine control then instead of just using the volume bar down here. I really liked this tries, let's go to the final step, which is adding a little bit of color to the video. As you saw in the color grading lesson, there are two ways of doing it. The first one is just clicking on the clip itself and changing the colors and the adjustment panel over here. Or you can come to the adjustments here on the left and just add a custom adjustment. It's going to create this adjustment layer that we can bring over here to the beginning and stretch it out until the end. Use one of the videos as an example to how it's going to look in the end. Let's say this one, for example and I'm just going to bring in a little bit more contrast. I'm going to lower the highlights a little bit so that the lights in the back don't call that much attention. I'm going to bring up the shadows just a tiny bit. Maybe add just a little bit of vignetting. If you go to the left to add white, if you go to the right, you add a little bit of black. Just the tiny touch like this. I think all the rest looks pretty cool and I've changed anything else. This is with and without. Very subtle change gives an exit edge. If you're ready, let's watch the final version. Five reasons why you should be editing with CapCut for desktop. The fifth one is the best. Super easy if you do control animations, positioning, zooming using gliders are directly on the previous timeline control. You see everything you got super easy to preposition changed. Organized by type of media in layer. Effects and transitions are super fast to use in preview, and there are infinite option. Stabilization, noise reduction proxies. All fancy features from pro expensive software, which takes us to the fifth reason it is completely free. There are some procedures, but there are more advanced and most people won't need it. Come here. Let me tell you not to one, but five reasons why you should be editing is CapCut for desktop and that's it. I hope you liked that. I can't wait to see what you create. All these videos are on your own. In the next lesson we're going to learn how to export this video or any other, using CapCut that to have a final product in your hands to be able to share. 15. Exporting Your Video: Your video is edited and ready to be exported. To do it, there are two main things you have to do. The first one is coming up to the timeline and being sure that everything finishes together. Let's zoom in by the end here so that we can have a little bit of a better look. You're going to see that the adjustment layer doesn't finish together with the video, so we're going to drag it up here to be sure it's going to snap it there. Also the song is going over the video. Let's just drag it here. Now we have everything matching together. Let's zoom out to see all the timeline. Now before exporting, you're going to press "O" on the keyboard to set the out point. Here in the beginning, "I", to set the in point. If you don't do it, CapCut is just going to consider that the whole timeline is what you want to export. But just to be sure, it's better to do it. Then to export, all you need to do is to come up here to the right, and there's the export button. It's going to open this dialog box in which you have all the options that you're going to need. First of all, there's the title. CapCut example. On "Export to", you're going to find the folder where you want the video to be placed. First, you have to check video exporting. This is going to be sure that the video part of the video is actually exported. The resolution is exactly what it says, you can choose up to 4K. Now, bit rate is going to dictate how good is the quality of the exported video. You can choose one of the presets, lower recommended, or higher, or just go customized depending if you know the bit rate of your original footage. If you don't know, I would totally suggest you to put higher and just leave it as it is. Now, Codec is going to be a little bit different if you're using Windows or Mac, but H.264 is going to be available on both of them and is one of the most used Codec, so you're going to be sure that it's going to work anywhere. The other ones are more compressed Codec, they save a little bit of space, still good quality, but they're not going to be compatible everywhere. To be sure, I would recommend you to use H.264 here. If you want to be a little bit fancier, you can choose HEVC on Windows and Apple ProRes if you're on a Mac. The format, you can go with the standard MP4, especially if you're on Windows, but on Mac is going to leave you as a MOV as default. The frame rate here is important that you match exactly what it had as the timeline. Right there in the first lessons about the timeline, we set this up. I would just suggest you to keep exactly the same. If you put 30 frames per second back then, put here also. Export audio, if checked, is going to export the audio of your timeline as a separate file. If you want that, you can keep it clicked. Here there's caption exporting also, but it's a pro feature. You're ready to export, just click "Export" over here, and it's going to tell you in the ProRes bar how it's going, and also the estimated size. As soon as it's over, it's going to offer you to post directly to YouTube or TikTok over here. You can open the folder and you're going to find all the files over there. If you chose to export also the audio, you're going to see that there's an MP3 file also in the folder. Otherwise, you're just going to see the video file here that you can play and that has the audio inside as it should. That's about it. In the next lesson, we're just going to wrap it all up. 16. Conclusion: Congratulations, you're a pro-social video editor now. You learned how to set up the timeline, ad videos, audio effects, text, captions, and much more. But most importantly, how to tell a story or teach something in a very short space of time while keeping the viewer entertained and engaged. Now, don't forget to create your own version of the video we edited together, or even better to create something of your own. I'm anxious to see what you come up with and upload to the project section. And always remember that for any doubts or questions, you can always use the discussions panel below and I'm going to help you along the way. Thanks once again for watching this class and if you want to keep learning, check out the other classes I have in my profile about video production, photo, and video editing. And if you want to see more of the content I create, you're going to find all my social medias linked below. That's all. Congratulations again and I'll see you next time.