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Mastering Editing with CapCut: Keyframe Full breakdown & Mastery

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Introductory video

      1:23

    • 2.

      Class project

      0:55

    • 3.

      Introduction to Keyframes

      7:22

    • 4.

      Keyframe transitions and graphs

      5:42

    • 5.

      Keyframes for CC and animation

      6:32

    • 6.

      Practical applications of keyframe animations

      10:48

    • 7.

      Congratulations for completing the course, here's more!

      0:47

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Unlock the full potential of CapCut with "Mastering Editing with CapCut: Keyframe Full Breakdown & Mastery," a specialized course designed to delve deep into the art of keyframe editing. This class is tailored to provide a comprehensive understanding of keyframe manipulation, enabling you to create smooth, dynamic video content that stands out.

What You Will Learn:

  • Keyframe Basics: Introduction to keyframes and their role in video editing.
  • Advanced Keyframe Techniques: Explore complex keyframe functionalities to animate movement, scale, opacity, and more.
  • Creating Fluid Motions: Learn how to achieve seamless transitions and animations using keyframes.
  • Efficiency in Editing: Tips and tricks to streamline your editing process with keyframes.
  • Practical Projects: Apply your skills in real-world editing scenarios to reinforce learning.

Why You Should Take This Class: This course is essential for anyone looking to enhance their video editing skills specifically in dynamic content creation. Keyframes are pivotal in producing engaging and professionally polished videos. By mastering keyframe editing in CapCut, you'll be equipped to bring your creative ideas to life with precision and flair.

Who This Class is For: Perfect for video editors, content creators, digital marketers, and anyone aspiring to elevate their video editing skills. Prior experience with CapCut is beneficial but not necessary, as this course starts with the basics before moving to advanced techniques.

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1. Introductory video: Key frames. The unsung heroes of mind blowing edits, the silent architects behind mesmerizing visual synphonies. You get the point. This course can take someone that doesn't know what editing is and transform them into a keyframe master. It doesn't matter what editing software you use. Key frames are essential, regardless. They can be applied to videos, images effects, texts, adjustments, filters, audios, stickers, color grading. In this course, we will use Pct for three main reasons. First, it does not require an insane hardware or PC. Second, it's completely free. Third, it is user friendly and it has a really intuitive interface. Throughout this course, we'll dive deep into cap cut features. And by the end, you'll be able to leverage the power of key frames like a pro. We'll cover everything from basic edits to advanced takings, ensuring you're not just an editor but a master at your craft. But wait, there's more. Enrolling in this course gives you access to my exclusive peg with over 500 sound effects, 25 overlays, and 20 glowing icons. It's the perfect starter kit for everyone that wants to start contcration. I'll be waiting for you inside. 2. Class project : Before getting into the lesson, I would like to present to you the class project. For this class, the project is really simple. I'm going to ask you to create a short video of a length of around ten to 15 seconds, whatever you prefer, where you recreate an animation with keyframes. And you can decide if you want to animate an image or use an effect to make stuff glow like you will see in the course. You can create a zooming, a zoom out, an animation, a transition, some color correction. Or you could even modify a text as you prefer as I showed you in the video. Or maybe by using different keyframes, maybe in low. Unleash your creativity and surprise me. Monsieur Dan applauded as an MP Four on Google Drive and then shared the link of the Google Drive in the Project Gallery. And I will give you personalized feedback. And now, good learning. 3. Introduction to Keyframes: Welcome to the key frame mastery course. In this course, you will learn absolutely everything about key frames. Which is a really useful skill because it not only affects Cap Cut, which is the software that we are going to use for this course, but every editing software out there. What will you learn in this specific lesson? In the first lesson, you will get a general understanding of what is a key frame, the basics, how to add them, how to remove them. Then you will understand how to add keyframes to audios and to effects. That's because you can add keyframes to basically everything from color grading to effects, to text, to everything, basically. In the first lesson, you're going to learn basics, effects, and audio. Let's start from the basics and let's go with what is a key frame. The whole reason we use key frames is to add more than one key frame to our image. And let me show you what I mean by that. Right here, I'm going to create a keyframe on position at the position 00, so the center of the image. Then I move a bit forward and I add a keyframe to 500. 500. It automatically creates a key frame because I already created one before in the image. And this is what happens. The ball moves from one key frame to another. As you can see. I'll show you it again, so you can look at the player right here that moves to the key frame, and here it stops. Therefore, if you want this ball, for example, to score, we can move a bit further in the timeline, for example, right here. And then we put the ball right here. And this is what's going to happen. Then we can go a bit forward again and just put the ball here, and then put the ball in the net. This is the final result. Now this is just a basic idea of how to use keyframes because this doesn't look that good, but it's still a way to move PNGs and images. Keyframes don't only exist for position, they also exist for any feature basically for scale. For example, I could put a scale keyframe right here at 16, and at the end is going to be under two and the ball gets bigger slowly. As you can see, I could also use an opacity keyframe. I put a zero here key frame I go forward, key frame 100. And as you can see, it appears like that you can also use keyframes for rotation chroma key. As you can see, even adios have keyframes, everything has key frames. You can also use keyframes for text and effects. Let's not learn how to put keyframes in Odio. Well, it's fairly simple, to be honest. For example, let's say I have this song which I believe should fade in, okay? But let's say that with the fade in button here, I only get this effect and I don't like it. What I can do is go at the start, place a keyframe and put the volume to, let's say zero. Then I go a bit forward, put a keyframe, it gets to 24, then it gets higher and higher until I get to seven. What it does is creating this curve. As you can see when you hear it, it sounds like this curve, the music fades in slowly. You can also do this in the middle of the track. Let's say I want to reduce the volume of the part before the drop. What happens is I place a key frame at the normal volume, then I go one frame forward and then place another key frame. When I place the key frame, I go around here where I want the volume to be at its lowest, use it. It already places a keyframe automatically, and then I go forward and I put back my original volume. I'm going to space them a bit more. This is what you can hear in the end. As you can hear, the volume goes down and up once again. That's how you use keyframes in adios. Now let's get on how to use keyframes in effects. Here's how you do it. Let's say for example, I want to use the edge glow and I'll put it to the max. But as you can see, creates this effect that I don't like. I only want the edge glow to affect the ball. To do that I have two ways. I can either put the edge glow directly on the ball, but what happens is I cannot use keyframes here. What I will do is I will put the edge glow, apply all the key frames that I want. Afterwards, I will highlight both of them and create a compound clip. First, let's add the effect. In order to do that, let's create, for example, the effect of a heartbeat, okay? To get an heartbeat sound, I will go here on panel and choose, for example, this one that I like. I will add it to the timeline. As you can see, we have these things that help us to recognize where the Arpa is happening. Let's go to the first one, the Arpa. It's twice here and here. To do this effect, it's pretty simple. We go at the start and we put a key frame on the zero on the edge globe. Then we go at the start of the heartbeat, we put a zero key frame. Then we go one frame forward, and we put 100 that the effect pens in the snap. Second. Once the effect pens in a frame, we go forward until R P ends. We add another key frame on 100, and then we go one key frame forward and we add zero. Then we remove the opacity so that we can see the ball. And let's see how this looks like. As you can see, it's perfect. On the first bit of the Rp, it gets the light and then it disappears to copy and paste. The effect is pretty simple. While holding control, copy and paste, you copy all of them. You go right here at the start and you copy and paste them. And we do the same here after merging this together as a compound clip By clicking Alg or click Create Compound clip, what it looks like. Of course, you can do this with a lot of stuff, more than a ball moving in a weird way on a football field in two dimensions. This is just a way to give you an example to summarize. In this lesson, you learn the basics of key frames, how to add them to audios to make the audiosoer, and how to add them to the effects. In the next lesson, you're going to learn how to add them to color grading, use the graphs, creates transitions. I'll see you there. 4. Keyframe transitions and graphs: This lesson is divided in two parts. In the first part, you will learn how to create a transition where the main character or the subject comes from the bottom. And in the second part, you will learn how to understand these graphs, use them and all that good stuff. Let's get started. The first thing that will do is remove this screen screen behind him, and I will show you how you can use key frames to create a pretty cool effect in my opinion. So let's get straight to it. I've imported some backgrounds from Leonardo AI that have generated a while ago. I just want you to show a cool transition that you can do when you have a character separated by your background, whatever the background is. And to do that, we go ahead and put in this case, Mr. Best by your character below the image at the start, at a key frame on everything. And then you go forward a bit when you start speaking and you put the key frame of Mr. Best upwards. This is what we have right now. So what do you guys think? Sorry about the able audio quality. We can add woh sound effect. And as you can see, we have now a transition where Mr. Best appears from the bottom. Well, what do you guys think sorry about? Which is pretty good. Here we have a counter that goes up to 1 million. And you can use it over any video like this. You just click screen on the overlay mode and it is going to blend perfectly to show you properly. I will use it on a black screen, So let's get started. I'm going to start with a small scale and I'm going to end up with the maximum scale. But the problem is, if you look at this, it just goes constantly and it's not that good to change that. We right click on the clip, show keyframe animation. Once we have that, we click on scale so that it shows our keyframe animation. And as you can see, it is a straight line, but zooming as you can see, it is purely a straight line. And to change the, you can go over this in three ways. The first one is clicking on key frames and clicking auto curve with auto curve. As you can see, you will have a curve which basically speeds up the zoom in the middle of the clip and loses at the ends. And this is how it looks like. Since we don't really like that, because we want something that speeds up at the end, we are going to control z. So undo our auto curve. And now we can do two things. The first one being using graphs. You can use the premade graphs to help you, but I really suggest to go with the custom ones that you can create just by clicking here. And this is a free curve, how does this work? You get basically given this endle that by moving up or down, you basically choose how do you want your curve to be. As you can see, it's changing the way it works. It's honestly pretty simple. The line is basically a bunch of re frames side by side. Okay. This is a key frame. This is a keyframe. This is a key frame. And to understand their values, you can simply play the video as you can see it. Zoom out a little bit at the start and then zooms in at the end. Okay, we want to remove the zoom in at the start. So what we're going to do is click Free Curve, and we're going to make sure that the line of keyframes goes above our keyframe. So by doing that, basically the scale here improves and then became static, and then improves once again. Let's take a look. As you can see, we have the line going above our initial keyframe. So this means it's going to zoom and then it became static, so it's not going to zoom in for a while. And then it zooms at the end, all at the same time. Let's see if this actually works perfect. You saw that it goes fast at the start and then slows down and then restarts at the end. Another thing that you can do if you want to make the zoom even wider is since you cannot move this Endle more than 500, you can either use this arrow type in a value, or simply move this keyframe upwards. Since I've gone up a lot here, I want to add another key frame in the middle to help effect. So I will click here another free curve. After some final adjustments, we have a small counter at the start. It increases fast, then then slowly grows. And then here it has in a jump, and then it slowly grows again. What I've also got to add and done is adding an opacity keyframe here at 100 and here at zero, so that it slowly disappears. Let's see how this looks like. I'd say it's honestly perfect. Now we've got the understanding of how to zoom with the graphs. To summarize, in this lesson, you learned how to use this transition, how to use graphs, how do they work? In the next video, I will teach you a cool effect that I've used in the past that involves social media icons appearing and popping up. How to key frames, on color grading and on text. I'll see you there. 5. Keyframes for CC and animation: In this lesson, you're going to learn how to use key frames on customer adjustment layers, filters. How to create this cool effect with the social media icons, and how to make a color changing text. Let's now use key frames for color grading. To do that, it's pretty easy. We go on adjustment. We create an adjustment layer. An adjustment layer to put it in simple words, changes every single start of colors, brightness and whatever that is under the adjustment layer. If for example, I put the saturation to the mat, if I move out of the adjustment layer, it doesn't affect below this. It does, That's how simple it is. Cool way to use this is if, for example, if you're creating a meme that involves a black and white screen, you usually want to fade it. Usually you don't want something like this to happen where it instantly becomes black and white. But you may want to fade it. And how do we do that? We go at the start of the adjustment layer. We click a keyframe on saturation, and then we go at the end, and we click a keyframe with the lowest saturation. And as you can see, the video slowly becomes black and white. If you want to, You can also use the keyframe animations and graphs right here as well. You can, for example, choose a Premde graph, for example, in three. What this means is that at the start it remains pretty constant, and at the end, it becomes black and white. All of a sudden, as you can see right here, it becomes black and white only at the end. You can also readjust it to your preferences if you like, as a side node to color grading. I also want to let you know that there are different kind of filters that you can use, which are premade adjustment layers. For example, there is this black and white. And if you want to recreate the same effect that we created early with a custom adjustment layer, all that you need to do is put the strength of the lowest. Then you go at the end and you put the strength of the max. As you can see, it is going to slowly become black and white Again, if you want, you can use the graph that comes down to your personal preference. A quick side node. I'm not using stickers because the way key frames work for stickers is the same as it works for images and videos, it's useless to talk about them. Now, let's move on to text. Let's type in, for example, Hi, I don't know what we want to do maybe is create a rainbow text. What I mean by rainbow, I mean that it changes color constantly. So we can go at the start, we select white for example. We eat a key frame. Then we go be forward and we create an orange. The key frame automatically creates, Then we red, green, pink, and then it becomes white once again. What's going to happen is this, as you can see, it shifts color. And if you want, you could copy all of these keyframes by holding control and then at the end eating C. And then you can extend this as much as you want and then copy the keyframes. And you get a text that changes color constantly W that you know how to add keyframes to basically everything and at to make color text. I'm not going to bother you explaining how to use opacity keyframes and position keyframes on text. Again, because they work exactly the same in videos and images. The only thing that I'm going to tell you is that you can use keyframes on every kind of feature that you have right here in the text. So you could make a zero thickness key frame and here a 100 thickness keyframe, and that would result in a stroke that is creating like that. And of course, it doesn't apply only to stroke. You can use it on the background, you can use it on the globe, you can use it on the shadows, everything. Everything has a keyframe option right here and you can use it on every option. This is an animation that I had created for a trailer for one of my courses. It basically goes like this, there is my voice over, then in this case doesn't matter. And then there are the icons of the social media popping up from the ground. And how do we do that? Well, it's fairly simple to do that. We go at the start of every single image and we put the scale down to zero. We cannot go to zero, we'll take it to one, but as you can see, no one can see the logo from normal distance. Okay? We can also toggle down the opacity. Once you've done this, you choose a random icon. For example, I'll choose Twitter. And I'll make sure that Twitter is the first one to appear. So how do we do this? We put a key frame on scale and opacity. Then we go a couple of frames forward. Let's 23, and the opacity goes up to 100. And then we go a bit more forward, and the scale goes up to, I'd say around 14. And then we slow it down and we put a key frame on ten. And then we go another couple of frames forward, and we reduce the scale. This is what we get. As you can see, the icon becomes bigger and then becomes smaller. Nice. And we're going to do this for every single icon that we have. We go on the last keyframe and we put, for example, the estogram logo here. Then we copy and paste all the key frames. We go on instogram, we paste, and then we do the same thing. Once you have done this to all of them, we align them to the same length. Looks decent, but we want to improve this even more. And to do that, I'll go on audio and search for a pop sound effect, and there we have our pop. And this is the final result which makes this perfect. To summarize, in this lesson, you have learned how to use keyframes on custom adjustment layers, filters, and text. You have also learned how to do this cool effect with the icons popping up. Therefore, I wish you a good editing. 6. Practical applications of keyframe animations: Welcome to the last lesson of the course. I will now show you three practical examples to use keyframes. Two of them will be memes, and one of them will be how to use keyframes to track text onto objects. Let's get straight into it. Let's start with the first meme first, let me explain what it is. It is basically a small clip of someone strip mining in Minecraft. What it means, put it in simple words, is that someone is looking for a specific resource called diamonds, and they want to implement it with a meme that is pretty famous. This meme which is keep gambling. It is an advertising campaign created by casinos which symbolizes that you stop right before finding the diamonds or winning at the casinos in this example. And I want to show a clip of someone mining, and then he remembers about this, therefore he comes back and keeps mining. To do that, I will use a sound effect of a hold bell. Found this on Youtube free sound effect. And then this image which I've explained. I will also use keyframes regarding opacity to make this effect good. I will start by making the clip smaller because I don't want to fit too much space on the screen. And now we'll go at the start it an opacity keyframe and around 90 and then move towards the end. I think this is a good spot and put the opacity to zero. And a keyframe is going to automatically create, Then I make the clip smaller because it is useless to have a clip that is longer than is zero opacity keyframe. Because zero pacity means you can't see it. And that will replay it from the start. As you can see is mining. Then it turns like he's done. Then you remembers about this and goes back. I think the key frames are too far together, so I'll put it right where the sound effect ends, Close it, and let's see how this looks. Way better, right here. It happens once again, the turn here. In this exact moment when it turns once again, I want to copy and paste this effect once more. And let's see how this looks overall, Perfect, perfect. Then we have a bad cut here. As you can see from this frame to this other one, almost everything changes, even the light. We cannot leave it like that because it's not good looking. So it will span from Sponge Bob, because everyone loves Spongebob, reduce its volume, and this is how it looks like, T, which is perfect. And now we add the other two clips that we have to be the clips that will happen before it was the of leaving the resources that I wanted behind. And here it's for, you know, remembering about the dream that I could live. So I put an opacity keyframe 90-0 and I do the same on this other clip, and then I'll go ahead and sing them. Now let's see how this looks like. Perfect. Now let's go over a really popular mem which is to be continued to put this into short term. This streamer basically died in 2.8 seconds in Minecraft. I thought it would be cool to make, to be continued. Mem, the mem goes like this and we have to make sure to sing the drop of the music of course. So let's go ahead and do that. I will now put a phrase here on the frame where it dies. This is what we have. Now, all that they needed to do was simply sinking the clip. Here's where key frames become useful. You go right here in filters. You could also do this with adjustments. But I believe that we filters is better. I will go and choose black and white three as I believe it fits well with the to be continued being. I will go right here before it happens. And here the strength of the filter must be 100 because that's when everything happens. We go right here, halfway of the first part of the clip and we pull the strength of the filter down to zero. And then we open the graph and we make sure that most of the black and white happens. In the end I've chosen and he's out three. Let's see how this looks. I don't really like it. I'd rather almost everything happening in the end. So I will do something like this and let's sell this looks like, I'd say it is honestly, really smooth and almost everything happens right here, which is where. To be continuous screen happens. So I'd honestly say it's really, really good. Let's look at it one more time. Perfect. Now let's go with text tracking. I've chosen a clip from a content creator from Skillshare, which is Lambs, and we'll make sure that the text follows left end. Okay. Which during the clip movies allowed. As you can see, we have to make sure that the clip follows end throughout the whole duration. How do we do that? So the first thing that I don't want you to do is use the trucking function. As you can see, I've put an example here. I've gone ahead and choose tracking motion, tracking both directions, scale and the distance. And I've chosen the left end of the subject in this case. But as you can see, the trucking is horrible. It doesn't follow the left end, even though I've chosen it. How do we do this better? We go at the start of the image, we put the text right where the end is with the scale that we want. Then we scroll down on the basic settings of the text, and we click on scale and position key frames. Then we go one frame forward, and his end didn't move, so we go another key frame forward. It did move a bit. We move it simply and the key frame automatically creates, We do it once again, once again, once again we simply keep going here, I might want to make the text a bit bigger. Since his end bigger, we keep going frame by frame and changing the position of the text so that it is aligned with the hand. Since key frames automatically create, this is not really a hard job at all. Here is the final result. As you can see, the text is completely attached to the end. There is a couple of frames where I don't like the text, as I think it becomes either too big or too small. And let's see them. I think here it loses a bit. So let's go back in the key frames and let's put it a bit further. There we go. Let's see, this looks now start looks better, but as you saw here, it loses a bit. There we go. This is the point where it loses. We just track it better. Here we change it as well. We have one part right here where it leaves, the front part of the end. It's perfect. Now, as you can clearly see. Now if you want, you can customize this text. Let's say for example, I want a text on a white background, slightly rounded on the edges. We add a black stroke right here and we make the thickness pretty high. I don't really like to add a glow shadow here with around 69 opacity. I want to put the blurriness down so that you can see it better. And then allows z angles that the shadow goes backwards. We cannot add any curve equals the text as a background. But I don't really like curves. Anyway, we can put weapons with that curve. Looks pretty ugly, doesn't it? I'll just add my background and this is the final result. To sum everything up, what have you learned in this lesson? You have learned how to add opacity keyframes on me. How to add opacity keyframes to filters, to create other memes with filters and black and white like the famous to be continued mem Then you have learned how to properly track text and not use this motion tracking feature that I'll replay. Once again it is pretty bad therefore you know how to track text properly. You also reinforced how to use graphs on every kind of keyframe. And now you are finally ready to go on your own content creation journey. Create whatever kind of videos that you want. Whether they're gaming videos with means whether they're only means whether they're blogs to zoom in, zoom out, use filters, opacity to track text with keyframes, positions, and all that kind of good stuff. If you found this course helpful, feel free to leave a positive review. If you found some flaws in this course, make sure to let me know as well, so that I can fix them and get back with updated lessons on this course. And now I wish you a good editing. 7. Congratulations for completing the course, here's more!: Congratulations on finishing this course. I just want you to know that now you are really good at cap Cut. If you've watched the whole course, this means that you've enjoyed this course. That's why I want to let you know that I have also another two courses that you can see on screen which are on cap cut. One is a complete full walk through a beginner guide and they also have an amazing, extremely advanced master class. We will talk about Tre D and all of that cool stuff. Now, before you move on on one of those amazing courses as well, it would be really in the world if you could leave a review to let me know what was good about this course and if there is something that could have improved. So feel free to do that, and I wish you an amazing learning.