We are going to talk to you about CapCut, an app that accumulates more than 100 million downloads in the Play Store, as many in the App Store, and that has crept into the global top of most downloaded apps. Is about one of the best apps to edit videos on Android and iPhone, created by Bytedance, the company that owns TikTok.
After testing it thoroughly, we can say without fear that it is difficult to find something more complete when editing videos for social networks. It is an app designed to edit vertically, short videos and in the resolution we want, even 4K HDR. We are going to tell you everything it offers and why it is an option that accumulates so many millions of downloads.
This is CapCut, so complete that it does not look like a mobile app
CapCut is a spectacular tool for both professional content creators and anyone who wants to quickly edit a video, an Instagram storie or a TikTok. Before you start adding videos to the timeline we can adjust them to detail, so that the videos that we add to the timeline are already trimmed.
Let’s start with the basics and what you share with the rest of the editors. CapCut allows you to edit almost all the basic parameters of the video, such as brightness, contrast, saturation, exposure, temperature, etc.. What is not so common is the function of add sharpness artificially, something that will help your videos look better after applying social media compression.
We also have a good number of filters, dozens of them divided by categories and applied gradually, since we can regulate their intensity. We can also add texts to videos, change the format and more. All basic parameters are present, so we can edit a video in a matter of seconds.
What CapCut offers against its rivals
Based on being a basic editor, it is difficult to go viral, so let’s see everything that CapCut has against some of its rivals. Within the basic editing settings themselves, CapCut goes a lot further. In the ‘Sounds’ section we have a fairly considerable gallery: dozens of categories with different sound clips to add to the video. In case this is not enough, we can record sound above the video from the app, thanks to the dubbing function.
The texts section is also impressive. Not only can we add a text, but we have dozens of templates in 2D, 3D… The possibilities are similar to the templates that we find in PC programs like Final Cut. Apart from the titles themselves, we can add animations to these titles, to configure them to taste. Another of the star functions is that of automatic subtitles, which transcribes our voice to text to automatically subtitle the video.
CapCut also allows adjust video speed using curves. That is, we can not only increase the speed of a video or put it in slow motion, but we can adjust different curves so that said speed oscillates throughout a clip to achieve quite surprising effects. We also have the option of remove background from video or add a digital chroma to be able to place other overlapping clips in the video itself.
At the animation level it is also quite surprising, with a huge library of transitions and effects applicable to both the clip and the texts. We can apply beauty mode to video, work with masks, etc.
When we want to export the video, we can do it in 4K HDR quality and without watermark. In the case of iOS, it is capable of using Smart HDR technology to increase the dynamic range of the video.
- Price: Free
- Developer: Bytedance Pte. Ltd.
- Download: For Android on Google Play
- Download: For iOS in the App Store