CapCut

Review

CapCut is a video editing app by Bytedance, enabling users to make longer videos and upload them to wherever they want. This editor is compatible with most smartphones and tablets and easy to master. With CapCut, all your creativity needs is in your pocket. You can easily download CapCut. Interface Bytedance makes a scandalous thing: a s...
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CapCut review

CapCut is a video editing app by Bytedance, enabling users to make longer videos and upload them to wherever they want. This editor is compatible with most smartphones and tablets and easy to master. With CapCut, all your creativity needs is in your pocket. You can easily download CapCut.

Interface

Bytedance makes a scandalous thing: a simple mobile video editor that looks almost like a professional non-linear one. Made for editing vertical videos (for TikTok first of all), it places the timeline and the effects menu under the preview. If you have ever dealt with video editing apps on PC or Mac, CapCut will be easier to understand.

Features

While making a sophisticated cut with many transitions is not easy, you can import two or more videos and put them one after another, then edit the duration of each and add transitions. Thus you can make short movies with nothing but your phone camera, switching plans, changing scenes and effects, and even recording live sounds over the video. CapCut does not let you create multiple video tracks, but lets you extract audio tracks from your other videos and add them to your edit. Titles, stickers, and other additions are also represented as separate tracks, so you can edit both their position on the screen and their duration.

Effects also include tons of licensed music, stickers and texts you can add to your videos, and interactive elements. You can insert photos into your videos, including live photos if your device supports this feature. Other editing options let you reverse videos, change the speed, apply beautifiers and other filters almost in no time. With a little creativity, you can even do tricks that are considered a prerogative of more advanced editors.

Usability

The app’s performance is smooth and fast even on three-year-old or older phones and tablets. Its work is stable, crushing is extremely rare. Projects are saved automatically, and original videos and pictures are preserved. The videos you make are ready for TikTok, Instagram, and other platforms. The length is not limited, but if it is on the platform you upload them to, they will be split into several parts.

Compatibility

CapCut is available for iOS 11.0 or Android 5.0 or later. It doesn’t take a flagship device to make videos quickly. The quality of videos depends on your camera, and the speed of processing is lower for low-end devices. Though it’s quite functional on them, there may be issue like lower resolution or audio desyncing.

Summary

If you need an advanced tool for enhancing TikTok posts or Instagram stories, this is one good editor. You can easily download CapCut. It’s completely free, with no in-app purchases. Still, while it works well on flagship devices, on low-end ones it can be slow and glitchy.

Cons:

  • Optimized for vertical videos only
  • Made by Bytedance (if it gets you confused)
  • Bugs, especially on low-end devices

Pros:

  • Easy interface
  • Advanced editing features
  • Tons of legal content to add to your videos' Stickers, fonts, and filters to apply
  • Completely free, without in-app purchases

Design and Usability 8

Key Functions 9

Security 8

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