CapCut is a free website for video editing by developer ByteDance. This video editor is accessible from Google Chrome or any other browser, and its many features allow you to enhance your videos, add effects, and much more. Simply by creating an account, you can save your work in the cloud or download it.
There are many powerful video editors out there for both mobile and desktop users, but few browser editors are as flexible and fully featured as CapCut. Even though ByteDance is the company behind TikTok, and this editor is heavily geared towards TikTok-style videos, you can use them for any other purpose.
Lots of professional features
CapCut is generous when it comes to features. This is even more outstanding given the fact it’s completely free to use. Aside from editing your video clips, you can add a lot of professional-quality effects, there’s a text-to-speech feature, emojis, and transitions, to name just a few.
They can be used without restrictions, except for some minor issues. For instance, when using stickers, you can’t move them, and they’re always placed at the centre of the video. These restrictions are few, however.
As easy as it gets
Many professional video editing software requires you to understand a lot of complicated settings, keyboard commands and processes. With CapCut, anyone can understand how to work like a pro with just a few clicks.
The interface is very intuitive, and every menu item is clear in its intended use. For instance, if you want effects, simply click on the Effects item. Audio, transitions, filters, everything is labelled with simple words.
Fantastic free tool
CapCut makes your social media videos fast and easy to produce. But it's not only suitable for social media. Its wide array of features makes it an ideal solution for any kind of video editing, except perhaps for top-budget productions. There’s even an enormous library of copyright-free songs you can use.
That said, some people have expressed concerns about ByteDance and what they do with your private data, in this case, your video files. If this is a concern to you, it would be best to check other video editing solutions. However, it’ll be hard to find something like CapCut for free.