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Online Video Editor

Meet Kapwing's video editing platform. Fast, intuitive, collaborative, and more powerful than ever before. Start editing today for free.
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The online video editor that helps you create faster

Kapwing is a full-featured video creator with intuitive tools designed for fast edits and effortless collaboration.

Powerful and ultrafast timeline editing

Our flagship video editor features a drag-and-drop timeline that's easy to learn regardless of skill level. Go from first draft to final video 10x faster with smart features built for modern content creation.

Create once and repurpose everywhere

Turn one video into five with Kapwing's suite of content repurposing tools. Resize videos for any platform, convert or compress files, or apply Safe Zones for Instagram and TikTok.

Edit a video by editing text

Trim videos or create clips by editing the text of your content's auto-generated transcript. Finish rough cuts at lightning speed and make editing videos as easy as editing a document.

Supercharge video creation with AI-powered tools

Create content fast with AI editing features. Save time and streamline workflows with one-click automations.

Automatic silence removal with Smart Cut

Smart Cut automates your editing by detecting and removing silences from any video in seconds. Save hours of production time and finish your rough cut faster than ever before.

Word-by-word subtitles in a single click

Magic Subtitles instantly converts speech into highly-accurate video subtitles, complete with a ready-to-edit video transcript. Style your subtitles to perfection with turn-key design and animation options.

Generate a video with a text prompt

Turn any idea into a video concept with a simple text prompt. Type a description and Kapwing will create an AI-generated video for you with clips, subtitles, background music, and transitions.

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How to edit a video online

How to edit a video online
  1. Upload video footage
    Upload your original video footage to Kapwing's advanced media library. Media library will convert and optimize your uploads and serve as an easy area for organizing all your clips. Once you're ready to assemble your video, drag and drop clips to the timeline or canvas.
  2. Edit video clips
    Using the timeline, trim and split clips until you have highlighted the key parts of your footage. Append these clips together to assemble your full story. Add text, audio, animations, and any other elements that you need to make your video stand out.
  3. Export and share
    Once you're done, hit the green "Export" button and your final video will be generated in just a few seconds. Unlike other video editors, Kapwing works completely online for free. Download your final video and share it on your favorite social media platform.

Create professional video content with extra effects

Studio-grade quality is in reach. Polish videos with animations, filters and effects, and audio enhancements.

  • Explainer videos. Create product demos, presentations, tutorials, and talking head video quickly with our video maker.
  • Social media videos. Make scroll-stopping vertical videos for every platform. Access templates, filters, and stickers / emoji.
  • Video ads. Stop browsers in their tracks with gripping Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, or Pinterest video ads.
  • Promo videos. Create high-quality videos to promote your event, organization, course, business, or webinar.
  • YouTube edits. Compilations, vlogs, explainers, highlights, and more—edit any video you need for your channel.
  • Slideshow videos. Take clips and photos and turn them into a slideshow video. Add background music in one click.
  • TikTok videos. Edit videos for TikTok without worrying about storage, load times, out-of-frame content, or low resolutions.
  • Video intros. Catch and keep attention with customizable templates for video intros. Don't let viewers slip away.
  • Video templates. Get started with a free template and make it your own—100+ templates for any content type.

Animation and motion effects made simple

Bring your videos to life with animated intros/outros, text, scene transitions, object tracking, motion tracking, and more. Motion paths are automatically drawn out for you—it's keyframing made easy.

Stand out with filters and special effects

Remix content by applying unique video effects and overlays. Add text, special filters, animations, chroma key, turn your footage into a time lapse video, or apply contrast and color correction.

Enhance your audio with advanced features

Remove background noise and clean audio automatically with our AI-enhanced tools. Trim, clip, merge or extract audio and music tracks to perfectly fit them to your video content.

All-in-one platform for modern video creation

Try our full suite of video editing tools included in our platform. Get started with video templates or our stock library.

  • Online video maker. Edit your videos with our fast, powerful video editor. Accessible for beginners, feature-rich for pros. Available on any device.
  • Magic subtitles. AI-powered subtitles let you add  word-by-word captions to any video. Change colors, fonts, and add animations or transitions.
  • Generative AI. Text to video is here. Create videos with a simple text prompt that include stock videos, music, subtitles, and transitions.
  • Collaborative editing. Organize footage and files with a shared workspace. Review and share feedback with your fast with real-time comments.
  • Edit video with text. Edit a video just by editing text. Trim or clip sections of a video by removing text from the video's auto-generated transcript.
  • Automatic resize. Change the aspect ratio, flip, or crop a video to fit any platform. Social media Safe Zones ensure your content always fits correctly.
  • Instant transcripts. Transcribe video to text with a single click. Repurpose audio or video content into articles and text posts, or convert to subtitles.
  • One-click translation. Take your content global and translate to and from 70+ languages in seconds. Accurate translation for transcripts and voice overs.
  • Enhance audio quality. Clean audio automatically, remove background noise, add music and effects, and split or merge audio with our built-in audio editor.
  • Keyframe animation. Add movement and energy, highlight important information, and create polished, seamless transitions with keyframe editing.
  • Edit video background. Add, replace, edit, or remove a video's background without a green screen. Apply blur or edit colors and contrast of your backgrounds.
  • Effects and overlays. Make videos pop with stunning filters, overlays, waveforms, progress bars, and a bevy of other turn-key special effects.
  • Split video. Split a video into multiple parts to capture the best moments and remove unwanted sections.
  • Text to speech. Add narration and voice overs effortlessly with our text to speech functionality. Features a range of voices and accurate speech.
  • In-app screen recorder. Record your screen or webcam right inside of the editor to create content on the fly. Get high-quality recordings for free.
  • Convert or compress. Convert file formats or compress videos to publish or share on any platform and device. All popular video formats are supported.
  • Change video speed. Speed up videos or slow things down with a slow motion effect. You can even condense footage into a time lapse video.
  • Easy repurposing. Turn static images into video, or repurpose content to any popular video platform: YouTube to TikTok, Instagram Reels to YouTube, and more.
  • Free video templates. Unleash your creativity with dozens of free video templates for any content type. Start with a template and make it your own.
  • Store files online. Store all of your team's content safely in the cloud. Add and store video projects you're working on in a shared workspace.
  • Select custom styles. Choose logos, color palettes, and custom fonts that universally apply to new projects by creating a Brand Kit for your workspace.

Scale content creation with features for teams

Multiply the impact of your content with collaborative editing, custom styles, and automatic translations.

Real-time collaboration for creative teams

Share projects and leave comments instantly by sending a link. Kapwing makes collaboration easy across the entire workflow, so your team can review and act on feedback quickly.

Stay on-brand with custom styles

Select color palettes, logos, and fonts that universally apply to new projects or workspaces with a Brand Kit. Spend less time picking presets and never go "off-brand" again.

Grow your reach with AI-powered translations

Meet customers in every market that matters with built-in audio and video translation, powered by AI. Get accurate translations to and from over 70+ languages in a few clicks.

Powerful track handling
Kapwing's powerful timeline-based editor allows anyone to add and manipulate multiple tracks easily. Edit audio, images, and video all in one place. Adjust layers and place overlays at any point in the video. Drag and drop tracks to rearrange clips in just a few clicks.
Simple media management
Upload any file that you need to edit, and convert it in the cloud. With the powerful support for a media library, Kapwing lets you separate your files from your editing work. Reuse files across multiple projects, and create content faster than ever before. Organize your files all in one place, and edit them on any device as you need.
Discover millions of assets
With integrations in popular providers like Giphy, Unsplash, Pexels, Kapwing provides millions of stock video and audio files to help you get started in seconds. Discover inspiration for things to make directly within the Kapwing editor, and tap into a robust ecosystem of plugins and integrations.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is it free to try Kapwing's video editor?

Yes, the Kapwing video editor is available for free—you don't even need an account to start editing. There are some limitations around features and video length for users on the free plan, and a small watermark is applied.

What devices and browsers does Kapwing work with?

Kapwing works on any device and browser, though we recommend Chromium-based browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Safari. Kapwing also works on iOS and Android from mobile devices straight from your browser. Since Kapwing is web-based software, it works across Windows, Mac, and other desktop devices, too.

What are some of Kapwing's best features?

Kapwing is built around speed and collaboration. For individual creators, features like our magic subtitles, automatic silence removal, one-click video resizer, instant transcript and translations, and the ability to edit video just by editing text are all very popular.

What video files does Kapwing work with?

Kapwing's video editor works will all popular file types for video (MP4, AVI, MOV, etc.). Though note that video exports done in Kapwing will always be MP4, and audio files will always be MP3. We feel these files represent the best tradeoff between file size and quality.

What is the best free video editor?

Kapwing, rated 4.9 on Google reviews, is the internet's top free online video editor. It balances powerful video editing capabilities with user-friendly design. Start with a template or your footage, using the timeline for various edits. Kapwing's free version is ad-free and doesn't require a download, making it the ideal editor for fast-moving creatives and teams.

Why should I edit videos online?

Online video editors outshine traditional software by offering a faster, more accessible editing experience. These cloud-based platforms facilitate collaboration, centralize storage, support powerful extensions, and provide a wealth of tutorials and templates. With no downloads or installations, anyone can get started with video editing.

How do you make video edits?

Video editing is about crafting a story through clips. Kapwing's timeline tool simplifies this process with non-linear editing, trimming, and previewing. Users can visually add text, music, and effects to any-length videos. A clear vision, coupled with an easy-to-use tool like Kapwing, results in compelling edits.

What's different about Kapwing?

Start creating immediately with thousands of templates and copyright free videos, images, music, and GIFs. Repurpose content from the internet by pasting a link.
Kapwing is completely free to start. Just upload a video and start editing. Supercharge your editing workflow with our powerful online tools.
Automatically subtitle and translate videos with our AI-powered Subtitler tool. Caption your videos in seconds, so that no viewers get left behind.
Kapwing is cloud based, which means your videos are wherever you are. Use it on any device and access your content anywhere in the world.
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Best online video service ever. And a miracle for deaf people.
[Subtitler] is able to autogenerate subtitles for video in almost any language. I'm deaf (or almost deaf, to be correct) and thanks to Kapwing I'm now able understand and react on videos from my friends :)
Michael Trader
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This tool should be in every social media account managers' bookmark list.
I use this daily to help with video editing. Even if you're a pro video editor, their is no need to be spending hours trying to get the format correct. Kapwing does the hard work for you.
Dina Segovia
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It just works!
Kapwing is incredibly intuitive. Many of our marketers were able to get on the platform and use it right away with little to no instruction. No need for downloads or installations - it just works.
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With Kapwing, we're always ready to create.
Kapwing is an essential tool that we use in MOXIE Nashville every day. As a social media agency owner, there's a variety of video needs that my clients have. From adding subtitles to resizing videos for various platforms, Kapwing makes it possible for us to create incredible content that consistently exceeds client expectations. With Kapwing, we're always ready to create - from anywhere!
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CEO at MOXIE Nashville
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Spend less time learning... and more time crafting stories.
Kapwing helps you spend less time learning complex video editing platforms and more time crafting stories that will connect with your audience and customers. We've used the platform to help create engaging social media clips from our clients' podcasts and we can't wait to see how the platform simplifies this process going forward. If you've learned graphic design with Canva, you can learn video editing with Kapwing.
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It keeps getting better!
Kapwing is probably the most important tool for me and my team. It’s always there to meet our everyday needs in creating scroll-stopping and engaging videos for us and our clients. Kapwing is smart, fast, easy to use and full of features that are exactly what we need to make our workflow faster and more effective. We love it more each day and it keeps getting better.
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By the far the most user friendly software to use.
As a housewife at home looking to start a Youtube channel for fun with absolutely zero editing experience, it was so easy for me to teach myself via their YouTube channel. It takes the tediousness out of editing and encourages creativity. As long as Kapwing is around, I will be using their software.
Kerry-lee Farla
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Kapwing is my secret weapon!
This is one of the most powerful, yet inexpensive and easy-to-use video editing software I've found. I blow my team away with how fast and efficiently I can edit and turnaround video projects.
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Kapwing is king.
When I use this software, I feel all sorts of creative juices flowing because of how jam-packed with features the software really is. A very well-made product that will keep you enticed for hours.
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Love this site.
As a English Foreign Language Teacher, this site helps me to quickly subtitle interesting videos that I can use in class. The students love the videos, and the subtitles really help them to learn new vocabulary as well as better understand and follow the video.
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Excellent subtitling features
[It] works perfectly for me. Have been using Kapwing for a year or so, and their automatic subtitle tool gets better and better every week, it's rare that I have to correct a word. Keep up the good work!
Natasha Ball
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Best online video service ever. And a miracle for deaf people.
[Subtitler] is able to autogenerate subtitles for video in almost any language. I'm deaf (or almost deaf, to be correct) and thanks to Kapwing I'm now able understand and react on videos from my friends :)
Mitch Rawlings
Information Services Freelancer
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Kapwing is free to use for teams of any size. We also offer paid plans with additional features, storage, and support.