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The first web-based video editor that removes silence from your videos automatically. Make content 10x faster with Smart Cut from Kapwing.
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Editing a video can take hours, and the first stage is often the most tedious. You examine each second of your footage and repeatedly click and split to cut out the silences and end up with a set of refined clips. But what if technology could do this for you? Kapwing's Smart Cut tool automates your video editing process by detecting and removing silences from your video in a matter of seconds. You'll be saving hours of editing time and completing your rough cut faster than ever for talking head videos, recorded presentations, tutorials, vlogs, and more. Editing has never been so seamless.

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How to Edit a Video Automatically

How to Edit a Video Automatically
  1. Upload your video
    Upload a video directly to Kapwing from your computer or mobile device. You can also paste a link to a video.
  2. Remove silences with Smart Cut
    Select the Smart Cut button on the right sidebar to automatically remove silences from your video in two clicks. Use the silence slider to adjust the sensitivity of Smart Cut.
  3. Finish editing and export
    Add other edits to your video, then hit Export to download your video or share it with the world! It's as simple as that.

Removing Silences Automatically with Smart Cut

Whether you’re creating long-form content for YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, or short-form content for TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, being able to quickly remove the silences in your video makes the creating process much easier.

Smart Cut by Kapwing is a brand new way to edit your videos online. The first of its kind in an online video editor, Smart Cut allows you to take any video and remove silences instantaneously in just two clicks. The edits happen in real time and the silence threshold can be adjusted to best fit your needs.

To get started, record or upload a video into the editor. Once your video has been uploaded, you can use Kapwing’s Smart Cut tool to identify all of the silences within your video and remove them. With Smart Cut, you can adjust the sensitivity by multiple levels of granularity to make sure you’re cutting out the different silences within your video - the white noise, silences between dialogue, and background sounds, without cutting out your voice.

After you remove the silences with Smart Cut, you can further edit your video by trimming the sections of your video to remove any mistakes or irrelevant content to make sure your video is engaging and smooth for your viewers. Once you’re finished editing, you can click the export button to export your video and have it ready for whatever platform you’d like to upload to.

Our mission at Kapwing is to make content creation easy and accessible to anyone. Now with Smart Cut, creators no longer need to trim every piece of their video out. With Kapwing, videos can be shortened, adjusted, then exported in one place.

What creators are saying
“Smart Cut in one word: fantastic! In 3 words: huge time saver! This is a major game changer. I can record on my phone, upload to Kapwing, splice out the gaps, in one press of a button get subtitles on, and be ready to upload to Instagram or Facebook in 5 mins or less.”
Sarah Dresser
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“Smart Cut saves an hour or more of my time by removing the unnecessary parts of videos in a couple of clicks. It focuses in on the good parts of the video quickly which keeps me excited about the footage I've recorded.”

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Snappier videos with less work
Smart Cut helps you make more engaging videos that retain viewers' attention. It highlights the valuable moments in your footage and automatically creates jump cuts for you, leading to an overall higher quality viewing experience for your audience. Say goodbye to awkward pauses and hello to smooth edits.
Simple two-click process
Get up and running with Smart Cut in no time, even if you don’t have video editing experience. Our editor has an intuitive interface that allows you to remove silences in just two clicks. Focus more on the creative process while our video editor automates the boring work for you. By the time you’ve finished reading this, you’ll have a fully edited rough cut of your video.
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You're in control
Adjust silence sensitivity at multiple levels of granularity to make sure that you are cutting out white noise, silence, and background sounds, but not your voice. Let your content shine through and keep your viewers engaged throughout your whole video.
Streamline your workflow
With a powerful non-linear video editing timeline, the shortcuts from Smart Cut don't stop at silence removal. You can still adjust the trimmed clips of your video, and then take advantage of everything else available in Kapwing - adding text, effects, audio, and much more. And once you're finished, just click a single button and your video will be exported, completely online.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why do I need to cut silences out of my videos?

Moments of silence in a video with dialogue can cause awkward pauses, which makes it hard for your audience to stay focused and engaged. Removing silences from your videos creates a better viewing experiences for your audiences, by creating smoother edits, allowing for the dialogue to flow.

How can I cut silences out of my videos?

Manually editing silences out of your videos can be time consuming, but is definitely worth it. The easiest way is to have an editor that shows the audio waves visually so that you can cut out sections where the waves seem lower or non existent. If you do not have an editor that shows audio waves, you can still remove silences from your video by playing the video through and splitting sections of silence out as you watch.

The fastest way would be to use Kapwing, which would allow you to take all of the silences out of your project with 2 clicks, with the ability to control the sensitivity.

Is recording in a single take better than multiple takes?

Recording videos with dialogue in a single take are usually best for an easier editing experience. When you record a video in a single take, you don’t have to worry about changes in lighting and overall set up, which makes editing much easier later. Additionally, when you record in a single take, you can edit out your mistakes without making it obvious that the continuing sections were recorded at a different time.

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