How to Get Good Quality on CapCut?

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to Get Good Quality on CapCut?

Do you want to improve the quality of your videos on CapCut? I can teach you how to do that. You only need to tweak with a few options in CapCut:

  1. Brightness
  2. Contrast
  3. Saturation
  4. Vignette
  5. Exposition
  6. Highlight

You’ll have to adjust these settings manually and play around with them until you find the sweet spot. Read below for a detailed guide on how to get good quality on CapCut!

What’s the Highest Resolution for CapCut Videos?

There are two things you need to consider regarding video resolution when it comes to CapCut editing:

  • The imported video resolution – Videos you import for editing into CapCut
  • The exported video resolution – Edited videos you export/download from CapCut

There is no maximum imported video resolution for CapCut. You can edit 720p, HD, Ultra HD, or 4K resolution videos in CapCut.

However, there’s a catch. When you upload a video on CapCut, no matter its original resolution, the app will compress it into a 1080p resolution.

And you can only export the video on a 1080p resolution at maximum. You can’t export 4K-resolution videos from CapCut.

This will drop the quality a bit. However, you can make up for it using the options I told you about.

Six Ways to Improve Video Quality on CapCut

You’ll need to tweak six settings to make your videos look better in CapCut. Follow the steps below to find these settings:

1. Select “New Project

Select "New Project"
Select “New Project

The first step is importing a new video to CapCut. To do that, tap “New project” in the top-left corner of the CapCut app.

2. Select your video and tap on “Add

Select your video and tap on "Add"
Select your video and tap on “Add

In this window, you’ll need to select a video to import to CapCut. This is the video you want to improve, so find it and tap “Add‘ in the bottom-right corner.

3. Select “Edit

Select "Edit"
Select “Edit

Once you import the video, CapCut will take you to the editing screen. You’ll see several options here but not the ones you need.

Select “Edit” in the bottom-left corner to proceed.

4. Go to “Adjust

Go to "Adjust"
Go to “Adjust

Once you tap “Edit“, the menu at the bottom will show new settings. Scroll to the right until you find the “Adjust” option.

Tap on it to proceed with the guide.

5. Tweak the six settings

Tweak the six settings
Tweak the six settings

In the “Adjust” screen, you’ll find the settings I told you about earlier. They are:

  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Exposure
  • Vignette
  • Highlight

Please scroll through the menu to find them all. You’ll also notice that there are many more options than the ones listed above.

I recommend testing them out and seeing if you can improve the image further. The ones I listed above are the main quality controllers, though.

After doing some tests, these are the values I recommend for those six settings:

  • Brightness – From -5 to -10, depending on the photo itself
  • Contrast – From +20 and above
  • Saturation – Approximately +10 for brighter colors
  • Exposure – Between -20 to +20
  • Vignette – Between +20 and +30
  • Highlight – Approximately -15 to -20

Of course, these values aren’t great for all videos. The context is also essential in determining the type of visual improvement you need.

Experiment with these values and find the correct values for your video!


To summarize, you can get better quality on your CapCut videos by tweaking these six settings:

  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Vignette
  • Exposition
  • Highlight

You may not need to use all six of them, though. After tweaking Brightness and Contrast, you’ll already see a noticeable difference in quality.

Work through the rest of the settings and find the perfect quality improvements for the video!

If you need assistance or you have questions about video quality on CapCut, let me know in the comment section below!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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