How to Make a Velocity Edit on CapCut?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Make a Velocity Edit on CapCut?

Do you want to do a velocity edit on a CapCut video? You’ve come to the right person! I can show you how to edit the speed of a video in CapCut in a few easy steps.

Here’s how you make a velocity edit in CapCut:

  1. Create a new project and select a video
  2. Go to the “Edit” option in the bottom-left corner
  3. Select “Speed
  4. Select “Curve
  5. Select “Custom” and click on “Edit
  6. Adjust the velocity points up and down
  7. Add or remove velocity points
  8. Save the changes

Keep reading for a detailed guide on how to make velocity edits on any video in CapCut!

1. Select “New Project

Select "New Project"
Select “New Project

First step – open CapCut on your phone and tap “New project” to add a new video to the editing screen. This is how you always start editing videos in CapCut.

2. Select the video you want to edit

Select the video you want to edit
Select the video you want to edit

Once you open the “Albums” page, you’ll need to select the video you want to edit. Select it and then tap on “Add” in the bottom-right corner.

3. Tap on “Edit

Tap on "Edit"
Tap on “Edit

After you select the video, you’ll be taken to the editing screen. This is where you’ll be doing most of the edits on your CapCut videos.

Velocity editing is not in this menu, though. You’ll need to select “Edit” in the bottom-left corner to find the right option.

4. Tap on “Speed

Tap on "Speed"
Tap on “Speed

Once you select “Edit“, a new set of options will appear on the bar at the bottom of the app—select “Speed“, the second option on the list.

5. Tap on “Curve

Tap on "Curve"
Tap on “Curve

After you select “Speed“, you’ll have to choose between “Normal” and “Curve” editing. The “Normal” speed editing lets you adjust the speed of the entire video. You don’t need that.

True velocity editing is when you adjust the speed of individual segments of a video. That’s what “Curve” is editing it, so tap on it.

6. Tap on “Custom

Tap on "Custom"
Tap on “Custom

Next, you can either use one of the preset velocity edits like “Montage“, “Hero“, “Bullet“, and others. Tap on them and see how the video reacts.

Or you can use the “Custom” option to create your own velocity edit. Do that now!

7. Select “Edit

Select "Edit"
Select “Edit

Once you tap on “Custom“, you’ll need to tap on it again because you’ll be asked to confirm your choice. The button will say “Edit” this time, so tap on “Edit” to proceed.

8. Move the dots up and down

Move the dots up and down
Move the dots up and down

This is where the velocity editing happens. Do you see those dots? With them, you can control the speed of the video.

Moving the dot up increases the speed of a segment of the video. By moving it down, you decrease the speed.

The line between the dots is also important to understand how velocity editing works. An ascending line means that a specific video segment is playing faster.

A descending line means the segment of the video is playing slower. Play around with those dots, replay the video, and see how it changes.

9. Add other velocity dots or save your changes

Add other velocity dots or save your changes
Add other velocity dots or save your changes

In CapCut, the velocity dots are called “Beats“, and you can find others to customize the video’s velocity even more closely.

Once you’re done editing the velocity of the video and are satisfied with it, save your settings by tapping on the checkmark icon in the bottom-right corner.

Conclusion

In short, you can make a velocity edit on your CapCut videos by following these steps:

  • Create a new project and select a video
  • Go to the “Edit” option in the bottom-left corner
  • Select “Speed
  • Select “Curve
  • Select “Custom” and click on “Edit
  • Adjust the velocity points up and down
  • Add or remove velocity points
  • Save the changes

The velocity points (beats) control the increase or decrease in playback speed on specific video segments. Play around with them until you’re satisfied with the video playback. Save the changes, and you’re done!

Leave a comment below if you have questions about velocity editing on CapCut!

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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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