How to Zoom in on CapCut?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Zoom in on CapCut?

Knowing how to zoom in on CapCut makes all the difference between a third-rate video and a professional piece of art. But what if you don’t know how to zoom?

In that case, I’ll teach you all about it. Here’s what to do:

  1. Tap on “New project
  2. Select your video and tap on “Add
  3. Go to “Effects
  4. Select “Video effects
  5. Go to “Basic
  6. Select “Zoom lens
  7. Adjust the “Speed and range
  8. Tap on the checkmark icon to save the changes

Eight simple steps for learning how to zoom in on CapCut. Not to shabby, eh? Keep reading for a detailed explanation of each step (screenshots included!

1. Tap on “New project

Tap on "New project"
Tap on “New project

Begin by opening CapCut and uploading a new photo. Select “New Project” in the top-left corner to do just that.

Look below for additional help from yours truly:

2. Select your video and tap “Add

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

Tapping on “New Project” will redirect you to your phone Albums. Here, you can either select a photo or video to edit.

For the purpose of this guide, we’ll select a 2-second video. Once you find yours, tap on “Add” to get this party started.

3. Go to “Effects

Go to "Effects"
Go to “Effects

After uploading the video, you’ll be taken to the main editing page. This is where you’ll be creating your masterpiece.

But first things first – find the “Effects” option on the bottom menu bar. It’s right there, near the “Overlay” option. Check the screenshot above if you can’t find.

Moving on now…

4. Select “Video effects

Select "Video effects"
Select “Video effects

After selecting “Effects“, you’ll see bottom bar magically transform to reveal two options – “Video effects” and “Body effects“.

You’ll want to select “Video effects” as that’s where where the Zoom effect is located at!

5. Select “Basic” and “Zoom lens

Select "Basic" and "Zoom lens"
Select “Basic” and “Zoom lens

Selecting “Video effects” will again conjure some magic, prompting a menu with plenty of effects to appear.

Find the “Zoom Lens” effect under the “Basic” tab (check the screenshot above) and give it a strong and healthy tap.

Then, naturally, keep reading the next steps:

6. Tap on “Adjust

Tap on "Adjust"
Tap on “Adjust

Selecting the “Zoom Lens” option has revealed the “Adjust” button, colored in light-blue-green (could be blue, could be green).

Tap it to begin customizing the Zoom effect on the video.

7. Adjust the “Speed” and “Range” bars

Adjust the "Speed" and "Range" bars
Adjust the “Speed” and “Range” bars

Lastly, you’ll be adjusting the “Speed” and “Range” of the zoom.

With “Speed“, you can adjust how fast you zoom into the picture. “Range” describes how far the zoom goes.

After you edit these options, tap on the checkmark icon to save the changes. Aaaand you’re done!

Conclusion

The simplest way to zoom in on a video on CapCut is with the “Zoom lens” function in the “Video effects” option.

Here’s how you do it, in a few easy steps:

  1. Tap on “New project
  2. Select your video and tap on “Add
  3. Go to “Effects
  4. Select “Video effects
  5. Go to “Basic
  6. Select “Zoom lens
  7. Adjust the “Speed and range
  8. Tap on the checkmark icon to save the changes

If you have further questions or something isn’t working correctly with the zoom function on CapCut, let me know in the comments 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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