Video content can be the most effective way to communicate with an online audience. Videos are able to convey far more personal character than text, and they allow creators to interpose still images, show text, and add music to the same piece of multimedia content.
However, making videos with speech is difficult. Simply recording voiceovers, interviews, speeches, and conversations isn't hard to accomplish, but it can take hours to get the perfect take. Luckily, you don't have to! By removing stutters, "umm"s, and pauses, you can record someone speaking and quickly edit the video to sound more polished. I'm going to show you a streamlined and easy-to-learn method of cutting out small, unwanted parts of a video using Kapwing. I recommend Kapwing for several reasons:
To remove stutters from your video, you'll need to know just 4 steps:
- Upload your video to the Kapwing Studio
- Cut out all unwanted parts
- Publish & Download
Step 1: Upload Your Video to the Kapwing Studio
You can find your videos anywhere on the Internet (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, etc.) since Kapwing lets you easily import videos from almost any site. All you need to do is copy the link to the video or its webpage. And if you’ve saved your videos onto your device, just make sure you know where they’re located. If you're uploading videos from your own computer, it's a good idea to have your file browser open, so you can click & drag your content into the Kapwing Studio.
To upload your content, just go to Kapwing.com and click “Get Started.” Or, if you're already signed in, click "New Project," then "Start with Studio." This will take you to the Kapwing Studio, where you can use all of Kapwing’s editing tools in one place. Once you’re in the Studio, either click “Upload” and search in your file browser, or paste the link to the video you want to upload. If your video is easily accessible, you can just drag & drop it into the Studio window, and it will upload automatically.
Step 2: Cut Out All Unwanted Parts
Removing stutters and pauses is easy! Once your video has been fully uploaded to the Studio, just select the video layer and click "Trim" from the right-hand menu. Make sure you can hear your audio and play the video. Whenever you hear a stutter, a pause, or an "umm" that you don't want in your final version, click "Add Cut." This will automatically cut out a short portion of your video from the time you click.
To adjust the timing of your cut, simply click & drag the beginning & ending buttons on the timeline. Your cut can be as short or as long as you want. Once you've adjusted your cut to the time and length you want, your video will automatically continue playing from the end of the cut. Simply repeat the cutting & adjusting process until your video looks and sounds clean and professional.
While you're in the Studio, you can use Kapwing's tools to make any other edits you'd like:
Step 3: Publish & Download
Once you've edited your video to perfection, click "Publish" in the top right corner of the Studio window. Kapwing will process your video as an MP4 file and it will be ready to download in no time.
When your video has finished processing, click "Download" to save it to your device immediately. From this page, you can also log in to remove the Kapwing watermark for free, if you haven't done so already. And if you want to send your video to friends, family, or followers, click "Copy Link" to get a short and shareable link to your content.
If you’re using a mobile device, you’ll need to download the very small Kapwing mobile app from the App Store. The app doesn’t require any login – it’s only meant to help you download your videos! To download your video on your iPhone, just copy the URL of the download page and paste it into the URL field in the Kapwing app.
Remember to tag us @KapwingApp whenever you share your content on social media– we love to see what our creators are passionate about! And be sure to subscribe to the Kapwing Resources page – we’re constantly writing new tutorial and features to help you make the most out of Kapwing.