How to Blur an Entire Video or a Portion of it in Capcut?

We’re back with another tutorial on Capcut – one of the best online video editors we’ve right now. This time, we cover how you can use the blur effect on Capcut to make your video or a portion of it less distinct and gain that dramatic effect. So, stay with us!

CAPCUT OVERVIEW

The popularity of short-format videos on social media has lately been on fire, courtesy of the inception of platforms such as TikTok, Musically, and Instagram. If you’re on any of these platforms—and trying to make a name for yourself—chances are you could be looking for a video editing app that brings a boatload of features for free. Well, in that case, Cap cut online app is worth looking at.

 

So, what is Capcut?

If you’re following us here, you’d know how much we love Capcut for what it does. It’s a free, end-to-end online video editing app that offers pretty much everything to help make videos aesthetically pleasing and engaging, to say the least. With Capcut, you get access to an extensive range of filters, beauty effects, templates, music, stickers, fonts, and a lot more.

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The USP, however, is that it doesn’t leave the watermark. It only shows up towards the end of the video and not through the entire length of it. Keeping aside everything, you’ll doubtlessly want to give a shot to Capcut if you’ve been looking for an app that’s fully loaded and provides all under the sky, except a watermark.

Can you download Capcut for PC?

We’ve been asked this question a lot. So, the answer is – YES!

Free Capcut download for PC is possible, but only if you’ve installed Android Emulators – BlueStack or Nox – whatever suits you the best. If you’re looking to download Capcut for PC, we have a step-to-step guide that makes things easier for you. Check it out.

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TUTORIAL NOW

Blurring a video or a few portions of it gives a dramatic effect to the end product, which is indeed beautiful to look at. In other cases, you may want to add blur to remove the unwanted parts in a video. No matter what remains your driver, our guide adding the blur effect in Capcut videos will surely help you. Keep reading!

Blur an Entire Video or a Portion of it in Capcut?

How to Blur a Complete Video on Capcut?

  1. Start with tapping on the ‘New Project’ button provided on the home screen of the Capcut app.
  2. Next, select the video you want to edit and add the blur effect to.
  3. Select the ‘Add’ button given at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  4. Your video should appear on the edit timeline now. Next, tap on the ‘Effects’ tab from the toolbar at the bottom.
  5. An overflow menu will soon show up. By default, you’ll be shown all the trending effects. Scroll sidewards to move past the trending section and find the ‘basic’ category.
  6. Inside the ‘Basic’ category, select the ‘Blur’ effect, and once you’ve found your preferred effect, hit the ‘tick’ mark.
  7. You will be taken back to the edit timeline, where you should see the blur effect is applied to the video.
  8. What’s important to note is that this blur effect, by default, will be applied to a portion of a video. You’d be required to expand it. That’s a simple thing to do!
  9. Select the blur bar marked in purple, drag it, and drop it to the end of the video. This will blur the entire video.
  10. Preview and save the video. That’s it!

How to Blur a Portion of a Video on Capcut?

If you want to blur only a few portions of the video, Capcut can help you do that. Follow this guide to learn how you can achieve it.

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  • Start with tapping on the ‘New Project’ button provided on the home screen of the Capcut app.
  • Next, select the video you want to edit and add the blur effect to.
  • Select the ‘Add’ button given at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  • Your video should appear on the edit timeline now. Tap on the ‘Overlay’ option in the toolbar below and then ‘Add Overlay.’
  • Select the same video you added first. This will make the overlay video appear on top of the main video in the edit timeline.
  • Use your fingers to pinch and drag the overlaid video and position it straight on the main video. This is a necessary step, so don’t miss out.

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  • Once you’re done aligning the overlay video with the main video, tap on the left-facing arrow in the bottom-left corner.
  • On the main toolbar, tap on the ‘effects’ option at the bottom.
  • Inside the ‘Basic’ category, select the ‘Blur’ effect, and once you’ve found your preferred effect, hit the ‘tick’ mark. You should see the blur effect applied to your video.
  • Expand the effect to the entire length of the video. Capcut, by default, doesn’t do that automatically.
  • Now, tap on the ‘Object’ button in the toolbar below.
  • On coming here, you’ll have to decide which parts of the video you want to apply the blur effect.
  • Select the ‘Overlay’ tile and hit the ‘tick’ mark.
  • Tap the left-facing arrow to go back to the main project timeline. Select the ‘Overlay’ option again, tap the second video you added as an overlay video, and select the ‘Mask’ tool.
  • Here, you can select from the different blur shapes. You can select any blur shape depending on the part of the video you need to blur.
  • Don’t tap on the tick mark yet. Once you’ve selected the blur shape, move to position it at the right place and resize it if the need be. You can also adjust the blur intensity by dragging the downward-facing arrow up and down tool.
  • Tap on the tick mark, and you’re done.

THE CATCH:

When applying the blur effect to a video, you may want to blur the subject as it moves. To get this done, use the ‘keyframes’ tool. See carefully through the video as it plays, and just when the subject moves out of the blur area, tap on the ‘keyframe’ icon next to the play button.

THE WRAP

That’s all for this article on how to add blur in Capcut. We hope you find this article helpful and create some amazing videos out there. Looking for more guides on Capcut? Keep checking out this space. Also, leave some topics in the comment section below on Capcut you would like to know in our future articles.

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