Add Effects to Video

Animate and add special effects online for free

How to Add Effects to Videos Using Kapwing

Kapwing’s online effects editor is a fast and free website for adding effects to videos. Start a new project by uploading your videos and images that you want to edit. Use the simple, drag and drop editor to move clips around and arrange on the timeline. Then, try out the special effects options including special filters, animations, chroma key, speed up and slowing down a video. We hope this online effect tool can help make your videos stand out.

How to Split a Video into Smaller Clips

There are a variety of different effects that can be applied with the Kapwing editor. These include some of the ones listed below:

Animations: Explore Kapwing’s library of video, text, and image animations to bring your media to life. Make your layers flicker, slide up, zoom, fade in or out, or cycle through colors with hue rotate. Choose a custom speed and adjust the timing on your effects to customize the visual appeal. These transitions also make a slideshow of video clips more shareable.

Chroma Key: Kapwing’s Chroma Key editor is perfect for any green screen special effect. Import a green or blue screen video from YouTube, key out the background, and overlay the effect on other video and image layers. This helps with adding special effects like explosions, sparkles, flames, etc. Kapwing also supports transparent animated GIF layers and greenscreen MP4s downloaded from an online marketplace.

Filters and Colors: Adjust the colors in your video using drag and drop sliders. Increase the brightness, saturation, blur, and contrast, apply a sepia or black and white filter, or choose from other pre-set options. We’re planning to add more color effects in the future too!

Speed and Reverse: Add a slomo or timelapse effect by changing the speed of the video. Duplicate the video layer multiple times in a row for a cool looping effect for a short video or boomerang.

Add Effects to Video
  1. Upload your video

    Upload a video directly to Kapwing using our easy UI. You can even paste a link to a video from Youtube, Tiktok, or other video source.

  2. Add effects to your video

    Use the sidebar section of the Studio editor to add various effects including filters, remove background, transitions, and more.

  3. Download and share!

    Just hit Export, and your final output video will be produced. Your new video will have the new effects reflected as you play it. Enjoy!

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Mary P.
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A brilliant content creation tool for social media that has a tonne of features available even in the free version. Kapwing is an incredible tool for social media content creation, be it GIF's, images, videos, it has a suite of tools to create awesome looking content in minutes.
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Kapwing is great for various reasons. There's a lot of features for both images and video, all of which are extremely easy to use. I also like that the Kapwing staff responds quickly to user feedback and input. If you create content, even using high end software, there's likely a reason for you to still use Kapwing for something.
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