How to Blur on CapCut: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

With the rise of short-format videos on social media, it’s no wonder you’re eager to become a master video editor before sharing your creations. If you’ve been using TikTok, chances are you’ve come across CapCut, the popular video-editing app developed by the same team behind TikTok, ByteDance. Available for free on both iOS and Android, CapCut offers a range of editing features, from color filters to 3D Zoom effects and Green screen. One of its most sought-after features is the ability to blur videos. If you’re looking to blur a video on CapCut, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with this step-by-step guide.

Ways to Blur a Video on CapCut

There are several ways you can add a blur effect to your video using the CapCut app. Let’s explore the different methods.

1. Blur an Entire Video

If you want to blur the entire contents of a video, CapCut makes it easy. Simply open the app on iOS or Android, tap on “New project,” and select the video you want to edit. Add the video to a new CapCut project, go to the “Effects” tab, and scroll through the “Basic” category until you find the “Blur” effect. Tap on it and adjust the duration of the blur effect to cover the entire video. Finally, save your video.

Blur an entire video

2. Blur a Portion of a Video

If you only want to blur specific parts of a video, like a face, follow these steps. Create a new project in CapCut, add the video you want to blur, and go to the “Overlay” tab. Add the same video as an overlay and align it perfectly with the main video. Apply the blur effect to the overlay and adjust its position and intensity. Save your video, and you’re done.

Blur a portion of a video

3. Blur Your Background

CapCut allows you to blur the background behind you or any human subject in your video. Although the blur effect can’t be applied natively, you can achieve it by creating a duplicate video, applying blur to one clip, and removing the background from the other. Merge the two clips together, adjust the blur intensity if needed, and export your final video.

4. Blur the Sides of a Video

If you need to change the aspect ratio of a video or add a blur effect to the empty sides, CapCut has a solution. Create a new project, add your video, and go to the “Format” tab. Select your desired aspect ratio and then go to the “Canvas” tab. Choose a blur effect for the sides of your video and apply it. Your video will now have blurred sides, ensuring a perfect fit for different formats.

How to Save Your Edited Video on CapCut

After successfully applying the blur effect to your video, it’s time to save your masterpiece. But before exporting, make sure to remove the outro portion that shows the CapCut logo. Simply delete this part by selecting it and tapping the “Delete” button. Once done, tap the export icon and choose your preferred video resolution and frame rate. Finally, tap “Export” to save the video to your device. You can also share it on various platforms directly from CapCut.

That’s it! You’re now equipped with the knowledge to blur videos on CapCut like a pro. Let your creativity flow and enjoy the editing process. Happy blurring!

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