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Text-Based Video Editor

Easily edit video by editing text. With Kapwing’s text-based video editor, remove any parts of your video by deleting text from the transcript in seconds.
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Text-based video editing: a game changer

It’s time! Gain hours of editing video back with text-based editing. Quickly find highlights of your video through a text transcript, and trim out parts by deleting text from the video transcript itself. Save valuable time creating more content when you edit 10x faster with Kapwing’s text-based video editor.

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How to Edit Video by Editing Text

How to Edit Video by Editing Text
  1. Upload video
    Start a new project and upload a video to Kapwing directly from your computer, phone, or tablet. Alternatively, paste a video URL link to upload to your project.
  2. Generate video transcript
    Open the “Transcript” tab in the left-hand sidebar, and auto-transcribe your video in seconds.
  3. Edit text to edit video
    Find the moments you want to keep in the transcript, then delete text to delete the parts you want to cut out of your video. As you delete text, the corresponding part in your video will be automatically trimmed out.

Every marketer’s favorite text-based video editor

A text-based video editor built for creators, marketers, teams – everyone

As video tools and AI strengthen, you do too. Kapwing’s text-based video editor is built for anyone to quickly find highlights in their video and edit accordingly. Collaborate with others when you invite them to your own workspace. Leave comments for each other and edit video with transcript in real time.

Backspace text, one space forward with text-based video editing

As you delete text and hit backspace on words in your transcript, you move your video one step forward to finishing. With Kapwing, you have full access to an entire video creation studio. This gives you access to 50+ video tools to create, edit, and share video with others completely online. No need to download video editing software here.

Text-based editing: perfect for podcasts, webinars, and talking head videos

Easily navigate through your video to find and capture the most valuable, interesting parts of your video. Find those “likes,” and “ums,” easily when you go through the text transcript of your video. Transcript editing has never been more productive than this.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is text-based video editing?

Text-based video editing is a type of video editing that allows users to cut out parts of a video by deleting text in its transcript. As you delete words from the transcript, those parts of the video will get automatically trimmed out. This makes it 10x faster and easier to edit video.

What are people calling video editors that let you edit video by editing text?

There are lots of ways people are describing text-based editing. Some people are referring to this video editing technique as “video text editing,” while others are calling it “trim with transcript” or “transcript editing.” The easiest way to describe text-based editing today is by referring to the action itself: editing video by editing text.

Can a text in video be edited?

Yes, of course! With Kapwing, you have full access to an entire video creation studio so you can edit text in a video or even edit a video by editing text. If you want to add text to video, upload custom fonts and customize video text with countless different styles and effects to choose from.

Where can I edit video with text?

Rated 4.9 with over 5,000 Google reviews, Kapwing is the best online video editor that allows you to edit video with text. Automatically generate video transcripts and edit your video by editing text. With 100+ video tools, you have full capability of creating a video you’re proud of – quickly and easily.

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