Whether you are a serious film maker or just putting together a YouTube video, adding jump-cuts are a great tool when editing your movie. Generally, jump cuts are used to show a point in time where something is happening or multiple things are happening simultaneously. Shows like "The Office" and other workplace sitcoms, frequently use jump cuts to showcase the different characters doing different things, within a given time frame.

In this article, am going to show you a fast and easy way to add jump cuts in your videos so you can increase the awesomeness of your film.

Here's what you'll need:

  1. Kapwing and your choice of video editing tool
  2. Your favorite video(s)  
  3. Add the jump cut!
  4. Edit your video
  5. Publish!

Step 1 - Open up Kapwing

Head over to Kapwing's workspace and locate which tool you want to use. Here is a breakdown of your options to add jump cuts in your video.

The Video Maker - This is a great option if you are looking to edit an entire video with multiple clips, effects, etc.

Trim Video and Cut Video - Both of these specific tools can be found in the "tools" section in Kapwing. Just scroll down and choose which one you want.

Step 2 - Your favorite video(s)

Find your video or videos you are want to edit. These can be ones on your phone, computer, or tablet. You also have the option to upload one from Vimeo, YouTube, or more. Just make sure your settings are on "public" and not private.

Step 3 - Add the Jump Cut

After you have finished uploading your video, it's time to add those jump cuts! If you are using the Video Maker tool, click on the video and click on the "trim" tool under "video".

When you are in the trim section, use the "add cut" button and drag to the sliders to the places you want to cut from the video. You can make these cuts as long or short as you like. You want to make the cuts look as seamless as possible, unless you want the video to look like it jumped in time. Since that is how I want my video to look, I am cutting a section out that doesn't pertain to the overall picture.

Once you are finished adding the cut, click on "done" and return back to the video editing space.

If you use the Trim Video or Cut Video tools, they both take you to the same "trim video" page that I discussed above. It works as a short cut to get to that specific section. When you are done editing, click "Done" and it will drop you out to the main video editing section.

Step 4 - Edit your video!

THIS IS THE FUN PART! Or at least I think it is. Like I have said before, the world is your editing oyster. The options are endless. Want to add emoji subtitles? Why not. Add an AWESOME intro to the beginning or your video? Go for it. I personally like to to add subtitles, a music overlay, or sometimes photo overlays if I am getting fancy.

Step 5 - Publish your finished product!

When you are satisfied with your product, click on "Publish". This might take a few moments depending on how large the file it is. Remember, it's doing its thing so no need to micromanage. When it's finished, you can go right ahead and post it directly on Facebook or Instagram, or download for a later time.

I hope this article helps you out when you are looking to add a jump cut into your video. Kapwing has some other great resources that will help turn your videos into professional looking content. Feel free to tag us with a #kapwing for an extra like and follow on any platform! We appreciate any shoutouts, feedback, ideas, and general user love. Happy creating!

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