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Add Freeze Frame to Video

Create the freeze frame effect in your video with Kapwing

Draw attention with freeze frame

Creating a dramatic effect can be overwhelming when there are many video editing techniques to use, but adding a classic freeze frame effect can do the trick. With a simple freeze frame, creators are able to pause on a specific scene in a video to emphasize the moment or provide more context to their audience, drawing viewers' attention in.

Even if you've never used this video editing technique before, Kapwing's editor allows you to add a freeze frame to video easily in just a few clicks.

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How to Freeze Frame Video Online

  1. Upload your video

    Upload a video directly from your computer to Kapwing, or paste a link to a video.

  2. Add the freeze frame video effect

    Move the playhead in the timeline to find the frame you want to hold still. Then, select the Freeze Frame button in the Timing tab to create a still image.

  3. Export and share

    Add other edits to your video, and hit Export when you're satisfied with your work. Download a file of your video or share it on social media directly from Kapwing!

Add Freeze Frame to Video

Add a Freeze Frame to Video Online for Free

With Kapwing's online video editor, you can freeze frame a video to make the video more compelling and reel your audience right in. The freeze frame tool from Kapwing is an easy way for anyone to retain viewers' attention and make a video more entertaining.

To get started, upload your video file or paste a video URL link to Kapwing. Use the playhead in the video timeline to find the frame you want to freeze. When you've found the perfect frame, use the Freeze Frame button in the Timing tab to pause that moment in the video. Kapwing will insert a still image of your video at the point you selected.

When you're satisfied with the freeze frame, make any final edits you need and hit Export Video. Kapwing will then give you the options to download your video, share directly to Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok, or share by the URL link to your video. You can use this freeze frame tool to not only hold frame in videos, but to also take a snapshot of video or to even screenshot a YouTube video.

Kapwing's Online Video Editor works for free with no watermark! Use it to add a freeze frame to any video with ease. Our mission is to provide fast, accessible tools to empower creators and their stories. We believe everyone is a creator, so this tool was made for everyone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a freeze frame?
A freeze frame is a video editing technique that holds a moment in a video still, creating a static image within the video. The freeze frame effect is used to draw the audience's attention into a specific moment to add context to a scene oftentimes with the help of a voiceover narration, for example in tutorials, vlogs, memes, and more.
How to freeze frame a video on iPhone or Android?
Most video editors on iPhone and Android have the freeze frame feature, such as Kapwing. Simply open Kapwing in your mobile browser to edit videos and add the freeze frame effect in addition to other video edits like overlays, animation, transitions, and so on. Kapwing is free to get started with and you don't have to sign in or install any software to your device.
What is a quick way to add a freeze frame to any video clip?
A quick way to add a freeze frame to any video clip is by using an online video editor like Kapwing. You don’t have to pay, sign in, or install any software to use it. Simply upload your video, find the frame you want to freeze, click the Freeze Frame button, and you're done!

What's different about Kapwing?

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