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Remove Filler Words

Get rid of "umms," "uhhs," and other filler words from audio or video in just a few clicks. Our AI-powered tool makes it easy and instant.

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Remove filler words automatically in a few clicks

Video editing is rife with tedious tasks—perhaps none more so than editing down filler words ("umms, uhhs") that inevitably show up in any interview, talking head video, or voice over. The problem is you can't leave filler words or awkward pauses in your video: they add unnecessary length, hurt engagement (especially on social media), and make you look unprofessional.

Fortunately, Kapwing is here to help. Our AI-powered smart tools can automatically remove filler words from any audio or video file. That's not all: you can remove awkward silences and gaps in your footage, too. You've never rough cut a video this fast before—our AI tools accurately detect filler words and trim your videos in seconds, all while keeping you in creative control. Want to polish your video further? Finish your edit right inside of Kapwing.

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How to remove filler words from video

How to remove filler words from video
  1. Upload a video

    Upload your footage to the editor, or drag and drop a video (or audio) file from any device.

  2. Remove filler words with AI

    Select your video or audio file in the editor. Then, head to the right sidebar and click on the "Edit" tab. Scroll down just a bit to find Smart Cut, our automatic video trimmer. Select Smart Cut and watch your video get edited in real-time with AI.

  3. Download and share

    Once you're finished editing, click on "Export Project" to download your final file. Then, share across any social or video platform. It's that easy!

Fast-paced video editing made easy

Kapwing's Smart Cut transforms this experience by automating the removal of silences and filler words, optimizing content for video presentations, marketing videos, podcasts, and more. Save hours without compromising quality. You can also further clean up your audio by automatically removing any background noise with our Clean Audio tool.

Better still, Kapwing is perfect for marketing and creative teams who want to move fast. Not only does Kapwing feature many AI-powered video editing tools, collaboration is built right into our platform—your teammates and freelancers can review content or leave feedback right inside the editor. Speed matters in marketing, and Kapwing helps video creators move faster.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do you remove filler words from videos?

Upload your video to the Kapwing editor and then select the AI-powered Smart Cut feature. Smart Cut will detect filler words and awkward silences and remove them automatically. You can also trim filler words manually by rewatching your video and cutting the footage, or by using Kapwing's Trim with Transcript feature to edit the transcript, which then removes that portion from your video.

Is there a tool to remove filler words?

Yes, Kapwing is able to automatically remove filler words from audio and video via the AI-powered Smart Cut feature. Just upload a file to Kapwing and Smart Cut will detect and filler words in just a few seconds.

Does Smart Cut also work for podcasts?

Yes, Kapwing's Smart Cut can also remove filler words from audio files for traditional audio-only podcasts, or from videos used in video podcasts. Upload any file with spoken voice and Kapwing can locate and remove the filler words and awkward silences from the video.

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