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Add Waveform to Video

Add a professional audiogram to a video online

What is a waveform or audiogram?

You've seen them in lyric videos, podcasts snippets, karaoke videos, and audio engineering programs. But what are audiograms, exactly? They're simple graphs of an audio file that shows its frequency and amplitude over time — basically, the taller the waveform, the louder the sound at that frequency. What's more, they look really cool, and are a terrific way to add a professional touch to any video that has sound.

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How to Add a Waveform or Audiogram to Video Online

  1. Upload your video and choose elements

    Upload a video from your own device or paste a link to a video from YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, etc. Then, click Elements in the upper toolbar.

  2. Add your waveform

    Choose Add a Waveform from the right-hand menu and position your audiogram on your project's canvas. Using Kapwing's editing options, change your waveform's color, style, and speed until it looks just the way you want.

  3. Export and share

    When your waveform looks just right and you're done with your video clip, click the Export button. Now you're ready to download your free audiogram video or share it directly to social media!

Add Waveform to Video

Adding a waveform to your video

Kapwing is a simple but powerful multimedia editor that lets you add audio waveforms to your videos. And even more, it's completely online and free to get started. Just add a video or audio track to your project, select Elements in the upper toolbar, and click Add a waveform. Now you can edit your audiogram's color, style, position, and size before you download it or share it on social media.

With Kapwing's audiogram tool, you can add a waveform to any video in under a minute, all for free and online. All it takes is a few clicks. Open the Kapwing Studio and upload your own video or one you found on the web. Click “Elements” in the upper toolbar and add your waveform. Customize your audiogram, add custom text, frame your canvas, trim your video, and more to make a polished, professional video to share across all your social media channels.

Kapwing is an easy, online video editor that allows you to convert your audio and videos to a waveform, but there's so much more after that. Once you've got the perfect waveform, you can add text, adjust the size, color, and background of your video, and much more.

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Your Sound, Your Style
Make your wave your way by adjusting your audiogram's color, position, and speed. Plus, you can choose between a classic waveform style and a stacked “bars” style to bring your own touch to your project.
Screenshot of a lofi style waveform'
Screenshot of yellow waveform on a purple background
Share Anywhere
Show your waveform videos anywhere on social media directly from Kapwing. Audiograms draw attention to what you're saying, so your friends & followers can stop scrolling and listen. Kapwing's customizable waveforms let you bring your audio or podcast content to life.
Add To Any Video
Whether you’re promoting a new song, reposting a clip from your podcast, or sharing an interview, Kapwing's custom waveforms can make any video look like a professional news blurb or radio clip. Upload a video from anywhere online or record your own to get started in the Kapwing Studio.
Screenshot of a waveform on a podcast video

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you add a waveform to a video?
Creators auto-generate a sound wave from an audio file with a tool then place it directly on a video to add a waveform to their video. The waveform is scaled and positioned onto the video to avoid obstructing important elements, then customized with colors and effects that complement the video. Adding waveforms to videos then stylizing the content can result in eye-catching social media posts to promote podcasts and music.
How do I edit a waveform of a video?
Creators can edit waveforms with a software tool that allows alterations to its appearance. While many tools support waveforms edits, Kapwing is consistently rated a top choice by creators. Kapwing, a powerful video editor, provides creators with intuitive tools they need to edit waveforms from any device with a browser. In a few clicks, the size, style, and fill color can be adjusted, then resized, rotated, and scaled to fit perfectly on a video.

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