Powerful Video Editing for Social Media

Made Easy.

Yup, Cinematic Studio has a lot of features, to speed up your editing 5x.

Common Tools -- Trivial to use

Just to address the elephant in the room. There are some basic things everyone expects. Lets see them in action.

Trim

Go to the the start frame, press hotkey B (Blade). Then delete the clip before the mouse. Do the same at the end. To be as accurate as possible, zoom in the timeline.

Crop

Select the item in the video pane. Go to 'Crop' mode. Then adjust as needed. Move back to 'Transform' mode. You're done!

Zoom

In the video pane, go to zoom mode. Select your item, and drag from the edges. Now move back to 'Transform' mode. That's it!

Basic animations

To animate something, you need to have a start point and an end point. In the video pane: set a keyframe where you want the animation to start. Go where you want the animation to end. Move and/or zoom your object. That's it!

Bonus: Fade In/Fade Out

Select any item in the timeline. Hover it. You'll see two triangles at the top - drag each of them. Congrats, you're done!

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Optimized for social media

Talk the social media talk. And publish that content FAST.

Search for trending songs on Tiktok, Instagram Reels, and Youtube Shorts. Click Add to timeline -- now you can sync your video to that song!

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Platform

When you create your project, select your platform. Cinematic Studio will take care of the rest. Want to change platform while editing? Go to Settings and update it.

Emojis

Emojis are first class citizens. Use them anywhere in your texts, manipulate their opacity, fade them in/out and so on. P.S. Under the hood, emojis are really complex characters -- but don't worry, they work as you'd expect in Cinematic Studio.

Guidelines

Depending on your platform, you may see some guidelines. Avoid writing text there, since it may be overlapped by the platform. For instance, on tiktok, the top is used for searching, and the bottom is used to show you details about the audio, description, likes and comments.

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Colors and Gradients

Use your brand colors. Or, the best colors for the vibe you want to project. Or both.

Any Color can be a Gradient. Just click on Gradient. Then you can select the Start Color, the End Color, and one transforms into the other (Start + End Point values). And as a bonus, for extra precision, you can use the keyboard (Hotkeys: S, E, and arrows).

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Editing

Dealing with colors is a bliss. Your choice: via color spectrum, from a color palette, or via RGB/HSV.

Color templates

Stuck and you don't know what color to choose? Just pick one of the color combinations I've set for you.

Copy/Paste like a BOSS

You can copy any color to clipboard. And paste it into another color property.
You can even copy colors from another application and paste them here (in RRGGBB format). And, it works on gradients as well!

FAST Editing -- Simple to use

Power. At your fingertips.

Say you've create a niiice text, with your brand colors that animates just perfect. You don't want to redo this work every time you create a new project. Right click it, click 'Save as Preset'. On your next project, you'll find in Text pane, in a new folder called 'My Presets'. Enjoy!

Arrow Hotkeys

Arrow hotkeys have Superpowers. Move/resize the current item in the timeline, the current item in the video pane, or the currently selected keyframe/keyframe segment. Or, if nothing is selected, just move the mouse one frame to the left or to the right. Bonus: use CTRL to multiply an action. For instance, Ctrl-ArrowLeft will go 10 frames to the left, instead of 1.

Animations. Done right.

No more choppy animations that look like the 1990s. Everything you animate is buttery-smooth. You choose exactly where it starts and where it ends. Where from, and where to. And edit the animation to perfectly fit the vibe you want to project.

Saving

Cinematic Studio auto saves your projects every minute. But for your piece of mind, I've added a Save button. You can also: 'Save a copy' - it will preserve your project as is, and make a copy of it which you continue to edit. And 'Save a snapshot' - it will save a snapshot of your project as it is now. Think of this as a versioning system, and you can always go back to a previous version.

Audio

What's an awesome video without background music?

Background Music

For background music, you can use of the preset songs that comes with Cinematic Studio. Or, for Tiktok, Insta Reels, Youtube Shorts, you can search for a Trending song and use that. Or, you can use your own music. Just drop it to the timeline.

Fade

You can fade in/fade out by dragging the triangles from the start/end of the audio. You can trim it anywhere you like (Hotkey B).

Play audio only

You can play any part of any audio track. Just hover it with the mouse and press Space -- this will only play the audio, not the video. Press again to Pause. Very useful to remove those pesky 'spleonk' from your audio.

Sound Effects

You can drag a sound effect to the timeline and edit where it like any other item. Or, you can automatically bind it to an existing item (which can even be text!), and it will move with it. You can bind it to Start, End, Fade In and Fade Out.

Expert Editing -- Keyframes

Keyframes make the world go round. The world of video editing, that is. Point to anything that is cool in a video, and I bet you it's using keyframes one way or another. That's why I've spent a colossal amount of time on perfecting them, so you can master them in minutes.

You can animate between two colors. You can also animate between two gradients! Color keyframes work like regular keyframes, with two differences: they're always shown on the bottom, and you can not move them vertically (it would make no sense).

Keyframes basics

To show/hide keyframes, just click on the rhombus sign. To select what keyframes get shown for your object click on top-right. To select a keyframe/keyframe segment, just click it. To create a keyframe at the mouse: Alt-Click.

Navigation: Mouse

Navigate between keyframes: use the <> buttons. Click on a keyframe. Move it with mouse up/down. Or hover below it, and move it left/right. Click on a keyframe segment. Move it with the mouse, up/down.

Navigation: Hotkeys

Navigate between keyframes: use <> hotkeys. Click on a keyframe or keyframe segment, and move it with the arrows: left/right/up/down. Ctrl-arrows: move the keyframe/keyframe segment 10 frames. Shift-arrows: move all keyframes/keyframe segments present at this location.

Increase Limits

I've set each property's minimum and maximum limits for common scenarios. For instance, even though you can zoom something 20x, 95% of the time you'll only want to tweak from 0% to 200% - which is what you get by default. If you want to go outside those bounds - just increase the limits as much as you please. Everything works.

Animation types

Depending on what you want, there's several types of animations. Play around, and see instant results.

Sound Effects

You can bind a sound effect to a keyframe. So that when you start animating, it will give it a more dramatic effect. You guessed - it's simple.

Charater-by-character

Each char-by-char animation is done with keyframes. By default, those keyframes are centered on the object. You can however, move them wherever you please. When you select a character animation in the Properties pane, I will automatically show it in the timeline as well. Adjust it as you please.

Aggression

Normally, when you animate from A to B, the animation doesn't exceed those bounds. But, you can. Simply make the animation be more aggresive and watch. This way, you can even animate something from A to A. Check it out!

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Timeline Tools

Here are some tools in every expert's arsenal. Check out how easy you can use them.

Video Speed

If you want to edit the speed of the video, enter Speed tool. Just select an object, and set its speed. Or just resize it -- I will adjust the speed accordingly.

Snap

Just in case you've trimmed some clips and you want to void any gaps - go to Snap tool. Go to the destination clip, watch the mouse to see the direction of the snap, and do Shift-Click. If the snap is to the left, all the clips on the right will snap to it.

Frozen video

Go to the Frozen video tool. Select the clip to use for the frozen frame. Then drag it to the right (or use the arrow hotkeys). This will create a frozen frame, that starts at the beginning of the clip - and of course, you can later resize that frame to last as much as you want.

Roll Edit

Roll Edit allows you to take the edge between two clips and adjust it, making sure the rest of the timeline is unaffected. I've mde it simple, and obviously, with Instant Preview. And, you can use the arrow hotkeys to move it, as well. How cool is that?

Slide Edit

Slide Edit allows you to move a clip and adjust the surrounding clips, so that the rest of the timeline is unaffected. Simple, Instant Preview, you can also use hotkeys.

Slip Edit

Slip Edit allows you to move a the start-end of a clip without affecting the rest of the timeline. Simple, Instant Preview, you can also use hotkeys. Enjoy!

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Masking

Mask anything you want, for a more dramatic effect

You can drag a TEXT mask as well. Adjust the font, size, whatever you feel like.

Basic masking

Just drag one of the shaped masks onto an item in the timeline. It's automatically applied. Then, you can adjust where you want to apply it.

Animations

And, you can animate the objects that make up the mask. For instance, if you have a Text mask, you can zoom it in and also animate its Line Spacing.

Several items on a mask

And, you can have several objects inside a mask. And you can animate each object independently of the other.