CapCut vs VivaCut
There are a range of online tools to help you create content for others to view. Two of the best video editing apps are CapCut and VivaCut. Thanks to their easily navigable interfaces and robust editing tools, these apps have become increasingly popular among editors and content creators alike.
This article will compare CapCut and VivaCut to help you decide which is best for you.
CapCut was developed by Bytedance, the same company that owns TikTok. Regarded as an easy-to-use app with a user-friendly interface, it has several editing features to help you create your own video content.
Edits: The basic version facilitates trimming, speed adjustment, cropping, reversing, rotating, splitting, and merging. Furthermore, you can add filters, music, captions, and text to your content.
The Power of AI: AI Magic is a key feature within CapCut, giving the user the power to generate and edit images and videos from text-prompt or images supplied. On top of that, you can use AI Magic to enhance or even add color to a picture or video.
Music and Sound Effects: The music and sound effects library is free within this app and gives you a wide range of options to choose from.
Export Options: This is where the simplicity of CapCut lets itself down. Although it offers a few choices of export options, it doesn’t support exporting in 4K resolution. If you want to export your videos in the highest possible quality, you might have to look to CapCut’s competitors.
- User-friendly, simple interface
- Easy to use for beginners and experienced editors alike
- Good for short videos and minor adjustments
- Decent music inventory
- Lacks complex features such as keyframe animation
- Doesn’t support 4K Resolution
VivaCut is a video editing app that allows you to create and edit professional-quality videos on your smartphone. Developed by VivaVideo Inc., it targets both beginners and more experienced editors. VivaCut aims to provide a start to finish editing experience on your mobile.
Ease of Use
In comparison to CapCut, VivaCut’s interface is more complex, mainly due to the wider range of options available for your editing experience. With a bit of practice, however, you can learn the ins and outs of the app quickly.
Editing Tools: In addition to the tools available on CapCut (trim, speed, crop, split, merge, etc.), VivaCut includes a wide range of editing options: keyframe animation, chromakey, and multi-layer video editing. This caters to a more experienced content creator who needs to micromanage their work closely.
Effects, Transition, Text, and Stickers: If you want to add a personal touch to your content, VivaCut gives you the opportunity to add specialized effects transitions, texts, and stickers to your work.
Music and Sound Effects: Like CapCut, VivaCut provides an extensive music library and sound effects to enhance your video content.
Export Options: VivaCut can export videos up to 4K, which is a great unique selling point when compared to its competitors. This makes it a prime choice for experienced editors who need the highest quality videos possible. There are also decent options for various aspect ratios and formats, so you can edit your content to be exported onto other platforms.
- Wide catalog of editing tools, including keyframe animation and chromakey
- Can export in 4K and other mediums
- Decent music inventory
- More complex interface
- Steep learning curve for new users
Which App Is Right for You?
Both apps offer similar features for video editing but are largely tailored to two types of clients.
CapCut is designed for casual users or beginners in video editing, emphasizing the ability to create without having to go into the intricacies of editing.
VivaCut is for the experienced creator or editor who wants to have more control over their work. As such, its range of tools are more advanced.
The support VivaCut employs for allowing 4K resolution makes it the go-to choice for professional editors.
Are CapCut and VivaCut available on all types of devices?
Yes, both apps are available on Android and iOS, making them available to a wide range of users.
Are both apps available for free?
Yes, both CapCut and VivaCut have basic free versions to use but the tradeoff is your exported videos will contain watermarks.
Buying a paid subscription will get rid of watermarks and give you access to more advanced features from your editing experience.
Can I use either of the apps offline?
You can use CapCut and VivaCut offline for most of their editing features, but you will need an internet connection for access to their music library and downloading capabilities.
Can I access and collaborate with other user created content on CapCut and VivaCut?
You can’t directly collaborate with other users’ content on CapCut as there is no cloud-based project sharing. In this case, you need to directly share your files with one another to collaborate with your work.
In VivaCut, there is a cloud-based system in place that allows users to work on the same project on different devices simultaneously.
Do both apps provide customer service support for when I have issues or have questions?
Yes, you can access support on CapCut directly through email to the team as well as its online community, which allows you to ask for help or give assistance to other users having issues.
VivaCut offers support through email and in-app support. There’s another option through its tutorial system built into the app and if you’re completely stuck you can ask the user community to help you with troubleshooting.
Have You Chosen Your Editing Ally?
Both apps can be great additions on your content creation and editing journey.
However, CapCut is super easy to use and navigate, and will save you time if you just want to get good content out there. All of which makes it perfect for beginners and casual content creators.
On the other hand, if you can navigate its more complex interface, VivaCut will give you the freedom to edit your videos as you see fit, on a professional level with advanced features and 4K resolution to boot.
The app you choose is down to your personal needs and preferences.
Have you ever used CapCut or VivaCut? If so, which app was best suited to your video editing needs? Let us know in the comments section below.