TikTok, one of the most popular social media platforms in the world is banned in India, although this ban does not really affect the creator community, as Meta-owned Instagram has jumped with Instagram Reels, however, l video editor on Instagram is far behind what TikTok offers. TikTok also separately offers all the features of its built-in video editor through an app called CapCut. This popular app is also banned in India.
CapCut and TikTok have the same roots as they are owned by the same parent company – ByteDance. Due to its affiliation with ByteDance, CapCut mobile video editor is banned in India. CapCut video editor has all the latest trending transitions, effects and stickers that are also featured in TikTok, and the app is hugely popular with the TikTok community. Unlike other video editing apps available on Google and Apple stores, CapCut does not impose any copyright logo on the rendered video, which adds to its popularity as a comprehensive video editor.
CapCut is now available for Windows desktops and laptops. The 333MB installer file can also be downloaded from www.capcut.com in India. There is a small catch though, the app cannot extract audio trends and patterns from TikTok servers in India, as TikTok is banned in India. However, CapCut itself can be downloaded at least for now in the country. If you are a creator or if you have ever tried to edit short videos or even make a video compilation of your photos for Instagram, you will know that CapCut video editor is also banned in Google and Apple app stores in India.
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The Windows app appears to be a full-fledged video editor, however, it’s meant for quick edits and it’s nowhere near FCPX or Premier Pro. We found video export maxed out at 4K/60P with custom bitrate options. The app also offers color corrections via *.cube or *.3dl LUTs.
Things that don’t work without a VPN, most things that need to be pulled from the TikTok server don’t work. Things like stickers, effects, transitions, and filters. However, it’s much easier to use a VPN on a desktop than on a mobile device, so that shouldn’t be a problem. We tried using the app through WindScibe VPN and all features were accessible.
With CapCut now available on Windows desktops and laptops, content creators will have access to all the trending transitions and audio and video patterns that are going viral around the world on a big screen device with a mouse and a keyboard.