How to Apply Jump Cuts in a Click

Jump cut refers to an abrupt transition from one scene to another, creating an effect of discontinuity or acceleration. There are many very nicely placed jump cuts, the Gangnam Style video is one of the best examples which used this technique a lot. If you also want to employ jump cut to control your emotions and perceptions, so as to make it the best way suited for that particular story, this guide is right for you.

To make jump cuts at the beats of the clip, use this handy tool: Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor). This program gives you the power to apply jump cuts to your wanted video clip in a click. Furthermore, it allows you to customize its time length and play duration to make it as smooth as possible. Below comes the step-by-step guide, easy to for everyone to get started, even you have no background in film.

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1Import your videos

Click Import to add your videos to this jump cut video editor. You can add multiple files at the same time. Additionally, you can get rid of unneeded files with "Clear All" or "Delete" button. When you load the files in the Media library, drag them on the Video Timeline.

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2Apply jump cut in a click

Right click a video clip on the Timeline and select "Power Tool". In the window that appears, click "jump cuts at Beats" in the bottom. Then check out "Apply jump cut at Beats to the clip".

Play it now, did you see the jump? Pay attention to the jump. And you can move the slide bar in the "Jump Time length" to break it apart a little more, or adjust "Play duration" to set each scene playing duration.

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Tips: Before you make jump cut edits, you can split your video into small clips first. In this way, you can define different jump cuts for several clips to make it better suited for that story.

2Ehance your video with special effects (optional)

After you finish jump cut editing, you may also apply some special effects to take your video to the next level. Click "Effect" tab in the toolbar, and then pick up your favorite one from 70+ awesome templates to apply.

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4Save your creation

Now simply click "Create" to finish your job. In the output window, select a video format to save on your computer, or share it directly to YouTube, Facebook, etc.

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Apr 29,2015 8:19 am / Posted by Liza Brown to Video

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Can someone tell me what i do wrong, i don't get to see the "jump cuts at Beats" option. I'm on windows 7, filmora 7.2.0
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