Canva Video Editor: How To Edit Video In Canva (Canva Tutorial)


Wondering how to edit videos in Canva? In this Canva video tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the Canva video editor to trim, crop and edit a video in Canva. So let's get right into how to create a Canva video presentation and Canva video animation with ease. If you want a Canva tutorial for beginners, which you can do with both Canva free and Canva Pro, this Canva video editing tutorial on how to create animated videos in Canva and on how to create a video in Canva is perfect for you

Wondering how to edit videos in Canva? In this Canva tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the Canva video editor to trim, crop and edit a video in Canva. So let's get right into how to create a Canva video presentation and Canva video animation with ease.



First off, if you don't have a Canva account yet, just click on the link in the description box below to sign up for free. In your Canva homepage, use the search bar up top, or the suggested design templates, to choose the design type of your choice.


You can use the search bar and search for video to get suggested Canva video templates, such as for a YouTube video, Facebook video or mobile video, or you can choose on the suggested design templates on your homepage to add and edit a video in Canva for any type of design. Let's go ahead and select 'Instagram post'.


There are two ways that you can add a video in Canva to then edit. You can either click on 'videos' from the left-hand side panel, and choose one of Canva's video library, or click on 'uploads' from the left-hand side panel, and then on 'videos' to add a video to your Canva design that you already uploaded to Canva, or click on 'upload media' up top to upload a new video from your device, Facebook, Google Drive, Instagram or Dropbox.


Once you've located a video that you wish to edit in Canva, drag-and-drop it onto your design. If you take a look up top, you can view the length of your entire video, and click on that to preview your video design.


Now let's use the Canva video editor to edit this video. To access the Canva video editor, all you have to do is click on your design, and use the elements that appear on the white panel up top. To trim this video in Canva, click on the scissors icon, and click and drag the icons on either side of the video.


When you click on the handle on the left, it'll show you the new video start time, and when you click on the handle on the right, it'll show you the new video end time. You will also notice that the total video duration will change in this preview icon up top.


You can also click within the video selection and drag that to either side to select any part of the video of your choice. Once you've finished trimming this video in Canva, click on 'done' on the right-hand side.


To crop this video in Canva, click on the crop element on the white panel up top. Click on your video and drag it, or even resize it, so that it looks the way you wish. Once you've finished cropping this video in Canva, click on 'done' up top, or on 'cancel' to revert the video back to its original appearance.


Just like with any Canva design, you can leave this video as is, or click on any of the icons on the left-hand side panel to edit this Canva design further so that it looks the way you wish. For more details on how to customize a design in Canva, make sure to watch my video on ‘how to use Canva’. I’ll leave the link to it in the description box below.


For the purposes of this video, I'll show you how to add text to this video, so that it appears in the first few seconds, and then disappears for the remainder of the video. The first thing we'll need to do is duplicate this video page. To do so, click on the 'duplicate page' icon on the top, right-hand side of your Canva video design.


Let's click on page 1, and then on the scissors icon from the white panel up top, and trim the length so that it goes from 0 to 5 seconds, and then click on done on the right-hand side. Now let's click on page 2, on the scissors icon from the white panel up top, and trim the length of this video so that it goes from 5.1 seconds to the end of the video.


We'll be adding text to page 1 of this Canva video. To do so, click on page 1, on 'text' from the left-hand side panel, and then on 'add a heading'. Type in what you wish, such as 'how to edit a video in Canva'. Feel free to reposition the text box, and use the options on the white panel up top to customize how your text looks like.


Now when we click on the 'preview' icon on the top, right-hand side, you'll notice that the text will appear in the first 5 seconds of the video, and then disappear for the remainder of the video. To customize this piece of text further, you can click on the text box, and then on 'animate' from the white panel up top.


There are two types of animations that you can add to the video you're editing in Canva: page animations, that apply both to the video and to the text box, and text animations, that apply just to the text. If we click on the 'preview' icon again, you can see these video animations in action.


Not only can you add and edit a video in Canva that occupies your entire design, but you can also add a video inside of a frame. Let me click on 'add page' on the top, right-hand side, next to page 2 to show you how to do that.


To add a video inside of a frame in Canva, click on 'elements' from the left-hand side panel, scroll down until you reach the 'frames' section, and then click on 'see all' next to that. There are a number of Canva frames that you can choose from, such as photo frames, frames for tech devices, frames in random shapes, letter frames, number frames, and more.