Canva is a popular graphic design platform that also offers basic video editing capabilities. With Canva’s video editor, you can easily remove or delete audio tracks from videos. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do this:
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Accessing the Video Editor in Canva
To get started with removing audio from videos in Canva, you first need to access the video editor:
- Go to canva.com and log into your Canva account.
- Click on “Create a Design” and select “Video”. This will open up the video editor.
You can also open an existing Canva video design and click on “Edit Video” to access the editor.
Muting Audio in a Canva Video
Once you have the video editor open, muting audio is very simple:
- Click on the “Volume” icon on the left side of the video timeline. It looks like a speaker icon.
- Drag the volume slider all the way to the left or click on the “Mute” icon to mute all audio.
- The audio waveform representation will disappear from the video timeline, indicating the audio has been muted.
You can also detach just the audio track if you only want to remove a specific audio clip.
Deleting the Audio Track
To completely delete the audio track:
- Right click on the audio waveform clip in the video timeline.
- Select “Detach from original” to separate the audio clip.
- With the audio clip still selected, click the trash icon at the top to delete it.
- The audio track will be removed from the video.
Adding New Audio (Optional)
With the existing audio track deleted, you can now add new audio if desired:
- Click on the “Uploads” tab on the left sidebar.
- Upload an audio track from your computer.
- Drag the audio clip to the video timeline.
- Adjust the audio volume and trimming as needed.
Exporting the Video
Once you have removed or replaced audio as desired, export the edited video:
- Click on the “Share” button at the top.
- Select “Download” or “Export” to save the video to your device.
And that’s it! By following these steps you can easily remove audio tracks from videos in Canva without needing advanced editing skills.
Tips for Removing Audio in Canva
Here are some additional tips when removing or replacing audio in the Canva video editor:
Use keyboard shortcuts
Canva has keyboard shortcuts to make editing faster. For example, “M” mutes audio and “D” detaches clips.
Split clips for precision
If you only want to remove part of an audio clip, split it first by hovering over the timeline and clicking “Split”.
Adjust audio volume
In addition to completely muting audio, you can also adjust the volume by dragging the volume slider.
Add multiple audio tracks
Need narration and background music? No problem! Canva allows multiple audio tracks to be layered.
Use own audio library
Upload your own audio files like music tracks to reuse across multiple videos.
To avoid losing work in case of crashes or glitches, turn on auto-save in Canva’s preferences.
Creating Video Projects Without Audio
If you want to create a new video project in Canva without any audio tracks:
Use a silent video template
Browse Canva’s video templates and select one marked as “Silent Film” to automatically exclude audio.
Start from blank canvas
Choose the blank video project option when starting a new design. This will create a video timeline with no pre-loaded audio.
Detach audio from stock clips
If adding a stock video clip with audio, detach the audio first before adding the clip to the timeline.
Canva Video Editor Limitations
While handy for basic video edits, there are some limitations to be aware of with Canva’s video editor:
- No transitions effects
- Limited audio editing capabilities
- No animation or text tracking
- No chroma key or green screen features
- Fewer video export formats
For more complex video editing needs, a dedicated video editing program like Adobe Premiere Pro or DaVinci Resolve may be required. The Canva video editor is best suited for simple social media videos.
Expert Tips for Creating Great Videos
As a video editing professional with over 10 years of experience, here are my top tips for creating compelling video content:
Hook viewers in the first 5 seconds. Open strong by previewing the best moments or clearly stating the purpose of the video.
Use b-roll and cutaway shots. Cutting between speakers and relevant b-roll keeps videos visually interesting. Stock video from Canva can help.
Show instead of tell. Demonstrate processes and ideas visually through tutorials, animations, text overlays and on-screen graphics.
Enhance with music. Background music sets the tone and keeps viewers engaged. Canva has music, or use your own royalty-free tracks.
Think mobile first. With social and mobile video consumption rising, optimize footage and graphics for vertical viewing.
Simplify complex topics. Break down complicated ideas into easy-to-digest steps so viewers can follow along.
End strong with a clear CTA. End each video by summarizing key points and directing viewers to take action.
Let me know if you have any other questions! I’m always happy to help fellow video creators.