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CapCut Can’t Modify Footage – 6 Fixes

CapCut Can’t Modify Footage – 6 Fixes

Although CapCut is an all-in-one video and image editing app, it sometimes stops working, and you can’t modify your footage to add animations, filters, or stickers, no matter what you do. 

Below, we’ll explain why you are facing this issue on your mobile device or computer and in what ways you can quickly fix it with easy-to-follow solutions.

Why can’t I modify footage on CapCut?

  • Incorrect settings in the emulator.
  • Outdated CapCut app.
  • The CapCut cache got corrupted over time.
  • Bugs in CapCut system files.

How do I get CapCut to modify footage?

Force Stop CapCut


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “Apps.”
  • Tap “All Apps.”
  • Select CapCut.”
  • Select “Force Stop.”


  • Swipe up on your iOS device’s home screen to access the App Switcher.
  • Scroll right.
  • Find “CapCut.”
  • Swipe up on the CapCut app preview to force stop it on iOS. 

CapCut Desktop App:

  • Press “Win + X” (keyboard).
  • Click “Task Manager.”
  • Right-click “CapCut.”
  • Select “End Task.”

Now, relaunch the app, try editing your project, and see if you can modify the footage now. 

Change Emulator Settings

  • Open “BlueStacks.”
  • Go to “Menu” (hamburger icon).
  • Select “Settings.”
  • Head to the “Performance” tab.
  • Configure “CPU Allocation” and “Memory Allocation” to “High.”
  • Change “Performance Mode” to “High Memory.”
  • Go to the “Graphics” tab and make these changes:

Graphics Engine: Compatibility

Graphic Renderer: OpenGL

Interface Renderer: Auto or DirectX

GPU Settings: Prefer Dedicated Graphics 

ASTC: Hardware Decoding or Software Decoding

  • Head to “Device Settings.”
  • Set “Device Profile” to “One Plus 3T.”

Save your settings, restart BlueStacks, and see if this fixes the issue. 

Update CapCut

CapCut developers regularly release updates to address compatibility problems with your device. However, if you have not updated the app, it can lead to performance issues, prevent you from modifying the footage, or cause export problems.

Luckily, you can resolve this glitch by updating the CapCut app on your mobile device or computer this way:

CapCut Mobile App:

  • Open “App Store” / Play Store.”
  • Search for “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Update.”

CapCut Desktop App:

  • Launch “CapCut.”
  • Click the “Gear” icon.
  • Select “Version.”
  • Click “Check for Updates.”
  • Click “Install Now.”

BlueStacks Emulator:

  • Open “BlueStacks.”
  • Go to “System Apps.”
  • Select “Google Play Store.”
  • Select your Profile icon.
  • Choose “Manage Apps and Devices.”
  • Select “Updates Available.”
  • Click “Update” in front of “CapCut.”

After the update, launch CapCut and check if this fixes the issue for you. 

Clear CapCut Cache

CapCut App: 

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Settings.”
  • Select “Clear Cache.”
  • Select “OK.”

Android Settings:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “Apps.”
  • Tap “All Apps.”
  • Select “CapCut.”
  • Go to “Storage” > “Clear Cache” > “Clear Data.”
  • Tap “OK.”

iOS Settings:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Go to “General” > “iPhone/iPad Storage.”
  • Tap “CapCut.”
  • Select “Offload App.”
  • Tap “Offload App.”

CapCut Desktop App:

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Click the gear icon.
  • Click “Settings.”
  • Select the “Delete” icon in front of “Cache Size.”


  • Open “BlueStacks.”
  • Select “My Games.”
  • Select “System Apps.”
  • Choose “Android Settings.”
  • Click “Apps.”
  • Click “CapCut.”
  • Choose “Storage.”
  • Select “Clear Cache.”

After clearing cache data, open CapCut,  import your video element, and verify the fix. 

Reinstall CapCut


  • Go to “Settings.”
  • Tap “Apps” > “All Apps.”
  • Tap “CapCut.”
  • Select “Uninstall.”
  • Tap “OK.”
  • Open “Google Play Store.”
  • Find “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Install.”


  • Head to “Settings.”
  • Tap “General.”
  • Tap “iPhone/iPad Storage.”
  • Select “CapCut.”
  • Select “Delete App.”
  • Tap “Delete App.”
  • Go to “App Store.”
  • Search for “CapCut.”
  • Tap “GET.”


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Click “Apps.”
  • Click “App & Feature.”
  • Select “CapCut.”
  • Click “Uninstall.”
  • Click “Uninstall.”
  • Choose “Yes.”
  • Go to “Microsoft Store.”
  • Locate “CapCut.”
  • Click “Install.”

After reinstalling the CapCut app, open it, start editing your video project, and check if you modify it correctly.

Contact CapCut Support

If all else fails, contact the CapCut Support team via email to discuss the problem with them. 

They may be able to provide you with additional troubleshooting steps to overcome the problem so that you can continue editing footage successfully.  


In this article, we’ve explored the reasons for the footage modification problem in CapCut and what steps you can take to overcome this problem.

If none of the above solutions work, try using its online editor. For this, simply go to the CapCut Online Video Editor website, open the affected file, start editing it, and export it with advanced resolution and settings. 

Hopefully, with these fixes, you can now go back to editing your videos on CapCut without a hitch. 


  • Tauqeer Ahmed

    Tauqeer Ahmed is a technology expert with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He has a degree in Computer Science and specializes in network security and software troubleshooting. You can find out more about him at

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