If you are using CapCut but are having problems with no video preview and only a black screen appearing when you try to edit content in the timeline. This article will guide you through the steps you need to follow in order to solve this problem. Ideally, CapCut needs to update their software to better accommodate a range of hardware but for now, this will do.

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CapCut is a great free to use video editing tool that a lot of people use to create content for TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook not to mention countless others as well. It's fairly easy to use, has a ton of features and has a mobile app which is also just as feature rich. That said, there are a few issues that you will come across at some stage, with the most common being black screen issues and blank previews which cause major issues with the editing process for users. These are primarily graphics issues and poor graphical support on CapCut's end, however, there is a solution to the problem that will allow you to get CapCut to function properly. Before you start the steps shown below though. Make sure you have done the following quick steps.

  • Make sure Windows is up to date.
  • Make sure your graphics drivers are up to date. If you haven't done this in a while I suggest a clean installation using DDU to remove your old drivers. Then you can clean install them once again for the best possible performance.
  • Make sure you have downloaded the latest version of CapCut and have it installed.

Once you have checked all of those things you can follow the steps shown below to solve the black screen problem in CapCut.

How to Fix CapCut Black Screen No Video Preview issue.

Now for the main fix that will solve the black screen issue.

  • Open CapCut and a New Project.
  • Once you have something open Click Menu then skip past File and everything else and click Settings.

How to Fix Capcut Black Screen No Preview.

  • This will open a new window, here change to the Performance tab and locate Render Interface with GPU.

Fix Capcut Black Screen No Preview.

  • Uncheck this box, then restart Capcut.

After making this change you should be able to use CapCut without and audio, video or clip playback issues. You'll also be able to export content from your device / computer without any more problems. Anyway, that wraps up this guide, we hope it gets you uploading content to your favourite platforms once again.

Better Free Alternatives to CapCut?

While CapCut is decent you are far better off using Davinci Resolve for all of your video editing tasks. It is far more powerful, easy to use, and has a lot better hardware and performance support on PC. Plus you have all the same options available, there's also a bucket load of content over on YouTube that will allow you to discover tons of interesting features. We'll leave a link below for you to check out if you're interested. After using it for a while you'll probably delete CapCut and never use it again! But that's just a hunch!