Can ChatGPT edit video?

Can ChatGPT be used as a video editing software?

Can ChatGPT edit videos?

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ChatGPT is a language model, and it’s pretty good for text generation. But what about videos? Can it help you in some way when it comes to editing videos? Let’s find out. 

Can ChatGPT help with video editing?

Can ChatGPT Edit the Video?

ChatGPT is a computer program designed to understand natural language and generate responses like humans. It can process information and provide relevant answers to your questions.

While video editing involves rearranging and manipulating different video shots and creating something new, it involves cutting, trimming, and adding effects and transitions to enhance the quality of the video.

How can ChatGPT edit video?

ChatGPT can help you with video editing by providing useful tips and suggestions.

For example, if you ask ChatGPT, “How can I make my video more engaging?” it may suggest adding music or using different camera angles to keep viewers interested.

It is essential to remember that ChatGPT can’t edit videos by itself.

However, it can help you in the following ways:

  • It can generate captions for your videos. You can upload your video to ChatGPT and let it generate automatic captions. This can save you time and effort in creating captions manually. However, these captions won’t be timestamped. The best AI to use for video captioning is that of Runway ML, which can also create AI-generated dialogue to match the captions in any of 20 different voices.
  • ChatGPT can recommend edits for your video. You can describe to ChatGPT what you want to achieve in your video, and it can submit edits to help you achieve your goal. Some NLE (Non-linear editing) programs will allow for scripting with code that ChatGPT can generate for you.
  • It can assist you in creating a storyboard for your video. You can describe to ChatGPT the story you intend to tell in your video, and it can recommend scenes, shots, and transitions that can help you create a compelling narrative.

What are the limitations of ChatGPT in video editing?

ChatGPT can’t replace professional video editors or their software. It doesn’t even have direct integration with video editing software, and cannot accept inputs or generate outputs of video. This is the most difficult of the four digital media verticals (text, image, audio, and video) for generative AI to master. As a result, few companies are attempting it, and those that are have ample funding and very skilled engineers.

ChatGPT also has some limitations in understanding complex video editing commands. It may be unable to execute commands requiring advanced video editing skills.


ChatGPT can provide useful tips and suggestions to improve the quality of your videos. It could even help direct the production or marketing, using internet access with GPT-4 (or more recent) to provide the data about what makes a good video.

However, it can’t output video files or replace professional video editing software. Use professional software or consult a professional video editor if you require advanced video editing skills.

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