Clips surely helps you create some funny videos and photos to share them with your friends and social networks. Whenever you are tired of your work, take your iPhone and add subtitles, effects, title cards, and add soundtracks and music to Clips. But first off, you need to take and edit video and photos in Clips app.
With the help of Clips app, you can spice up your Instagram experience and surprise your friends there. Like other Apple apps, Clips has got neat and clean interface any user would love to use. There is no complex designing as it is made for teenagers and young users. Let’s now dig in how you can take and edit video and photos in Clips app.
How to Take and Edit Videos and Photos in Clips App
Start a new Project in Clips
Project is nothing but a new video creation square, which you tap to create new video on Clips. In simple terms, each project shows one video stream you have created in Clips.
Step #1: When you open the Clips, you land on a video mode by default. Tap on the Projects button (it looks like v) from the top left corner.
Step #2: Tap the New Video square, which has ‘+’ sign inside.
How to Take a Video with Clips
Without taking videos, how can you create funny clips?
Step #1: When you open Clips app, the default mode is video; on both sides (right and left), there are options of Photo and Library.
Step #2: There is a mic icon on the left of HOLD TO RECORD red button. Tap on mic to record audio; you can also mute mic not to record sound.
Step #3: You can select either selfie camera or back camera by tapping on camera selection button, which is located on the right of HOLD TO RECORD button.
Step #4: You can use the live view to record the subjects you want to record.
Step #5: Next, tap and hold HOLD TO RECORD button.
Step #6: You can zoom in or zoom out by pinching the live view.
Step #7: Release HOLD TO RECORD button to stop recording.
Note that Clips use the front mic for selfie camera and back mic for back camera. In case you want to add your voice while using the back camera, simply speak up. You can also use headphones with a mic so that Clips can use that mic.
How to Take Photos with Clips
Photos in Clips are similar to static videos in the app; this means you can also have the liberty to select how long to hold on your shot apart from choosing your shot.
Step #1: First off, tap on Photo tab, which is left to Video.
Step #2: If you are using a back camera, you have got that added feature of flash button, which is on the left to that white shutter button. Switch between the flash button; white means auto, yellow is on and struck out is off. Note that selfie camera doesn’t have this feature of flash.
Step #3: To the right of shutter button is camera shutter to choose front and back cameras.
Step #4: Now tap on that white shutter button to click a photo.
Step #5: You have the option to Retake if you are not happy with that click.
Step #6: Like shooting video, you have to tap and hold that ‘Hold to Add This Photo’ to add the photo as a clip. Hold that button at least for one second so that your clip is inserted.
Step #7: You can zoom in or zoom out on the live view by pinching or swiping the screen.
Step #8: Release the button when you are done.
Once you are done, you can insert the same photo again without delay; you can select different zooming, switch back to video, or switch to something else.
How to Insert Existing Photos and Videos into Clips
If there is a beautiful video or photo already stored in your photo library, you can use that to insert it into Clips.
Step #1: Library tab is on the right of Video; tap on Library.
Step #2: You can select from the Library or tap on Albums button to change the album.
Step #3: Select any photo or video you want to include in Clips. By mistake, if you have chosen the wrong photo/video, simply tap on Library again and start over.
Step #4: Tap on microphone icon to choose between mic and mute option.
Step #5: Tap and hold the Hold to Add This Clip/Photo to add video or photo.
Step #6: You can pinch or swipe on the live zoom in or out during insertion.
Step #7: Finally, release the button once you are done.
How to Move and Rearrange Clips
After the clip is captured or inserted, you can alter the order and sequence.
Step #1: Tap and hold the clip you want to move or rearrange.
Step #2: Drag the clip to a new place.
Step #3: Release your finger.
You can continue the process until you place the clip to your desired position.
How to Mute or Un-mute Audio in Clips
Step #1: Tap on the clip you want to mute or un-mute.
Step #2: Below the clip, you will find three buttons: sound, edit/cut, and delete. Tap on that sound button, which looks like loud speaker.
How to Trim your Clip
If you have shot a long video, you can trim it from the beginning or at the end of the clip.
Step #1: Tap the clip you need to trim.
Step #2: Tap on scissors icon, which is your edit button.
Step #3: Next, simply drag trim control bar from left or right to trim the clip from the start or end.
Step #4: Last, tap on Apply button.
How to Delete Clips
If you are not at all happy with the saved clips, simply throw them into trash.
Step #1: Tap on the clip you want to remove.
Step #2: Tap the delete button, which is the last in a row of sound, edit/cut, and delete.
Step #3: An option will swipe up from the bottom, asking to confirm your action. Tap on Delete Clip.
How to Delete an entire Project
Step #1: Tap on Projects button, which looks like ‘v’ (look at the top left)
Step #2: Tap and hold the project you want to delete; the square will go into delete mode with a cross seen on top left corner of that square.
Step #3: Tap on that delete icon and you will be asked to confirm your action.
Step #4: Tap on Delete Video to confirm your action.
The process to take and edit videos and photos in Clips is quite long and there are many small workarounds in it. But once you are familiar with each one, you will enjoy creating funny videos and photos.