How to use Apple Clips to make amazing and fun videos

During last March, Apple showed us a new application that would allow us to create somewhat special videos, thus adding to the fashion of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to include news at the software level that give us the opportunity to differentiate our content in social networks. Apple knows that there can be no better publicity than a huge number of users taking advantage of Clips through Instagram Stories, said and done. However, Clips is a diamond in the rough for many more things, so we want to make you a big tutorial about what the Clips functions are and how you can create authentic and fun content with them.

So, take a seat and put on the batteries because you're going to become a Clips expert, you will create the funniest videos and edit your photos in the best way Thanks to our tutorial. Let's go in parts, take advantage of the index to skip those functions that you already know at your fingertips and go directly to those that interest you most, prepared, ready … Now!

First of all, what is Clips?

Clips is the way Apple has decided to name a simple video, audio and photo editing application. The application will give us little more content than we would have in Instagram Stories, for example, however, It is a slightly more powerful tool, so we can add somewhat more surprising filters, and above all, it is a method of differentiating what kind of content in Social Networks has been shared through an iPhone, using its peculiar and exclusive filters. How could it be otherwise, stickers and geolocation are an important part of the content we create.

The application is completely free and available in the iOS App Store, to get it just download it through the link that I have left at the beginning of this section. However, we take this opportunity to remind you that Clips will not work on any device that does not have an x64 or iOS 10.3 processor, so, You can only run it on all iPhone models from the iPhone 5s, and on all iPad models from the iPad Air, as well as the iPod Touch 6ªG.

First contact with Clips

Easy, as always in Apple products, the ease of use prevails. Once we open Clips, we have three functions to choose the source to edit:

  • Do youHow do I capture and edit a photo with Clips? To do this you will have the three options just above the capture button, how it happens with the native iOS camera. Choose the Photo option to take a simple photo. Then they will appear just to the button to capture other two buttons, the one to activate the flash and the one to choose the front camera, for a good selfie.
  • How do I capture and edit a video with Clips? The same process that just before, this time we will press on the “Video” option and see how a huge red button will appear that says “Press and hold to record”, and unlike the iOS camera, you will have to keep it pressed while you want it to last the video. To the left of the huge red button we have the possibility to mute the audio, and to the right the camera change.
  • How do I edit a photo or video of the Reel with Clips? The previously stored content edition could not be missing, in that case we will take the rightmost function, called Library, and we can proceed with the modification.

It's that simple to choose the content we are going to capture or choose to edit with Clips. But this is not all, we will continue with the functionalities.

How do I add simultaneous text (Live Titles) to a video / photo of Clips?

Ok, let's record, and we want to see a text that we are going to dictate to the application. It is one of the most interesting functions of Clips being serious, at least the one that seems a more fascinating technical and software deployment. For this we will capture the video of our choice previously. Once we have it recorded, we will choose the first function on the left of Clips. The first time we press it we will open the different types of Live Titles that we can select, so we choose the one that convinces us.

Now we just have to press and hold the same huge red button that we used to record and dictate the text that we want to appear on the video or photo to which we want to add the Live Titles.

How do I add filters to a video or photo of Clips?

Another of its most interesting aspects are filters, the second function on the left of Clips is really fascinating. It's true that it doesn't have much content yet, but Some filters like Comic Book are really interesting. Now we just have to try all the drop down which one we like and select it. When we have chosen it, it will be saved in the selected Clip, without further problems, others will work instantly.

How to add stickers and emojis to a video / photo of Clips?

We go to the Stickers, as with Instagram Stories, we will also have “Geolocation”, which means that from time to time we will appear exclusive content linked to the area where we are. We will also have the option to resize them in the easiest way, once we choose it and it appears in the center of the screen, we will press to move it as when we want to move a Springboard icon, and to enlarge or reduce it we will only have to pinch by extending the fingers or bringing them closer, easier impossible. If we swipe from right to left we will see a list of the last emojis that we have used and that we can also add to our edition.

Just to the right with the “T” icon we also have entradillas, curtains that will allow us to express more cinematically what we want to say We will choose it easily and clicking on the text will allow us to modify it, so that it says what we want, as you can see in the photograph at the top.

How do I add sounds and songs to my Clips videos?

Surprisingly, and more knowing Apple, The application has a small list of soundtracks that we can choose for free (without going through iTunes) that we can choose to accompany our videos. They have been cataloged as they have considered convenient, so we will have to navigate to find the sound that we see best suited to our needs.

We will click on the cloud of iCloud with a download icon that appears right next to the song and will download it so that we can add it to our videos. This is a great option that I think is extremely interesting and that will make our videos even more special. The truth is that they are small details that make Clips a different multimedia content editing applicationIn addition, what seems to surprise us most is how agile it moves taking into account the type of content it handles.

Perfect, I already have it, now … How do I share my creations of Clips?

Well, we already have the most important, the content, now to share it where and how we want we will click on the date we have in the upper right corner, so our creations will open. We will click on the one we want to share with others, and the basic menu will appear, we will have the option of “Open”In the lower center, to see it; The “Play"In the lower left corner and as always, in the lower right corner we have the"Share”That will open the dropdown where we can choose in which social network we want to share our creation with Clips or save it directly on the Reel or iCloud Drive, at our choice.

Tricks to get more out of Clips

But those were the general details, Now we are going to leave you here a series of tips Basics that will allow you to get more out of Clips, in case we have missed some detail:

  • How do I delete a video / photo created with Clips? As we would delete an application from the Springboard, press and hold the content in the sharing drop-down and a small “X” will appear that will allow us to delete it.
  • Can you zoom in Clips videos / photos? In effect, the option is to press twice on the screen, or pinch by separating the fingers, as we would do with the iPhone camera.
  • It is always better to capture the video without filters, I personally would even recommend to capture the video with the normal iOS camera first, to take advantage of the quality and then edit the video through Clips.

Well, this has been all guys, we hope we have helped you to know a little more Clips, this fantastic video editing application that Apple presents, so don't delay, capture your first Clips and share them on social networks, Become a fantastic content editor in the easiest way and fast you could imagine, and if you know more tricks leave them in the comment box.

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