3 Easy Ways to Create a Boomerang from Existing Videos

Last Updated: 2021. 05. 12

A boomerang video is an audio-free video loop that consists of several videos and photos. It may look like a GIF, a meme, a live photo, but it is just boomerang. Now, boomerang video is a huge trend on Instagram and IG stories.

Depict video: “Boomerang Video Example

How to make boomerang videos? Instagram developed Boomerang app to help you shoot interesting video loops. If you’d like to make boomerang from existing videos, there are many reliable online video editors to turn to.

In this article, we will show you how to film a boomerang via official boomerang app as well as create a boomerang from existing videos. Besides that, Instagram actually allows you create a boomerang with a live photo. We will also show you the detailed steps to make a boomerang with Instagram directly. Please refer to the following three parts according to your needs.

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Part 1. How to Create a Boomerang with Existing Videos and Photos

To create a boomerang with existing videos and photos, you can only rely on some excellent video editing tools like FlexClip. In 3 steps, you can create a boomerang video. Upload your video clips, copy the video clips several times, then export. Moreover, FlexClip also provides powerful editing tools like video trimming, transitions, special effects to help you create better boomerang videos. Last but not least, FlexClip exports your boomerang video 3X faster than any other competitors, saving you from endless wait.

Now, click on Create a Video button and follow us to make a boomerang video with existing videos.

Step 1 Add your interesting video to the Media section and then apply it to the storyboard.

Make a Boomerang Video - Add to Storyboard

Image Board: Make a Boomerang Video - Add to Storyboard

Step 2 Copy the storyboard by tapping the paste button.

Make a Boomerang Video - Repeat

Image Board: Make a Boomerang Video - Repeat

Step 3 (Optional) Make other edits to make the boomerang video better, like trimming, transitions, changing video speed.

Step 4 Preview and export. Continue editing or export the video to a local folder.

Part 2. How to Create a Boomerang with Boomerang App

Boomerang app is developed by Instagram for any users to create boomerang videos. Only with this app, you can post a boomerang video as permanent post.

Step 1 Download and open the Boomerang app to your phone.

Step 2 Press and hold the record button to record, tap and Instagram button.

Step 3 Choose Stories or Feed to post your boomerang. You can add text, locations, and tags at your will.

Make a Boomerang Video via Boomerang App

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  • To make sure you create the best boomerang video, here are several boomerang app tricks you should know.
  • Launch Boomerang app. Tap your iPhone screen with four fingers at the same time, settings page will pop up. Here, you change video resolution, boomerang mode, frame count.
  • We highly recommend you save the video in 1080P, and use the Forward and Back (pause) mode. Get 10 for Frame Count.

Part 3. How to Create a Boomerang with Instagram

You can record a boomerang with Instagram app and then post. Check the following steps.

Step 1 Launch Instagram app and open the camera.

Step 2 Tap on Boomerang icon in the low right corner and record.

Step 3 When the boomerang is done, you can do some basic editing, like write, draw.

Step 4 Tap the “Tick” icon on the bottom of the screen. The boomerang video will be posted.

Create a Boomerang via Instagram App

Image Board: Create a Boomerang via Instagram App

The Bottom Line

That’s all for 3 ways to make a boomerang video. If you find it helpful, please share it with others. By the way, don’t forget to give FlexClip a try! It also helps create excellent videos for all kinds of social media platforms like TikTok, YouTube, Facebook that win likes and comments. Create a video with FlexClip now >

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