FlexClip Getting Started Tutorial
1. Getting Started
Open https://www.flexclip.com in your browser. On the homepage, click the Create by Templates or Start from Scratch button to create your video.
On the template page, you can select a video template to start your video or Start from Scratch with a blank project.
2. Add Media Files
Click the Media button on the left side of the canvas, and you will find the options to add different files online: Stock Media, Local Files, Recording (record screen & record webcam). You can drag and drop files from your computer or click the button to add files.
Click the Stock Media button, and then you can search for abundant videos and photos from our library. Find suitable videos/photos and click the + icon, then you can add them to the media.
After adding enough files to the media, you can click the + icon or drag to add the file to the storyboard. You can also drag the file to the canvas directly.
Picture in Picture
FlexClip allows you to create PiPs to make your video more flexible and unique.
Select a picture from the left side and add it to the storyboard. You can add the In & Out effects, adjust opacity, and crop the picture to make it fit the video perfectly. A storyboard can add unlimited pictures to create PiPs.
What is different from the picture PiP is that every storyboard can only add one video to create the PiP. You can drag to move the video and adjust the position to fit the storyboard. You can also crop the video, adjust the opacity, etc.
Click the clock icon on the top right corner, and you can manage to adjust the appearing time and screen of the video/image PiP.
Click the Crop button, and then you can change your PiP shape to square or circle. You can also adjust to show the part you want to show.
3. Add Storyboard
To add a new storyboard, click the + button at the end of the storyboard list, and you have 3 options from the pop-up menu.
Add Local Media: Upload local videos or photos from your computer.
Add Stock Media: Search millions of photos and videos from the stock media library.
Add Background: Create a storyboard with black background (default).
4. Manage Storyboard
To edit or modify any materials you add, you can:
Press and hold the button at the lower right corner of the canvas to begin recording your voiceover.
Click the button at the bottom of the canvas to preview the storyboard.
And you can drag to rearrange the storyboard list.
5. Edit Video
Click the button and the video trimmer is opened where you can trim your video by adjusting the yellow trimming sliders on the video track.
The video track shows a thumbnail of your video allowing you to have an overall preview.
Drag either one or both sliders on each end of the video track to decide your video’s length. Then drag and move the icon on the top of the video track to select the start and end point of your video.
Click the button, and you can split the video into two clips.
Drag the small scissor to a suitable position and click the Split Video button.
Click the Filter button and choose a suitable effect to make your video stylish.
Drag the sliders to adjust the Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows and so on to your satisfaction.
Adjust the speed of the video, and you can get a slow/fast motion to meet your needs.
Besides, you can get other powerful tools to modify the details of your video, such as volume, zoom, rotate, and delete option. Then you can make your video more unique and attractive.
6. Edit Photo
Similar to the video storyboard, you can modify the size, rotation, filter, adjust, and animation to the photo. You can also change the duration of the photo by clicking the button on the bottom right corner.
Select a suitable animation for your photo and make it play smoothly.
7. Add & Edit Text
Choose from a collection of handpicked text animations to touch up your video.
Click the button in the menu on the left side of the screen, and you will see a lot of pre-built text animations: Simple text and Dynamic Text. Select and add the one that fits your needs.
Double click on the text box to be able to type your own words. Drag the corners to change its size quickly, and you can move it to any place of your video.
To further customize your text, click on any text box and open the text editing panel on the top of the canvas, where you can change the text font, color, format, size, alignment, position, duration, or remove it quickly.
8. Add & Edit Overlay/Logo
To make your video to the next level, please kindly select and add a suitable overlay or logo to your video.
Click the Overlay button on the left side of the canvas, and you can check various premade overlay and logo templates. You can change the color and type of needed texts at will.
9. Add & Edit Element
You can search for millions of elements and add them to highlight your video.
Type a keyword, and you can find out many relevant elements, including arrows, bubbles, shapes, emojis, etc.
The elements with a lightning icon have cool animations.
For the elements without a lightning icon, you can click the In and Out buttons on the top of the screen to add suitable animations.
Besides, you can rotate elements and adjust the length-width ratio of some shapes.
Flip & Opacity & Layer
After adding an element, you may need to flip it to find a proper angle. Click the Flip button, and you can choose to flip the image horizontally or vertically.
Besides, you can adjust the opacity and layer of these factors.
10. Add Background
Find cool background video templates on the left side of the canvas, and use them to decorate your video project.
You can also type a keyword and search for relevant background.
11. Transition Effects
Click the Transition icon below, and you can add transition effects between two segments.
Then you can choose the effect you like: Cross Dissolve, Fade to White, Fade to Black, Zoom In, Zoom out, etc. Then click the Apply button.
To edit or delete the transition effect, click the transition button and make your change.
12. Add & Edit Music
Add your favorite background music to take your video to the next level.
Click the music icon on the left side of the screen and then select to click "Add Stock Music" search for an extensive collection of audio files from the media library or click the "Browse Your Music" button to upload your local music from the computer.
Click the button to play the music.
Drag the volume slider or type a number to make the music louder or quieter.
To play the music repeatedly, check the “Loop Playback” box.
Click the button to trim and adjust the music duration by dragging sliders on each end of the music track to fit your video length.
To add new music to replace the current one, you can hover your cursor over the music part and click the button.
Fade In & Fade Out
Move the slider, and you can add the effect of fade in or fade out to your music and make it match the video better.
13. Add & Edit Watermark
Click the watermark button and you can choose to add a text watermark or image watermark to announce the copyright of your video.
Type the word you need and change the color, position, font, size, and opacity of it to meet your needs.
Upload a JPG or PNG image first. Then change the position, size, and opacity to meet your needs.
14. Adjust Ratio
Click the More button, and you will find an option to select a suitable ratio for different platforms, including 16:9, 9:16, 1:1, 21:9, and 4:5.
15. Preview & Export Video
When you are done creating your video, you can click the "Preview" button on the top of the screen to preview it in real-time. If you want to make additional changes, close the preview window, and you’ll go back to fine-tune it.
After finishing your video, you can click to save your video online or export it directly.
On the export page, you can choose to download a video or GIF.
If you want to download a video, you can choose quality from 480p, 720p, and 1080p. The export speed will depend on the length of your video.
If you choose to download a GIF, you can click the GIF button and choose a suitable size to download. You can also customize the size to meet your needs.
16. Advanced Features
Undo & Redo
Click Undo button on the top left corner of canvas or directly press Ctrl - Z to undo the last action you did.
Click the Redo button on the top left corner of canvas or directly press Ctrl - Shift - Z to redo the effect of undo action quickly.
Tip: Replace Ctrl with Command on Mac.
To better check or customize your video, you can click and change to the full-screen mode. Click the button again or press the Esc key, and you can get back to the original screen.
FlexClip adds several auxiliary lines to help you align elements and texts. Besides, you can press the direction keys for micro adjustment.