An image speaks louder than words, but what speaks even more emphatic than an image is compelling video. Whether you need to create animated videos to promote your business or want to make a video montage to play at your friend’s wedding, you don’t need to hire a professional as long as you have some cool video creation tools available.
There are lots of tools that turn your photos and movie clips into interesting videos. In this post, I selected the best video creation tool, FlexClip, which is full of features and can be easily used by anyone. Come on, let’s take a look.
What’s FlexClip video maker
FlexClip is a tool that has surprised me a lot because it has templates, which for users who have never made a video, can be enormously useful for making videos with photos very easily and quickly. Also, to start using the editor, you do not need to register, something that is also appreciated. However, once we have made our video, we will have to register to save or download it. Of course, your free creations will have a watermark at the beginning of each video that you can remove once you have switched to the paid version, which costs 8.99/month.
In this article, you will see how easy it will be for you to edit videos with FlexClip and share them with your audience on social networks. I am currently working on some intros/outros and so on for my own site which you will see soon on our YouTube
Before opening the editor, a screen appears that indicates two options, a template version with all the predefined effects and a blank version for a quick video. To create a new project in FlexClip, you can go to “Start from scratch” and choose the format as (16: 9), (1:1) or (6:19).
To enter images or videos, you have to go to the storyboard and add local files. It also provides a library with videos, pictures, and sounds for free use that we can integrate into our projects if we wish.
What you can do with the FlexClip video maker
We already knew that FlexClip is a tool, which stands out for its ease of use and simplicity. However, what exactly can you do with the FlexClip video maker?
Trim and split Videos
Oftentimes, you will find that a specific video is too long, or you need some videos to reflect your message better. In such cases, it will be very beneficial to use the trim and split features. You can simply cut out the parts of the video that are most useful and interesting and then blend them into your storyboard to create a smooth and entertaining video.
Insert text to video
FlexClip offers us options to add texts to our projects in a simple way. In the upper part of the menu bar, you will see different designs appear to add text, and then you can drag the text to the segment where you want it to appear. In advanced edition, you can work better on editing texts, choosing typography, sizes, shadows, reliefs, etc. In addition, you can also edit the timeline for texts when they appear and disappear from the video, which allows you to give the video more movement.
Add Filters in FlexClip
It is one of the most interesting options of this video editing tool, and it sets it apart from other editors. In the menu bar at the top of the editor, you will find the option ‘Filters’. There is a gallery with 17 filters that you can use for free. You can, for example, put some Instagram type filter, which imitates the filters offered by this social network. The effect is stunning, giving your video a different touch. In the option of “adjust”, you can also adjust exposure, contrast, brightness, saturation, shadow, and clarity of the video.
Insert widgets and overlay
FlexClip has a variety of widgets for multiple platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. There are a few other decorative widgets as well. Layers work similarly to filters, but with different effects on the images and videos, you are working with. They are both elements that can be incorporated into the project between the image and the text, and give an exceptional finish to your video.
Choose a transition and modify video speed
If you have previously edited a video, you will know what transitions are. They are effects that improve the passage from one element (image or video) to another element. For example: cross dissolve, fade, zoom, wipe, etc. Adding many types of transitions to a video is not recommended, as they can be distracting to the public. In addition to the type of effect, you can change the video playback speed. Tinker around a bit and choose the one that best fits your project.
Insert music to your video
We leave the introduction of music in the editing of the video for the last. Because listening to the music over and over again until the project is finished can be exhausting. You can use the music that appears by default in FlexClip, totally free to use, or upload the music you want (as long as it is free to use and add the author in the video credits) and avoid having problems with the Copyright.
Once we have finished our edition, we can export the final result in MP4 and distribute the final file freely. With all of these straightforward features, FlexClip is a handy tool, especially for those who want to edit their videos going. Why not try it, and give the videos a nice boost in your shape and, therefore, views.