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How to make video edits? [Tips, tricks, and best practices]

You’re at the job interview of your dream company and the recruiter says you have two minutes to talk about your accomplishments.

What would you do?

You’d cut to the chase, eliminate rambling, weed out unworthy information, and make the points strong enough to have the recruiters’ attention.

Won’t you?

The concept of video editing is similar to this. 

With a minimal attention span of the audience, video creators face the need to entice them with attractive, useful, engaging, and duration-bound video – all at once.

Video editing is one of the most important skills for video creators. In fact, editing takes up the biggest chunk of the video creation process.

If you are a video creator looking to sharpen your video editing skills, this is your only thorough guide on all things you need to know about video editing.

Whether you are looking to edit videos that you have shot using your camera or mobile, a screen recording done through a tool like Camtasia or Vmaker, or a nice and bright stock video – we’ll cover the different tools within Animaker that’ll enable you to edit all types of videos with some pro tips and hacks.

Let’s dive right in!

What is video editing?

Video editing is the process of bringing together different elements of a video (concept, music, aesthetics, and flow) with video editing tools and resources to turn raw visuals into a finished video that is ready to watch and enjoy. 

Video editing also involves removing unnecessary visuals and details that do not add value or make the video too long.

Why is video editing important?

Creating a bland video for the sake of it could really harm your reputation and benefit no one in any way. Video editing is a critical step in the video-making process that helps you make it more engaging.

In a nutshell, you should edit videos to:

  • Refine, tidy up, and perfect the content
  • Make it more appealing and creative
  • Slice and dice unnecessary detail
  • Add significant details
  • Get an overall critical review 

We’ll be discussing editing tips in this article. If you are interested in a particular section, jump head!

  1. Getting the footage ready
  2. Handy editing tools for a stunning video
  3. Jazz up with the right dose of audio editing

Ninja video editing tactics that you can’t miss

I. Getting the footage ready

Before you begin the editing process, make sure that your video is in the right dimension, size, and angle. Here are a few things that can help you make your videos feasible for further editing.

Rotate video

Having a video horizontal when intended to be vertical and vice-versa is agonizing. We get that. 

If you are eager to make a cool video from old footage and find that they’re not in the desired orientation, it is quite easy to fix it. 

You can rotate your videos with Animaker in three simple steps:

1. Choose upload to import your videos in Animaker or simply drag-and-drop the videos you want to rotate 

2. To upload an asset, just click on the upload icon and choose the asset from your system and upload it to the Animaker library. From here, you can drag it to the workspace

Upload Image

Once you’ve uploaded your video, drag it to the workspace to adjust and rotate the video.

Rotate video3. Click on the scene or the background and an item menu appears

4. Click on the arrow symbol to rotate your video 360 degrees to any preferred orientation


Voila! Your video is rotated!

Flip video

You may have shot a video facing the mirror or you prefer the stock footage on your video to be flipped so that you can add text on a particular side of the video.

These are certain things that may seem small but make a huge difference in the quality of the output. 

With Animaker, you can flip the videos horizontally or vertically.

1. Begin by clicking on the scene

2. Upon doing so, an item menu expands and you can click on the “flip” option to tilt the scene as per your preferences (right, left, top, and bottom)

Flip video

 

Crop and resize

One of the most time-consuming tasks in video editing is customizing the dimensions to make it relevant and optimized for different social channels. But, tools like instant resize can help you skip through the manual process by resizing videos with a single click of a button.

With Animaker, you can repurpose your videos to be posted on 20+ different social channels and just think of all the time you’d be saving with a video editing tool like this!

1. Pick a social platform you want to resize the video for or add a custom size

Crop and resize

2. Upload a video from your local computer

3.To upload an asset, just click on the upload icon and choose the asset from your system and upload it to the Animaker library. From here, you can drag it to the workspace

Upload Image

4. Download the video or share it on 20+ social media platforms

Publish on 20+ social media platforms.

Export video

How to crop a video with Animaker?

  1. Select the scene
  2. Click on the crop icon from the item menu
  3. Resize and apply

Crop video

II. Handy editing tools for a stunning video

Trim video

The attention span of an average human is on a consistent dwindle and getting the audiences hooked to your content is more difficult than ever.

If there’s too much drag at the beginning or sluggish at the end, there’s a high chance your audience will bounce off.

With Animaker, you can trim and chop off unnecessary clips and get the audiences to pay attention.

1. Click on the scene or the background and see an item menu expand

Trim video

2. Click on the scissors icon. You’ll see a window open and the background blur out

Trim videos

3. Trim the videos by dragging the pins inward or outward to trim the beginning of the end of  the video accordingly 

4. Drag the purple pins as per your requirement to adjust and trim out the unnecessary portions of the video.

Camera effect

The zoom effect is one of the oldest filmmaking practices that was first commercially used in the 19th century in a film called Wings. Ever since it has become the go-to practice of every video maker to create a dramatic effect and get the audiences hooked to a specific portion of the frame.

But, you don’t have to invest in an insanely expensive camera or software to add the pan and zoom effect for your video. It’s as easy as a pie with Animaker and here’s how:

1. Drag-and-drop the video to the workspace from the Animaker library to which you want to add the camera effect or upload your own

2. To upload an asset, just click on the upload icon and choose the asset from your system and upload it to the Animaker library. From here, you can drag it to the workspace

Upload Image

 3. Select the “camera icon” above the timeline to use the camera effect

4. You can find another camera icon on the purple timeline bar and if you click on it, it’ll expand to two options – static        camera  and dynamic camera

Pan and zoom effect

 5. If you want a zoom effect without animations, go for a static camera else choose a dynamic camera

Let’s first try out the dynamic camera.

Now, we’re going to zoom-in to focus on the little dude with a grumpy face. To do that, just click on the video icon above the play head and drag the square on the screen to select the part you want to zoom-in (in our case it’s the little guy).

Dynamic camera

Note: If you want to use the static camera, choose the static camera option and see the zoom effect come live in the preview without any transition effect like the dynamic camera.

Animated titles

Animated texts layered on your videos wonderfully complement the visuals and get the message across to the audience with minimal efforts.

If you are creating a video about your product or offering a discount, or talking about the benefits – it’s impossible for you to contain such a huge load of information through just visuals or by virtually talking.

Enters Animated texts. Pop-in important takeaways for your viewers with digestible animated texts.

With Animaker, you can add animated titles easily, and let’s see how:

1. Pick from hundreds of pre-built animated texts

2. Drag-and-drop to the workspace

Text animation

3. Edit the text to add your content and place it well

4. You can also control the duration of the animated text on the screen and the time of entry and exit. Upon clicking the animated text, a purple bar will apply to the timeline. You can drag the two pins on either side inward or outward depending on how long you want the animated text to stay and exit the scene

Animated titles

 

5. If you want to add entry and exit effects, then simply click on the animated text and see the effects option open on the right side of the screen. You can choose from tons of entry and exit effects from the options and it will be applied to the texts (in the timeline)

The pink bar determines the duration of the entry and exit effect which can be adjusted by dragging inward or outward based on your requirements.

💡 Pro Tip:

Add some icons that fit your story and place it tastefully along with the animated text to add a personality that can resonate with your audience. For example, we’ve added a paw icon along with the animated text (see above). 

Similarly, if you’re offering a discount, add a dollar sack icon or if you’re an ice-cream seller, add an ice-cream icon! You can access millions of icons from the Animaker library itself 😻

Add subtitles

With channels like Facebook that get over 8 Billion average daily video views, your videos need to strike a chord with the audience whether they don’t understand your language or can’t turn up the volume.

Also, videos with subtitles improve engagement.

Now to the best part. The actionable tips:

  1. Choose a text from the library and see it appear on the workspace
  2. Type the subtitles for your video, scene-by-scene
  3. Customize the text to change font style, size, color, and other formatting

Subtitles

Like in the case of animated titles, the duration of the text (subtitles) elements on the scene can be adjusted.

Add stickers, emojis, and shapes to your video

Adding emojis, shapes, and stickers are talked less about in the video editing hacks, but, these are the little things that make your videos more fun to watch and visually better.

What do these do in your scenes?

  • Stickers lighten the intensity of the visuals and make the video more subtle and friendly. For example, a cute virus sticker on a video that talks about the danger of a disease can help the audience focus on the solutions rather than fretting

Click on the mug icon and type the keyword suffixed by “sticker” and choose the sticker you want. Place it on your scene.

Sticker

  • People connect with emojis easily as they use it every day. Emojis can be added to the scenes to make it more funny and relatable.

Click on the mug icon and type the keyword suffixed by “emoji” and choose the emoji you want. Place it on your scene.

Emoji and sticker

  • Shapes are a life-saver when you want to use texts on your scenes and when the background is too cluttered. You can make your texts more visible by layering them on different shapes and playing around the opacity of the shape

Click on the mug icon and browse the shapes or type what you want. Place it on your scene.

shapes

Again, like in the case of animated titles and subtitles, the duration of sticker elements on the scene can also be adjusted.

💡 Pro Tip:

  • Don’t be carried away by the idea of stickers and emojis and overuse them
  • The idea that stickers and emojis are unprofessional is a myth – use them optimally
  • While layering shapes on your scenes, make sure that the colors complement the video and adjust the opacity if required
  • Refrain from using stickers and emojis on your CTA screen to prevent the split of focus

Add credits and watermark to video

Branding your videos and adding credits to acknowledge the creators is important to leave a lasting impact on the audience. With Animaker, you can upload your brand logos and add them to your scenes and also add credits with plain or animated texts!

Add filters to video

Adding filters to videos has become the millennial way of posting visual content. There’s a reason why everyone loves this. Filters can turn a bland video into anything you want – into a retro effect, black and white, add a sunny effect, and a lot more.

If you’re crazy about adding filters for your videos, here’s how you can do it with Animaker:

1. Click on the scene or the background video and see an item menu appear

2. Choose the filters option

Add filters

 3. Scroll through to pick your favorite filter and click to add

Let’s now add a summer filter to a gloomy scene. Click on the filter and see it reflect on your video.

Filters

💡 Pro Tip:

Filters are fun and tempting to add. But, be mindful of why you’re doing it and refrain from going overboard.

  • Don’t add filters for the sake of it. Be tasteful and picky with the reasons
  • Layer the filters with texts that complement the color of the background
  • Make sure to maintain the consistency of the color, feel, and texture throughout the video
  • Don’t add different filters for every scene

Use screen effects

The videos we see today are far from having formal intros and boring designs. From big brands like Starbucks and Adidas to a budding Youtuber, and even a B2B marketer is trying to set a tone, personality, and a voice for their brand with videos.

Adding a personality to your brand through videos lies in the choice of colors, concepts, themes, and keeping it casual. But, to make this possible for your videos, you don’t have to be a huge brand.

With pre-built screen effects in Animaker, you can pick from tons of choices to add that extra quirkiness to your videos and let’s see how:

1. Click on the “screen effects” icon in the library 

2. Choose the screen effect you want

3. Add it to your scene, layer it up with a nice text, and watch it instantly make your video wonderful!

Screen effects

Transitions

The connectivity between stand-alone scenes is what makes a visual with a flow and story. Videos are distinguished from other forms of visual because of the loop and continuity.

An editing tool that supports this is the “transition effect” that adds narration, mood, and emotion to your videos. By definition, a transition is exactly what it does – “It brings cohesiveness while changing from one type to another without any visual cue.”

Let’s now see how to create transitions using Animaker:

Transitions

 

III. Jazz up with the right dose of audio editing

Add voiceover to video

There are different forms of narrations to a video. It could be using a subtitle or just adding a fitting audio track that perfectly syncs with the theme of the video. The most popular form is adding a voiceover that takes the audience through the video like narrating a story.

This keeps the audience glued more than anything else! So, there are different ways in which you can do this:

  • Text-to-speech
  • Record voice over
  • Upload recorded file

The good news is that you can do all of this with Animaker and let’s see how:

1. Click on the mic icon on the left end of the timeline bar and see a menu expand with three options – record voiceover, text-to-speech, and upload voiceover

TTS

2. Choose the voiceover format you prefer

3. Sync with the video

💡 Pro Tip:

If you’re recording a voice-over make sure you do the following:

  • Have the script within reach to prevent stammering or losing the flow
  • Add some pauses and speak confidently. Avoid sounding monotonous and robotic – Keep it natural and breezy
  • Keep water or some drink within reach if your voice begins to crack
  • Use a mic or plugin noise-canceling earphones to eliminate ambiance noise
  • Practice a couple of times before going live
  • Be ready and willing to re-record (if you have the flexibility)  in case if something does not go well

Record your own voice

Record voice

Text-to-speech

 

Text-to-speech

Trim audio

If you like a particular portion of a long audio track and want to chop off the excess and retain your favorite portion, it is quite easy to do that with Animaker.

Let’s see how to add music and trim it

  1. Choose from hundreds of music tracks in the Animaker library or upload your own audio files
  2. Click on the audio track and see it appear on the audio timeline
  3. Drag the pins on either side inward or upward to freeze the audio portion you prefer

Trim audio

 

Mute video

You can grab the attention of the audience and minimize distraction by muting the audio for certain scenes. 

You can do it in Animaker in a single simple step. Click on the scene in the timeline that you want to mute the audio for and mute the scene or adjust the volume on the audio symbol.

Mute audio

IV. Export 

Once you are happy with your output, you can download the project in any resolution you want. You can go up to 4k video quality on Animaker. 

  • Click on the publish button
  • Download the video or directly publish on social channels

Video export

Wrapping Up

All the favorite movies and shows that we enjoyed watching did not magically turn out to be epic. The crux of a good output is the hours of quality editing that go behind it and this holds true for content in any format.

In fact, one of the iconic movies in the history of world cinema, Avatar, took ten years to edit and make it what it is. So, whether you create a small video or an extravaganza, remember one thing – Edit, edit, and edit again.

Hope you enjoyed our tips, tricks, and best practices of video editing. We’d like to know your favorite hack in the comments✌

 

Pro-Hacks & Tips to improve your Animaker videos!

Are you trying to get the most out of Animaker?  Are you looking for ways to take your video-making skills to the next level?

That’s the exact reason why we made these awesome Pro-hacks to guide you on your path to video making excellence.

Hack 1: Depth of Field

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Hack 2: The Hitchcock Zoom

 

Hack 3: Animated Backgrounds

 

Hack 4: Rule of Thirds

 

 

Hack 5: Foreground and Background Effect

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Hack 6: Using objects for creating smooth transitions

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Hack 7: Pan and Tilt effect

 

 

Hack 8: Monstrous growth effect

 

 

Hack 9: Delusional effect

 

 

Hack 10:Screen within the screen effect

 

 

Hack 11:Parallax effect

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Hack 12:Properties for background effect

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How to make a Cute Anniversary Video? [Quick guide!]

Your anniversary is just around the corner, and you wonder what might be a good gift for your loved one… 

As much as those expensive rings, shoes, and clothes will be a sight for the eyes, gifts with a personal touch can sweep your partner right off their feet!

And what better way to swoon your loved one if not for a video made with beautiful photos taken all through the years? Just the sound of it gives you a good feeling, right?

How to make a anniversary video

We have all felt a rush of happiness when we scroll through photos in our galleries, reminiscing the happiest moments.

How to make a anniversary video

After all, memories are eternal treasures of our hearts! And videos can be a great way to relive those memories. That’s precisely why we are going to make an anniversary video!

Now let me show you how to make that awesome anniversary video of yours in a matter of minutes!

How to make a anniversary video

There are two ways to do this:

  1. Create using Animaker’s unique Anniversary Video Maker
  2. Creating an Anniversary video from scratch

Whichever method you choose, we will be delighted to guide you!

So, with no further delay, let’s dive in!

1. Create using Animaker’s Anniversary Video Maker:

The Anniversary Video Maker is extremely easy to use, efficient, and completes most of the work for you. Above all that, it is free!

How to make a anniversary video

How to make a anniversary video

Let’s get started on the steps to collate the images into a beautiful video using this video maker:

1. If you are already a user of Animaker, click here to log in. If you are new to Animaker, click here to sign up.

How to make an anniversary video

2. This will lead you to the dashboard, where you will see tons of existing templates for different use cases. Look for “anniversary” in the search bar at the top.

How to make an anniversary video

3. This will redirect you to the Moments page with a list of anniversary video templates displayed. You can hover over any template and click on ‘Preview’ to get an idea of the template. Once you decide which one to use, click on the ‘Use’ button.

How to make an anniversary video

4. The template that you have chosen will get launched as a new project.

How to make an anniversary video

5. You will see that the template has everything, right from the emotion to the background music. All you need to do is, swap the pictures in it with yours. We shall start with this swapping by uploading your images one by one. Choose the file that you want to upload from your local storage. Click the Upload button, navigate to the file, select it, and click on Open. You can also drag and drop the file from your local storage.

How to make an anniversary video

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6. Similarly, upload all the pictures. Once you are done, select the photo in the template. This will open the Item Menu. Select the Swap option from the Item Menu.

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7. This will open the Images section from the library. Using the Swap option allows you to swap the existing image with an image or video, either from the Library or from the My Uploads section. Since we will use the photo that was uploaded, choose the My Uploads icon in the images section.

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happy anniversary video

8. Select the image you want to swap the existing image with, and click on Apply.

anniversary video

After swapping, you can resize the image by selecting it and then dragging its corners. 

9. If you feel that the text in the template does not go with your image, you can readily change it by simply clicking on it. Clicking on it would open the Text Settings window, from which you can modify your text’s font style, size, alignment, letter spacing, transparency, entry/exit effect, and arrangement. Also, you can use Smart Move on your text to give it complex animations. Check out this video to know how to use Smart Move.

anniversary video

10. Alternatively, you can also delete the existing text box and replace it with one from the Text Pre-builts section. The Library also has a massive list of Text Pre-builts, which are formatted with unique entry and exit effects to make life easier for you. Apart from these pre-builts, you can also select a heading, subheading, or body text, format it, and provide it with your own entry/exit effects.

anniversary video

11. If you are confident enough, you can very well go ahead and create a scene from scratch. To do this, select the scene after which you want the new scene, and select the Add Scene option. If you want to add a new scene that doesn’t have many changes from a particular scene, the easiest and smartest thing to do is duplicate a scene. Select the Duplicate Scene option and make your changes in the newly added scene right away. To delete a particular scene, select it from the Scenes section and select the Delete Scene option.

anniversary video

You can also add any asset from the Library to any scene and enhance your video. Refer to the screenshot below to know where each asset type can be found.

anniversary video

As and when you add an element to the scene, you will notice it getting added to the timeline below. For instance, when you add a photo that you’d uploaded, this is how it gets added to the Workspace and the timeline.

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To adjust the duration of the asset’s visibility on a particular scene, drag the black bars at the ends of the scene in the timeline or by clicking the + and – options at the bottom right.

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Once you are done editing the text and replacing the assets the way you want, we will move on to the next step; one of the most critical steps for creating a cool video…

Adding music to a video:

Music is one of the essential elements of a video. Its absence can make a video lack flavor and make it seem…

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To add the right amount of oomph to your video, you need to choose an apt tune that would go with your video’s overall essence. And that, my friends, is where Animaker comes to the rescue…

Apart from providing different elements like properties, special effects, images, etc., Animaker’s Library also offers a vast collection of ready-to-use, royalty-free music tracks and sound effects.

Also, just like you had added your photos, you can add tunes that you have composed or tunes from the internet, provided they are royalty-free like our tracks (You wouldn’t want to get sued or have your video removed for using others’ tunes without permission, right?)

You would have noticed that the pre-built template that we had selected comes with background music. If you want to change it, Animaker’s rich library gives you a whole host of options.

First, select the video timeline.

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To change the existing BGM in this template, click on the music track in the timeline. You will notice a pop-up with some options appear. Remove the track by selecting the Delete option.

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To choose a new music track/sound effect, select the Music option in the library. This will list several royalty-free music tracks. Similarly, to add sound effects, select the option next to Music. 

make anniversary video with song

make anniversary video with song

Hover over any track to preview it. Add a track to the video by simply clicking on it. From the timeline, you can preview the track, adjust its volume, duplicate it, and delete it. You can also move the black edges of the track to extend or contract it and match the track length with your video’s duration.

make anniversary video with song

And if that’s still not enough, you can upload your own music the same way you uploaded your pictures and add it to the video. 

After adding all the elements, preview the video to ensure that they have been added the way you wanted them to be. After all, you need the video to be perfect, right?

Select the Scene Preview option to preview a particular scene and use the Video Preview option to preview the entire video.

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Once you are done, click on Publish -> Download video. You can rename it, select the preferred video quality, and then click on Download.

Facebook anniversary video

Facebook anniversary video

Your video is ready! Once the rendering is done, you can download it. Additionally, you will also receive the video link via mail. Brace yourselves, cuz it’s…

Facebook anniversary video

Show your loved ones the awesome video that you’d created and see them go…

Facebook anniversary video

2. Create an Anniversary Video from scratch:

If you do not want to make use of a template and start from scratch, well, we have options for that too! Here are the steps:

1. After logging into your account, Click on Create -> Create a video on the dashboard.

Facebook anniversary video

2. This will take you to the Moments page. This page lists three blank options at the top along with the other predefined templates. Select one among the three blank templates (vertical, square, and horizontal), depending on the dimension you want.

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3. Selecting a blank template will start a new project as shown below.

video for anniversary wishes

4. After the project is launched, start by uploading the pictures following the steps mentioned earlier.

video for anniversary wishes

video for anniversary wishes

video for anniversary wishes

5. Once the pictures are uploaded, our next step will be to add a good background to the video. Using Animaker, you can add four different types of backgrounds to your video. Check out this video to know more.

6. For this video, I would prefer to go with an image background. As it is an anniversary video, I will search for the keyword “love” in the search bar and choose one from the filtered list. To add a background you like to the workspace, simply click on it.

anniversary collage video

anniversary collage video

7. Now that our background is selected, the next step will be to add the uploaded photos to the workspace. Go to the Uploads section in the library and select the photo that you want to add to the workspace.

anniversary collage video

anniversary collage video

anniversary collage video

Resize the image by dragging its corners and place it properly. 

8. Here’s a subtle trick for you. Though adding the image would do, adding a frame to the picture can emphasize it. Wondering how? Look down. 

  1. Click on Properties in the Library.create anniversary video online free
  2. Since the image is in landscape format, we can choose the rectangle shape. To choose the rectangle shape, click on the plus symbol next to Shapes (With Text) under Properties.create anniversary video online free
  3. This will expand the Shapes section. Select the rectangle to add it to the workspace. create anniversary video online freecreate anniversary video online free
  4. Besides using the corners of the shape to resize it, you can also change its width by using the rhombus icon in the shape. This will help you to scale the frame like this…create anniversary video online free
  5. Once you have made the frame fit the picture perfectly, you can change the color of the shape and give it entry/exit effects from the settings.happy anniversary video free downloadhappy anniversary video free download
  6. Now that your frame is set, right-click on it and select Move to Back. This will help you in performing the next step without any hassles.happy anniversary video free download

9. You can add text to the workspace by selecting the Text option from the library. Select a heading/subheading/body text or choose a style from the vast list of Text-Prebuilts.

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For this video, I select the body text and enter the text to add to the video. 

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Similar to the other assets, you can format the text the way you want it to be and also give it entry/exit effects from the Text Settings window.

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10. Let’s move on to the next scene. Now that our first scene is perfectly set, the easiest and smartest thing to do would be duplicating it and simply changing the picture and text for the other scenes. This would help you complete your video faster. To duplicate the scene, click on the Duplicate Scene option on the first scene under the Scenes tab.

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11. Now, our task is to replace the image and the text, and we are done with the second scene. To replace the image, select it, and choose the Swap option from the Item Menu.

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This will open the Images section from the library. Using the Swap option allows you to swap the existing image with an image or video, either from the Library or from the My Uploads section. Since will use the photo that was uploaded, choose the My Uploads icon in the images section.

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Select the image you want to replace the current image with and click on Apply.

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You can resize the image by dragging its corners and fitting it into the frame.

12. Next, change the text accordingly.

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Similarly, you can duplicate the first scene and change the picture and text in forthcoming scenes.

13. The final step is to add music to your video. To choose a new music track/sound effect, select the Music option in the library. This will list several royalty-free music tracks. Similarly, to add sound effects, select the option next to Music.

happy wedding anniversary video create

 

happy wedding anniversary video create

14. Hover over any track/effect to preview it. Add a track to the video by simply clicking on it. From the timeline, you can preview the track, adjust its volume, duplicate it, and delete it. You can also extend the black marks at the ends of the track to extend or contract it.

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And if that’s still not enough, you can upload your music the same way you uploaded your pictures and add it to the video. 

After adding all the elements, preview the video to ensure that they have been added correctly.

Select the Scene Preview option to preview a particular scene and use the Video Preview option to preview the entire video.

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Once you are done, click on Publish -> Download video. You can rename it, select the preferred video quality, and then click on Download.

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marriage anniversary video app

Your video is ready! Once the rendering is done, you can download it, Additionally, you will also receive the video link via mail.

You would have noticed that the process is extremely simple. So, what are you waiting for? Unleash thy creative self, shower all those elements, and create the best anniversary video ever!!

Should you have any questions/doubts, shoot ‘em in the comments section. We will be happy to help you out!

How to Flip a Video: The Top 4 Easiest Ways (with Pictures)

Looking to flip a video but can’t seem to find a tool that’s easy-to-use?

You don’t want to watch a tutorial…

… or go through several steps to do something as simple as this. 

Isn’t it ironic that you have to pay and download a professional video editing software, and spend hours learning it when all you’re looking for is to flip your video? 

We feel you.

That’s why we compiled this list of free, easy methods you can use to quickly flip your video in 2020.

All the methods listed here are simple but based on your computer setup or nature of work, you can pick a method that suits you the best:

Flip online using Animaker

Flip on Mac using Quicktime player

Flip on Mac using iMovie

Flip on Windows using Windows Movie Maker

How to Flip a Video using Animaker: The Easiest Way

Animaker’s the quickest way to flip your video. Simply click a button to flip it horizontally and/or vertically.

The best part is it’s totally free and doesn’t slap an ugly watermark on your flipped videos. 

Let me show you how:

  1. Open Animaker’s Video Flipper and click the Start Flipping button.
    Open Animaker's Video Flipper 1
  2. Now upload the video you want to flip.
    Upload the video you want to flip 2
  3. Next, click on the Flip icon in the top right corner of the canvas to flip it horizontally or/and vertically.
    Click on the flip icon to flip it horizontally or vertically 3
  4. Now click the Download button in the top right corner to start processing the video. Once done, you can download it to your local computer.Click on the download button to download the flipped video 4

It’s that simple.

Are you a mac user? Below, we show you how you can use a preinstalled mac app to do the same.

How to Flip a Video on Mac using Quicktime Player

If you’re using Mac OS, you can use Quicktime player to flip your video. You probably already use it to play videos or record your screen. The following steps show you how to flip using Quicktime player:

  1. Open the video you want to flip using Quicktime player.
    Open the video you want to flip using quicktime player 1
  2. Go to the “edit” menu in the app’s menu bar and select Flip Horizontal or Flip Vertical from the drop down menu.
    Go to the edit menu and choose flip horizontal or flip vertical 2
  3. Save the flipped video by hitting Command + S or go to the file menu in the menu bar and select Save from the dropdown menu.
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And you’re done! Did you know that there’s another way to do this on Mac? We show you how in the following section.

Flip using iMovie on Mac

You can use iMovie, a preinstalled Mac app, to flip your video. If you aren’t familiar with the tool, I’d suggest you use Quicktime Player instead.

To flip your video vertically, follow the below steps:

  1. Add the video to your timeline and select it. You’ll know it’s been selected if it’s highlighted in yellow.
    Import and select the video you want to flip 1
  2. Click the Cropping button above the Viewer panel, and click on one of the rotate buttons twice to flip it vertically (as shown in the screenshot below).
    Click on the cropping icon and flip it horizontally or vertically 2

Here’s how to to flip your video horizontally:

  1. Select your video from the timeline and click on the Clip filter and audio effects button above the Viewer panel.
    Click on the Clip filter and audio effects icon 1
  2. From the Choose Clip Filter window, pick the Flipped clip filter as shown in the screenshot above.
    Pick Flipped from the Choose Clip Filter window 2

As you can see, using iMovie isn’t the easiest way. You could opt to go with the first two methods if you’re not a user, or if you find it difficult to use.

Are you using Windows OS? Below, we show you how you can flip using a preinstalled Windows software.

Flip using Windows Movie Maker on Windows OS 

Windows Movie Maker is primarily used to edit films and commercial videos. You’re better off using tools on your browser that are specifically built to address this one goal.

However, if you’re an existing user, follow these steps:

  1. Open Movie Maker and import the video you wish to flip. 
  2. Go to the Visual Effects tab and scroll down to the Mirror section. Now, choose Mirror Vertical to flip it vertically, or pick Mirror Horizontal to flip it horizontally as shown in the screenshot below.
    Go to Visual Effects tab and choose Mirror Horizontally or Mirror Vercially

Is there any other way to flip a video quickly? What tool do you use? Please let us know in the comment section.

And if you’ve been looking for an easy way to quickly edit your videos for your social media channels, feel free to check out our online video editor. It is ridiculously simple and fast. Just a few clicks and you’re done. Say goodbye to clunky, bloated video editing software.

How to turn Video into GIF [The Quick Solution]

Who would have thought that a format, which was originally invented just as an attempt to exchange images between computers, would be a rage now?

Wondering what I am talking about? GIFs, of course!

Yes… GIFs were invented to provide a color image format at a time when the format supported only black and white. With more changes in its algorithm, GIFs have grown to what they are now.

Nowadays, you notice GIFs being used everywhere. Right from social media sites to chat communities. They serve their purpose well by helping the audience have a good time!

Like Jason Eppink, curator of digital media at the Museum of Moving Images had rightly said, “Before, GIFs were dressing up the content. But now, the GIF itself has become the destination.” From being used as mere comments/replies on social media or conversations, they have grown to be a stand-alone social media post. And the best part is, people love it, thanks to its quirkiness! 

Sometimes, they are also used as a part of blog posts. This can be a feast for the eyes cuz,

  1. It will serve as a break from those long paragraphs.
  2. Explaining a particular emotion can be quite a task with text. But with GIFs, this has never been easier.

Summing things up, GIFs are fantastic, and there are GIFs for every mood.

Did we blow your mind with those facts? Here’s a GIF for you.

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Did we get you Excited about GIFs? Here’s another.

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Did we Disappoint you? Here’s another.

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You get the point!

Now, before we get distracted and start checking out the GIFs for different moods, let’s dive into the actual process and learn how to turn video into GIF.

Let’s say you have a cool video that you feel will make a good GIF. Why let this interesting idea go to the gutter?

To turn your video into the perfect gif, we’ll use Animaker, the user-friendly DIY platform that can help create both GIFs and videos in a matter of minutes.

Are you ready? Let’s dive in.

1. First, start by registering on the website. If you are already a registered user, you can simply log in. Log on to Animaker and select “Create a Video” on the dashboard.

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2. This would lead you to the Moments page. Select the template whose dimensions are the same as that of your video. As my video is horizontal, I choose the Horizontal template.

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3. Upload your video. For uploading a file, select the Upload option present at the bottom left corner.

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4. Please select the file from your local storage, drag and drop it. Otherwise, you can also select the Upload button, navigate to the file, and then upload.

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5. After uploading the file, double click on the video file to add them to the scene. You will notice the video being added to the timeline, as shown below.

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6. Now, let’s crop out the “GIF-worthy” part of the video. Since you would know the exact time the scene appears, you can crop it using the scissors in the Item Box.

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7. Clicking the Scissors icon will open a new window that will enable you to crop the video. Use the purple tickers to adjust and cut the portions needed. Once you are done, click on the green tick to get the new video.

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8. Once you are done adjusting the duration, your GIF is ready for publishing! You can download it directly, or you can add more effects, text, or elements with the different options available in the library. To add text, select the Text icon from the Library.

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You can select any style from the list of Text pre-builts in the Library. These text pre-builts are formatted with unique entry and exit effects to make life easier for you. I have selected a text pre-built and have removed the entry and exit effects for this particular gif.

Apart from these pre-builts, you can also select a heading, subheading, or body text, format it, and provide it with entry/exit effects.

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9. Once you are done, click on Publish and select Download GIF.

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Let’s see how the final GIF looks!

How to turn video into gif

Who would have thought that it was THIS easy to convert video to GIF? Now that you know how to turn video to GIF, it’s time to create those hilarious GIFs and make fun of your people!

Got queries/suggestions? Feel free to drop them in our comments section. We are always happy to get in a conversation with you.

 

How to convert gif to video (In 2 simple steps)

We know that people often convert Video files into GIFs to share it across social media platforms. But what about converting GIFs into videos?

This is probably what you are thinking right now.

“Why would anyone need that? You are being weird!”

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There are reasons why people want to convert gif into a video. 

Popular social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn don’t allow us to post in GIF file format. 

What is the purpose of having the perfect GIF for your post, if we can’t share them?! This is where we start looking for solutions to convert a GIF file into a video file. 

Today, I am going to show you how you can convert a GIF into a video using Animaker in two simple steps.

 

Step 1: Upload the GIF

Create an account in Animaker if you aren’t already a registered user. If you already have an account then login. Once you enter the dashboard click,

Create >> Create Video >> Template.

 

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Inside the moment’s page select the video dimension that matches your video. I am selecting the horizontal dimension as my video is horizontal.

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This will open up a blank Project.

Now, upload the GIF file that you want to convert to video using the uploads section. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop the GIF into the application to upload.

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Once it gets uploaded just click on your GIF file to load it into the workspace.

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Step 2: Download

Now, click Publish>>Download Video.

 

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Once your GIF gets converted into a video you will be redirected to a new page from where you can directly download your video. Apart from that, you will also be receiving a download link on your registered email id.

 

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And there you go! That’s how simple it is to convert a GIF file into a video.

To start converting your GIF to video file click here!

Pro Tip: Now let’s be honest, your file isn’t a simple gif anymore. It’s a video now. 

And videos need to have so many additional elements like music, screen effects, text animations, and more to make them really good.

Now, if you are worried about how you are going to turn your new video into a really good one, worry not! Because Animaker can help you with that too as it comes bundled with a massive list of features that can help build your own amazing video. Check our Animaker’s features here.

Do you need help with any other video creation related topic? Let us know in the comments below.

 

How to add music to a video [2 easy ways]

A video comprises many elements like scenes, transitions, effects, objects, and more.

But there’s a factor that is more integral to a video than many of the above elements. Its absence can make a video lack flavor. Since you have figured that out already, let’s introduce it with a drumroll!

how to add background music to a video clip

MUSIC!

It’s one of the most underrated parts of any successful video.

Without Music, a video can only cause this…

how to add background music to a video clip

But with Music, it can cause this…

how to add background music to a video clip

And that is why learning how to add music to a video is essential.

How to add music to a video using Animaker:

Today, I am using Animaker to show you how this can be done for free in just minutes. First, start by registering on the website. If you are already a registered user, you can simply log in.

Now, let’s learn to upload a premade video to which you can add music.

After you log in, you will be redirected to the dashboard. Follow the steps below to upload your video.

1. Click on Create -> Create a video.

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2. This would lead you to the Moments page. This page lists several predefined templates, along with three blank options at the top. Since you have a video ready for upload, select one of the blank templates depending on your video’s dimensions. I choose the horizontal template as the video I have picked for adding music video is horizontal. Once you click on it, you will be taken inside the application.

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3. To upload your video, click on the upload button in the Library.

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4. Now, you can pick the file you want to upload.

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how to add background music to a video

On the contrary, you can also drag and drop your video directly into the application to upload.

5. Once the upload is processed, the file you uploaded will be displayed here.

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Click on the uploaded video to add it to the video project.

Now, you are all set to add more “appeal” to your video.

There are two different ways to add music to a video with Animaker:

  1. Using the inbuilt music library
  2. Uploading your track from your system

Let’s dig in!

1. Using the inbuilt music library:

Animaker has a vast collection of ready-to-use, royalty-free music tracks on the platform. After creating/uploading your video, you can select any background music from the Library. 

Let’s go ahead and learn how to add inbuilt music from Animaker’s library.

Selecting Music tracks from the Library:

Animaker has made life easy for you by categorizing music tracks based on the tempo and mood, so choosing the right track won’t be a big deal. The steps are as follows:

1. Select the Music icon from the Library.

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2. Upon selecting this option, you will be able to see many tracks listed. You can hover over any track to preview it.

how to add music to a video for free

3. Upon selecting the track of your choice, you will notice a pop-up appearing, saying that the track has been added. Also, you will see the track appear on the timeline below.

how to add music to a video for free

From the timeline, you can preview the track, adjust its volume, duplicate it, and delete it. You can also extend the black marks at the ends of the track to extend or contract it.

how do I add music to a video

Selecting Sound effects from the Library:

In addition to music tracks, Animaker has several sound effects in its library. 

Wanna add a popup sound effect? Animaker has it. 

Wanna add the sound of Glass breaking? Animaker has that too!

To choose sound effects, just click on the option that is present next to Music.

how do I add music to a video

It lists many sound effects, categorized like the Music tracks.

how do I add music to a video

The steps for adding a sound effect are the same as that for a Music track. After adding the sound effect, you can adjust its timing by moving it around on the timeline.

Once you are happy with the video that you’d created, click on Publish -> Download video. You can rename it, select the preferred video quality, and then click on Download.

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how can I add music to a video

2. Uploading your track from your system:

Animaker also allows you to upload an audio file of your choice. The only prerequisite is that the file must be in any of the following formats: mp3, m4a, and wav.

Let’s say you have created a cool piece of music that is ready for upload. Here are the steps to add it to the platform and enhance your video:

1. The steps for uploading the music file are similar to the steps we followed for uploading the video clip. Just click on the upload option and follow the same process.

how can I add music to a video

 

How to add music to a video

Once the upload is complete, you can click on the music track. It will immediately be added to the timeline. 

As required, you can adjust the music track to suit your video. After you are done, you can click on Publish -> Download video to get your video.

Quite simple, right? Following these simple steps can create a significant difference in your video, making it replay on the audience’s mind and making ‘em groove!

How to add music to a video

PRO TIP:

If you have thought of a particular tune that would be a great BGM for your video, you can very well upload it to the library and add it to your video.

But be careful before using music or any creative for that say because not all creatives are copyright-free. It would be a shame to get your video removed for not giving proper credits to the creator! And sometimes, simply “giving credits” to the creator won’t be enough. You will have to get appropriate permission from the creator for legal usage, which will involve a fee.

To avoid such situations, you can check if the tune that you’d considered a “perfect-fit” is royalty-free, just like the music tracks from Animaker’s library. Read this article to get an idea of royalty-free music and the various sites that offer royalty-free music. Compare the websites before you zero in on a particular site.

After selecting a site and downloading the track of your choice, follow the steps above to upload it to the library and add it to your video.

Should you have any questions/doubts, shoot ‘em in the comments section. We will be happy to help you out!

P.S.: You can also use Animaker to create a video from scratch. It comes armed with a plethora of features like Custom character builder, 100M strong stock asset library, Human-like TTS Engine, 4K video exports, Giphy integration, and more. You can check the entire feature list of Animaker here.

How to Convert FLV to MP4: 3 Easy Ways (With Pictures)

Downloaded an FLV video but unable to play it? To open and play it, you need to convert your FLV video to MP4 format.

MP4 format is compatible with nearly every device out there.

In this post we’ll show you quick, free ways to convert your FLV video to MP4, specifically, we’ll look at how to:

Convert Online using Animaker

Convert Online using CloudConvert

Convert on Windows and Mac

How to Convert FLV to MP4 using Animaker

Animaker’s FLV to MP4 converter lets you quickly convert your FLV video file to MP4 format online, for free. 

Unlike other converters that are complex and require local installation, it’s a simple and lightweight app that works in your browser. Here are the steps:

1. Open Animaker’s FLV to MP4 converter and click the Start Converting button.

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2. Now upload the MOV file you want to convert to MP4.

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3. Once the video’s uploaded, click the Download button in the top right corner to download the video in MP4 format.

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And you’re done! Apart from offering various video conversion tools, Animaker enables anyone to easily create live-action and animated videos from scratch.

Convert using CloudConvert

Use CloudConvert to do the same. Here are the steps:

1. Launch CloudConvert’s FLV to MP4 converter, click the “Select File” button, and upload your FLV file.

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2. Now click “Convert” to start converting the FLV video to MP4.

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3. Once done, click the green button that says “Download” to download your video in MP4 format.

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Let’s now look at how you can do this on a windows or mac computer.

Convert on Windows and Mac

Wondershare free video converter is a free desktop software that lets you convert your video to MP4 on both Windows and Mac. One downside of using it is that this free version adds a watermark to your converted video. Here are the steps:

1. Install the software on your mac or windows pc and launch it. Click the Add Files button to import your FLV video from your computer. Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop the FLV file.

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2. Once the FLV video’s imported, the target format will be set to MP4 by default; click the “Convert” button to convert the FLV video to MP4.

Know an easy way that’s not been listed here? If so, let us know in the comments below.

And if you’ve been looking for an easy way to quickly edit your videos for social media, feel free to check out our online video editor.  It is ridiculously simple and fast. Just a few clicks and you’re done. Say goodbye to clunky, bloated video editing software.

How to add music to Instagram story [The 2020 Way]

Since the inception of stories, social media platforms have evolved to a whole other level in terms of engagement. Gone are the days when you felt a little bit of guilt on seeing a message like this…

How to add music to Instagram story

This means nothing anymore because there is a whole other type of content still available for you to consume called Stories. They have become so popular that nearly 500 million people use stories per day on Instagram alone.

What started as a novel feature exclusive to Snapchat is today a global phenomenon. Here’s how stories rose to prominence.

How to add music to Instagram story

Source: https://www.instagram.com/fastoryapp/

Now, Even LinkedIn has introduced stories to its platform.

Though Snapchat started ‘em all, the introduction of stickers, filters, music, and other enhancements on Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp have drawn users’ attention from across the globe.

Instagram’s continuous efforts to better stories have made it one of the most consumed content formats today.

That’s precisely why we are going to learn more about Instagram stories. 

To start with the basics, Stories is a feature that helps us post images or videos that last for 24 hours. The maximum duration of a story is 15 seconds. You can share stories publicly, privately (only to your followers), or close friends (a particular set among your followers). It enables you to add stickers, GIFs, emojis, effects, and enhancements, among which music is one.

Instagram has a massive collection of music from which you can select a song of your choice. A song chosen from this library will play for a minimum of 5 seconds and a maximum of 15 seconds per story. 

Here are the different questions we are going to address today about adding music to your IG story.

  1. How to add music to Instagram story – With the music sticker?
  2. How to add music to Instagram story without Sticker?
  3. How to add a song as an Instagram story?

Let’s dive right in!

1. How to add music to Instagram story – With the music sticker?

The steps to do this are:

1. Press on the + icon at the bottom or long-press your profile picture and select Add to your Story.

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2. Select the image or video that you would like to add to your story. Add the filters, text, and everything you want to your story.

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3. Now, to add stickers to your story, select the third icon on the top. You can choose one or more from the many stickers and emojis as shown below. But for now, our focus is the Music sticker.

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4. Select the Music sticker upon which Instagram’s collection of music gets opened. You can select any song of your choice. You can either search for a song in the search tab or browse for songs based on Genre, Mood, and Theme.

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5. You can select the portion of the song that you want to play in the background. You can also adjust the duration of the song (between 5 and 15 seconds). If lyrics are available for the song, you can customize its appearance in six different ways. If lyrics are not available, you can customize the appearance in two ways, as in the first two images.

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After selecting one from the different options, you can post the story by clicking on Your story or by selecting Send to -> Your Story

That was easy, wasn’t it?

2. How to add music to Instagram story without Sticker?

Sometimes, the song that you want to add may not be available on Instagram. You can create a video on a third-party app with that song and share it on your Instagram story during such times. Here’s where Animaker comes to the rescue!

With Animaker, you can create your videos with a wide range of shapes, backgrounds, elements, etc. For your Instagram story, you must have two things on mind:

  1. Create it as a vertical video. Selecting the video layout before creating it would ensure a faster output. Using our Instagram video maker can be of great help to you!
  2. Ensure that your video is not more than 15 seconds. If it is more than 15 seconds, the video will get cut and be posted as two or more stories.

Now, let’s dive into adding music to your video using Animaker 2.0.

Before you start worrying about how you will pay for such a tool, let me remind you that we will be using Animaker’s Free plan for our needs.

1. Now let’s get back to the steps.Log on to Animaker and select “Create a Video” on the dashboard. This would lead you to our Moments page. Select the Vertical template as IG’s story dimensions are 1080*1920.

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2. Upload your video and audio on Animaker. For uploading a file, select the Upload option present at the bottom left corner.

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3. Select both the audio and video files from your local storage, drag and drop them. Otherwise, you can also select the Upload button, navigate to the files, and then upload them.

4. After uploading the files, double click on the video and audio files to add them to the scene. You will notice the video and audio being added to the timeline, as shown below.

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You can add more elements to this video and edit it the way you want to. Similarly, you can adjust the volume of the audio, extend its duration, etc. 

After creating your video, publish it, and add it to your smartphone’s gallery. Then, add the video to your story and post it. It’s as simple as that!

Let’s see how the video looks after uploading to the story.

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Here, you can see how the video has been cut into four different stories, as it exceeds the maximum 15-second limit. So have that in mind when you consider posting stories.

If you don’t already have a pre-recorded or pre-made video in hand, and if you want to create a video from scratch, you can always create one using Animaker’s video creation platform! So Animaker has got you covered to take any route you want.

3. How to add a song as an Instagram story?

Some songs make us feel enlightened. And sometimes, we want to help the world feel the same way too, by sharing our favorite song with them.

How to add music to Instagram story

For this bestowal, let’s learn to share songs on our Instagram stories. This method is different from the first two methods. In the first two sections, we had learned to post music as part of the story along with a photo or a video. In this section, we will learn to share a song itself as a story from external sources like Spotify, Shazam, and SoundCloud. Ensure that you have the mobile apps of these services before we start sharing the songs.

1. From Spotify:

The steps are as follows:

1. Open the Spotify app and search for the song that you want to share.

2. After opening the song, click on Settings (the three dots on the right corner) > Share.

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3. Select Instagram Stories.

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4. This would redirect you to Instagram. Click on Your Story or Send to -> Your story to post the song as your story.

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5. This is how your story will appear. Viewers can listen to the song on Spotify by selecting Play on Spotify -> Open Spotify.

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2. From Shazam:

1. Open the Shazam app and search for the song that you want to share.

2. After opening the song, click on Settings (the three dots) and select Share. You can also select the Share icon on the right corner.

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3. Select Instagram Stories.

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4. This would redirect you to Instagram. Click on Your Story or Send to -> Your story to post your story.

5. Your story would be published. Like the steps for Spotify, viewers can listen to the song on Shazam by selecting Play on Shazam -> Open Shazam.

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3. From SoundCloud:

1. Open the SoundCloud app and search for the song that you want to share.

2. After opening the song, click on Settings (the three dots) and select Share. You can also select the Share icon at the bottom.

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3. Select Share to Instagram Stories.

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4. This would redirect you to Instagram. Click on Your Story or Send to -> Your story to post your story.

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5. Your story would be published. Like the steps for Spotify, viewers can listen to the song on SoundCloud by selecting Play on SoundCloud -> Open SoundCloud.

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Bonus Tip:

Stories on Instagram are muted by default. One must either tap on the video playing or increase the volume by adjusting their volume buttons to listen to the music.

So, here’s a bonus tip. Add the “Sound on” sticker or the microphone emoji to your story, so that your followers know that the story has some music. Win-win situation!

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So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and start the party in your IG stories!

Here’s to Instagram stories and our obsession with them!

Should you have any questions/doubts, shoot ‘em in the comments section. We will be happy to help you out!

 

How to loop a video

A loop video is a great way to convey information about your product or organization without forcing the user to consume it.

It’s a very useful content format that is highly used during trade shows, events, corporate waiting rooms, and even during presentations. Recently loop videos have even become a fun content format on social media.

In this article, we’ll show you

          1. How to loop a video online? 

          2. How to loop a video using video players?

          3. How to loop YouTube videos?

          4. How to loop videos in PowerPoint presentations?

As a bonus point, I will also show how to loop videos for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

1. How to loop a video online?

Loop videos are continuously repeating videos with endless or multiple replays. There are several ways to create a loop video but only a few of them are simple and efficient at the same time. 

Animaker is one such video creation tool that provides you with simple yet powerful options to edit your videos online. This three-step process will show you how to make a loop video online in no time. 

Step1: Upload the video

Create an account in Animaker. Once you enter the dashboard, click 

Create>> Create Video>>Blank page.

 

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dashboard page of animaker

Now, select the upload option, which is on the bottom left corner of the interface. Upload the video that you want to loop by clicking on the upload button. Or you can simply drag and drop the video file into the application.

 

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Upload section of Animaker

 

Step2: Duplicate:

After uploading the video, select it to load it into the workspace.

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On the right-hand side, you have an option called Duplicate, present within each scene. Now click on the “duplicate scene” button as many times you want the video to be looped. Let’s say you want the loop to happen 10 times, then click on the duplicate icon for 10 times.

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Step3: Download

Once done, click Publish>>Download Video.

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Once the video is rendered, you will be redirected to the following page.

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Here, you will have options to download, edit your video again, and even share the video or the project file with others for more editing.

In addition, you will also receive a download link of the processed video in the registered mail id. Thus making sure that downloading remains an easy task for you.

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2. How to loop video using video players:

Different purposes require different solutions. Don’t they?! 

Say you are planning to play your video in some fair or tradeshow, and you want the video to be continuously repeating in the background. In this situation, a software solution that will help you loop the video a certain number of times might not be the best solution. What you need is an easy fix that will help you keep playing the video an infinite number of times without your intervention.

In this case, looping with the help of video players is the best option. Below I have shown how to loop a video in some widely used video players.

Windows media player:

In the Windows media player, the second icon in the bottom menu, from the left-hand side allows you to play a video on repeat mode.

loop videos using windows media player

VLC player:

To play a video in a loop in the VLC player, click the View button on the top menu, and select advanced controls. 

loop videos using vlc player

Once you open the advanced controls, use the loop button to select the section of the video ( point A to Point B) that you want to play in a loop.

If you press the play icon now, the video will play in a loop between the points A and B.

loop videos using vlc player

Quicktime player:

Looping a video in a Quicktime player is similar to doing in the VLC player, but much simpler. 

Click the View button and select the loop option and you are ready to go!

loop videos using quicktime player

3. How to loop YouTube videos:

YouTube is our easy go-to solution for all our video needs. But still many of us don’t know how to utilize it to its fullest potential. YouTube gives us a very easy solution to play a video on repeat mode.

To make a video play on a loop, do a right-click on the video and select ‘loop’ from the options.

loop Youtube videos

 

4. How to loop videos in your Powerpoint presentation:

Looping a video inside your PowerPoint presentation is a good way to keep hold of your viewer’s attention. To begin with, insert the video into the presentation by,

clicking  Insert tab >> Video >> and select the option Video on my PC to upload the video that you want to add to your presentation.

how to loop videos for powerpoint presentation

 

Once you embed the video, now go to the Playback tab and select the box near the option ‘loop until stopped’.

how to loop videos for powerpoint presentation

That’s it. Your video in your presentation is on loop and the loop will continue until you stop it.

 

Bonus: How to loop videos for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram ( Infinite loop):

An infinite loop video can fool the viewer by blurring the difference between the start and the end of a video. It’s a great trick to create attention-grabbing social media videos.

This simple two-step process will show you how to make infinite loop videos.

Step1: Upload your video 

Create >> Create GIF >> Blank page.

We are creating this as a GIF file to ensure that the video runs continuously as an infinite loop. For this requirement as well, we’ll use Animaker.

Once you login to the application, upload the file that you want to loop using the upload section present on the left side of the application interface. Or you can also drag the video from the folder into the application.

If necessary, you also have an option to trim the clip that you are uploading to make your video loop accurate. And you can do that by dragging the edges of the clip in the video timeline.

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Step2: Download

Now Click Publish >> Download Gif.

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This is a good way to create an infinite loop video for Twitter and Facebook. 

As Instagram does not accept GIFs, you have to download your output in mp4 format. To do that, download through the Download video option. 

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There you have your infinite loop animation!

Click here to create your infinite loop video now.

We hope this article helps you with the right solutions for video looping. But if you are highly creative and want to do more than just looping a video, then we have the right tool for you.

Animaker is free and easy to use DIY video creation software that offers options to trim, crop, rotate, change color, add music, create character animation, create a video with photos, create text animation, and a lot more.

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