Import or upload a video

You’re able to import or upload videos into Flip that you created outside of Flip. This can be helpful if you want to use a video camera outside of Flip, use video editing software, or combine multiple video clips into one video.

Note: You aren't able to post a video longer than the topic’s recording time limit. If you save a video to your profile, the time limit is 90 seconds.

How to import or upload a custom video clip

When you add a video clip it creates a Flip video. You’re able to add multiple video clips at once and even record additional footage in Flip after you upload your videos clips.

Note: You can only add music from the Flip library to uploaded clips on the Flip app. You aren’t able to do this with Flip for web.

Web Browser Mobile Application
    1. Open Flip.
    2. Choose whether you want to pose the video to a topic or post it to your profile.
      • To post to a topic: Select the group > the topic where you want to post your video. Then, click Add response.
      • To post to your profile: In the top right, click Camera Camera_web_.png.
    3. At the top right, click Upload Upload_arrow.png.
    4. Upload your video clip.
      • In the “Upload video” box, drag and drop your video file.
      • Click in the “Upload video” box. Then, select the file you want to upload.
    5. Review your video clip.
      • To trim the video clip: Click the clip bar. Click and drag the blue bars at the edge of the clip bar to adjust where you want to trim your clip. Then, at the bottom right, click Confirm.
      • To add or record another video clip: At the right of the clip bar, click Add Plus_sign.png. Then, upload another video clip or record a new one.
    6. When you’re ready to post your video, at the bottom right, click Next.
    7. On the “Post video” screen, post or save your video.

Video upload details

  • Flip currently supports MP4, MOV, and WEBM video formats.
  • The maximum size of an import for an imported file is 500 mb.
  • Chromebooks do not support MOV files.
  • To avoid issues when you import a video, make sure your web browser or Flip app is up to date.
  • If you have issues, try to convert your video with a free video converter, such as https://convert-video-online.com/.

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