Review and edit a video

When you create a video, you can quickly review and post it or go into the video editor to make changes to individual clips. Learn how to download and change a video you already posted.

Edit a video before you post it

After you record or import any clips, you’re able to make basic edits to individual clips before you post them as a multiple-clip video.

Notes:

  • Some editing features may differ depending on the device you use for Flip.
  • For videos created with Flip on web, the review screen doesn’t change for multiple-clip videos.

How to edit your single-clip video

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  1. Open Flip.
  2. Choose whether you want to post 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. Record your video. Then at the bottom right, click Next Forward.png.
  4. On the review screen, you can add more clips to your video, split or trim your clips, or add music.
    • To add more clips to your video: Next to the video clip bar, click Add more Add__Plus_in_square_.png. Then choose what type of video you want to add.
    • To split your clip: In the video clip bar, select a clip. Drag the line with the circle on top to the point at the clip where you want to split the clip. Then, under the video clip bar, click Split Split.png.
    • To trim a clip: Select the clip you want to trim. Then, select one of the 2 thick bars on either end of the clip and move it to where you want to trim your clip. When you’re done, in the bottom right, click Confirm Forward.png.
    • To add music to your video: Under the video clip bar, click Add music Music.png. You can only add music to your entire video, and not individual clips. Learn more about how to add music.
  5. When you finish editing your video, in the bottom right, click Next Forward.png.

How to edit your multiple-clip video

When you create a video with multiple clips in the Flip app, you make edits to individual clips instead of the video as a whole.

Note: For videos created with Flip on web, the review screen doesn’t change for multiple-clip videos.

  1. Open the Flip app.
  2. Choose whether you want to post 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, tap Add response.
    • To post to your profile: At the bottom, tap Camera Record__Squircle_.png.
  3. Record your video. Then at the bottom right, tap the Clips thumbnail Clips_thumbnail.png.
  4. On the Review screen, you can edit your video clip in two ways:
    • Tap the clip you want to edit.
    • Play the video. When the line with the circle on top is over the clip you want to edit, tap Edit Edit_video.png.
  5. After you select your clip, choose how to edit it.
    • To trim the clip: Under the video player, select one of the 2 thick bars at each end of the clip. To adjust the length of the clip, tap and hold the bar and move it along the clip.
    • To mirror the clip: At the right, tap Mirror Mirror.png.
    • To rotate the clip: At the right, tap Rotate Rotate.png.
    • To split into multiple clips: Tap and drag the line with the circle on top to the point where you want to split the clip. Then, at the right, tap Split Split.png.
    • To delete the clip: Under the clip timeline bar, tap Delete Trash.png > Delete.
  6. After you finish editing the clip, at the bottom right, tap Confirm Confirm.png.
  7. When you finish editing all your clips, at the bottom right, tap Next Forward.png.

Change a video you already posted

Currently, there isn’t a way for you to edit your video after you post it. If you already posted your video, you can:

How to download a video you posted

  1. Open Flip.
  2. In the top right, click your Profile photo bubble Profile_bubble.png > Profile.
  3. Under the “My Videos” tab, hover over the video you want to download.
  4. In the top right, the More icon More.png will show up.
  5. To download the video, click More More.png > Download video Download_arrow.png.

How to edit the video in the same topic you posted

  1. Hover over the same video and click More More.png. Then, click the topic where the video is posted.
  2. Click Add Response.
  3. Upload the video you previously posted and downloaded.
  4. Trim the video, record more, or add effects.
  5. Click Post to topic.

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