Apple recently launched an entirely new app called Clips. The name is pretty apropos, too, considering it allows you to take multiple short video clips and combine them together, add text or graphics easily and produce an end video super easily. But, as with Apple, there’s no instructions on how to use Clips exactly, so I figured I’d do a quick rundown and tutorial for anyone wanting to try this new app out.
The app is super minimalistic and simple actually, and opening it just opens directly to a camera that you can tap three options underneath to start getting content into the app:
You can also tap on any of the clips once added to then have the option to turn off the sound from that clip using the speaker icon, trim the clip using the scissor icon, or deleting it using the trash can icon.
You can drag and drop the clips in the timeline at the bottom to rearrange them and push play to preview it.
And that’s the basic usage concept of the app, frankly. The rest of it is adding extra things to these clips or videos. Which it can do in some pretty easy and intuitive ways.
You can then add a few things to any of the clips, or the video as a whole, by tapping the icons at the top of the app:
And then finally, you can add music over the entire video by tapping the music note at the top right corner and choose from Apple’s library of soundtracks or from your own library.
And that’s that, how to use Apple Clips. It definitely seems like an app out of left field for Apple to me, but the because of its normal Apple intuitive nature being baked in it’s an interesting take on a super easy to use short video maker. And frankly, being that I like Vine Camera and Snapchat and it feels like it’s combining a bit of both of those, I would maybe use it to make quick social videos on the fly.
What do you guys think of Clips? Have you used it, did you even know it was launched? And have you made anything cool with it, let me know in the comments below!