Sharing a Clip to YouTube Shorts

The Clips feature in Switcher Studio makes it easy to repurpose parts of your video recordings for sharing on other short-form video platforms like YouTube Shorts. There are three main steps to this process:

  1. Create a Clip in Switcher Studio

  2. Export the Clip from Switcher Studio

  3. Post the video to YouTube Shorts

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Creating a Clip

You can create a clip immediately after recording a video, or you can go back to a previous recording and create a clip. For either scenario, follow the instructions in the article Creating a Video Clip.

A few of the most commonly used Clip settings include:

  • Adjusting the start/end time of the video to create the clip.

  • Adjusting the playback speed.

  • Removing the audio from the clip.

  • Adjusting the aspect ratio - if your video recording is horizontal, you can use Clips > Format to change the aspect ratio to 9:16.

Note: Be sure to check the duration limit for YouTube Shorts. If the clip is longer than the allowed length, you will not be able to share it as a Short.

Exporting a Clip

Step 1: Access the Clip

  • Tap Video Library

  • Tap My Recordings.

  • Tap the recording with the clip you want to view.

  • Tap Clips in the lower left-hand corner.

  • Tap the name of the clip you want to view.

Step 2: Export the file.

  • Tap the Share button (the icon that looks like a box with an arrow pointing up).

  • Tap Send to Photo Library to save the clip to the Photos app.

  • Tap Copy.

  • You will receive a confirmation message when the clip has been saved to Photos.

Note: If you do not want to use Photos to export the clip, select Open In... from the Share popup to choose from additional options like AirDrop, Email, etc.

Posting the Video Clip to YouTube Shorts

  • Open the YouTube app on your device

  • Tap the white + at the bottom center of the screen.

  • Tap Create A Short.

  • Tap the "15" circle at the bottom to change it to "60"

  • Tap the video clip you want to upload.

  • Tap the white checkmark.

  • Optional: Add effects, text, captions, etc.

  • Tap Next.

  • Adjust any of the remaining settings.

  • Tap Upload.

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