The Clips feature allows you to trim your Switcher Studio recordings into shorter videos, so that you can repurpose them for things like ads, teaser videos, time lapse videos, social posts, and more. In addition to trimming the video, Clips has several customization options, including:

  • Adjusting the playback speed

  • Removing the audio

  • Adjusting the aspect ratio

  • Adding a progress bar

  • Adding an image

  • Adding a title

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Creating a New Clip

Step 1: Open the Clip Editor

How you access the Clip Editor will vary, depending on whether you are creating the clip immediately after creating a recording, or if you are working from a past video recording.

If you are creating a clip immediately after you have stopped streaming/recording:

  • The Video Completion Panel will appear when you’ve ended your video. At the top of the panel you will see the message, "Congratulations! Your Video is complete.”

  • In the lower right, tap More (below the three dots).

  • Tap Create Clip (Edit) to open the Clip Editor.

  • The Editor window will include a preview window and editing options. As you make adjustments, you can tap play in the video preview to watch the clip.

If you are creating a clip from a past video recording:

  • Tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner of the app (three horizontal lines).

  • Tap My Recordings.

  • Tap the recording you'd like to use for the clip.

  • Tap Clips in the lower left-hand corner.

  • Tap Create New Clip to open the Clip Editor.

  • The Editor window will include a preview window and editing options. As you make adjustments, you can tap play in the video preview to watch the clip.

Step 2: Trim the video to the desired clip length.

  • Tap Adjust (scissors icon).

  • The video timeline will appear in the Editor.

  • To change where the clip starts, swipe across the timeline to the desired starting location.

    • Then tap the Start button below the timeline. The timestamp in the Start button will show where the clip will begin.

  • To change where the clip ends, swipe across the timeline to the desired ending location.

    • Then tap the End button below the timeline. The timestamp in the End button will show where the clip will end.

  • Tap the Play button in the center of the clip preview to watch the clip.

  • Make adjustments to the start and end locations as needed.

  • Tap Save at the bottom of the Editor window when you are finished.

  • If you do not want to make any other changes to the clip, tap Create in the top right corner. Otherwise, follow the steps below to make additional changes.


Adjusting the Speed and Removing the Audio

Adjusting the Playback Speed of a Clip

You can change the playback speed in the Adjust screen:

  • From the main Clip Editor, tap Adjust.

  • Tap the icon in the top left corner that looks like a timer.

  • A Speed menu will appear.

  • Drag the slider to the desired speed.

  • Tap the X in the top right corner of the Speed window to close the slider.

  • Tap the play button in the preview section to view the clip with the adjusted speed. To make adjustments, tap the Speed icon again.

  • Tap Save at the bottom of the Editor window when you are finished.

If you do not want to make any other changes to the clip, tap Create in the top right corner of the Clip Editor. Otherwise, continue editing the clip using the customization steps outlined throughout this article.

Removing the Audio from a Clip

You can remove the audio from the original recording in your clip. This mute option is in the Adjust screen.

  • From the main Clip Editor, tap Adjust.

  • Tap the icon in the top right corner that looks like a speaker to remove the audio.

  • When the audio has been removed, the icon will dim to grey and have a strikethrough line across it (shown in the screenshot below).

  • To restore the audio, tap the speaker icon again, so that it’s white.

  • Tap Save at the bottom of the Editor window when you are finished.

  • If you do not want to make any other changes to the clip, tap Create in the top right corner of the Clip Editor. Otherwise, continue editing the clip using the customization steps outlined throughout this article.


Reformatting the Aspect Ratio (16:9, 1:1, or 9:16) and Adjusting the Framing

The Clip Editor allows you to change the aspect ratio of the video, so that you can more easily repurpose and share the clip in different formats. For example, if you recorded a horizontal video but you want to share the clip on a platform like TikTok that uses vertical video, you can reformat the clip to 9:16. You can also adjust the frame to remove black padding, zoom in, and reposition the video within the frame.

Changing the aspect ratio

  • From the main Clip Editor, tap Format.

  • Tap the desired aspect ratio.

  • When you make a selection, the preview will adjust to show you the clip in the new format.

Removing black padding

If changing the aspect ratio results in black padding, you can adjust the framing to fill the screen. Adjusting the frame will cut off parts of the video, so it might not be ideal for all scenarios . There are two ways to fill the screen and remove the black padding:

  • Tap the Fill icon next to Framing (middle icon that looks like a box) to automatically scale up the video to fill the entire screen.

  • If you want more control over which part of the video fills the screen, tap the Custom Position icon (right icon that looks like a pointing finger). Use the Zoom, Horizontal, and Vertical sliders to position the video in the frame.

Changing the color of the padding/background

If you do not want to remove the padding, you can change the color, so that the background looks more deliberate. To change the color:

  • Tap the round color wheel next to Background Color.

  • The Background Color window will appear.

  • Toggle through the options at the top for different color selector tools.

  • Select your desired color.

  • As you make a selection, the background color will adjust in the clip preview.

  • Tap back on the main Format window to close the Background Color window.

Note: It is only possible to change the background color, if there is padding around the video.

Zooming In and Adjusting the Position of the Video

The Custom Position Framing option allows you to zoom in/out on the video and change the position of the video within the frame. To adjust these settings:

  • Tap the Custom Position icon (far right icon that looks like a pointing finger).

  • Sliders will appear for Zoom, Horizontal, and Vertical. Note: You may need to scroll down to see all the sliders.

  • Drag the Zoom slider to the right to zoom in and to the left to zoom out.

  • Drag the Horizontal slider to the right to move the clip position that direction and to the left to move the position in that direction.

  • Drag the Vertical slider to the right to move the clip position down and to the left to move the position up.

  • Tap Save at the bottom of the Format window to save your changes.


Adding a Progress Bar, Adding an Image, and Adding a Title to a Clip

The Layers tool lets you add a progress bar, an image, or a title to the clip.

  • From the main Clip Editor screen, tap Layers.

  • Tap Add Layer.

  • A window will appear with the layer options.

  • Tap the type of item you want to add.

Adding a Progress Bar

After tapping Add Progress Bar from the Layer menu, the Progress Bar window will appear with customization options.

To change the Progress Bar color:

  • Tap the round color wheel next to Color.

  • The Color window will appear.

  • Toggle through the options at the top for different color selector tools.

  • Select your desired color.

  • As you make a selection, the progress bar color will adjust in the clip preview.

  • Tap back on the main Progress Bar window to close the Color window.

To change the background color of the Progress bar (the part of the bar that shows how much time is left):

  • Tap the round color wheel next to Background Color.

  • The Background Color window will appear.

  • Toggle through the options at the top for different color selector tools.

  • Select your desired color.

  • As you make a selection, the progress bar color will adjust in the clip preview.

  • Tap back on the main Progress Bar window to close the Background Color window.

To change the height of the Progress bar:

  • Drag the Height slider to the right to make the progress bar taller.

  • Drag the Height slider to the left to make the progress bar shorter.


Adding an Image

After tapping Add Image from the Layer menu, the Image window will appear with customization options.

To add an image overlay to the clip:

  • Tap Choose… next to Image.

  • Tap the location of the image.

  • Tap the image you want to import.

  • The image will appear in the center of the clip.

To customize the image overlay:

  • Drag the Size slider to make the image bigger or smaller. Alternatively, you can resize the image by pinching in (to make smaller) and out (to make bigger).

  • To reposition the image, tap and drag the image in the preview window to the desired location.

  • You can also use the Horizontal and Vertical and alignment options for easier positioning.

  • Adjust any of the other settings as desired.

  • Tap Add in the top right corner to save the image overlay.


Adding a Title

After tapping Add Title from the Layer menu, the Title window will appear with customization options.

To add a title:

  • Tap Edit Title.

  • The keyboard will become visible and a cursor will appear in the clip preview window.

  • Enter the title.

  • Tap back on the Title window to continue editing.

To customize the appearance of the text:

  • Tap Family to change the font. Available fonts are limited to the fonts on the iOS device.

  • To change the color of the text, tap the round color wheel next to Color.

    • The Color window will appear.

    • Toggle through the options at the top for different color selector tools.

    • Select your desired color.

    • As you make a selection, the title color will adjust in the clip preview.

    • Tap back on the main Title window to close the Color window.

  • To resize the text, drag the Size slider to make the title bigger or smaller. Alternatively, you can resize the text by pinching in (to make smaller) and out (to make bigger) in the preview window.

To add a background to the title:

  • Under Background, tap the round color wheel next to Color.

  • The Background Color window will appear.

  • Toggle through the options at the top for different color selector tools.

  • Select your desired color.

  • As you make a selection, the background color will adjust in the clip preview.

  • Tap back on the main Title window to close the Color window.

To change the location of the title within the clip frame:

  • To reposition the title, tap and drag the text in the preview window to the desired location.

  • You can also use the Position - Horizontal and Vertical options for easier positioning within the frame.

When you are happy with all the settings, tap Add in the top right corner to save the title.


Optional: Renaming the New Clip

By default the name of the clip will be based on the date of the recording with a suffix. To make it easier to identify the clip, you can rename it. These instructions are for renaming a clip immediately after creating it. For instructions on editing a previously created clip, go to Viewing & Editing a Clip.

After you create a new clip, you will be taken back to the List of Clips.

  • Tap the original clip name under List of Clips.

  • Tap Rename in the lower-right.

  • Delete the existing text.

  • Type the new name.

  • Tap Rename.

  • When you return to the List of Clips, the new name will appear.

If you go back to My Recordings, it will show the original video and the clip.


Exporting or Saving a Clip

  • Tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner of the app (three horizontal lines).

  • 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.

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

  • Choose how you would like to share or save the video clip.

  • Follow the prompts based on your selection.


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