The Clips feature allows you to trim your Switcher Studio recordings into shorter videos, so that you can repurpose them for things like teaser videos, time lapse videos, social posts, and more. You can adjust the speed of clips, rename them to make them easier to identify, export them, and even use them as video assets for new Switcher Studio productions.

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Creating a New Clip

Step 1: Go to the video recording you want to use for the clip.

There are three places to start this process:

  • From the home screen.

  • From the Sources/Production view of Switcher Studio.

  • From the Video Completion Panel immediately after a production.

The process is similar for all of them, but we've outlined the steps for each one below.

Go to the video recording from the home screen or from the Sources/Production Panel view

  • 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.

Start creating a clip from the Video Completion Panel

You can use this option immediately after ending your production. Once you see the message, "Congratulations! Your Video is complete," follow these steps:

  • Tap More (below the three dots).

  • Tap Create Clip (Edit).

  • The Clip Editor will immediately open (skip Step 2: Open the Clip Editor below, and jump to Step 3).

Step 2: Open the Clip Editor.

  • Tap Clips in the lower left-hand corner.

  • Tap Create New Clip.

Step 3: Trim the video to the desired clip length.

At the bottom of the Clip Editor the entire video recording is shown, surrounded by an orange border. Trim the video by sliding the left and right sides of the border as follows:

  • Slide the left side of the orange border to find the starting point for the clip.

  • Slide the right side of the orange slider to the desired end point.

As you move the sliders, you will see the From, To, and Duration fields change to show the start/end timestamps and length of the clip.

  • Tap the Play button at the bottom of the clip preview to watch the clip.

Step 4 (Optional): Adjust the Speed of the Clip

  • If you would like to adjust the speed of the video, tap the orange Speed button.

  • Drag the slider to the desired speed.

  • Use the Audio toggle to enable or disable audio on the clip.

  • Tap the Play button to preview the adjustments.

Step 5: Save the new clip.

  • Tap Done in the top right corner.

The clip will now appear under the list of clips for the video recording.

Step 6 (Optional): Rename 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 as follows:

  • 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.


Viewing and Editing an Existing Clip

Clips are stored with the original recording. You can preview or edit them at any time.

Viewing 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 Play button to preview the clip.

Renaming a Clip

  • To change the name of the clip, tap Rename in the lower right.

  • Delete the existing text and type in the new name.

  • Tap Rename to confirm the change.

Editing the Clip

  • To make other changes to the clip, tap Edit in the top right corner.

  • Adjust the start or stop times, the speed, or audio as needed.

  • Tap Done in the top right corner to save.


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.


Using a Clip as a Video Asset

Because clips are stored with your recordings, you can easily import a clip to use as a video asset during your production.

  • Tap the Plus icon.

  • Tap Video.

  • Tap My Recordings.

  • Tap the clip you want to use as an asset.

  • The Video Properties Editor window will appear.

  • Make any adjustments you would like.

  • Tap Done in the top right corner.

  • The clip will appear as an asset in the Sources/Production Panel.

  • To use the clip during the production, simply tap the thumbnail in the Sources/Production Panel to play the video.

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