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 Reels. There are three main steps for sharing a clip to Instagram Reels:

  1. Create a Clip in Switcher Studio

  2. Export the Clip from Switcher Studio

  3. Post the video to Instagram Reels

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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 Instagram Reels. If the clip is longer than the allowable length, you will not be able to share it.


Exporting a Clip

Step 1: Access the 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.

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.


Sharing the the Clip on Instagram Reels

  • Open Instagram on your device.

  • Tap the + option at the top of the screen.

  • Tap Reels from the options at the bottom.

  • Tap the photo library thumbnail in the left corner.

  • Tap the video you want to share.

  • Tap Add in the top right.

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

  • Tap Preview

  • Tap Next.

  • Optional: Add a caption and adjust any of the remaining options.

  • Tap Share.

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