Share photos as video animations with Apple Clips for IOS
Apple Clips: bit.ly/clips423 | 10 mins | IOS 10.3
Clips is the latest free app from Apple that lets you combine video clips, photos and music and turn them into professional-looking videos to share with friends through the IOS Messages app, or on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo and more.
It has dozens of music soundtracks to choose from, which automatically adjust to match the length of a video. The app also has a Live Titles tool that lets you create animated captions and titles using your voice. Captions are generated automatically as you speak, and support 36 different languages (should you be able to speak them).
Clips is compatible with the iphone 5s and later, all new ipads and the sixthgeneration ipod touch. You’ll need to be running IOS 10.3 or later to install it.
1When you launch the app, it opens on Video 1 so you can record one or more clips. Point your camera at a subject, then tap and hold the ‘Hold to record’ button. 2 The video will appear below. 3 When you’ve finished recording, let go of the button.
2Tap the Play button 1 to preview the clip in the main window. 2 You can pause it at any point, and doing so brings up a selection of tools. You can toggle the sound on or off, 3 trim unwanted elements 4 or delete the clip and start again. 5 If you’re happy with the result, tap the Done button.
3If you want to add static images to your movie, tap Photo, 1 then tap the shutter button to take the picture. You’ll have the option to retake it. Hold down the red button for as long as you want the photo to display for. You can add narration. 3
4You can also import photos from your device. Tap Library 1 and select the picture you want to include. Hold down the red button to add the image with or without narration. Tap Library again to add another picture. Tap Albums 2 to select photos from elsewhere.
5The bar at the top gives you access to the Live Titles, Filters, Graphics and Text sections. 1 Tap the first option and you’ll be presented with a selection of styles for a Live Title 2 which can be superimposed over photos or videos with sound, or while recording live video.
6To use Live Titles, select the type of title you want. For live video, hold down the red button and speak. The app will listen to what you say and caption things in near-real time. 1 We found it surprisingly accurate at understanding what we said but if it gets something wrong, you can retake it and try again.
7You can add some graphics to your creation. Tap the button 1 and browse the available options. 2 Swiping left or right will switch between text graphics and emoji. Select an item and you’ll be able to position it over a photo or video, and rotate and resize it.
8If you want to add a soundtrack, tap the musical note at the top right and pick the audio you require. This can be None, Soundtracks or My Music. 1 If you’re choosing one of the soundtracks, download it, then select it and preview it in your movie. 2 The volume will drop automatically when your movie has narration.
FILTERS This option applies a selection of real-time filters to your creation, such as Noir, Instant, Transfer, Fade, Comic Book and Chrome
Tapping the arrow lets you access past creations, create a new video or share your clip with other apps HIDDEN TRAY PLAY Preview a Clip by tapping the Play button at the bottom left