How to Perform basic edits
1 Create new project +
Tap to create your first project, then name it. Choose a frame rate that suits your clips (you can change the frame rate later if you’re unsure). Use a 16:9 Frame Aspect for widescreen footage. Tap Create Project.
2 View clips
To add media to your project, tap on Albums in the Sources panel. Tap on the Video album to view thumbnails of any videos stored in your iPad’s Photos app. You can view the selected clip by tapping the Play icon in the Preview panel.
3 Trim the clip
There are lots of ways to trim your clip so that you only feature the good bits. In the Preview window, drag the blue trim handles to make the clip start and end where you prefer. Here we’ve trimmed an eight-second clip to three.
4 Add to timeline
After trimming a clip, tap the Send to Timeline button (numbered 4 on our annotation). The trimmed section will drop just after the vertical blue playhead in the timeline. A yellow check will appear by the used clip in the Source panel.
5 Play the edit
The Preview window now displays the timeline’s content. Tap the Play icon to view your movie’s first clip. Tap Jump Forward (to the right of the Play icon) to make the vertical blue playhead jump to the end of the clip in the timeline.
6 Add multiple clips
Tap on a new clip in the Source panel. The options icon changes to the multi-selection checkmark – tap this to turn it blue, then on another clip to add it to the selection. Tap the Send to Timeline icon to add them all at once.
7 Trim in the timeline
In the timeline, tap on one of the clips you just added to summon blue trim handles. Drag the start and end handles to shorten the clip. The Preview panel will show you the frames you’ll start and finish on as you drag.
8 Reorder the clips
To change the order of clips in your timeline, hold a finger on one and then drag it before or after another clip in the timeline. Let go of the clip when you see the insert icon. If you make a mistake, tap the undo arrow under the Preview panel.
9 Share your movie
Tap the Share icon at the top of the Preview panel. By tapping Movie, you can select a destination such as Video, YouTube or Facebook. You could also export your edit to iCloud Drive and import it into Final Cut Pro X on a Mac.