When I opened up Apple's new Clips app yesterday, as I've been doing for the past few days, I was greeted with the same photo-capture screen that's prioritized in all the social "story" apps. While it's not a fully-fledged video editing tool, Clips could be useful for making quick videos to share on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.
Here's everything you need to know about Apple's Clips app, including how it works and when you can use it.
Clips offers multiple effects you can add to individual photos and videos in your compilation.
"The effects, filters and wonderful new Live Titles we've designed for Clips let anyone make great-looking, easily sharable videos with just a few taps". Think of it like a cross between the iPhone's Memories feature, which automatically generates montages from your photo library, and iMovie.
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Despite that, making Clips is easy, especially if you ignore Live Titles. "The effects, filters and awesome new Live Titles we've designed for Clips let anyone make great-looking, easily sharable videos with just a few taps".
How does Apple Clips work?.
If you've ever made videos in apps like Instagram or Vine, you'll quickly figure out Clips. Either way, the titans of tech want you to record a snippet of it.
The Clips app includes video filters, background posters, stickers, animations, and titles that can be added during recording or later when editing. The whole experience should take mere seconds. I added some text overlays and emoji, and fumbled my way through Live Titles, the feature that's distinctive to Apple Clips. Then they want you to slap on some emojis and text. You'll see a prompt to speak, and that's it. But, like using Siri, we imagine this feature may sometimes have trouble understanding you.
Snapchat started it. Instagram copied it. Facebook really copied it. The app will use facial recognition technology to determine who is in your clips videos and prioritize those contacts in the share function; although, I haven't tested that much, since I was using the app in advance of its official release and couldn't share the videos to all of my contacts.
Right now, Clips is available for iOS.
Apple has just released its all-new Clips app which makes creating a mini movie masterpiece a total breeze. Devices must be running iOS 10.3.