Splice App – Overview & Tutorial – iPhone Video Editor 2019 Update

Splice App – Overview & Tutorial – iPhone Video Editor 2019 Update


Hey everyone and welcome back to another Tuesday tip where in this video we’re going to be talking about what I think is the most simple and easy to use video editor for iPhone and that is splice video editor and maker splice recently has come out with a Totally new update which overhauls the entire app Which I have been using for probably six years now to edit all of my videos that I post on Instagram and with that I thought it would be a perfect time to update my Overview video on this app and go over the entire new app and go over everything that you need to know to use it So with that Let’s click open here from the App Store and it brings you in to splice and this is what you’re going to see once you open it for the first time and go through the Informational pages that come up first as you can see here I’ve already got a project started but for the sake of this video let’s press the plus sign button and start a new project and here we’re greeted with a screen that shows all of the videos and Photos in our camera roll and up here in the center You can touch where it says camera roll and you have access to all of the albums on your device So we’re going to go back to the camera roll and I’m going to select these two videos right here and then select next so you’ll obviously pick your videos and push next now here is the first Difference between the previous version of this app. We are greeted with a title which we can name ourselves as well as the aspect ratio Before there were a lot more settings than this so you can select portrait square or landscape I’m going to assume that we’re going to use this on Instagram. So I’m gonna choose square and we’re going to click create This place is going to load the media and we are greeted with the editor the top left corner We’ve got an X to close out of the project. We’ll jump right back in here We move over to the right and we’ve got these settings for the project which is just our aspect ratio and our project name We’ve also got the share button right beside that Then we can move down into actually using the timeline itself. You just scrub through here You can zoom in and out on it with two fingers pinching to zoom very nice functionality there, and it’s very helpful to Edit the length of your clip This is also part of the timeline function and it’s not within the rest of it you use the end in the beginning of the clip itself, press and hold as close as you can to the line and You’ll see That we edit the length of the clip by trimming it that way We’ve also got the option to add fades in here so we can choose right in between It highlights in blue and you’ll see the type It’s got a few different types of transitions and fades as well as a random button Automatically it chooses none for you and when you do select a transition, for example the crossfade you can also change the duration from 0.1 seconds all the way up to 0.9 seconds we’re going to get rid of that transition here and Move forward so as you can see, we have a new arrow up in the top left corner This is our undo and redo buttons so with that it gives us icons that shows us what we did and this is a Huge update that I wish we would have had for years I don’t know if there’s a limit to how many of these we will see because it goes all the way back to the creation of the project We can even go forward again. This is just an amazing function to have in this app And I’m so glad that it has it and also tells us what we did exactly even with the numbers. I Love this function You can organize your Clips by pressing and holding on one just like in the previous Version of the app and to delete one you can drag it down to the trashcan at the bottom and it will delete it So from there we can move on to talking about this row of icons what they mean what they do as well as the video Editing functions and that row of icons that come up whenever you select video audio or text and in here we’ve got a whole bunch of different tabs at the bottom for a media music title sound effects voice and text and Let’s run through these right now. The first one is media when you press media It’s just going to bring up the exact same screen We were just on so you could select any videos that you might want to bring in or pictures into the project I’m gonna click cancel and from here We’ll move over to music music is the same as in the old version of the app You’ve got lots of different options here As well as the option to press on your iTunes and pick songs that are actually on your phone already I’m gonna click cancel don’t want to add music this time Third in the row is the title function which we can press to add a title to the video it’s going to Automatically add some blank space of video to the screen as well as our text element with this blank space you can change the color To any one of these options here. So we’re just going to pick this. Nice green one We can also duplicate it which will just make a copy and then we can delete which we’re going to do on our duplicate Next we can double tap the screen to edit or we can push the edit button down here at the bottom So I’m going to double tap and just call it Title then we’re gonna press the checkmark to accept the changes and from here We’ve got all of these different title options at the bottom so we can change the color of the title as well let’s make that black we can change the font and there are a ton of Fonts in here for you to choose from I’m going to choose that one. We can change the background color again Except this time. We’re changing just the background color of the Text we can also affect the opacity of this background with this slider here We can change the alignment of the text to left centered or Actually, it looks like it’s not doing a ton right now. I haven’t actually used this function yet So let’s add some more stuff here and see if we can get it to change title the video Now let’s try it so it actually looks like this might be a buggy function of The video either way, let’s keep it centered for now And this is actually a perfect time to say that there are bugs in working with this app. They just updated it They had another update that came out today or yesterday and from here There’s just there’s going to be small things that come up which you can report to them in the App Store You can find their contact information and go about it that way so I’m here we can go to the opacity Button, which will allow us to change the opacity of the entire title Including the background and then this fade button here, which I haven’t quite figured out what it does yet It doesn’t fade in or fade out the title So I’m not sure if that’s a bug either but it’s there and in the future I’m sure we will find out what it does The functionality is there for you guys to learn about it in future updates when you’re watching this We also have another duplicate function. So we compress and duplicate and this will also make another duplicate but this time of the title and to interchange between Editing the different titles on the screen we can press the little T right here. That is below the title And you can see that that’s allowing us to switch back and forth between the two I’m going to delete this copy up here And if we want to get rid of everything here, all we have to do is press the title by pressing the little T And then press Delete Press the background and press and delete it’s that simple and the only difference between the title function in the function of the Text that we’re about to see within this is that it adds that blank space of video in the beginning So after that, we’ve got sound effects. There’s tons of different sound effects on the app already Then we’ve got voice which is going to record voice over for the video. So The phone is recording right now. Let’s stop so we’ve got a voice recording which we can change the volume speed as well as changing the audio recording We can duplicate it as well or we can delete it which I’m going to do right now From there. We’ve got the text function. So this just does the exact same thing but without Automatically inserting that blank space of video so we’ve got our title here or our text because it’s technically not a title in the app and to move these around all you have to do is press and hold and you Can move these to any point of the video you can adjust their starting and ending points This is something that a ton of people Asked about in my previous video about how you work with text in this app And it is very simple to do now and with this text it has the exact same Set of options because it is exactly the same. So I’m going to delete this text here and Now we can press on the video itself and with that we’ve got a whole bunch of options that come up for editing the video we can edit the volume and Fade it in and out so we can use the slider as well as the buttons to fade in and out The highlight and blue means that they are on We can change the speed of the clip right here. We can go all the way from 10 times speeding it up 10 times to 0.1 times and there’s a force close of the app which like I said there are bugs with this app And while we’re waiting on the app to start back up here I will say that I have had some issues in editing with this app since the update because we’re only a week past the original date of them updating with this huge overhaul There’s just going to be issues like this and we need to work through them and I’m sure by the time you’re watching this video In the future. These updates will have been worked through and fixed in subsequent updates moving forward Let’s go back to our video options and from here. We can change the speed like I said moving on we can change filters which there are also a ton of in this app and then in addition to this we also have adjustments to the video This is a huge update which I am so glad that they added we can adjust the brightness contrast saturation sharpness temperature and hue of the video This is a first for anything like this that I have heard of in a free app for iPhone I have been waiting for something like this forever So let’s not do that on this one, but we can change it on this one. Let’s adjust The brightness let’s make it a little bit brighter Saturation obviously, we’re going a little overboard here and also the sharpness because This clip was shot in a lower quality There we go. We’ve got adjustments after the adjustments we have the ability to crop still which is also very easy to do and now they’ve given us some buttons for fitting and filling the screen So if you’re working with a video that doesn’t match the aspect ratio of your project You can fit it onto the screen in its original format I want the fill option here and you can see the crop lines on the screen and just like in the previous Version of the app you use two fingers to edit things and crop we can also Rotate by rotating two fingers and the cool thing here is that it gives you a center guide so if you get it centered perfectly we can see the cross on the screen that’s telling us that it’s exactly in the center or We can keep it centered vertically Or we can keep it centered horizontally Right here just like this I May have said those backwards but that’s okay so we can zoom in here and another way that we can get to this crop function is just by Tapping on the screen twice it automatically brings up the crop function and from here Let’s move over to the transform options. We’ve got the ability to flip Vertically, we can flip horizontally and we can rotate at 90 degree increments both Directions this is another huge thing that did not previously exist With iPhone video editing apps on the free side of things from there. We can go to the animate function This is something that I loved in the previous version, but forgot to cover in the video or just didn’t know what it meant so we can enable the Ken Burns effect, which is basically Key framing in your video so you can select the start frame we’re gonna zoom way in and then you can select the end frame which we can zoom out a little bit for and what it’s going to do is Automatically go from this frame to this frame within our video. So as you can see It’s zooming out with the video You can do this with anything you want you can rotate you can zoom in super far It is a very valuable function to have and know how to use from there We can change the background. So if we zoom if we zoom out to where we have a background, we changed the background we can see that it is green now and After that, we have the split function. This is where slow motion comes into play so let’s say that we want to add slow motion to this clip and we want to add it from this starting point right about here to this ending point all we have to do which is so much easier than previous versions of this app is Get to the starting point push split which automatically splits it into two different parts Then we go to the end point push split again And now it automatically selects are split portion. We can go back up to speed and Slow it down now Instead of having to figure out things with numbers. It’s just automatic and easy. So let’s play it boom Easy slow motion that looks really good and is super intuitive to use after that in the project The only other thing we have here is the delete function and that does it for all of the controls of the video So now once your video is done, all you have to do is press the share button in the top corner You can share it or you can save it. I’m going to save and it’s going to export the video automatically Before we have options for quality I’m assuming it just export at the highest quality now leave every review if we want to I’m going to push no Thanks, we can push share if we want to it’s going to automatically export it again But once it’s done, it’s going to bring up share options Just like whenever you’re sharing from your Photos app So I’m gonna push cancel push done our video is done and that’s gonna do it for this tutorial I hope that you guys found it useful and if you have any issues with this app currently when you’re watching it Just report them to the developers you can also leave a comment on this video and I will let you know how I got around the problem that you’re having because I most likely have encountered it using this app Every single day and I will do so as soon as I possibly can if you guys enjoyed this video Let me know in the comments subscribe if you’re new and you might enjoy BMX content because I know that this video is going to bring in a lot of non BMX people I think you’ll like my videos and I have other tips and tricks videos for apps just like this one for editing videos on IPhone I want to thank you guys for being here and watching and we’ll see you hopefully next time in another video. Goodbye

100 thoughts on “Splice App – Overview & Tutorial – iPhone Video Editor 2019 Update

  1. Thanks for the very useful tutorial. I’m wondering if the music volume can be decreased at selected points to allow the native audio on the clips to be heard.

  2. Hi, thank you for this tutorial. How can I cut parts of only one clip ?

    I don’t want to trim the beginning or the end but cut other parts of the clip.

  3. What I can’t figure out how to do versus the ease of doing it in the old version of the app is how to edit audio tracks. I can reduce length from the end point but can’t change the start point of the audio track, meaning cutting the first minute off the track, for example

  4. Nice video. Thanks for the info. One thing, does it have the ability to do picture in video or video in video, this mean adding extra layers?

  5. when using itunes music as background music, how do I change where the song starts from? In previous versions of the app you could play with the music only, to for example, start the music midway, at the beginning of the video. There doesn't seem to be a way to adjust the start point of the music as it only plays from the beginning. Anyone know how to change this?

  6. I cant find the video in Photo Gallery after exporting ! Could you please help me with where it would get saved in iphone ?

  7. how do you get through the offer that you need to have the free trial then pay a monthly subscription just to share a video

  8. Hey idk if you will see this comment but i have a 12 minute video that i edited and it doesn’t let me save the video to camera it will take 10 minutes just to start to save and once it gets to the end it will say failed help!

  9. Thanks for that. That tip about adding a title really helped me. Since the new update I couldn't find a way to add a fade in or fade out at the beginning or end. It seems you can only add transitions by pressing between clips that are already there so nothing happens if you try to tap at the end or beginning. Adding the title allowed me to work around it since it adds a blank clip that I can then add a transition to.

  10. Great overview – thanks! I have a project choosing a song from itunes but only want a portion of the song on the video. Is there a way to do that?

  11. Im having hard time trimming the music that i want to use, ive tried everything but all it does is move the song over but not trim it

  12. Thank you, I had panic before I saw this tutorial. I have used the old app for 1 year, and love it.

  13. @Brant_More on the subject of music editing, it won't allow me to drag parts on a song anywhere after using the split function, no matter what I try. Any idea what the issue might be?

  14. How do you edit where the music starts in the song? It was so easy to find before and I can't figure it out. You skipped over that part. I want the music to start at minute 1:03 instead of the start of the song.

  15. Thank you so so much! I recently installed this app and used it on one video. So, it was a helpless feeling when I opened it today and it looked so different than the first time I used it. Being technically challenged, I so much appreciate this tutorial!

  16. Did you encounter when exporting it say “oh no something wrong” , I’ve been trying to export and same crap keep showing.

  17. how do I add a new video to the beginning of an existing  video  that already has several videos put together without deleting any videos that area already there ?

  18. is it possible to clip the first part of a song? making an edit and there’s only a certain part of the song i want playing

  19. Bill N
    1. Thank you, Brant, for this helpful video. I have used older version for 3 yrs, and was flummoxed by the upgrade. The most often used functionalities of trim and cut are not obvious in the new version and I can find no "help" tab within the app for instructions. Does a help tab exist?
    2. With your assistance, I found out how to trim, but this trim function has a MAJOR deficit. It is fine if you want to trim based on the VISUAL stream of images, as you show in your demo, but I can find no way to trim on the AUDIO stream, which is critical when trimming Q&A between two people or editing out bad background noise effects. In the old app I just listened to the audio and noted the times where I wanted to trim, and then trimmed accordingly. Now I have no times to calibrate to. Hopefully I am missing something that you can help me with??? If not, this is a BIG step backward in functionality.

  20. When I opened the app after a while of not using it but had come to love, I was disappointed/annoyed as it seemed so alien to me. Your video has saved me from wanting to delete it now!

  21. It is still glitchy into July, or I just cannot figure out how to end the music when the video ends. Seems to want to extend music longer than a video and for very short clips that is an issue. Thanks for the update and tips !!!

  22. When I want to export the vid. It brings a page related to a monthly subscription. Do I have to subscribe to export

  23. I just created a test project. It's about 20 seconds but when I saved the project it was over 14 mins of the remaining showing a black screen. Shouldn't the video stop where the last clip ends? Thanks

  24. I've been using the Splice app (from previous version when it was connected with GoPro). Now when I try to use iPad version, it requires a subscription of $2.99/wek. I don't remember having paid anything for the iPhone version. Do you know anything in this regard?

  25. Can you elaborate more on how to cut a part of a video rather then dragging the whole part of it?

  26. I’m disappointed with the new update cuz

    1. I must edit the video in portraited device
    2. When I turn the speed of the video it won’t change the pitch of the audio
    3. It’s harder to use, the old version is easy to use

  27. Thanks for the vid.. just a question how do you edit music? i can't seen to trim the music from the front of the vid like before?

  28. Hi, can someone explain how to do a simple fade to black at the end of a video? I’ve figured out everything except that one thing. Ugh!

  29. Hi Brant,

    I still can’t work our how to fade a video at the start and end? You showed a fade option 3 mins into your video however when I click near the line I don’t get this option? Can you help? Thanks

  30. This is a very informative video. It's enabled me to get to grips with the updated version of Splice. Thank you for taking the time to produce and post the video.

  31. Hey, thanks for This. I’ve used the app for over a year and I used to put “highlights” and creative clips from my video… then I would select the transition style ! Is this gone!! What happened. I can’t do it.

  32. I can’t seem to add fade to black when the scrubber is at the end of the video which is where I want to fade to black. In fact, can’t even call up the effect at all. ??

  33. When I speed up the video on the new updated app and save the project it pushes the video out of the timeline. Serious issue still not sorted!

  34. I want to use iTunes songs to put on my video but everytime i try selecting a song it shows the title but says unknown song/album

  35. How can I downgrade to the old version? I do not like the new one at all. If I can’t use the old version then does anyone recommend a different app?

  36. Is there a way to put text in the “aspect ratio” portion of the video? I want text below the video but the app won’t allow me to drag the text below or above the video itself.

  37. Thumbs up for not using one of those overpriced newer iPhone models with inconsequential upgrade and no headphone jack.

  38. It’s August & the glitches continue. I try to share & it only exports, then kicks me out of the app. Have no idea where it exports, since it never gives me the old option of where to share? Any ideas of another user friendly video maker app? It already deleted all my previous videos made on Splice with this update & now this share glitch!

  39. I have two questions. One my video has blank space at the end of it. How do I get rid of that? Please help!!!
    And secondly the app was free for a week trial and 2.99 per week thereafter does that seem correct. It didn’t say it was free. Thank you.

  40. I was editing a video and I closed my phone for a few minutes. After, I opened my phone and taped to my project on Splice, but the project didn’t open. Just black screen appears and the app closes. I tried to open this project many times. I tried to reload my phone, but nothing is works.

  41. When i put a text in a video right why does it always make it so it lasts the whole video. You understand?

    Can u help me i hate having to drag the text all the way to the beginning

  42. Great video. You didn’t go over the music section of editing other than how to add it. I need to know how to trim a song so that it starts in the middle somewhere at the beginning of my video. But when I attempt to split the sound bite, it just duplicates it on top of itself. Is this a bug? The old version aloud me to bring up the song in a separate window and trim it as I see fit…

  43. Hey Brant! I used to have this app and it was free, it’s not anymore as I started getting charges from it. Are you going to continue using the app now that you have to pay? Is it worth it? The only option I see is $2.99 a week. Not sure that I see any other subscription options. Are you going to continue to use since you have to pay?

  44. I can't seem to drag the video around to switch the order. Hold on to one clip for few seconds and nothing happen. I'm on iOS 12.4 so not sure if that has got to do with anything. I also find it easier to trim clips in the older version where they show the exact time of the video down to 1 decimal place

  45. PLEAS HELP i have a 6 min video i made and i am trying to save it to my phone like i have done before and it gets 1/4th of the way theough saving/exporting and it stops. I made sure i have enoufh space on my phone i deleted so muxh stuff and freed up alot of GB on my phone but it still does it my phone is updated an so is the app. Why wont it save ?

  46. Life SAVER!!!!!! I was freaking out because I couldnt figure out how to use the app. Thank you so much! I’m a new YouTuber check me out some time….. SequoiaB

  47. I made a one minute video with various clips but when I saved it. It saved as a 17 minute video. One minute of my vid and 16 minutes of black screen. Please help.

  48. PLEASE HELP ME. I'm simply trying to save the video I made, but while it's exporting to the camera roll, the bar freezes at a particular point EVERY SINGLE TIME before it's done. So it wont download and i'm trying use it for my other youtube channel that has over 100 subscribers. SO I NEED HELP! PLEASE…

  49. Hi I’m new to splice and wondered if you could help, I’ve just finished my first edit and am having problems exporting it to my camera roll. The footage is from a GoPro hero 7 white. I’ve made sure I’ve got enough storage and been through every clip and tried exporting them on there own, the only ones that won’t export are the GoPro footage. Have you any advice? Thanks in advance

  50. i am really having problems in exporting the video it says "you are using pro features. get splice pro to save" which really sounds confusing cause I am pretty sure I didn't use pro features in the entire vid. Send help please. Thanks!

  51. Thank you for such an in depth tutorial! I just installed it today – is the app no longer free, it says I can export the first video for free and then need to pay a weekly subscription? Just wanted to check I have the right one 🙂

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