Since its rise to popularity in 2020, there have been more than 1 billion monthly users on TikTok. That's a lot of people! How can you ensure that your TikTok videos stand out from the rest?
One of the most important aspects of creating a great TikTok video is the editing. Editing makes all the difference in a TikTok video, so it's important to get it right. Here are some tips for editing TikTok videos like a pro.
Let's begin with an essential TikTok tip: adding multiple clips to your video. To add multiple clips to a TikTok video:
Step 1: Browse your camera roll by tapping the "upload" button. It's next to the red Record button.
Step 2: Tap the open circle(s) on the top right corner of the clips you want. Click "Next" to proceed.
Step 3: TikTok will connect all the clips in your chosen order. You can trim your selected clips or add audio or filters.
TikTok is all about the audio, so choosing the right sound for your video is everything! You can either use a sound from TikTok's library or upload your own. Here's how to do it:
Step 1: Find a video with the sound you want to use. You can browse TikTok's "Sounds" page to find popular sounds or search for a specific sound.
Step 2: On the video's page, tap the Share button (it looks like an arrow pointing up).
Step 3: From the Share menu, tap "Use This Sound."
Step 4: TikTok will take you to the video editing page, where you can add the sound to your own video.
Text overlays and closed captions are popular features that add accessibility and engage viewers watching without sound.
To add a text overlay in TikTok, tap the "Text" button on the main screen. Then, type out your text and choose a font. You can also adjust the text's color, position, and opacity.
You'll get a "set duration" option if you tap the text. Use this feature to choose when the text will show up and how long you want it to last.
TikTok offers a hands-free recording option so you can record videos without having to hold down the Record button the entire time.
To record a video in TikTok without holding the Record button:
Step 1: Tap the "Record" button to bring up the recording options.
Step 2: Tap the "Hands-Free" option.
Step 3: TikTok will automatically record when it detects movement.
Step 4: When you're done, just tap the Stop button.
Adding a duet is a great way to collaborate with other creators on TikTok. When you duet with someone, your video will be split side-by-side. One part will be the original video, and the other will be your video.
To duet with someone on TikTok:
Step 1: Find a video you want to duet with and tap the "Share" button.
Step 2: From the Share menu, tap "Duet."
Step 3: TikTok will take you to the video editing page, where you can add your own video.
TikTok offers a green screen effect that allows you to superimpose your video over another video or image. This is a fantastic way to add some creative flair to your videos.
To use the green screen effect in TikTok:
Step 1: Tap the "Effects" button on the main screen.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap "Green Screen."
Step 3: Select a video or image from your camera roll to use as the background.
Step 4: TikTok will superimpose your video over the background video or image.
One popular trend is to use creative transitions between video clips. The trick is to start recording when the previous clip ends. Here's how to do it:
Step 1: Record one clip and end it with "the finger snap" or by covering the camera with your palm. Start your following clip exactly where you left off.
Step 2: Start the following clip with your hands in the same place.
Step 3: Make whatever change you want in the second clip. You can string together multiple clips using this method.
That's it! You can make your videos look amazing with the right tools and knowledge. These are just a few of the editing features TikTok has to offer. So what are you waiting for? Follow these tips and start creating content that looks professional and polished.