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With the Clips app, you can record video and add animated captions to your video while recording. You can also combine multiple video clips and still photos to make a single continuous video, and then add effects like filters, emoji, and music.

Record Video with Clips

  1. Open the Clips app.
  2. Tap files in the upper-left corner, then tap "+".
  3. To start recording, hold the red button. If you don't want to hold the button, swipe up on the record button to lock it.
  4. To stop recording, let go of the record button. If you locked the record button, tap it to stop recording. Find the new clip in the timeline at the bottom of the screen.
  5. To watch your recorded clips, tap a clip in the timeline, then tap play.


Add More Clips to a Video

You can keep recording new clips and then combine multiple clips to make a video. When you add a clip to a video, the new clip appears after the previous clip in the timeline. When you play back the video, it plays all the clips in the order they appear in the timeline.

You can also add existing still photos and videos from your library with these steps:

  1. Tap Library.
  2. Tap an existing photo or video.
  3. Hold record for the amount of time that you want the photo or video to appear. For example, if you select a photo and hold record for three seconds, the photo will appear in your video for three seconds. And if you select an existing video in your library and hold record for five seconds, the first five seconds of action will appear in your video.
  4. After you add a clip, you can reorder clips or remove them.
  • To reorder clips, touch and hold a clip in the timeline, then drag it left or right.
  • To remove a clip from a video, select the clip in the timeline, then tap trash. Or drag the clip towards the top of the screen.

Share Videos

If the video that you want to share isn't open, tap the filing cabinet in the upper-left corner.

If you don’t see the one that you want, swipe left to see more of your video projects. Then tap a video to open it.

Tap "sharrow", then choose how you want to share. 

For more information on Clips, like selfie scenes and animated captions, please see the Support Guide below:

 Support Guide

3-5 Using Clips

The iPad offers many built in Accessibility tools that allow every student in your classroom to feel empowered and engaged. Here are a few ways you can reach all learners using these Accessibility Tools in your classroom:

Clips is an app that it is easy and fun (motivating) for many students to use.  Here are some ways to reach all learners using the Clips app:

  • Students can use Clips as an alternative to some writing assignments (e.g. record their reflection on key concepts of a chapter)
  • Students and Teachers can use Live Titles to provide captions to videos created with Clips.
  • Students with low vision can use VoiceOver to access the controls for creating videos.
  • Social stories for students can be quickly created using Clips. After uploading pictures, Live Titles can be used to add text on the screen. With little editing, a social story that includes student expectations for gym time can be created and shown to students before they head to gym.