Splice App - Full Tutorial for iPhone

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Want to make a video on your iPhone?

Got photos and video clips on your device and you want them lined up in a nice clean edit?

You're in the right place.

In this post we are going to go over how to edit a video on your iPhone using the Splice App.

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(Please click on a Topic in the Index that you are interested in to jump to that right away)

Get the latest version of Splice App on your iPhone

In this extensive Splice Tutorial we are going to use at the latest version of the Splice iOS app.

We first found the Splice App in 2015, and already then, it was a standout iPhone video editor.

Mainly because it's easy to use.

It was perfect to teach people without any editing experience how to start creating video content with their iPhone.

We created a whole bunch of tutorials and life was great.

Then, back in 2019 the look and feel of Splice changed.


But actually, this update made the app even better.

Learning how to use Splice App on iPhone is now very similar to iMovie for iOS.

For example:

The new timeline shows the actual length of your clips and it is magnetic.

By seeing the clip length you can visually, which means quickly, gauge what you need to do without having to play through the clip.

“Magnetic” simply means when you delete a video clip in the timeline, the adjacent clips pull together to close the gap.

If that was gibberish to you, don't worry, you don't need to know what it means.

All that is important is this:

Both of these features are there to make your life easier.

You don’t need to understand how everything works.

I want to keep this simple.


Like you don’t need to know anything about how your engine works to drive your car.

You only need to know how to drive a car.

We are going to go over how to use the Splice video-editor, again.

Better than before.

Here is a link to download Splice Video Editor App if you don't already have it.


Let’s get into: How to use splice video editor app

  1. How to bring video clips into Splice

When you take a photo or film something with your iPhone it automatically stores the original media item in your Camera Roll album.

At this early stage of the game you have the power to make your life easy


make your life very hard in the future.

You see, there is something that needs to happen before you decide to make a video in Splice, or any editing app for that matter.

If you go the wrong way, you will end up in an inevitable spaghetti of frustration.

Trust me I know.

Years of experience have taught me that without help, it's sometimes hard to do something so damn easy.

I’m about to tell you what to do… step by step.

And it's going to be so damn easy!

It will set you up for a video-editing-life of tranquility and peace.

Step 1 -
Manage your clips into albums.

Simply select a group of images and video clips that belong together, and save them to a new album.

Name that album something appropriate, so that you can find it again later.

In a perfect world you would do this straight after you filmed the clips.

It’s almost something that should be part of the filming process.

Even at Travelvids.tv, we still forget to do this all the time.

I probably only remember to place my clips into an album right away like 1 out 10 times.

But, as long as you do it BEFORE you start editing you are fine.

If for whatever reason you need to see how this is done watch this video here:

Easy right?

It only takes a minute, and it will save you hours later.

There is a second step you can take here that will make your editing process in Splice even EASIER.

This second step is cleaning up the album first.

Quite often you will film more than you need for the final edit.

Either you tried to film the same thing twice (or ten times) to get the perfect take…

Or you filmed very long clips and want to cut out and use only a piece of it.

Both of these are completely normal things to happen.

You could delete the unnecessary duplicates in the Splice App later.

But that would be unnecessary data clogging up the project file.

You want to keep this as low as possible to save space on your iPhone and keep the App from lagging.

You could also trim the clips in the Splice app.

But once you have ALL your clips glued together in an editing timeline, trimming can become just a little harder to manage.

It's not impossible, it's just easier for some people when each clip is handled in isolation.

(By the way there is an alternative solution in Splice that we will cover in the next section. Read both, make your own choice)

So here’s what you're going to do…

Go to the new album you just made.

Open it.

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Re-order the clips into a logical sequence, or however you’d like to see them presented later.

Do this by tap, hold and drag.

Then select the clips you want to delete & get rid of them.

Then chose the ones you want to trim and trim them right here.

(select - edit - trim - save)

Or even better watch this short video:

You do not need to trim all the clips into perfection.

You don’t know yet how long you need them exactly till you have music.

Use this method to cut away long unnecessary bits that you are sure you will not need.

What is long?

Anything more than 6 seconds of unnecessary screen time can go.

The excess clips should not even make it into Splice.


Now that you have a beautifully clean album waiting to go, we can move into the Splice App.

Import video & photos into Splice editor

The second major step on our journey to making a video with your iPhone is to start a new project in Splice.

Tap to open the Splice Video Editor App on your iPhone.

If you have never used it before you will have a blank back screen with “Start a new project” text and a nice bug blue icon with a plus in it.

What now?

You guessed it… push the blue button.

The next screen you are going to see will be to make a selection of what you want to add to this project.

Automatically you will see a selection of the most recent images and video clips.

These are drawn and presented to you from your Camera Roll Album.

If you, like me, have Whatsapp or any other instant messenger on your device, this feed will constantly be clogged up with nonsense.

Your iPhone look like this too?

Now, because you followed my first instruction and placed your clips in a nice neat album, you can select the drop down menu and pick out the album where your clips are stored.

Find the Album by Name.

Look how nice and neat this is.

Next select the clips you want to use for your edit.

It should be all of them!

REMEMBER you should have cleaned out what you did not want in the album cleanup process already.

Just tap on the clips in the order you want them to appear in your edit.

At the bottom of the screen you will see your timeline starting to build.

You can tap and hold on a clip to preview it again if you are unsure if it is the right one.

You can also reorder them on the timeline by dragging and dropping into a new position.

Now, introducing a NEW FEATURE in Splice: Highlights!

If you found the trimming a clip in the actual album itself to be annoying and laborious, good news!

Splice has integrated a new & improved Highlights feature.

When you tap on one of the clips in the Splice Album View, it will go over to a new screen.

In this screen you can scroll through the clip and when you see a part you want to keep you hit the button

By default, when you tap the highlight button, a 3 second part will be highlighted. (See in blue above)

You can adjust the highlight by dragging the end bars narrower or wider.

You can also select more than one highlight from a single clip.

This is a remarkable tool and I think you should know about it.

You will need this tool for long clips where you want more than one part extracted.

The album cleanup trim (the one i showed you earlier) can't do this.

I personally use both, depending on what I need.

But I tend to just use the album clean up first.

It is part of my process and it works for me.

If you want to only use the Splice Highlight Tool, then that is absolutely fine too.

Moving on.

Once you have your “first-draft” timeline ready you can hit next.

Next we will be choosing our new Splice project settings.

First: Project Title - You need to give your project a name.

Second: Do you want Animated photos on or off?

This means if you are going to use still images in your video, do you want Splice to automatically help you make them move.

This effect is known as Ken Burns.

You know when a photo slowly grows / shrinks & and / or moves.

You can select ON if you want Splice to do it for you.

You can select OFF if you want to set the animation yourself.

(Which we will cover in our advanced section way further down this page)

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Third: Choose your Aspect Ratio

You have a choice to make a

  • Portrait Video
  • Square Video
  • Landscape Video

Choosing your video aspect ratio depends on 2 things.

A     How did you film most of your clips?

And / or

B     Where do you want to place your finished video?

Look at A first.

If you filmed all of your clips upright or portrait, then edit your project in portrait.

If you filmed landscape then edit landscape.

Do this regardless of what you want the final to be.

You can always edit the final shape afterwards.

If you have a mix of landscape & portrait clips...


… then go by option B and choose it by your platform of choice.

Here is a quick overview of Platform preferences:

Youtube:                       Landscape

Facebook Post:           1. Square  2. Landscape

Facebook Stories:       Portrait

Instagram Post:           1. Square  2. Landscape

Instagram Stories:        Portrait

 At Travelvids.tv we use Landscape videos as our preference is to tell visual stories on Youtube.

We can't know what your preference of video is, but as long as you strive towards filming all your clips in a uniform way.

Let’s hit create.

Welcome to your timeline.

Get to know the Splice App Layout

Best we use a picture to show you where’s what.

Along the bottom will be your Main Menu.

Each one of these items will go to a function of Splice Editor.

Let’s go over them quickly:

Media - The place to go to select or add new clips to the project.

Music - Select music from your iTunes or from the music library Splice has built in. 

Title - This is to add an intro Title or a section title. More on this during our chapter on Text. Go There now.

Voice - Instantly add a voice over to a specific part of the video.

Add FX  - The Splice App has a new built in Sound Effects library. Choose from all sorts of weird and wonderful sounds to make your videos pop.

Text - Similar to title, add a line of text as an overlay to your video.

Then there are a few more things to go over.

On the timeline itself, you need to select something if you want to edit it.

Tap on a clip to see it highlighted.

Now you can begin to work with it.

At the bottom the main menu will be replaced with a clip editing submenu.

Here you can adjust the Volume, the Speed, Filters, Colours, Crop, Transform, Animate, Background, Split, Duplicate, Extract & Delete.

Between clips on the timeline you can tap that little funny floating icon to select the transition options.

And lastly, at the top next to the book (which are the built in Splice tutorials) is the save video a.k.a. the export video option.

If any one of these terms is exciting you, you can click on the word and jump there right now.

There is still one important detail for me to explain in this Introduction Chapter.

Rearrange clips on your timeline

To rearrange the clips on your timeline follow these steps.

Tap to highlight.

Drag and drop to a new position.


Sounds simple enough, right?

It is, but I have seen so many people struggle with this and there is a specific reason why.

They are zoomed too close in or too far out.

Zoomed too far in

Zoomed too far out

The great thing in the SPLICE is that, unlike iMovie, it adapted to the old Splice system of using blocks.

When you grab a clip to drag the view changes to a view that you can manage the rearrange.

But if you are struggling with the zoomed in zoomed out view in general, you need to learn about the zoom function.

Simple place two fingers on an empty part of the timeline and pull them together or apart.

Literally pinch the screen inward or outward to zoom in and out respectively.

That about sums up my introduction to the working timeline of the Splice Video Editor app of iOS devices.

Next we are going to deep dive into Trimming, Cutting & Splitting Clips in Splice.

  1. Splice trim video

As I just said there are 3 ways to make a clip shorter.

We will go over all 3 in this chapter, but before we do I want to talk about shortening your clips in general first.

Trimming your clips is one of the most important parts of the editing process.

The right trim is the difference between a boring video and an exceptional video.

Viewers only need to see enough to get the idea of what you want to show them.

Do not bore them with lengthy clips.

We cover this excessively in our filming tutorials, because if you film something right you make the editing easier.

Now that I have that out of the way I can get into the 3 clip-cutting methods you have available.

How to Trim a video in splice

Trimming is the most commonly used method.

It simply means to take off the front and the back of your clip.

In almost all editing applications once a clip is highlighted a little handle will appear at start and end of the clip.

You can TRIM the clip to its best part by sliding these handles.

There is not much more to it.

How do we decide how long a clip should be?

More often than not the music has something to do with it.

Music sets a mood.

Happy upbeat music tends to allow for shorter clips.

Sad slow music lends itself to longer clips.

I want to talk about beat editing, but it’s just a little too early for that right now.

Let’s move on to cutting.

How to Cut a video in splice

Ok this going to be a short one.

The cut feature has been removed & replaced in Splice.

Cut used to mean trimming the clip from within.

Basically cutting out a part from the middle.

It was clunky and hard to use - I never ever used it.

One of the things that made iMove better than Splice was the fact that Splice only had Trim & Cut, and iMovie had the winning tool: Split.

Now Splice has the Split function too.

Yay for the new Splice.

How to Split a video in splice

When video-editing on a desktop app there is only one way I like to shorten my clips.

That is with the Cut Tool.

On a desktop app the Cut tool is what mobile phone apps (like Splice) call the Split Tool.

(I know you probably didn't need to know that, but I will be making an example just now where knowing this helps)

Split means, as the name suggests, to split the clip at a point, breaking it into two.

The split will happen at the point of video playhead.

What’s a video playhead?

In Splice it's the yellow line which represents the viewable video seen in the preview window.  

Once a clip is highlighted, scroll across in the submenu and find the Split tool.

Hit it.

Wherever the playhead was has now divided the clip at this point.



Why would you use the split tool instead of the trim tool?

2 reasons: Space & Space.

Let’s call the reasons Space 1 & Space 2.

Space 1 - Your iPhone screen is small.

Even the largest phones are small compared to a computer monitor.

And trying to accurately trim off a-third-of-a-second can be hard.

When you grab the trim bar handle and want to move it to trim off a teeny-tiny little bit….


Slipped and you lost a chunk unintentionally.

You have to un-do and try again.

Waste of time and effort.

To do this right you need to zoom all the way in, trim, and zoom out again.

Works, but meh.

Waste of time and effort.

With the trim you just stop the video head where you want it.

Hit trim.

Select the little spot and delete it.

Quick & Easy.

No drag drop n zoom zoom.

The truth is I wish Splice would move its Split tool to the first position in the menu.

It's that important.

Would speed things up even more if it was the first option.

But I’m just glad at least they have it now.

Space 2 - Is not for small trim bits but rather large trim bits.

If you have a really long clip that needs to be trimmed down to only a part, but you also need another part of the same clip, then you would first split the clip, then trim each part.

Got that?

No, again...

Ok First - Split the clip.


Trim clip one.

Trim clip two.

If you have been following this series from the beginning then you would already know that the highlight tool quite elegantly solves this problem better.

Jump to Highlight Function now.

When it comes to cleaning up your clips you should allow yourself the time to do it properly.

We believe that it is the most important step in the editing process.

Got any more questions about the Trim, Cut & Trim function let us know in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

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  1. Splice app fade to black

So I’m assuming you have got your baseline-edit finished?

What does that mean?

Ok sorry I haven't explained yet…

Once you have imported your clips, rearranged them and trimmed them to the right size you could say that your baseline edit is complete.

What's missing is the text, the music, the colour grade, the transitions, the fades…

Stop there.

It's time to play and make the video pretty.

Over the next chapters we are going to look at all the built in features Splice has for your iPhone video.

A frequently asked question is how to fade in or fade out.

Let’s have a look.

Splice fade in

This one is actually not that easy.

Technically all you need is a crossfade on the first clip in the timeline…

And you’re done!

Splice wont let you add a transition at the beginning.

The way to work around this is to drag your Playhead to the front of the timeline and add a title.

Then delete the text from that title and you are left with a Black Space Filler.

This dark clip is your first clip in the timeline now.

Simply shorten that Black Space Filler to a moment or two and add a crossfade between the first two clips.

Now you're done!

Just a side note: The longer your black space filler is, the longer you can make the crossfade.

A crossfade that is less than 0.7 seconds might as well not even exist.

You will need to extend the black space filler beyond 1.5 seconds so that you can have at least 1 second of fade in.  

In other words...

The longer the black space filler is, the longer the fade in can be.

How to fade out in Splice

This process is identical to the fade in in the previous section.

Simply add a title at the end of the timeline.

Delete the text, unless you want it.

Drag it out to a couple of seconds with the trim tool.

Add a crossfade between the last two clips and make the crossfade as long as you want.

With closing crossfades you may want to drag out the transition even longer than the intro, but it all depends on the style of video.

Even better add a CTA

Now that you know how to add a fade out to the end of your video you may want to consider using this space for a CTA.

What’s a CTA you say?

A Call to Action.

It's the thing that makes your viewers do something at the end of a video.

If you want to learn more about CTAs below is a video we did in 2019.

It's still very relevant today, maybe even more so.

The video is about ‘How to make Money on Youtube’, but it covers CTAs for all different reasons.

You can skip to the part where I use Splice to make a CTA at 4:42sec.

We just thought this would be nice to share with you at this point.

Looking into the future of what is possible with your Splice videos.

  1. Splice app transitions

Transitions can be a really powerful when used correctly.

They can bring on a wow-factor that locks viewers in, most notably the seamless transitions, where you didn't even notice the change between two cameras.

And that my dear readers should always be the goal with video transitions.

You should feel them, not see them.

Video transitions are a bit of a controversial topic for me.

I don’t really like promoting them.

People just blindly use them because they can.

Let’s use this star-fade here and that wobble-out there, because they can.


I find all the cookie-cutter-star-spangled-hula-hoop-sprinkle transitions available to be quite kitsch.

Maybe I’m being unfair?

But maybe the 1980s did have a couple of things best left behind after all.

Ok let me stop knocking this, because Splice has actually done a great job of making transition effect selection.

Also, you might just have a project that needs something unique.

We too, use the slide, push and crossfades in many of our videos.

In Splice to add a transition effect between two clips you need to look out for this little icon.

You tap on this and make a selection of what you want to add.

90% of the selection in Splice is based on the slide & push effect.

Well done Splice!

Meaning they included transitions to move one clip out of the way to replace it with the next.

When using these movement transitions it’s always good to use them with purpose.

As I said earlier, make the transition invisible.

To do this you need to follow the movement direction.

Here are some examples:

Well placed crossfades can be the most beautiful thing if the shots compliment each other.

Imagine the close up of our cowboy hero's face as it very slowly crossfades to the wide open North American Planes with a beautiful sunset.

Or you can keep the movement going watch this:

Pan & Dissolve 

If the shots are both panning from left to right, then select a transition that compliments the direction of left to right like a crossfade.

If angle A is Wide, and angle B is a Close Up of the same thing, then use a zoom transition between them.

Crash Zoom Transition

These are well placed and logical.

If you can't justify using a transition then don’t use it.

There is nothing more timeless than a nice clean cut between two shots.

Almost feels like I have to say: rant over.

  1. Splice App filters

We live in a media rich world addicted to filters, thanks to the likes of Instagram.

Filters can make the ordinary look extraordinary.

In the video world we don’t normally talk about filters, but rather a colour grade.

There is a scientific art to colour grading.

Sad scenes are more blue, and happy scenes more orange… and so on.

More importantly colour grading is used to balance out the look and feel across the entire video.

This is done by adding just the right amount of tint and highlighting to each clip.

Splice also has this feature with a whole bunch of preset filters.

On any given clip, in the submenu, you have the filters option.

There is everything from your Instagram looks, cold wintery feels, warm summer nights to mono chromatics.

Quite often I find these preset filters to be too strong, but that is a personal preference.

You can also tone them down by toggling the blue bar.

The catch with an app like Splice is that you have to apply the filters to each video clip individually.

This can be quite tedious if you just want a uniform look over the whole video.

And so I have a workaround for you.

Once you have finished your video edit, export it and save it to your Camera-Roll library.

Then open a new Splice Project and Import the finished video.

It will bring the finished video in the project as a single clip.

You can now apply the filter to the entire video in one go.

Much quicker & easier.

Extra Tip:

If you want to use a different filter for different sections of the video just use the Split Tool to break the clip up where needed.

  1. How to add text to splice video

Text is an important part of a video's structure.

It can be used to set a scene, change a chapter or introduce new information.

I want to show you 2 different text tools in Splice so you can add text for a variety of applications.

How to add Titles in Splice App

The titles tool is found on the main menu.

When you hit this button it will automatically add a black-space filler (as we’ve seen in the Fade out section earlier) and a line of generic text appears in the second layer.

There was a whole load of info in that sentence.

Let’s break it down.

This is the Title Tool Screen.

At the top in the preview window, is where you can control the visual part of the text.

Just tap on the writing ONCE to activate the text submenu.

Here you can adjust

  • What to write
  • What font
  • What size
  • What alignment
  • & choose colours for the text & background

To move the text around just hit the yellow box in the preview screen and drag your finger.

Double tap on the yellow box to quickly change the text.

Next we will look at the timeline to adjust when the text should be visible.

When we add text it places it in a second parallel timeline.

The Splice editor has two of these, one for music & the other for text.

When selected, or highlighted, you can trim and lengthen and even move the text to another part of the timeline.

By moving the text off of the black-space-filler you are technically turning it into a subtitle.

Adding subtitles to splice video

Subtitles are, as just explained, just text over the video.

You can use these to introduce a location or a person.

You can also add actual subtitles to match speech, if you are so inclined, but I suggest you make use of an intelligent app that will do the work for you.

Youtube can do this for you.

Save the time & effort.

If you want to add text without automatically adding the black space filler then you can select the Text option in the main menu.

You can edit and manipulate this exactly the same as explained in the previous section.  

  1. How to edit music on splice app

Music in video is a topic so many people struggle with.

The main problem is always where do you get music from and are you allowed to use it?

The great thing about Splice is it comes with an extensive music library.

There are of course loads of other places you can get free usable music like Youtube.

Once your clips are in the timeline and in the right order it’s time to add music to your edit.

Select a track that will compliment the style of video from the various genres and let’s get the second round of clip trimming started.

How to add music to splice video

In your timeline there are two layers.

The one is for your video.

The other is for your text, music, voice overs, SFX etc

You can have multiple sound items in the second layer at the same time, like music, a voice over & sound effects.

When you want to add music, place the video playhead at the part where you want your music track to start.

Then hit the music option in your main menu.

Select your track.

And choose the Add option.

The music will be brought into the second layer below the video clips.

How to trim music on splice

Once your music is in the timeline you can edit it just like you would a video clip.

First make sure you have selected (tapped on) the audio track by seeing it displayed.

Not selected.
Not Displayed.


Tap on the little T button to choose to display the correct layer you want to see.

Once you can see the blue audio track you can change it, adjust its volume, trim it, duplicate it, split it ….  All the same things you can do to the video.

See your options in the submenu.

You can also shift it on the timeline by dragging and dropping it in a new place.

Remember to also check if your track is shorter or longer than your video.

See how the music surpasses the last video clip.

You will need to trim off the back end to match the length of the video

(Or duplicate and extend it if it's too short).

Another thing to note is that you can only edit one item in the second track at a time.

This is important if you have multiple pieces of audio which will happen when you want to fade in and out.

How to fade music in splice

There are two situations that require you to fade music.

The first reason is very simple: when the track needs to come to an end.

If the music is longer than it needs to be, you don’t want it to just suddenly cut it off.

You want it to gently fade out.

You will find this function in the volume option in the sound submenu.

Make sure you have selected the correct audio track to edit.

Then select the volume option.

Here you can adjust the master volume of the track and the fade in and out.

These two options on the right are your fades.

Tap to toggle the fade on and off.

The second reason you want to fade is a little more complicated.

This is when you want the music to drop down to let a talking video clip be heard, and then return back to music.

The music needs to be turned down in this isolated part only.

The way to do this is to use the split tool.

You need to select the music track.

Find the part where it needs to start being softer and make a split there.

Select the new split-off part and find the part where it should end and get louder again.

Make another split here.

The piece in the middle (beneath the talking video clip) can now be volume adjusted to 30% of the normal full volume.

First part remains intact.

Second part is made quieter.

Only this part, where the man is talking, the music needs to be faded to 30%.

Third part remains intact.

When you play the video it will now beautifully drop and rise as needed.

Very very important note:

You need to be sure your edit is all ready & done before you do these music split adjustments.

If you make any changes to the edit, like shorten or remove a clip the audio fade you created will not align correctly with the corresponding part.

Unlike a desktop editing app, where you can just readjust it, in Splice you have to delete the track and start again.  

Then there is something else you will want to consider when it comes to volume control and fading that we will look at in the next section.

Separating sound from a video clip

Well this is not exactly about music editing, but it will enhance the feeling of your video’s audio visual experience.

When you have completed your audio fades you need to listen to your video again and decide if any of your other video clips need muting.

Sometimes it can be highly annoying to have the ambient sound of a video clip poke through the music.

If the sounds are complementary to the edit, then great.

Leave them in.

But if there is wind noise or a baby crying, for the love of all things great, get rid of it.

Here is how.

Option A - Select the clip you want to mute and go to the Volume option in the submenu.

Slide to zero volume.

Option B - Select the clip you want to mute and go to the Extract option in the submenu.

Slide the volume to zero on the extracted audio, or just delete it.

I know this is a bit of a laborious task, but it will make your final edit much cleaner.

Also by know how to do this you can learn how to play with B-Roll. (Advanced Chapter Later)

Looks like you are almost done with your edit, let’s go over to exporting it.

  1. How to save video on splice

When you want to save a video from an editing platform it is called exporting.

There is not much to it in the Splice editor, but to hit the export button in the top right hand corner.

Video exporting options - which is best

When you save your video in Splice for iPhone you get 3 options.

You can set your Frames per second aka fps.

You can set your Resolution.

And you can decide whether to save or share.
(answered in the next section).

Let’s start with the Frames per second also known as fps.

Honestly it’s not going to make a huge difference at this stage of the game.

Frames per second is something that is way more important during the filming process than it is at the "saving a video" process.

The more fps you have during filming the more you can manipulate the video in terms of slow motion.

For exporting your video (to use on online platforms) I would choose between 24fps or 30fps.

Usually best to match what you filmed in.

30fps is known to be smoother, but 24fps has a more cinematic feel.

I’ll be surprised if you REALLY see the difference though.

There is a slight file-size difference between them too.

Make a choice, you can't go wrong.

Setting your resolution depends on two things.

The size of the original footage & the file size you want to create.

There is no point in saving a video in 4k if it was filmed in 720p.

Always export the final video to its native size or lower if you wish.

If you are uploading the video to a Social Media platform like Facebook or Youtube, you will always want to save in the highest format you can. (i.e. the native).

If you want to share something on a messenger like Whatsapp then you can try to go as small as possible.

From my experience you can never get it small enough for a messenger directly in the editing app anyway.

You will need a third party product to compress the video to 3GP if you want to get the file size below 10mb.

Best advice is keep the setting as Splice App recommends.

It usually knows best, unless you have the experience to know better.

Where does splice export to on iPhone

To my surprise this is a question we have been asked a lot.

The answer is really short: to your Camera Roll.

To the place all your videos and photos first go when you create them.

From there you can move them about as you please.

But before you go to save your video there was that third option in the export menu in Splice.

You can Save or Share.

What is the difference?

Well save, as I’ve just explained, sends the video file to your Camera Roll.

Share sends it to a new menu where you can directly send the video through whatever apps and options your iPhone has for you.

My suggestion is to always hit Save.

Then decide yourself what you want to do with the file.

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What is in the course?

  • An introduction to Splice. Learn how to import your clips, set up a new project and take a tour of the key features and functions.
  • The Split & Trim process. Cleaning up your video is the first and most important part of the video editing process.In this video learn how to work through your edit from start to finish, making the most out of the cutting tools Splice has available.
  • Text & titles give a video structure. Make sure to use these tools to make your video that much more professional looking.Titles help people understand what they are about to see.
  • Audio will make or break your video. Whether it is editing or importing music or the sounds of your clips, finding the right balance will make the difference between a great and a bad video. Splice has all the tools you need to edit the video professionally.
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