Are you are a Video Blogger who shoots video daily or just a regular family guy trying to capture every special moment of life? Video Creation and editing tools come in handy to present and store your precious memories in the best possible way.
So we are going to discuss briefly one of those tools for you; FlexClip, your online video maker. In this FlexClip review, you will see how it allows you to work on your videos online straight from your internet browser. Hence, many will find FlexClip convenient rather than having to go through all the hefty installation processes of an editing app like Camtasia, Movavi Video Suite, etc.
FlexClip Review: Quick Glance
- Modern & Easy Interface
- Templates to choose from
- Royalty Free stock Videos & Music
- Web interface allows access from any device
- Powerful editing tools to satisfy your requirements
- Lacks undo button
- Free version is very limited
- Add text feature needs improvements
- Limited amount of templates
Supported Platforms: Web Browser
Ease of Use
Even if you have absolutely no idea about video editing, you will not find it challenging to work with FlexClip. If you are a beginner or an intermediate, then this tool can be a perfect fit for you and lets you experiment with a number of their templates. Hence, you don't necessarily have to start from scratch.
While using the service, I strongly feel that FlexClip is way more useful to online marketers and short commercial video makers.
Note: Currently, FlexClip only works in the Chrome browser.
FlexClip Key Features
- Web-based video maker and editor
- Ready-made Templates
- Full HD video export
- Stock photo/video resources
- Fully Customizable
Why Do You need FlexClip?
The benefits you can get from the tool from the small amount you pay can be tremendous if you know how to utilize it properly. The interface is easy enough to pick up on, along with the fact that beginners and intermediate video editors will find the features provided more than sufficient.
Do you have some quick video stories to make or videos to edit? Do you want a ready-made video Ad campaign, a corporate presentation video, or a simple birthday greeting video? In that case, continue reading my FlexClip review.
How to access FlexClip
There is a Free version of FlexClip. However, it comes with a limited amount of features that many will find way less than standard. You can visit FlexClip official website and all you have to do is register for free, then you can use the features they provide without paying a dime.
However, they have other packages where you have to pay a certain amount for better features. For this FlexClip review, we are using the PLUS subscription of the online video editor.
FlexClip Review: The Interface
The interface feels crisp and smooth, which is pleasing to the eyes right from the bat. As you can see, all the main options are present at the top from where you can pick the one you want. On the top right corner, you have access to your profile. You can SignOut or access the tutorials from here.
All the options are self-explanatory. If you want to start a new project, then go to the Create tab, and here you can begin your new projects. You are ready to start!
Click on the Create menu, and it will redirect you to a page where you have to select the type of video you want to make. If you are to hover over each of the template cards, it shows you a small preview about how the end product will turn out to be. This feature proved helpful to me in choosing the correct template.
Once you have picked your template, you could say you are half-way through. Yes, it's that simple!
FlexClip Features in Detail
The features tab is where you will find information about all the editing features that you can use on your videos. As you see, there is a separate card for every feature available, which makes the display look clean as well as make it easy for you to choose one. The description of each function shown below the section makes it even more clear about what it does and also helps you in selecting the correct one for you. Hence, moving ahead with the FlexClip review, let's discuss the features in detail.
This feature lets you cut a clip you want from a video file. You can decide on the length of the video. Also, you can reduce the significant portions from a long video that you captured and want to be stored. A handy feature to trim the video for your social media or want to make the video combination smoother.
Hence, the process goes like Trim, preview, save, done!
Add Music to Your Videos
FlexClip helps you to add Royalty-Free audio to your videos. Also, it supports various audio formats for your convenience. It offers powerful editing tools to help you modify the music as you need in your videos. Change the background music to your liking from vast stock music.
The best part is that you can search and add music as per the mood of your video. The mood parameter is just like that of the YouTube Audio Library. Additionally, you can upload your music files, as well.
Record Your Voiceover
You can record your voice and add it over your video with a few simple clicks. That is how easy it is. Having a voice-over feature in an Online video Editor is excellent. However, the ease of performing the task with FlexClip will amaze you.
Record your narrations or audio and add it in the parts of your videos that you want.
Add & Edit Text
You can add text to your video to help audiences understand your video content better. Also, FlexClip has a lot of text styles that you can use. Hence, you can add any text style and edit the text box on the scene. FlexClip also allows you to position your text blocks. In addition to all the features, you can also adjust the time frame from when the text should appear and disappear on a scene.
Also, I like the presence of the text color and font selection option. Overall, FlexClip includes all the options you will need for text editing.
It is as the feature describes, you can add your watermark to your videos and brand them. This feature comes in very handy if you are a YouTuber or make videos for a living.
Changing aspect ratio is the basis of the basic editing that nearly any device capable of recording videos can do. So naturally, FlexClip also provides you with this feature without any unnecessary hassles.
Video Resolution Options
FlexClip enables you to create videos up to 1080p. To meet your personal needs and offer you with the customizations you desire, it also gives 720p and 480p. Depending on the device and platform that you would want your videos to play on, you can select the format and resolution you think will be the best fit.
Photo to Video
The video maker comes in handier than you think it would. For presentations or photo slideshows, you can create them professionally on the go without learning any skills. Music and text editing tools can also be used to make them even more useful.
The picture formats supported at the time of writing this FlexClip review are BMP, GIF, ICO, WEBP, PNG, JPG, SVG.
FlexClip is the perfect video splitting tool for you to split video files into several segments easily and fast. If you are looking to split down your videos without having to get yourself into all the technical stuff, then FlexClip is as easy as it can get.
At the time of writing this FlexClip review, the video formats supported include MP4 videos, MOV, WEBM, and M4V videos.
Ever feel like the video you capture is way too zoomed out? Are you barely visible while standing next to a beautiful piece of tourist attraction? Well, zooming in on a video is very easy, and you should not worry about it too much.
Now your audience will focus on the things that you want.
Captured a video sideways or upside down? Worry not, FlexClip has got you covered. You can rotate the footage. You have a storyline with a single click.
FlexClip Review: Creating Videos
As a part of the test for my FlexClip review, I am creating a small project to find out whether the tool performs as per standards.
I am creating a small Promo video for Halloween. However, the fun part is, neither I have planned anything, nor I have any script ready for the project. Hence, my test will be on-the-go. I will figure out what I can do with FlexClip on the go.
Editing with FlexClip
The video editing part is the easiest I have come across in recent times. Everything is visually pleasing. Also, everything is in the place where I expected them to be. I am editing a ready-made template. Hence, my job becomes comfortable from step one.
Step 1: Template Selection
The template already gave me some ideas about the things I can do in the project. You can search for ready-made templates or create the project from scratch. I will go ahead and search for a template.
I got the Halloween template and decided to work on it. The intro part is good, but I will change the Fonts and background on some scenes to suit my taste and goals.
Step 2: Fill the Music
There is already appropriate music added to the template. However, I searched for the scare theme and got great music from the Stock files.
The above steps took less than 4 minutes. That's a lot of time savings already!
Step 3: Editing the Scenes
At the bottom of the screen, you can see a storyboard. It helps you to choose how you want the video to turn out. You can select or create your storyboard and customize your videos to make them turn out exactly as you wish. I was able to quickly change the backgrounds of some scenes and add more scenes to my storyline.
Adding Video Transitions
My storyline is all set now. I can now add transitions between the screens and make them blend even better.
Step 4: Preview the Story
Before the final export, it is a good practice to check the Preview very carefully. Hence, once you are happy with the complete story, you can proceed with the final export phase.
Step 5: Export the Final Video
Exporting the video is simple. Depending on your plan, you have the option to choose your video quality. Select the quality and export the video. If you wish to export the video later, you can. FlexClip saves the projects on the go. Hence, your editing will always be there in your account.
In the end, I am more than satisfied with the professional-looking video I made within 15-20 minutes and without a working plan.
FlexClip Review: What's Lacking
While creating the sample project, I found a few issues which may bother you a bit.
- Currently, it is not possible to add multiple Text blocks on the same scene. A workaround is to split the scene and add new text.
- In the video export section, I will love to see a one-click option to share the video directly to Video sharing platforms like YouTube, Facebook, etc.
- Absence of an Undo option. In case you make an accidental deletion or change on the scene, you will have to recreate the whole element again. The lack of an undo option is of great inconvenience.
- As of now, the maximum video length is 5 minutes. Hence, it may not be the best suitable solution if you wish to create an extended family vacation or event videos.
FlexClip is Listening
During the FlexClip review, I reached out to the FlexClip team regarding the above issue. They were quick to respond and informed me that they are aware of the limitations. Also, they are working on future updates, which will fix many of the issues I have raised. They are also considering to increase the video output limit, which is currently a maximum of 5 minutes.
To conclude my FlexClip review, I feel that it is a perfect video maker. It is a blessing if you need creating professional video stories for a short amount of time. Also, it does not require you to take any video editing lessons.
FlexClip gives excellent value for your money. As purchasing a Video Editor, Royalty-Free Audio & Video packs will cost you way more than the FlexClip Plus plan. However, there is a lot of scope for improvements.
Sourojit is Executive Editor at Dealarious. Rumor says He is Computer Science Engineer; He neither accepts it nor denies it. Tech Explorer, Philosopher and a Storyteller.