FlexClip – A Simple and Great Video Editor for Everyone

Looking at how many people take photos and make short films, I think that even a child can handle it. But what if you have a dozen or so short clips in your smartphone’s memory and would like to make a vacation video from them?

With a little desire, you can easily learn the basics of using editing programs. Even at first glance, unpleasant and difficult Adobe Premiere Pro will cease to be mysterious when you watch a dozen or so instructional videos on YouTube. There is, however, another problem. The application costs its price. And although you can buy it for a month, it is not an expense that people who need a program to stick one film want to incur.

Such people are met by producers of simple and user-friendly video editing applications – whether in web or mobile form. FlexClip is one such program, which is free. Is it working? Let’s see.

After a fast, free registration, you get access to the FlexClip video editor. This one is clear and transparent from the first page giving the opportunity to create a project – either from scratch or by choosing one of the templates. In the first case, you’ll have to do everything yourself. In the second, the program will suggest themed animations for subtitles and suggest matching music.

I suspect that most will want to use their own files (well, why to edit a movie from stock materials). All you need to do is import it from your computer disk, and it will appear in the program after a while. Here, FlexClip will throw up the cropping window (though you can also do it later). The bottom of the screen is the “Storyboard”, which is the timeline representing your film. At this level, you can cut individual segments (files), and set them in the correct order. When you’re ready, just export the movie to a file. Simple, even very much.

But isn’t it too simple and not too limited?

Exactly. Like everything is transparent, straightforward, but you can not count on more than just short clips. A particular segment on the timeline can only have a minute. So if you want to use a longer file, you will have to cut it yourself to adjust the duration to a particular segment.

FlexClip also allows you to create simple slideshows, i.e., animated photo shows. Here, however, speaks a small, but annoying shortcoming. During import you can not throw into the program a few or a dozen pics, you have to do it one by one.

There are not many editing options, although you will find basic functions that will allow you to glue a simple clip.

Do I recommend FlexClip?

At first, FlexClip associated me with the Canva web application, which I like to use to make simple thumbnails of YouTube videos. I don’t use this type of program very often, but I am surprised by its simplicity. It all depends on what you expect from such a program. If you want to try – here is FlexClip.