How to record and edit videos in TikTok?

Tutorials 02 Dec 2021

If you are someone who wants to get into the world of TikTok then you would need to learn the basics of video recording and editing on the app. It is actually pretty simple and TikTok provides all the essential tools within the app for recording as well as editing the videos as per your requirements. Let us have a look at how you can record videos within TikTok and some of the editing features provided by the company.

The different ways in which you can edit videos in TikTok

So if you are a complete beginner and want to start uploading videos to TikTok then these are some of the steps you need to follow. First you would need to record a video using the video recording feature embedded within the TikTok app. Here is how to do it.

To start your own video you need to tap on the plus button which can be found at the bottom of the app's home screen. This will bring you to the camera. Here you can adjust the different settings before you begin shooting for your video. If you want to use any specific music then you can tap on the sounds icon which is on top of the screen. Then search for the specific music or utilize the featured sound option which is promoted as 'popular' on the TikTok platform. However if you want to record the video first then you can always add the music later on. 

The TikTok camera also has the beauty mode feature that helps in softening your face and makes you more photogenic. You will also find various color adjustment filters that you can choose and you can change it depending on the type of scene that you are recording. 

For editing the videos, you can add several effects that are available by default on the TikTok app. Some of these effects allow you to use the background of your preferred choice from the camera roll. When you are recording videos you can choose between 15-60 second clips. You can also set a timer for recording the videos. You can also adjust the video clips by tapping on the "adjust clips" button which is available on the top right hand corner. You can adjust the lengths of the clips individually and then click on save. You also have the option of editing the sound and adding a post shooting effect to the videos. 

You can also add transitions for providing unique and smooth transitioning from one clip in your video to the next one. You can also choose to add different emojis and stickers provided by TikTok to your videos. Once you are satisfied with all the editing you can finally go to the posting screen. Here you can check the finished video on loop and you can also add preview to the profile. Now finally you can choose between different privacy settings for your video and then finally post it on the platform.