Good lord, I would have saved myself time if I had read a TikTok tutorial on using the timer for multiple clips. If you’ve passed my beginner’s TikTok tutorial and are ready for taking the next step into seamlessly stitch together multiple clips into one video in TikTok, you’re in the right spot. Are you mystified by how these 14-year old kids change rooms or outfits in a split second? For months, I had been recording clips and manually piecing them together in Final Cut Pro…but then I figured out how to do it without outside apps! It’s not sorcery, in fact, it’s super easy, almost too easy. And once you figure it out, you’re gonna palm to forehead yourself just like I did.
First, you’re going to find the song you want to use. The next screen will have a bunch of icons on the right side. Ready for this? See the 5th icon down that says “Timer 3”? Slam your finger down on that little clock icon.
On the far right of the music soundbar, at the bottom, you’ll find a red vertical line/bar that you can slide to the left. You’re going to find the spot in your song where you want to stop recording and change outfits or switch camera angles. Once you’ve figured out where you want that clip to stop, set the timer to 3 or 10. I usually set the 3-second timer unless I’m in a confined spot or need ample time to be ready to shoot.
Tap START COUNTDOWN to begin recording the first portion of your video. Now, here’s was my a-ha moment. You’ll be back at the record screen where you had the bunch of icons on the right side of your screen. Tap that Timer icon again. It’s going to pick back up with you left off. To record the second clip, again, slide the red bar to where you’d like to stop recording and keep repeating the process until the song ends. Tap the checkmark when you’ve finished recording. That’s it! OMG, so easy right???