TikTok Tutorial — How To Record Multiple Clips
Last Updated on November 8, 2022
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 to take the next step into seamlessly stitching 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’ll 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 where 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???
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Thank you so mutch for sharing great information
You’re so very welcome! I’ll be posting more TikTok tips soon 🙂
Bless you! From another Gen Xer who’s getting a little too “I’m too old for this s#$%” for comfort, I’m extremely new to TikTok, but am an very advanced IT guy, and struggled to figure out the simplest freakin’ things on this app! This was, I think, the last piece of the puzzle. Going to test tonight.
You are most welcome! Feel free to ask and additional questions. Happy to help!
I was so happy to find this but mine takes me to straight to where I need to select select “post to story” or “Next”. And my timer is not there anymore! Any ideas why or if Ive done something else wrong?
When you start recording, if you’re in “Quick” mode (of the options at the bottom of the screen) it’ll take you right to the Post to Story/Next screen. For this tutorial to work, you just have to select “Camera” along the bottom and it works great! I had the exact same problem and that fixed it for me.