AD*| Hello everyone! Recently, I’ve been contacted by FlexClip, a company that made an online video maker, to share about their product. Video editing can be challenging, especially for those of us without a lot of experience. Using software to edit videos requires a steep learning curve, time, and lots of experience before learning the ropes. So instead, this is where FlexClip comes in.
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What Is FlexClip?
FlexClip is a short-form online video editor that has everything a blogger could need without having to use software like Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro.
Established by PearlMountain in 2016, they sought out to create an easy-to-use video editor that beginners and freelancers alike could use. It also can be used exclusively online, making it great for chrome book and Linux users, but also has a downloadable version as well with extended features. It’s very reminiscent of Canva in terms of ease of use, navigation and overall design, just for video instead of images.
FlexClip gives you the ability to do basic video editing, from trimming and adding text to recording voice overs and adding watermarks.
You can animate photos and text, add filters, transitions, zoom-ins, rotations, etc. And of course, you can adjust your video’s brightness, saturation, etc. to get your project to look like you want it to.
FlexClip gives you two main options: start from scratch, or work with templates to create your video. Either option is easy to work with, and has a simple interface with a very quick learning curve. You don’t have to be a professional to learn how to use FlexClip’s editor.
FlexClip also has a royalty-free library, so you have many options for videos, images, songs and audio to use for free, without worrying about getting copyrighted.
Ease of Use
The ease of use is very high. There’s a decent amount of features and options, but they’re easy to spot and use. If you don’t have a lot of time to learn a new program and need a video quickly, this is for you.
Their templates make things especially easy, as many already have themed videos with text, edits and transitions already done and ready for you to use. But, even without templates, it’s easy to use their from-scratch version as well for more flexibility.
Is This Good For Bloggers?
It’s great for bloggers! You have so many video options at your fingertips. They have a section for social media videos, which are already sized perfectly for each platform.
You can create YouTube intros or clips as well, with royalty-free music and images if you so chose. Or, you have the ability to create Instagram, Twitter and Facebook content with post-production flexibility and options.
If you like to include video content on your blog, inserting a clip to help readers visually what you’re talking about can be a great tool. Sometimes images alone won’t cut it, so having an easy option to create videos on the spot to include in your blog post is a great tool.
FlexClip has free and paid versions of their plans.
They have a fairly functional free version which allows up to 12 projects and some restricts, but only lets you use one stock video. This plan won’t work long term, but gives you plenty of time to explore their editing tool and see if it’s the right fit for you. There’s also a one-minute video cap as well.
Their basic plan at $9.99 (or $5.99 if you chose the annual plan) gets rid of most of the major restricts from the free plan. It always up to 50 projects, custom watermark, no FlexClip intro and higher resolutions options. If you aren’t worried about the 1 minute cap and don’t need HD options, this plan could work great for you.
Their plus plan is double the amount of money, but the only change is the ability to download 1080p videos. A neat feature if you want to seem more professional, but definitely not necessary.
If you plan to use FlexClip for long-term as your main video editing software, their business plan is the way to go. It includes everything mentioned so far, but also gets rid of that pesky 1-minute cap, and expands it to a full half an hour video. You also have unlimited access to their stock videos, and can have up to 1000 projects. It’s quite a jump, but if you need more than their basic plan, this is probably the best in terms of value. This will cost you $29.99 a month or $19.99 a month on a yearly subscription.
Pros and Cons
- Easy to use with simple, straight-forward design interface
- Large media library
- Can be used exclusively online
- Lots of templates and royalty-free content
- Screen and voice recorder
- Customer support team
- 1 minute limit on most plans
- Can be limited for more experienced editors
- Limited free version
FlexClip may be too simple for some, but for the majority of freelancers, small business owners and beginners to video editing, this is great option. Bloggers can get a ton of use out of FlexClip from their social media templates, especially now that make social media platforms are going more video-focused. If you don’t mind a 1 minute cap, or a 30 minute cap if you invested in the full version, this could be a great alternative to many overly complex video editors.
I hope you found this review useful. Let me know if you have ever tried FlexClip, or what type of video editor you use. How do you use your video editor?