FlexClip 2.0 Review: Brilliant Video Editing Tool

FlexClip 2.0

Nowadays, there is massive growth in the video content segment. You will find plenty of videos related to each topic on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram among others. You can create similar videos and grow your online presence. However, the time required to create and edit videos is pretty much tedious. If you would like to decorate your video with audio, then you will need to search and pick copyright-free audio files. You will find it extremely search and locate the audio tracks and manually plugin into your video. The whole process could take several days to complete. Hence, you require a reliable alternative tool using which you can create and manage videos easily. We had previously reviewed FlexClip 1.0 and found it to be very effective. Why not check out FlexClip 2.0 for this purpose? In this article, we will examine the new features and working of the FlexClip 2.0 in detail.

Installation

The FlexClip 2.0 is a cloud-based tool and hence you need not have to perform any installation. You just need to navigate to the FlexClip page, purchase the required package, and work instantly. The entire work is performed on the web without any need to download any tools. However, you can upload photos and videos including audio files from your PC to the FlexClip. The company has added several new features and functionalities to the FlexClip 2.0.

FlexClip 2.0 New Features

FlexClip 2.0 is a refreshed version of the previous edition and is designed to take your video editing experience to a next level. The latest version is exclusively designed to not only create intuitive videos but also a seamless viewing experience across devices. Moreover, the new version reveals a modern interactive Graphical User Interface (GUI), which makes your video editing experience enjoyable and trouble-free.

The FlexClip 2.0 ships with 1000+ dynamic elements, which include arrows, shapes, emojis, social widgets, business widgets, and much more. You can also add a watermark to protect your original creation from theft and stealing. You can take complete control of your videos by dynamic overlays, funky widgets, intros/outros, backgrounds, transitions, and animated texts in a new way.

The FlexClip 2.0 ships with royalty-free videos, music, and photos from 1000,000+ stock assets for all your video requirements. The interesting aspect of the tool is the addition of 16:9 aspect ratio support, using which you can create short videos for YouTube. You can not only trim your videos but also record voices including the ability to export HD videos for social media platforms.

You will be able to work with an easy to use video editor coupled with intuitive storyboards. You just need to drag and drop to create rich, animated, and compelling videos. The company has adopted Browser native processing technology for an improved processing speed with specific attention to user’s privacy and security.

With the help of the FlexClip 2.0 video editor, you will be able to cut, trim and customize videos in addition to searching for related music. For example, if you are creating a romantic video, you can search and pick romantic music from the FlexClip database. You can create stunning movies for businesses, festivals, social media platforms, special events, and much more. The Slideshow Maker enables you to combine your photos into a slideshow with music and other elements. Let’s check out the actual working of the FlexClip 2.0 video editing tool.

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Working

To work with FlexClip 2.0, you should navigate to the official website and click on the Login link located on the top portion. You can either use the email and password you used during the signup process or make use of the Facebook and Google authentication.

FlexClip 2.0

You will view a dashboard with a list of your projects and new templates. The company has divided the templates into various categories. You can use them, edit and create stunning videos within minutes. For instance, if you are planning to create a video related to Coronavirus, you just need to select the category name and pick a template of your choice.

FlexClip 2.0

If you hover over each template, you will view a mini-preview of each template with music. This will enable you to select a template of your choice rated than clicking each template and previewing the content manually. If you are not impressed with the default templates, you can use the Start from Scratch option. You can manually add intro, images, music, and outro respectively. It is also possible to reposition the images so that the main characters appear properly.

We will use Start From Scratch option for the purpose of this review. If you click on Start From Scratch button, you will view a message that prompts you to choose a mode. FlexClip 2.0 has introduced Timeline mode in addition to the original Storyboard mode. We will examine the working of both modes in detail.

FlexClip 2.0

Working with Storyboard Mode

With the help of the Storyboard Mode, you can use intuitive storyboards to build storylines including trimming video clips in minutes. Select Choose button to start working with the Storyboard mode.

The next step is to select the display for which you would like to create the video. The tool provides support for 16:9, 9:16, 1:1, 4:5, and 21:9 displays. You should select the OK button after selecting the aspect ratio. Please note that you can always change the ratio from the video editing dashboard.

FlexClip 2.0

For the purpose of this review, we select 9:16 display option and select the OK button. The point to note is that FlexClip displays a preview of the relevant display so that you will know the correct device. For example, if you are creating a video for Instagram or YouTube Short, you should select 9:16. FlexClip will take few minutes to initialize and displays a new dashboard with all the required options as shown below

FlexClip 2.0

You can either select stock media or images/videos from your local PC. The dashboard also enables you to record screen and webcam. It is also possible to drag and drop new files instead of using buttons. You can modify the background color by select the appropriate color from the top navigation bar.

FlexClip 2.0

The navigation panel located on the left-hand side includes several options. The image addition is the first option, while the second option enables you to add Text elements.

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FlexClip 2.0

The Overlay option provides an ability to add Overlay for Text, Decoration, Intro, Outro including logos. If you select See all link option, you will view complete list of all the animations.

FlexClip 2.0

The Element option helps you to add arrows, social media buttons, shape, birthday, promo, bubble, business, emoji, number, and art word. You just need to drag and drop the elements after adding a new background slide and reposition the four corners to resize the added element.

FlexClip 2.0

With the help of FlexClip 2.0, you can add Background videos to your slides. You just need to select BKground option and pick the relevant background video. You can also select See all link to view the remaining backgrounds included with the relevant category.

FlexClip 2.0

If you select a background video, you will view a small preview where you can clearly view the complete background before adding to the video.

FlexClip 2.0

You should select “Use Video” button to add the related background video to your editing window. The background will be added to the editing dashboard and you will view the progress bar. You can also add background video to your YouTube short videos. However, the window will be expanded and then shrinked during the process of adding the background video. It will take some time for the video to start the preview and add to the dashboard because of the sizing issue. However, the product team has included only those backgrounds with minimal capacity for the benefit of users.

FlexClip 2.0

The big advantage of FlexClip 2.0 is the ability to add background music. If you select Music option, you will view “Add Stock Music” button on the dashboard. You can also upload music files from your computer. You should make sure to add copyright-free audio files.

FlexClip 2.0

You will view a new dashboard with several categories upon selecting “Add Stock Music” button.

FlexClip 2.0

You can either select the mood, genre, or instrument options from the left side or the categories from the right side. If you select Happy mood, you will view several audio files. You can select “Play” button to listen to the audio file before adding to the video editing with the help of “Use” button. The dashboard also displays the duration of the audio file. You will view several audio files if you continue to scroll down the Music dashboard. The company has provided an exhaustive database of copyright free audio files, which you can use without getting copyright strikes from YouTube.

FlexClip 2.0

You should note that video creation and editing is not a simple task. Hence, you should always protect your videos by adding Watermark. You can easily add Text or Image watermark using FlexClip 2.0. You just need to provide the content for the Text watermark, select font family, size, opacity including the position by selecting the arrows. The relevant watermark will be added to the preview on the right-hand side.

FlexClip 2.0

Alternatively, you can also add an image as the watermark by select an image from your PC.

FlexClip 2.0

If you select More link from the navigation panel, you can modify the ratio of your video. FlexClip 2.0 will display the preview of the selected ratio so that you can decide which one you should use. If you are satisfied with the editing, you can preview the video and perform the Export process. You can either download the produced video file or directly share the video on YouTube.

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Working with Timeline Mode

The Timeline Mode has been added to the FlexClip 2.0, which gives you a new and redefined user experience. You need to select Timeline Mode after selecting “Start From Scratch” button. The company informed us that the Timeline mode is in free open beta stage and requires several improvements.

FlexClip 2.0

The purpose of the Timeline mode is that it provides a flexible timeline with multiple tracks. You can easily edit the content without any difficulty. The company has created a short demo video, which you will view upon selecting “Choose” button. The Timeline Mode dashboard looks like as shown below

FlexClip 2.0

In the Timeline mode, you can only upload local files with the ability to record screen. You can also add text and background by selecting the relevant options.

FlexClip 2.0

If you hover over the added image, you will view a “+” icon, which will add the selected photo to the Timeline. In the same way, you can add multiple images. You can drag the Timeline slider to adjust the duration of the selected property.

FlexClip 2.0

The Timeline Mode functionality is currently under beta stage and there is no option to include audio. As of this writing, the mode will not provide an ability to add audio, background videos, and watermark. The product team is working on to add new features and functionalities. We can expect great improvements soon.

Conclusion

FlexClip 2.0 is a complete package and advanced cloud-based video editing platform using which you can create rich and compelling videos. The latest version ships with several features, which you will never find in any other competing software tools. The comprehensive collection of audio enables you to boost your videos with the help of royalty free audio tracks. You can also decorate your content with immersive background videos and watermarks. The Timeline Mode sounds impressive and the product team is working onto refresh the module with full-blown features. You can make use of the FlexClip 2.0 to create YouTube short videos. We highly recommend FlexClip 2.0 for all your video creation and editing requirements because of the tons of new capabilities. You just need to use your intelligence to create videos using FlexClip.

FlexClip 2.0

Free, Starts at 4.99 /mo for Basic Plan
FlexClip 2.0
99

No installation required

10/10

    Easy to use

    10/10

      Intuitive User Interface

      10/10

        Fast processing

        10/10

          Plenty of templates

          10/10

            Extensive audio

            10/10

              Copyright free audio files

              10/10

                Ability to record screen

                10/10

                  Timeline mode

                  10/10

                    Regular updates

                    10/10

                      Pros

                      • Excellent user interface
                      • Reliable performance
                      • Tons of templates and audio files
                      • Ability to create short videos
                      • Plenty of customizable options
                      • Screen recording
                      • Watermark support
                      • Instant production
                      • Simply no learning curve
                      • Excellent support

                      Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com

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