Developers of Twitch presented to the public a special option “Clips” to implement such an idea. Previously, players had to download special apps – Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro. It was also necessary to download videos from your PC to Youtube. However, since they last mostly from 5 to 60 seconds, they aren’t popular on this resource.
So, if you are new to Twitch and want to know some useful features, you can be sure that clip is one of these features.
Well, here’s how to create a clip on Twitch in a few simple steps.
What is a clip on Twitch
Twitch clips are a recording of the streamer’s game, including his comments, lasting up to 30 seconds. Such videos help other players remember successful tactics of the game, pay attention to difficult moments, get a so-called master class from an experienced user.
In addition, it’s very important not to confuse such two things as a highlight and a clip.
A highlight is a moment in the game in which a funny moment or a perfectly executed game maneuver is displayed. They are more like a gif that lasts a few seconds.
The clips are a full-fledged video, which, in addition to the fixed moment, has a commentary of the player, allows you to assess his playing abilities and features of the game.
Clips allow Twitch viewers to quickly share most broadcast moments on Twitch, and they also allow creators to develop their channels by sharing content.
How to create a Twitch clip on website
If you want to create a Twitch clip on the Twitch website, you have to follow these steps:
- First of all, go to the Twitch official website and sign in to your Twitch account, if necessary.
- Then, open the stream you want to record and click on the “Clip” button in the bottom right corner of the video window. You can also press “Alt + X” on your keyboard.
- After that, a new window will display a minute and a half long video. You have to cut the desired moment using the slider. The resulting video can be between 5 and 60 seconds long.
- Finally, add a title to your clip and click on the “Publish” button.
Once you have completed these steps, you will be able to see the newly created clip on Twitch. Now, you can share your clip to the social networks or just copy the link and share it anywhere you want.
How to create a clip on the Twitch mobile app
Creating and editing clips on Twitch on a mobile device is no more difficult than on a PC. Anyway, if you want to create a clip on the Twitch mobile app, you have to follow these steps:
- At first, open the Twitch app on your mobile device and sign in to your Twitch account, if neede.
- Then, choose the stream you want to clip and tap on the “Clip” icon inside the stream video.
- Next, tap on the “Edit” button to add a title.
- Finally, tap “Publish”.
After you have completed these steps, you will be able to see the newly created clip on Twitch. Now, you can share your clip to the social networks or just copy the link and share it anywhere you want.
How to make clips over a minute long on Twitch
For users who are constantly clipping, the developers suggest using the “Video Studio” option. This is a set of tools through which the user can adjust the picture, control the process of creation. Thus, significantly improve the quality of the videos, thereby increasing the number of subscribers and the chances of making more money.
To arouse maximum viewer interest, there’s a “Premiere” option. Before publishing a video, the streamer can set a release date. And to further excite fans, set a countdown to the release date. Writers can re-post videos to showcase their best moments or to attract new subscribers with a good stream.
How to manage clips on Twitch
Popular channel clips can now be found in the “Clips” tab directly on the channel page. You can filter clips by the number of views over the last 24 hours, week, month, or by overall popularity.
Clips can also be searched by game, using filtering options, as well as filtering by language. If you want to manage all your clips in one place, including clips you’ve created or your channel’s clips, visit Clip Manager.
You can go to the clip manager in two ways:
- By clicking the “Clips” tab in the Movie Manager.
- By clicking “Clip Manager” in the drop-down menu in the upper right corner of any page with a preview of clips.
In the Clip Manager, you will see a table of all clips created, along with relevant information such as the title, creator of the original movie, broadcast game, creation date, and the number of views of the clip. By default, the clips you created will be displayed, but if you want to see all the clips showing your channel, you can select “Clips from my channel” in the filter list.