Clips (software)

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Developer(s)Apple Inc.
Initial releaseApril 6, 2017
Stable release
3.1.2 / [1]September 20, 2021; 7 months ago (2021-09-20)
Operating systemiOS
TypeVideo editor

Clips is a mobile video editing software application created by Apple Inc. It was released onto the iOS App Store on April 6, 2017[2][3] for free.[4] Initially, it was only available on 64-bit devices running iOS 10.3 or later;[5] as of version 3.1.2, it requires iOS 15.0 or later. Apple describes it as an app for "making and sharing fun videos with text, effects, graphics, and more."[6].


After launching of the app, the user sees the view of the front-facing camera.[7] The app allows the user to create a new clip by tapping on a red record button,[8] or use photos or videos from the device's photo library.[9] Once a clip is recorded, it can be added to a project timeline shown at the bottom of the screen.[10] The user can share their project on social media platforms.[3][9] The user can also add filters and effects to the project.[8][11] "Live Titles" (available in several styles[12]) can also be created by dictating to the device.[12][13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Apple's Clips app now supports ProRes video and Cinematic mode". Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  2. ^ Hall, Zac (2017-04-06). "Apple's new Clips social video editing app for iOS is now available". 9to5Mac. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  3. ^ a b Rossignol, Joe. "Apple's New Social Video Creation App 'Clips' Now Available for iPhone and iPad [Updated]". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  4. ^ Kaser, Rachel (2017-04-06). "Apple's Clips app for video is available now". The Next Web. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  5. ^ "Apple Clips app 64-bit only, another move suggesting end of 32-bit device support". AppleInsider. Retrieved 2017-04-08.
  6. ^ "Clips - A New Video App". Apple. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  7. ^ Phelan, David. "Clips, The Coolest, Most Fun Thing Apple Has Done In A Long While". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  8. ^ a b "Apple's Clips app hits iOS today to make video creation a cinch". Engadget. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  9. ^ a b Clover, Juli. "Hands-On With Apple's New 'Clips' Video App". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  10. ^ "Apple's Clips app is iMovie for the next generation". The Verge. 2017-04-06. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  11. ^ "Apple just released a new app, and it's a mix between Snapchat and iMovie". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  12. ^ a b "How to record and edit Live Titles in the Clips app | iMore". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  13. ^ Rhodes, Margaret. "The Hidden Breakthrough in Apple's New Video App". WIRED. Retrieved 2017-04-07.