Sports highlight videos make it easy to catch up on a game or to show off your skills for recruiters. Whether you’re a player or a fan, highlights are the best way to reach sports lovers everywhere. That’s why editing your video the right way is so important.

If your highlight reel isn’t simple and easy to watch, it will turn viewers off from watching. Luckily, Kapwing’s video editor is the simplest one around. Once you collect your footage, Kapwing makes editing possible in just a few clicks. Follow these simple steps to make your highlight video today.

  1. Upload your footage
  2. Add text and elements
  3. Download your highlights

1. Upload your footage

First, open Kapwing’s studio and upload your first video from your device or paste the link. Next, click ‘Scenes’ on the top middle and upload the rest of your footage. The scenes tab allows you to order your clips and edit them independent from each other.

Now, click ‘Trim’ on a video layer to trim or cut the footage so your highlights only show the best plays. You can slide the handles or input the exact timeframe you want to leave out.

2. Add text and elements

When you’re finished editing, click ‘Text’ from the top to title the video or label each scene. For example, you can add the player name, competitive level and year to help the audience know what to expect. Edit the font, format, color and effect with tools on the right menu.

Sometimes it’s hard to find the featured player in a highlight video. To fix this, click ‘Elements’ and add an arrow or circle to help your viewer find the action. Check out this article about how to use elements to learn more.

If you need to adjust the timing of elements or text, select your scene and click ‘Timeline’ to adjust when the overlays appear and disappear. Drag the edges to control timing of each element. Read this article about Kapwing’s Timeline to learn more.

3. Download your highlights

When you’ve finished editing about 4-5 minutes of your best clips, click ‘Settings’ in the top right and change the video quality to high. Then, click ‘Export Video’ and download the final version.

Share your video on social media, upload to YouTube or add it to your personal site so your hard work gets seen by fans and coaches. Next time you need highlights, Kapwing is ready to make your creativity easy!

Remember to tag us @KapwingApp whenever you share your content on social media – we love to see what our creators are passionate about. And be sure to subscribe to the Kapwing Resources page – we’re constantly writing new tutorials and features to help you make the most out of Kapwing.


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