Life doesn’t happen in one clean cut. Or at least, it never quite comes out that way on film. I often have tons of videos I’ve taken on my phone that I’m eager to share with friends and family. But choosing just one is hard when there are small gems in each clip.
Merging all your clips into one video solves this problem. With Kapwing, you can splice your videos to show multiple scenes, creating the perfect video slideshow to share online, even with minimal editing experience. In this article, I will show you how to merge videos using Kapwing’s free online Video Montage Maker.
How to merge your video clips online using Kapwing:
- Upload your videos
- Arrange them in the right order
- Download and share
Step 1: Upload your videos
Let's get started by uploading your videos to Kapwing’s video merger tool. You can use this free tool on any iPhone, Android, PC, or tablet in a Chrome or Safari browser. Click upload to add your videos one at a time or select multiple clips to import them all at once.
Kapwing supports major video file types including MP4, .FLV, .3PG, and more. To include videos from the internet, simply copy and paste the link. You can also upload photos or GIFs to combine with your videos.
Think about videos that would look good joined into one continuous video. This could mean similar color palettes, videos from one event or trip, or videos with the same people.
For my example, I wanted to create a video for my colleagues, so I uploaded several live photos I'd captured at company events. I transferred the MOV files to my computer then dragged them into the Studio.
Once the videos are uploaded, the video preview will show what they will look like when combined together. Kapwing will highlight each scene in a purple box when it is playing.
Step 2: Arrange your videos/photos
Rearrange your clips into the order you would like. Think about which clips work best next to each other and position them accordingly. You can drag the clips to reorder them and remove if you decide you don’t want them.
In the left-hand menu, you can select the format you want your final video in (I chose 1:1 (Square), whether you want your video cropped or not (I chose to "Fit with Border"), and how long the photos in your montage should be.
Kapwing also has an option to Trim the video clips so that you can cut down the section that you want. Creators can shorten the video or remove a section from the middle. To trim a clip, select it first then click edit to open Kapwing Studio.
Drag each end of the layer to change when the clip starts and ends or click timing and use the arrow keys to make finer adjustments. In addition to trimming, you can explore other edits. To remove a section or add a clip in the middle, use the split tool above the timeline or type "s" on your keyboard to use the shortcut. Then, delete the layer you no longer need and splice clips by dragging each one to appear side by side on the timeline.
Creators can have more control over the montage by editing a scene in Studio. From Studio, you can add music to your montage, insert a title slide, append an outro, put a watermark in the corner, animate, and more.
Step 3: Save your merged video
When you are finished merging your videos together into one combined video, click, Export Video in the top right corner. Once your videos has been processed, you'll see the Download page. From here, you can save the video to your device or create a free account with your Google or Facebook login credentials to remove the watermark first.
Check out this simple merged video that I created in Kapwing:
Thanks for reading! We've recently added music support to the Kapwing Montage Maker -- just go to the Studio and click the "Audio" button to import a global song. Alternatively, you can upload your finished video to Kapwing’s Add Music tool.
Kapwing supports photos, videos (up to 1 GB), and GIFs, so you can merge multiple different media types together. It's free to use; you can remove the Kapwing watermark and save all of your projects to come back to later by signing in. All of your Kapwing Videos will be saved to a Workspace that you can invite others to and re-edit later.
The convenience of a browser-based video editor means you can use it on any phone, computer, Chromebook, or tablet. It’s an excellent tool for bringing your creative slideshows to life!