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 my 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. You can show multiple scenes and put videos together, back to back. In this article I will show you how to merge video 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
Upload your videos to Kapwing’s video merger tool. You can upload your videos one at a time or all at once. If you have videos from the internet you want to include, you can paste the URL to upload. 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 only one event or trip, or videos with all 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 transfered 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.
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 “PUBLISH” to export it. This will take you to the Download page where you can save your video to your device. Wait a few moments while Kapwing processes the final video, then click the Download button to save it directly.
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.
Because Kapwing is a website, you can use it on any phone, computer, Chromebook, or tablet. It’s an excellent tool for bringing your creative slideshows to life!