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Comprehensive Guide to Edit Social Media Videos Using Wondershare Filmora

Josh Morgan

Working smart is always better than working hard. With Filmora, you can quickly edit your videos within minutes using its smart tools. Look at the guide below to create social media-ready edits.

Key Steps of This Video Tutorial To Follow

00:22 Start A New Project and Import Media

Open Wondershare Filmora and select the aspect ratio from “16:9 Widescreen” to “9:16 Portrait.” Now click “New Project” and import your video into the app. Your video will be imported into your selected ration before starting the project.

select ratio and create a new project
00:48 Add Automated Captions to Your Video

Select the video clip and click the “Speech-to-Text” icon on the editing timeline. The tool will give you choices on how to add the captions. If you want to add captions to a single clip, choose "Clip Selection"; otherwise, choose “The entire timeline sequence.”

Now, choose the “SRT” option to use the captions outside the Filmora app; otherwise, go for “Titles.” Once you have made your choices, click "OK" to auto-generate captions.

set speech to text settings
02:22 Use Animated Titles in Your Video Introduction

from. Now, drag and drop the selected title into the timeline. Click on the title from the timeline to open its editing section. From there, click on the text bar to change the text of your title and edit the font color and style of the title however you like.

add titles to the timeline
03:22 Add Transitions to Your Video

Go to “Transitions” and access hundreds of transition options on Filmora. If you are using a single video clip, you need to make cuts to add transitions. To do that, drag the timeline arrow to where you want to make a cut and click the “Scissors” icon. After that, just drop the transition in between the clips. If you want to edit the transition, double-click on it, and its editing options will open up.

add a transition for a smooth look

Editing social media content by adding colors, animated texts, and captions can greatly impact overall audience engagement. However, editing them is another challenge since not everyone does it well. This video showed you can create awesome edits without putting so much work into it.

Filmora Creative Assets, the in-built stock in Filmora, offers a vast collection of resources such as video effects, overlays, music, and sound effects. Download Filmora to try the effect and find more creativity possibilities.

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