FlexClip Getting Started Tutorial (2022)

1. Getting Started

Open https://www.flexclip.com in your browser. On the homepage, click the Start from Scratchbutton, and you can enter into the Timeline Mode directly.

On the template page and your profile page, you can also click the Start from Scratch button and choose Timeline Mode or Storyboard Mode.

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2. Choose Templates

To make a video easily, you can select a template at https://www.flexclip.com/template/ first. You can also change the template on the editing page freely. Entering keywords in the search box can find the template you want.

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3. Add Media Files

3.1 Local Files

To use your own files, click the Media tab on the sidebar and click the Upload Files button to choose video clips, images, and music files from your computer or phone. Here, clicking the Recording button can record the screen or webcam. You can also drag & drop files from your computer to the Media part directly.

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3.2 Stock Media

Click the Video/Photo tab on the sidebar, enter keywords, and you can find the footage/image you need. You can click to add it or drag it to the timeline directly.

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Besides, the Photo part provides tons of GIFs as well. Enter keywords and you can easily find the one you need.

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All uploaded/added files will appear in the Media part. You can click the Add to timeline button on the lower right of the thumbnail to add it or drag & drop files to the canvas or timeline directly.

BTW, you can check all added files here by categories of videos, photos, and audio.

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4. Timeline Zooming

On the timeline part, find options to edit it in detail.

Moving the Zoom slider can adjust the appearing length of the timeline to get a better view, and so does the Fit To Screen button.

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5. Scene

5.1 Add Scene

The Timeline mode allows you to combine many scenes into a complete video project.

To add a new blank scene, you just need to click the Add Scene button or "+" icon at the end of the track. You can easily delete the scene by clicking the trash icon.

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5.2 Edit Scene

On the timeline part, in addition to the Add Scene button, you can find other useful buttons, such as Timeline, Time, Split, Duplicate, Delete, etc.

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Click the Time button to change the length of the image or shorten the video.

Click the Split button to cut a scene into two parts.

Dragging the Playhead can locate the position to start preview.

Besides, you can drag the edge of a scene to lengthen or shorten its time.

The Timeline button will bring you into another window, which offers you a timeline mode in detail and allows you to edit freely multiple layers/elements.

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5.3 Edit Canvas

On the canvas, you can:

Click the Play button to play the current scene;

Click the Preview button to preview the video project from the current scene;

Click the microphone icon to record your own voice.

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6. Edit Video

Click the video scene in the timeline, and edit it on the canvas. Here are various useful features, such as Volume, Zoom, Transform, Filter, Adjust, Speed, Trim, etc.

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6.1 Transform

Click the Transform button to flip or rotate the video clip. Unusual angles may get unique effects.

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6.2 Filter

It doesn’t matter if your video is not in a cool style. Various filter effects are ready to help you.

Click the Filter option and find various effects on the left side. Select a suitable style to decorate your video. You can adjust the effect value freely.

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6.3 Adjust

If your video has any light problems, the Adjust feature can help you. Click the Adjust button on the toolbar, then adjust the values on the left side to edit your video.

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6.4 Speed

The Speed feature allows you to make your video in slow-motion or fast motion from 0.2x to 8x,which can make make your video much more unique and attractive.

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7. Edit Photo

On the photo scene, you can select tools like Background Color, Zoom, Transform, Filter, Adjust, Remove Background, and Animation to edit your photo properly.

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7.1 Background Color

The Background Color option will only appear when your photo doesn’t fill the screen. You can choose a color to decorate the picture.

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7.2 Animation

Click the Animation button and you can choose a favorite motion for your picture to make it more vivid.

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7.3 Remove Background

If you are not satisfied with the background of your image or just want to change a better one for it, do not hesitate to use the Remove Background option. You just need one click to get a pure graphic without any annoying background.

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8.1 Add Transition

Click the Transition button between two scenes, and you can choose from many transition effects to make these two scenes merge more smoothly.

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8.2 Edit Transition

Select a favorite transition and adjust the duration and category properly. For the Overlays transition, you can also change the color freely.

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9. Picture in Picture

Click the Picture in Picture button on the lower left of a media file to add it as a layer, the so-called Picture in Picture.

Click the picture/video layer you added, and you will find many options on the toolbar. According to your needs, you can crop it to other shapes, change its opacity, add a suitable motion, replace it with another image/video, etc.

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10. Text

Choose from a collection of handpicked text animations to touch up your video.

10.1 Add Text

Click the Text tab on the sidebar to find a lot of pre-built text animations: Simple text, Dynamic Text, Modern Titles, and many others in different themes. Select and add the one that fits your needs.

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10.2 Edit Text

Click the pen icon on the top of the canvas to be able to type your own words. Drag the text box’s border can change its size quickly, and you can move the text to any place in the same scene on the timeline.

To further customize your text, click on any text box and open the text editing panel on the top of the canvas, where you can change the font, color, format, size, background, motion, etc.

Besides, you can upload your own fronts if you have a premium account.

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10.3 Text Style

When you are using the text sample except for the dynamic ones, click the Edit button and you can find various Style options on the left side. Select a favorite style, and make some micro-adjustments by dragging the slider, and you will get a unique text easily!

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10.4 Text Motion

Make your texts move! Click the Motion button, and you will find many options on the left side of the canvas, including the preset of in & out and individual in and out motions.

Click one of the options, and you can preview the effect. You can choose to “move” the text by character or word. Feel free to select a suitable effect and make your text match your video perfectly!

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11. Element

11.1 Ordinary Elements

You can choose from millions of elements and add them to highlight your video.

Click the Elements tab, type a keyword, and you can find out many relevant elements, including arrows, bubbles, shapes, emojis, etc.

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The elements with a lightning icon have cool animations.

For the elements without a lightning icon, you can click the Motion button on the top of the screen to add suitable animations.

11.2 Frame & Mask

Choose one mask/frame and add it to the canvas. Drag and drop a picture or video to the mask/frame, and then it will turn into the same shape.

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12. Overlay

To make your video to the next level, select and add a suitable overlay or logo to your video.

Click the Overlays tab on the sidebar to find various premade overlay and logo samples. You can change the color, texts, flip the logo or add motion to it.

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13. Background

Find cool background video templates on the left side of the canvas, and use them to decorate your video project.

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14. Music

14.1 Add Music

You can choose to upload local music files from the Media part or search audio resources from the Music library. Click the Music tab, enter keywords and you can find the one you need. Add it to the timeline, and it will be added to the Media part automatically.

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14.2 Edit Music

You can add several music files to different tracks on the timeline, and drag to adjust the position to fit the whole video.

Besides, in the toolbar at the top of the timeline, you can find options like Volume, Fade in/out, Split, etc.

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15. Branding

15.1 Text Branding

Type your brand name and make a watermark to announce the copyright. You can freely change the color, position, font, size, and opacity of the text.

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15.2 Image Branding

Upload a JPG or PNG image from your computer, and then you can change the position, size, and opacity properly.

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16. Download

When you are done creating your video, you can drag the playhead to the beginning of the timeline to preview the whole video.

After finishing the video, you can click to save your video online or export it directly. (If you have any questions or suggestions while editing, just click the LiveChat button to contact our support team.)

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Click the Export button, and you can choose to download a Video or GIF.

16.1 Download Video

If you want to download a video, you can choose quality from 480p, 720p, and 1080p. Staying on the export page can download the video faster.

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16.2 Download GIF

If you choose to download a GIF, you can click the GIF button and choose/customize a suitable size to download.

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17. Advanced Features

17.1 Ratio

Click the Ratio button to select a suitable ratio for different platforms, including 16:9, 9:16, 1:1, 21:9, and 4:5.

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17.2 Undo & Redo

Click the FlexClip Getting Started Tutorial (40) button on the top left corner of the canvas or directly press Ctrl - Z to undo the last action you did.

Click the FlexClip Getting Started Tutorial (41) button on the top left corner of the canvas or directly press Ctrl - Y to redo the last action quickly.

Tips: Replace Ctrl with Command on Mac.

17.3 Full-Screen

To better check or customize your video, you can click the FlexClip Getting Started Tutorial (42) icon next to the Redo button to change to the full-screen mode. Click the button again or press the Esc key, and you can get back to the original screen.

17.4 Align Object

FlexClip adds several auxiliary lines to help you align elements and texts. Besides, you can press the direction keys for micro adjustment.

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17.5 Cloud Storage

You can find the Cloud Storage button on the top right corner by opening the Media part. It is available to all premium accounts. You can upload your video, music, and pictures files to FlexClip and save them online in case of data loss. And you don't have to relink files once you change the device.

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You can find the Cloud Storage as well as the My Fonts and Favorites entrance on your Home page.

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17.6 Favorite Templates

Hover your cursor to the template’s thumbnail, click the heart-shaped icon on the top right corner, and then you can mark it as your Favorites. You can find your favorite templates on your home page.

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17.7 Rearrange

You can easily drag to rearrange the scenes on the timeline.


How do I increase FlexClip time? ›

Click the Time button to change the length of the image or shorten the video. Click the Split button to cut a scene into two parts. Dragging the Playhead can locate the position to start preview. Besides, you can drag the edge of a scene to lengthen or shorten its time.

Can you add your own music to FlexClip? ›

FlexClip supports various audio formats. It allows you to add sound in AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, and WAV formats. The right background music will help you kick the video up a notch. Upload your music file and add it to your video now.

How do I edit a video on FlexClip? ›

How to Edit a Video Online for Free?
  1. Add Files. Upload your local files or choose from our massive stock media library.
  2. Make Edits. Edit your video with various tools and effects to make it look professional.
  3. Export & Share. Download your video in various ratios or directly share it online.

How long can your video be in FlexClip? ›

For verified accounts or accounts with a huge number of fans, it can be up to 60 minutes. Please note that IGTV videos longer than 10 minutes must be uploaded from a computer. IGTV videos also have other requirements.

Does FlexClip have a watermark? ›

FlexClip (Free Video Editor with Video Templates)

FlexClip tops on the list of best free online video editors without watermark because it successfully balances the ease-of-use and powerful editing tools, thanks to the simple interface.

Is FlexClip any good? ›

Fantastic online video editor in which you can easily navigate and edit videos to one's own gusto. Video is the biggest thing these days but it is so time-consuming. FlexClip takes that out of the equation and makes it super easy to get going and be creative.

Can you upload mashups to Spotify? ›

You are welcome at Spotify to upload remixes of your own work, if they don't contain any part from another artist's original music. And the distributors/aggregators require permission from the original artists for remixed songs that do not belong to them as well.

What app allows you to upload your own music? ›

Audiomack provides FREE upload and stats for artists, podcasters, radio hosts, and creators of all types. Our free upload feature allows you to share your songs, albums, and podcasts to Audiomack's millions of users, and everyone else in the world.

How can I overlay videos online for free? ›

How to Add Video Overlays:
  1. Upload Video. Upload the video you would like to add effects to. ...
  2. Add Effects. Click 'Filters', and select the filters, effects & color grading options you want to apply to your video.
  3. Hit Download. Once you are happy with the style of your video, just click the 'Export' button and you're done!

Can I add a picture to a GIF? ›

You can add as many images as you want to your GIF file. Add photos, watermarks, or logos. You can place them anywhere on the GIF's frame. All you have to do is drag and drop the images on the editor.

How do you make really good edits? ›

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  1. Use an Editor You're Comfortable With. ...
  2. Use High-Quality Clips and Images. ...
  3. Keep It Moving. ...
  4. Use Bezier (Ease) Interpolation. ...
  5. Add Motion Blur. ...
  6. Everything Looks Better in Slow Motion. ...
  7. Color Correct Before You Color Grade. ...
  8. Customize Presets.
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How can I post a story more than 20 seconds? ›

Open the photo album on your mobile and find the wanted video. Use the in-built editor to split the long video into a series of clips. Control the shorter video duration within 26 seconds. Upload video clips to the Facebook story one after another.

Can you post a 3 minute video on twitter? ›

Video too long.

Mistakenly uploading a long video is also a common problem. By default, you can only upload videos up to 140 seconds long, or 2 minutes and 20 seconds. You can bypass this by setting up a Twitter ad account for free.

Is watermark good for resume? ›

Resumes are not required to have a watermark on the paper they're printed on, but because the companies that mark their paper are usually more expensive, it does give the notion that an employee cared enough about their resume to pick a higher end brand of paper.

Which is the best online video editor? ›

Our Picks for 11 Best Online Video Makers
  • Adobe Spark.
  • Animoto.
  • Flyr.
  • Kizoa.
  • ClipChamp.
  • HippoVideo.
  • WeVideo.
  • Biteable.

Are you allowed to remove CapCut watermark? ›

Edit the template if you needed, and hit the Export button from the upper-right side to export the template. From the two given options, hit Export without watermark to remove watermark in CapCut video template.

What is better than FlexClip? ›

Top 10 FlexClip Alternatives & Competitors
  • Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Camtasia.
  • Renderforest.
  • Prezi.
  • Simplified.
  • Wistia.
  • Final Cut Pro X.
  • iMovie.

How do I remove a watermark from FlexClip? ›


It is quite easy to remove any watermark from the video with FlexClip. All you need to do is heading to the Elements, find a nice shape to put it above the watermark, or zooming out the video until the watermark is gone.

Is Kinemaster free editing app? ›

Kinemaster is a free and subscription-based video editing app available for both iOS and Android.

How can I legally remix a song? ›

To remix a song legally, you'll have to get permission to use the song from the original songwriter(s), publisher(s) and owner(s) of the song recording.

Can I mix artists on Spotify? ›

Spotify Supergrouper Lets Fans Mix and Match Their Favorite Artists Into the Band of Their Dreams. Over the years, fans have been surprised by collaborations between their favorite artists onstage and in the recording booth.

Can I DJ mix from Spotify? ›

Almost all DJ software types work by accessing your currently downloaded songs and using those different tracks when DJing. Streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music because they are not downloaded tracks but tracks that are streamed in, simply can't be recognized by DJ controller software.

How do I get my music noticed online? ›

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  1. Put Your Music on Streaming Platforms. ...
  2. Arrange Distribution Through a Music Distribution Service. ...
  3. Create Online Playlists and Add Your Own Music to Them. ...
  4. Utilize Social Media. ...
  5. Submit Music to Online Radio Stations and Music Blogs.
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Which app is best for joining videos? ›

10 Best video merging apps on Android
  1. InVideo Filmr App. WeVideo. Quik. FilmoraGo. InShot. PowerDirector. KineMaster. VivaVideo. VN Video Editor.
  2. VidTrim.
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What apps can layer videos? ›

5 Best Free Video Overlay Apps in 2022 [iPhone & Android]
  • PowerDirector - Best Overall.
  • KineMaster - Best for Design Elements.
  • Videorama - Best for VFX.
  • VidLab - Best for Text.
  • VideoBlend - Best for Blending Videos.
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How do I watermark a GIF? ›

How to Watermark GIFs Online in 3 Easy Steps
  1. Add your GIF in one click. First, upload your GIF to watermark it. ...
  2. Upload text or image. Place a text snippet or image for the watermark that you'd like to add to your GIF. ...
  3. Download and share. Click on create, and you'll have your very own watermarked GIF.

How do I make my own GIF? ›

Visit giphy.com/create/gifmaker to get started. Choose Photo or GIF to add by dragging and dropping, clicking the blue search button to browse your files, or entering image URLs to add files to your slideshow. Drag and drop images to change the order of your images to change the way they will appear in your slideshow.

How many photos do you need to make a GIF? ›

How many photos you need kind of depends on the GIF, but I think it usually works best if you have at least 10. I aim for 25-35 photos, but usually end up dropping a few from each “end” of the gif.

How do I edit a picture in a video? ›

Edit your video

To do this, click the Plus button, then select Add Video Track. Drag one of the videos onto the additional track and another video onto the main track. Choose the Picture in picture option from the menu. Drag the edges of the video to adjust its size.

Which editing app is easiest? ›

Adobe Premiere Rush: An easy-to-use editor that can be used on mobile and desktop. KineMaster: This mobile app has a decent selection of features even in the free version. Instasize: This software is ideal for social media lovers.

Which is the No 1 editing app? ›

1. PicsArt (Android, iOS) PicsArt is our top pick of the best photo editing apps, because it's fun, easy to use, yet covers just about all the bases for consumer mobile photography. It provides lots of creative control, excellent image-editing tools and a large variety of attractive filters.

What do Tiktokers use for edits? ›

You can use Videoshop to add music, subtitles, and sound effects to your TikTok videos, as well as adjust video speed. Videoshop also lets you cut, merge clips, and add filters and transitions to really make your videos look professional.

How long does it take to edit a 10 minute video? ›

Editing will take more or less time depending on how particular one is about audio, color grading, timing, etc. Most professional editors will say about 1 to 1.5 hours per minute of edited video, and that's about right.

Is video editing hard? ›

Video editing can be an overwhelming subject to learn. It is, after all, a blend of both technical and artistic skills. In the beginning, Tony's recommendation is to pick a video editing software and follow some tutorials to learn the basics.

What is 321 rule in video editing? ›

Every video maker includes the 321 rule. This means that you should always keep three copies of every single thing that you make in two different places. You have one goal – to tell your audience a great story with your video. This can be achieved if you simply edit, edit and edit your content until perfection.

How do I make edits like a pro? ›

  1. Develop a personal style. There is no “right” way of editing photos like a professional. ...
  2. Choose a photo editing program. ...
  3. Use filters and presets. ...
  4. Take advantage of automatic modes. ...
  5. Crop the scene. ...
  6. Straighten lines. ...
  7. Bring colors to life. ...
  8. Adjust the white balance.
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How do I increase video time? ›

  1. Add an Intro and Outro. Adding an intro and outro to your video is one of the best ways to make a video longer. ...
  2. Add More Video Clips and Images. It's a good idea to add photos, video clips, and meme GIFs to increase the length of a video. ...
  3. Slow Down the Video. ...
  4. Loop the Video. ...
  5. Turn the Video into a Boomerang.
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How do I increase clip time in Premiere Pro? ›

One method to change the duration of a video clip in Premiere Pro is by using the Speed/Duration Tool. To get to the Speed/Duration Tool, right-click the clip who's length you want to change and select Speed/Duration from the menu.

Why is FlexClip not working? ›

If your video project or one of the storyboards is not loading, please refresh the page, clear the cache, or use the incognito window to try again.

How long does it take to make a 30 minute video? ›

Most professional editors will say about 1 to 1.5 hours per minute of edited video, and that's about right. For us, a 30-minute video takes about 40 hours of editing. If you don't know, Tara does all of our editing and takes great pride in the quality of our videos.

How long should my video content be? ›

For viral content, Facebook recommends videos that are less than one minute or stories that are less than 20 seconds in length. But that doesn't mean long videos perform poorly. Instead, they suggest that 3+ minutes is best for episodic web series, developing stories and live streaming.

Can you post videos longer than 1 minute? ›

Instagram Video posts can be between 3 seconds and 10 minutes in length (60 minutes for selected accounts). If your video post is longer than 60 seconds then a preview will be played in the feed and users can choose to watch the remainder of the video on your profile.

What is a roll edit? ›

A roll edit adjusts the start point and the end point of two adjacent clips simultaneously. If you like where two clips are placed in the timeline but want to change when the cut point happens, you can use the Trim tool to roll the edit point between the two clips.

How do you clip the last 30 seconds? ›

Use the hotkey Windows + Alt + G key, and you can clip the last 30 seconds on PC. And as the quickest and easiest way to clip on Windows, this method actually becomes less satisfying gradually considering that it fails to provide the best quality clips and the audio recording is always a problem.

Is FlexClip com safe? ›

FlexClip is an entirely safe video editing app for online use. It requires no downloads (except for the final products).

Why is my Clipchamp so laggy? ›

Close other browser tabs, only keep Clipchamp open in one browser tab. Keep the Clipchamp browser tab open and in the foreground, otherwise Chrome might take away processing resources from it. Close other applications running on your computer.

Why does Clipchamp take so long? ›

If your input file is an unsupported file type, Clipchamp converts it behind the scenes so that you can use it in your project. This conversion step can take some time, depending on the file's size and resolution, and the CPU and graphics card of your computer. This might be why you need to wait longer.


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