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How to make your video longer or shorter

Use the trimmer to can create custom length video clips longer or shorter than 15 seconds.

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Written by Lana
Updated over a week ago

Market research shows that a successful video campaign includes creating and running several videos all at different time lengths. For quick branding and special announcements, videos 15 seconds long or shorter work best, while videos longer than 15 seconds help tell more about your brand and product. With Promo, you can make videos ranging from 3 seconds to 5 minutes. This article will show you how. 

To make videos longer or shorter than 15 seconds, start by searching our catalog. In the results, you'll see thousands of results. On the thumbnails for each video, you'll see a time stamp indicating the total length of each video. The length of a video will appear at the bottom right corner of each video's thumbnail.

All of our footage (except for those shorter than 15 seconds) are automatically trimmed to 15 seconds. In order to select a longer or shorter section of the footage, you need to use the video trimmer. To do this, click the "Preview" button on the video from the search results that you would like to use. 

A window will open and show you the piece of footage you chose along with a video trimmer at the bottom. If the footage you chose is longer than 15 seconds, you'll see that it is automatically trimmed to 15 seconds.

To select the length you would like to use, simply drag the dark blue sliders left or right to customize the time. For example, if you would like to create a 30 second video from a piece of 36 second footage, you would drag the right slider to the right until the time counter hits 30 seconds.  

With the trimmer, you can also select a specific section of the clip you would like to use. So let's say you want 30 seconds of footage from the middle of the clip, you would select the time length you want using the left and right sliders, then click and hold your mouse to move the entire bar along the trimmer to find the exact part of the footage that you want to use. Preview your selection by clicking the "Play" button the far left side of the trimmer. When you're happy with your choice, click the blue "Use" button on the far right side of the trimmer.

There you have it. A simple guide on how to create custom times for your Promo videos.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with our customer support. 

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