Advice and answers from the Flixel Team

The best way to get started with Cinemagraph Pro is by signing up for a demo and watching our video tutorials. It'll help you gain a better understanding of where the features are located and how to apply them before creating your first cinemagraph!

  1. Import or Record a video on a tripod. Go to the Documents section and tap on the camera icon to record a video or the + icon to import one. 
  2. Trim. Go to the Timeline section and select the in and out-points of your trim on the timeline. Note: As you drag the handles, you'll see an overlay of your first or last frame. This will help you match up your first and last frame to ensure a seamless transition between repeat loops (as described in step #5).
  3. Select your still image. Drag the white marker anywhere on your timeline to select your still image.
  4. Mask your cinemagraph. Go to the Brush section and use the brush tool to paint a mask on the areas where you want the motion from your video to appear. Use the eraser to remove the motion. Adjust the size, hardness and opacity to paint a precise mask and blend the still image and video components of your cinemagraph. 
  5. Select your loop. Go back to the Timeline section to determine the behaviour of the motion in your cinemagraph. A bounce loop will play your cinemagraph from the beginning to end and reverse continuously. A repeat loop will play your cinemagraph from the beginning to end and repeat continuously. 
  6. Adjust your loop. Adjust the speed, delay and crossfade of your cinemagraph. 
  7. Edit, export or import your still image. You can use the Adobe Create SDK integration to make adjustments to your still image, add text, apply an overlay and much more. You also have the option of exporting and importing your still image to add a logo using an image editing application.
  8. Crop and transform. Go to the Adjustments section to rotate your cinemagraph or flip it vertically or horizontally. Crop and straighten your cinemagraph to standard ratios. 
  9. Make adjustments or apply a preset. Adjust the color, light, tone curve and vignette of your cinemgraph or browse through a library of filters in the Presets section. 
  10. Export, share and upload. Export your cinemagraph, share it on all your social channels and upload it to flixel.com to share on the web. 

Check out Cinemagraph Pro for iOS: Product Features to learn more about the features of Cinemagraph Pro for iOS and how to apply them to your cinemagraphs.

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