The best way to get started with Cinemagraph Pro is by signing up for a demo and watching our video tutorials. Our demo and tutorials will help you gain a better understanding of where the features are located and how to apply them before creating your first cinemagraph!
- Import a video recorded on a tripod. Import a video or image sequence by dragging and dropping it onto the home screen or by going to File > New.
- Trim. 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).
- Select your still image. Drag the purple marker anywhere on your timeline to select your still image.
- Mask your cinemagraph. 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.
- Select your loop: 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.
- Adjust your loop. Adjust the speed, delay and crossfade of your cinemagraph. Note: You can only add a crossfade for repeat loops.
- Export or import your still image. You have the option of exporting and importing your still image to do some fine-tuned edits or add text or a logo using an image editing application.
- Make adjustments and/or apply a preset. Adjust the color, light, tone curve and vignette of your cinemgraph or browse through a library of presets under the filters tab. You can adjust the presets in the Adjustments section or save your adjustments as a custom preset and apply it to future cinemagraphs.
- Crop and transform. Rotate your cinemagraph or flip it vertically or horizontally. Crop and straighten your cinemagraph to standard ratios.
- Export and upload. Export your cinemagraph to share on your social channels and upload it to flixel.com to share on the web.
Check out Cinemagraph Pro for macOS: Product Features to learn more about the features of Cinemagraph Pro for macOS and how to apply them to your cinemagraphs.