The best way to get started with Cinemagraph Pro for iOS is by watching tutorials. The tutorials will help you gain a better understanding of where where features are located and how to use them before creating your first cinemagraph. 

If you’re new to cinemagraphs, you may feel a bit overwhelmed when you launch the app for the first time. Continue reading to learn how to navigate the app and create cinemagraphs in Cinemagraph Pro for iOS.


Navigating Cinemagraph Pro for iOS

The discover tab or homepage is where you’ll go to get inspired and browse your feed. Launch Cinemagraph Pro for iOS to discover Flixel galleries and creators. 

Go to the tutorials tab to watch tutorials and behind-the-scenes content created by the Flixel team and professional creators. Select Download to download the documents used in the getting started, intermediate, and advanced tutorials to follow along and practice. Once downloaded, the demo documents will appear under the documents tab.

Select the capture icon to record up to 10 seconds of footage for your cinemagraph and create a new document. If you already have a video you want to import, you can go straight to the documents tab.

The documents tab is where you’ll go to edit and share your cinemagraphs. Continue reading to learn how to create cinemagraphs in Cinemagraph Pro for iOS. 

Go to the profile tab to view your Flixel gallery and manage your account


Step-by-Step Guide

The cinemagraph creation process will take place in the following views: timeline, brush, adjustments, presets, and crop.

  1. Select the capture icon to record up to 10 seconds of footage for your cinemagraph and create a new document. If you already have a video or Live Photo you want to us, select + under the documents tab to import it from the Files App or Photo Library. Remember that your video must be recorded on a tripod or steady surface to create a successful cinemagraph!
  2. Drag the trimmer handles on the timeline to select the content of your cinemagraph. 
  3. Drag the still image selector (white marker) anywhere on the timeline to select a still image from your source video.
  4. Bounce or repeat the loop. A bounce loop will bounce the motion in your cinemagraph forward and backward while a repeat loop will repeat the motion from beginning to end.
  5. Adjust the crossfade, speed, and delay of your cinemagraph. Crossfade, which is available for repeat loops, will determine the type of transition between the end and beginning of your trim. Increase the crossfade to produce a gradual transition between loops and decrease the crossfade to produce a more sudden transition.
  6. If you want to make adjustments to your still image, such as adding text or logos, select Export. Select Import to import the edited still image or a new image in the app.
  7. Paint a mask on your cinemagraph with your finger or Apple Pencil to determine which areas of your cinemagraph are in motion. Use the sliders under the brush tab to adjust the size, hardness, and opacity of your brush and eraser.
  8. Go to the adjustments tab to adjust the color, light, tone curve, and vignette. You can also browse through a library of filters under the presets tab and make further adjustments to presets under the adjustments tab.
  9. Tap on the crop icon to transform and crop your cinemagraph.
  10. When you’re done editing your cinemagraph, tap on the back arrow to exit the editor. Tap on the sharing icon to export your cinemagraph, upload to your Flixel gallery, or share the document to edit on other iOS and macOS devices.
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