Creating a Social Post Video (Instagram Template)
To get started, click the Create New Video button in the top right of your account.
Then, click Social Post Video.
Select a template by clicking inside any of the boxes. In this step by step tutorial, we will be covering Instagram as a template.
Next, you'll be shown our two layout options. Select either our normal post layout, or a split post layout by clicking inside either of the preview boxes.
Please note: Currently we have around 1,000+ animations available inside the software (segmented between the 'normal post' and 'split-post' layouts you see above). They're segmented because each animation is designed to fit the layout type. So if you create a video with a normal post layout, you'll see one library of animations. If you then create a video with a split post layout, you'll see a different library of animations.
If you'd like, you can click the links below to go and browse each respective animation library:
After clicking inside the layout box you'd like to customize, you'll be taken to the editor.
You can edit your video template by clicking anywhere inside the template in the middle of the page.
Depending on where you plan to upload your Breakout Clips video, you may want to change the size (aspect ratio) of your video.
Square (1:1) (Use for square videos on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn).
Vertical (4:5) (Use for vertical videos on Facebook and Instagram).
Click here to see how to change your aspect ratio.
Click anywhere inside the post to begin customizing with your own image, text, etc!
Here's how each part works:
Make Video Ad-Friendly
Are you planning to run your video with Facebook/Instagram Ads?
If so, don't forget to switch on the 'Make Video Ad-Friendly' switch! This will remove any brand assets from your video so they're ad-compliant.
Important: Make sure this switch is turned on if you want your video ad to be approved for advertising on Facebook and/or Instagram.
Here's an example of how it works
So depending on whether you're going to be using your video for paid advertising or not, you have the choice to use that mode.
Click inside the image section of the template and a pop-up will appear. You can upload your own image, or you can click the Search tab inside the pop-up and search for an image by keyword to use inside your post template.
Once you've selected or uploaded an image, our image crop step will appear.
Here you'll be asked to crop your image to fit within the post.
When you're happy with how your image looks, click the Done button and it'll be inserted into your post template.
Click inside the like count number and type how many likes you'd like to be displayed.
Our post template will automatically format your number, so don't worry about using commas when typing this number.
Click on the username placeholder text inside the post template and delete the default username. You can now replace it with any username you'd like to be displayed.
Click inside the post description box (where it says "Start typing your marketing text here...")
You can begin typing your message here.
You have complete freedom to include any marketing message here. Have a coupon deal running? A new product launching? A new store opening? A new item on your menu? Let your audience know about it here.
Here's a quick video walkthrough of how the text formatting toolbar works ( click here to learn more).
Click the Dark Mode icon in the right toolbar to turn your video into a dark mode video!
When you're done formatting your post, click on Next.
Now you're able to add your animation to your post template!
On the right you'll see a panel of all our animations you can use. You can search for animations by keyword, or click the Expand Panel icon to browse our full library.
Hover your mouse over any of the animation thumbnails for 2-3 seconds and a full preview will begin playing.
Click on any animation to select and apply it to your post template, or click the Collapse Panel icon on the right side of the page to return to the previous view.
When you select an animation, it'll be added to your post template preview and you'll be able to see exactly how your video will look before it's rendered.
If you want to turn off the animation's sound effect, click the sound icon in-between the next and back buttons below your video ( see more detailed instructions on that here ).
Once you're happy, click on Next below your video.
Click the Start Rendering button.
Your video will begin rendering. Depending on your video template edits and our current rendering queue this could take a few minutes.
Feel free to create a different video in the meantime while you wait, your video's rendering progress will be available on your dashboard (click "Videos" in the top navigation menu to go to the dashboard).
When your video has finished rendering, you'll be shown an option to download your video file. Click Download.
Now you can upload your new video file anywhere! 🙌
We have tutorials that showcase how to (step by step) post your Breakout Clips videos to social media:
- How can I post my video to Instagram?
- How can I post my video to Facebook?
- How can I post my video to LinkedIn?
Other places that these videos can used include:
- Your website
- eCommerce store
- Attach it to an email
- Send it inside a Facebook Messenger message
- and more.
We specifically developed a very unique algorithm so that your video files are compressed to be small in size, without compromising on quality. This means they can play anywhere without any loading issues.
Thanks again for choosing Breakout Clips! 🙏
Feel free to reach out to us with any feedback or additional questions. We're always happy to help!