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 either of the boxes. 

In this step by step tutorial, we will be covering Instagram as a template.

When you've made your selection, click  Next.

Select either our normal template, or a split-post template by clicking either of the preview boxes. Once you've made your selection, click  Next.

Please note: Currently we have around 1,000+ animations available inside the software (segmented between the 'normal' and 'split-post' templates). The reason they're segmented is because each animation is hand-crafted to fit that type of post. So if you go to create a normal post, you'll see one set of animations. If you then go to create a 'split-post', you'll see a totally different set of animations.

If you'd like, you can click the links below to go and browse each respective animation library:

After clicking Next, you'll be taken to our template editor page. 

Template 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. 

Image

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.

Like Count

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.

Username

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.

Post Description

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).

Dark Mode

Click the Dark Mode icon in the right toolbar to turn your video into a dark mode video!

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When you're done formatting your post, click on  Next.

Now you're able to add your animation to your post template!

Adding Animations

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.

Please note that the animations you see will be different depending on whether you selected a normal post template, or a split-post template. Each animation is specifically designed to fit your selection.You can browse by category by clicking any of the tabs above the animations.

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
  • YouTube/Vimeo/Wistia
  • Attach it to an email
  • Send it inside a Facebook Messenger message
  • and more.

Check out our full guide on how to use your videos here.

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! 🙏

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