Sceneclip is a tool for making clips (gifs, stills) from videos. Sceneclip uses subtitles to caption scenes and make them easy to find. Users can search for scenes, make clips, and share them. Users can upload videos (or download them from sources like Youtube). Users can include subtitles for their videos (or Sceneclip will try to find them for you) and their own custom text.
Search for scenes by using the search form at the top of the page. In the box on the left, enter any text from the scene. In the box on the right, enter the title of the video. Then click the search button. You can use both search fields or just one. For example, want to find all scenes with the phrase "up and at them", just enter that in the scene search box (on the left). When you search, all scenes matching that will come up (regardless of what video they're in).
Say you want to find all videos with the words "silent movie" in the title. Enter that in the right text box and click the search button. This will take you to a listing of all videos matching the search query.
See the three buttons "SCENES", "VIDEOS", "CLIPS" at the top of the page? Once you search, click these buttons to switch between scenes, videos, and clips matching your search.
When you find the scene you want, click it and you'll have the chance to turn it into a clip. Clicking a video will take you to a list of all the scenes in the video, which you can use to make clips. Clicking a clip result will take you to this clip, which you can edit and remake.
When searching, try to use words specific to the scene. Common words (like "the", "on", "what", etc.) are less likely to yield good results -- and take longer to search.
Enter some of the video title in the search box on the right (the one that says "search for videos"). Click the search button and this will take you to a list of videos matching the search. Choose the video you want and this will take you to a list of all scenes for the video. Then, pick the scenes you want and click "MAKE CLIP"
This is a list of all scenes for a video. If you clicked a video result, it takes you to the first scene. If you clicked a scene, it jumps you to that scene.
Click "ADD TO CLIP". If you want to select a sequence of scenes, click "ADD TO CLIP" for the first scene, and then "ADD TO CLIP" for the last scene. This will automatically select all scenes in between (including the time between scenes).
When you've selected your scenes, click "MAKE CLIP" from the top menu. If you're on mobile, expand the top menu to get the "MAKE CLIP" button.
From the video page, click "OPTIONS" and then enter some text from the scene in the filter box. The scenes will be filtered as you type. When you've found your scene, click it, and you'll jump to that scene.
Depending on the subtitle and videos sources, the subtitles can be poorly timed. To adjust the syncing between the subtitles and video, click "OPTIONS" and change the subtitle offset. If the subtitles appear later than they should, you need a negative offset, to make them appear earlier in the video. If they appear sooner then they should, you need a positive offset. For example, if they're showing up five seconds too slow, set the offset to -00:00:05.
Videos can have multiple sets of subtitles (different languages, custom subs, etc.). To change the subtitles, click the "OPTIONS" button and then choose new subtitles from the dropdown on the left (or top if you're on mobile). You can also turn off the subtitles by clearing the subtitles dropdown. This will default to dividing the video up into sequential five second scenes. See below for help with uploading new subtitle files.
Sure, you can add whatever you like for a top and/or bottom caption for any scene. Add \n to add line break(s) in your caption.
When viewing a scene, click the play button to see a quick preview. When you change the timing of the scene, the preview reflects the new timing.
There's a couple ways to do this. Roll over the timing controls for quick help on how to use them. You can use the button to see the first frame of the scene and the button to see the last frame. You can enter any time to jump to an arbitrary time in the video. You can use the mark start and mark end buttons to set the new beginning or ending times of a scene.
Adjust the start frame 1 second forward by pressing or 1 second later by pressing , or enter an arbitrary time. You can do the same with the ending frame.
If you want to combine scenes from different videos or make clips out of non-sequential scenes, click "COPY TO EDITOR" to save it to your editor (pretty much your clipboard). If you want to copy a whole set of scenes (i.e. scenes, plus the times in between them) "COPY CLIP".
To view your editor, expand the top menu and click "CLIP EDITOR". This shows your current clipboard. Making a clip with it is very similar to editing a clip. You can change the text, timing, clone and remove scenes, and add new scenes. You can change the order of scenes by dragging them to reorder. When ready, click "MAKE CLIP" and you're set.
Select scenes from a video page by clicking "ADD TO CLIP". Then click "MAKE CLIP" from the top menu (you have to expand this if you're on mobile). This will create a clip in MP4, GIF, and stills (comic-strip style) of your scene sequence, with your text captions overlayed.
Making clips takes some time on the server (depending on the length of the clip). The page for your clip should refresh when it's done.
You can also make clips by adding scenes to your clipboard, and editing existing clips to remake them or make new versions.
From a video page, click "COPY CLIP" to save them to your editor. You can also copy individual scenes, but keep in mind only "COPY CLIP" will also copy the segments in between, in order to make a seamless sequence. Otherwise, individual scenes will be copied (montage-style).
The servers turn those sequences into a cohesive clip in MP4, WEBM, animated GIF, and stills JPG formats. You'll be redirected to a page with your clip once it's finished.
There's share buttons for most major networks on the right of your clip. You can also copy the link or click the MP4, GIF, or STILLS buttons to shift between formats and share the direct links to those.
Sure, click "EDIT" from the clip page. This is a lot like the clip editor. Edit your clip scenes, add new ones, change text, timing, order (drag to reorder), and click "MAKE CLIP" to regenerate your clip. You can replace the clip or make a new once based on it. If you didn't make the original clip, you'll be able to edit the clip, but only allowed to make a new one based on the original.
Want to use a video for making clips? Upload it by clicking the green "UPLOAD" button from the top menu. You'll be taken to a form to select your video file, add a title, and include any additional subtitle files to go along with it. Once you're all set, click submit, and your video will be uploaded and added to the site.
We're trying to support all major formats. You should be able to upload any video under 10GB in size. If you have trouble uploading, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, we support SRT and SUB formats. By default, we try to get any subtitles embedded in videos (i.e. MKV containers). You can also include extra subtitle files when you upload videos, or add subtitles anytime to a video by visiting the video's page, clicking "OPTIONS" and then clicking "ADD SUBTITLES". If you have trouble uploading subtitles, email us at email@example.com.
In addition to uploading video files, we support downloading files from other URLs. To download videos from services like Youtube, paste a URL in the upload video form.
Currently, we use youtube-dl to download videos from a bunch of services. The full list is here. Youtube-dl is an awesome project well worth your support!
Yes, we offer a bulk uploader. From the upload form, click the link that says "upload lots of videos". This will take you to the bulk uploader. You can select multiple video and subtitle files. If you include subtitle files, they will automatically be matched with video files sharing the same name. For example, "video1.mkv" will be matched with "video1.srt".
A couple of ways. First, we look for embedded subtitle files in the videos you upload. Next, we add subtitle files you upload. Lastly, we try to find subtitles for videos matching a given title using services like opensubtitles and addic7ed. Both of these sites are awesome and deserve your love. Support your subtitling community!
Yes, when viewing a video page, click "OPTIONS" and "ADD SUBTITLES". You can then upload a subtitle file or enter a title to use in trying to find subtitles from online services. Click submit and your subtitles will be added.
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