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Tips on How to Make a Music Video

A music video is usually a short video that integrates a song with several images or a complete video and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes.

How to make a music video? Actually, making a music video is much easier than you thought and it only requires several pictures or videos, a music file, and an easy-to-use music video maker.

1. Make a Music Video on Windows

MiniTool MovieMaker is a free and safe music video maker for Windows, which helps you make a music video with pictures or videos, regardless of your skill level.

Step 1. Open MiniTool MovieMaker

  • Launch this freeware on your PC.
  • Tap on Full-Feature Mode to enter the main interface or simply click the X icon to enter its main interface.

Step 2. Add & edit video

  • Click the Import Media Files button to import your videos.
  • Click + to add your videos to the timeline or simply drag and drop them. Then you can rearrange video clips, add transitions and effects, make color correction, etc.
  • Press OK to save the settings.

Step 3. Import & edit music

Tips on How to Make a Music Video
  • Click Music>Import Media Files to add your music.
  • Add the music file to the audio trackon the timeline and double-click on it.
  • Change the audio volume and set fade in or fade out effect, and then press OK to save the changes.

Step 5. Add lyrics to the music video

  • Click Text to enter the text library.
  • Drag a suitable caption style to the text track and then edit it.
  • Type in the lyrics and change text font, color and size as you like.

Step 6. Export the music video

  • Click Export to open the export windows, then you can choose an output format, give a name, specify a destination folder, choose a suitable resolution for this music video.
  • Tap on the Export button again.

2. Make a Music Video on Mac

iMovie is a music video maker designed for macOS and iOS devices. It offers many video-editing features such as cropping and splitting clips, adding transitions between clips, etc.

Step 1. Download and install iMovie on your Mac and create a new iMovie project by clicking File >New Movie…

Step 2. Import & edit video

  • Select the video from the event library at the bottom.
  • Drag this selection up into the project area to begin the video-editing process.
  • Add transitions between the video clips to make the output video look smooth.

Step 3. Add & edit music

  • Open your iMovie project and click the Audio tab.
  • Pick iTunes and select the target music from Music, Podcasts or Playlists.

Step 4. Export the music video

  • Click the File tab and select Share >File…
  • Type a title and a brief description for this music video, select an output format and click Next, and then specify a location to save the file.

3. Make a Music Video Online

As a free and intuitive video editor, Kapwing allows you to make a music video online by merging music with videos or adding dubbing to videos.

Step 1. Open the Kapwing site on your browser and click Get Started.

Step 2. Import & edit video

Tips on How to Make a Music Video
  • Click Upload to import the video or you can choose to paste a video link from YouTube, Twitter, etc.
  • Use the sliders below to trim your video.
  • Adjust video size, change video speed and rotate video.
  • Change the look of your video through Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Blur options.

Step 3. Add & edit music

  • Click the Audio button on the top toolbar.
  • To import your music, you can click the grey box to upload it, or simply drag and drop it there, or directly paste the music URL.
  • Adjust the start/end time and volume of the music file.

Step 4. Preview the music video. If everything is OK, click the DONE button to process it.

Are you ready to make a music video? Try it Now!