If you’re not familiar with stitching a video on TikTok, you’ve almost certainly seen other people do it. But what exactly is it, and why do people do it? Let’s dive in to explore more about how to stitch a video on TikTok.
Stitching on TikTok is basically a kind of video editing tool. It involves adding your video to someone else’s and creating an entirely new post. You might choose to incorporate a whole video or just a section of one, but it’s essentially combining two videos. Bear in mind that you can’t just stitch any video — you can only stitch videos for which stitching has been enabled.
So when would you stitch a video? Well, consider that TikTok is all about social sharing and collaborating. By stitching a part of another video to the beginning of your own you will be able to add to an existing creation, expanding on it and creating something new in the process. Reaction videos are a hugely popular example of stitching videos, which involves filming yourself reacting in an entertaining way to an existing video.
At this point you’re probably convinced about stitching and want to jump in. How do you stitch a video on TikTok?
TikTok includes stitching as a feature built into the app. To stitch a video, find the video that you want to stitch, then tap the “Share” icon — it looks like an arrow pointing to the right.
Next, select “Stitch.” This will take you to a new screen where you can choose which section of the video to stitch to your own by resizing a red box around a timeline of the clip.
Then you’ll find yourself at TikTok’s recording screen, letting you film the video you want to use as a reaction, adding captions and graphics and anything else as part of the video creation process.
Change any settings you want to, including whether you want people to be able to stitch your own videos, and hit “Post.”
Stitching videos is great if you want to take a short extract of someone’s video, but there might be times that you want to incorporate someone else’s entire video into your own. In that case, you might be better off using Pinnacle Studio to edit your TikTok videos. Download a video to your device by hitting “Save”, then bring it into Pinnacle Studio and refine and reorder the footage as you like.
Pinnacle Studio also lets you add color filters, music tracks, and graphics beyond TikTok’s templates, letting you completely customize your video content and step up the quality to create truly eye-catching TikTok videos.
Stitching TikTok videos is a great way to share and collaborate with other TikTok users, jump on trends, and create popular reaction videos. TikTok makes it easy to stitch other people’s videos, if their privacy settings allow it, but you can give yourself much more control over your video content creation by using video editing software like Pinnacle Studio.