Instasize Video: How to Easily Use the Best Video App for Free

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Instasize video: how to easily use the 4 best editing apps

Do you know how many searches there are each month for Instasize video?

According to the keyword tool KWFinder, 5,415.

Why are so many people interested in using Instasize video?

Instasize is easy, fun, and makes professional-quality videos for use on social media sites and in your blog posts.

In my original Instasize review, I realized after publication I described how to use Instasize as a photo editor but not as a video editor. This article focuses on how to use Instasize to edit your existing videos.

This post explains how to make an Instasize video as well as suggest Instasize video alternatives, Spark video, Splice, and Over.

After reading this tutorial, you’ll be able to make your own Instasize videos. This post will also describe free video editing tools to make videos to use in your blog posts, advertise your blog content, or sell your products and services.

The world of video marketing can be yours when you learn to use Instasize as a video editor and other free iPhone video editor tools.

One question you might have is, “How long should my video be?”

The answer may vary depending on your purpose for the video.

For example, according to sources, many popular YouTube videos are as long as nine minutes. Yet, on Instagram, videos in your Stories can’t be longer than 15 seconds.

How to Use Instasize Video

The Instasize app is a video editor.

Step 1: First, make a video with your smartphone. This is important since the Instasize app is on your phone.

Step 2: Download and open the Instasize app. Click the plus sign for new and choose the video you want to edit from your photo library where your videos are stored.

I decided to edit this video:

Step 3: Adjust the backgrounds and filters. I gave my video a gold background and I turned the warmth up to +50. I also turned the sharpness up to +21.

You can choose to edit the exposure, contrast, lux, brightness, sharpness, and saturation of your video.

You can also choose all sorts of backgrounds. Your choices range from prints with patterns, dots, diagonal and horizontal lines, and so much more. I chose the Glitter background since I was making a Happy New Year message.

If you make a mistake, tap the element you want to get rid of once and click Edit or Delete.

Step 4: Choose your text. When you click the S with the lines around it, you’ll see the text comes in in premade templates already designed for you. To change the size of the font combination, just pinch the element. If you don’t want to use the premade font combination designs, click the T for Text. When you click the T, all sorts of font styles will appear.

Step 5: Crop your video. If you want to crop your video, click the Cropping tool. With the premium version, you can choose from Original, Square, 3:2, 5:3, and 4:3 size dimensions.

Thanks to the different sizes, you can repurpose your video. For example, you’d want long for Instagram Story, a square video for your Instagram post, and a horizontal video for YouTube.

Note: I am using the Premium version for my Instasize video. You will find comparable, although fewer, filter choices with the free version.

Would you like to see how my Instasize video turned out?

Note: The free version won’t convert to an Instagram square.

If you run into trouble, there are Instasize video tutorials to help you like this one that gives you tips on font editing:

When you’re done making your Instasize video, you can share.

Pricing: Instasize is a free app available for both iPhone and Android users. The premium plan starts at $4.99 per month.

Instasize Video Alternatives


Spark Video

Adobe Spark has a free video app called Spark Video. Download the Spark Video app. Log in with Google or Facebook.

Step 1: To start, pick a template. For Inspiration, click Inspiration.  When you click + to create a new video, you’ll see a template. Scroll right to choose a template that’s right for your video.   Templates are available for many categories. I chose “Teach a Lesson” since I wanted to make a video about how to blog.  

Step 2: Choose a format. You can choose from Fullscreen, Split Screen, Caption, or Title and Text.  

Step 3: Describe the relevance of your video. When you are asked to describe the relevance of your video, hold the microphone and record the importance. Let Spark Video access your microphone.

Step 4: Click the plus sign to add a relevant photo or another video. Continue answering the prompts Spark Video gives you and adding relevant photos or videos.   You can drag to pan or pinch to zoom in on your videos.  You have 3 choices: Adding to your video from your photos, your other videos, or typing text.  

Step 5: When you’re done, choose music.  

Step 6: Save and upload. Since you can choose either a wide or square format, you have the option of uploading to Instagram. YouTube, or another social media site. After I uploaded to YouTube, I went back, resized to a square shape and uploaded to Instagram. Clearly repurposing your videos for different social media sites is easy with Spark Video.

Step 7: Return to your videos for additional editing. Spark Video syncs to all your devices. Just open the videos in Adobe. You can add more photos to your video if desired. You can also trim your videos.   Your video will contain slides you can reorder like in a storyboard.   You can select from multiple themes for your video.   You can resize your video between widescreen and square. Square, of course, is perfect for Instagram videos. Record narration and choose from a choice of music.  Preview your video before uploading.

Here is my first attempt at making a Spark Video for YouTube:

How to Use Splice 

Splice combines videos and photos to make a video to share on Instagram Stories.


Allow Splice to access your photo library. Even though this is a video maker, that’s where your videos and photos you might want to use in your videos are stored.

At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see your choices from your video and photo library populating.

If you hold one down, you’ll see the trash can so you can remove it. Holding down also enables you to drag and drop where you want each selection.

Note the time at the bottom as well. Try to keep your Instagram Story video under 1 minute.

When you’ve finished arranging your selections and omitting any you don’t want, and your video is one minute or under, click Add. You can arrange your selections by holding down the image and dragging it where you want in the order in your video.

Step 2:

Select the music to accompany your video. If there’s a particular song you like from your iTunes library, you can select that. I counted 15 genres of music you can choose from. I chose an instrumental I have in my iTunes library.

Step 3:

Format. I chose Portrait orientation since this is for an Instagram story. I kept the default transitions although I’m sure you can change them.

Click Done.

Splice prepared my video in less than a second.

Thinking my project was done, I was surprised so many choices awaited me.

I could add text, effects, and crop just to name a few. I was also given the opportunity to narrate my video.

In order to narrate, I clicked a small microphone I saw in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

I needed to add text after I finished my video.

To  edit your Splice video:

Find your project. If you click Done, your list of projects should appear.

Find the scene you want to edit and tap on the photo or video. Click Edit.

All sorts of filters appear.

I read Instagrammers prefer strong clarity so I clicked the Text icon.

You can tap to enter text or pinch, zoom, or drag.

When I entered the text, it fit perfectly into my Instagram Story video. All sorts of font styles and color populated. I began to be surprised this app was free.

When you’re finished, you have choices: Share to Facebook, share to Instagram, or save to your photo library.

There is so much more you can do with this app. For example, you can trim the video that you put in your Instagram Story.

Audio: I let the theme from the movie Terms of Endearment play but I still narrated by pushing the big red dot. If you don’t get a red dot, pull the white line to the right, and you’ll be able to record sound. Before you record, you’ll get a 3-2-1 notice.

You can have sound effects too. They range from motorcycles to monsters.

I started my video with a bomb explosion which went with my title “The Power of Quora.”

Look at my finished projects:


The Over app offers free video templates. You can add text and images from your photo library.

How to AirDrop Your Videos from Your iPhone to Your PC:

    There might be times when you make your video using these easy, amazing apps just to find you need to upload the video from your iPhone to your PC or Mac.

  1. Plugin the phone to your PC using the lightning rod cable the phone came with. I use software to transfer my media to my computer.
  2. You could go to the App Store and get the VLC  for Mobile App. Open your Photos app and select the video you want to transfer.

Wrapping Up: Instasize Video and Instasize Video Alternatives

In closing, there are many ways to enter the video world. These smartphone apps are free and quick and easy to use.

You’ll engage your readers and social media followers when you promote using videos. It’s true: With 65% of the world learning information visually, you’ll boost your readers’ experience, improve your bounce rate by keeping people who watch videos longer on your blog and improve your subscriber retention rate.

Your readers are less likely to get bored with your content when you vary your format.

This post explained how to use Instasize video, Spark Video, Splice, and Over.

Readers, please share so other content creators learn how to use them as well.

I look forward to your views in the comments section: What do you believe is the best video app?

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  1. Moss Clement at 8:34 am

    Hi Janice,

    Although Ihavn’tstarted with video marketing strategy, the tool is a useful asset as video content is becoming more and more attractive, or shall I say one of the most epic ways to attract new visitors to your site and scale your business. In fact, as you are reading this comment, I just concluded a deal to review a new video product. Hence, it shows that the need for video materials is not slowing down. I love your tutorial, it makes using the tools easier than expected.

  2. Evans at 9:49 am

    Hello Janice?

    I am exploring video marketing for my new academy. I am so glad I came across your post and blog. You have explained each step extensively. I am saving this as a guide to my first steps in creating video tutorials.

    Thank you so much!

    • Janice Wald at 12:24 pm

      Hi Evans,
      The Instasize app is extremely popular. Enjoy using Instasize video. I’m glad I could help kick off your video marketing journey. Thanks for writing to tell me.

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