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How to Use GIPHY to Capture Your GIF Video

Oliva Eve
2022-05-26 17:41:48 • Filed to: Creative Video Effects

Giphy is an online tool that you can use to find, download, and create your GIF videos. Giphy offers a wide selection of premade GIFs as well as the ability to create your custom GIFs.

You may need to create a GIF for several reasons. For example, you can use your custom GIFs while chatting with your friends online, or for your social media accounts.

GIFs can also be useful for you if you maintain a personal or professional blog on the Internet and need to insert a short video to elaborate your point.

In this article, we will look at how you can use Giphy to create your GIF video. We will also look at some other ways you can capture your GIF video using other means.

How to Record GIF video with GIPHY

To record a GIF video using GIPHY, you will need to open your Internet browser and go to the GIPHY website. This will open the Giphy create page. Here, you will have the option to create your own GF video, as well as stickers and backdrops. For this article, we will only focus on capturing your GIF video.

How to Capture and Upload Anything

To create your GIF video using Giphy, you will need to upload the file that you want to make a GIF video out of. Giphy accepts a variety of file formats including JPG, PNG, GIF, MP4, and MOV. You can also copy and paste a media URL from the web which will import the file you want from the Internet straight onto the Giphy GIF creator, so you don't have to download and then upload the media file.

 How to Edit

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Once you have uploaded your file, you will be shown a preview of your GIF video as well as controls for the duration and the starting point for your video. You can adjust the duration and the start time to your desired specifications using the slider on the top right-hand corner of the screen. Once you have done that, click on “continue to decorate”.

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This we'll bring you to a page that will allow you the ability to insert captions and animations, with a diverse range of text styles and animations to choose from. You can also choose the color of the captions and text animations you choose to put in.

How to Upload

Once you are done with inserting text animations or captions, you may then proceed to upload your GIF video by clicking on the “continue to upload” button. This will bring you to the final page before you upload your GIF video. Here you can enter a social for your GIF video as well as enter tags that will act as keywords for you or anyone else searching for a relevant GIF video. Once that is done, you can then upload your GIF video to Giphy.

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And that is how simple it is to create and upload your custom GIF video to Giphy. Once uploaded, you can then share, embed, or download your GIF video.

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 GIPHY GIF Video Capture Tool Alternative – Wondershare DemoCreator

Wondershare DemoCreator is a comprehensive video editing tool that you can use for a variety of video editing needs. It offers a load of intuitive and useful features that you can use to trim, resize, split, add effects, caption, and annotate your videos.

More specifically, and relevant to our discussion, Wondershare DemoCreator also allows you to capture GIF video using file formats such as JPG, PNG, Mkv, MP4, MOV, and so on. Capturing and recording GIF videos using Wondershare DemoCreator is quick and easy, and you can do it in the following steps:

Download and Install Wondershare DemoCreator

Once you have downloaded the setup file, double click on it to run it and install DemoCreator.

Open the video editor

Launch DemoCreator, and the software will bring you to a window with options to access various functions of the application.

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Add your video to the library

Click on Edit Video. This will take you to the video editing window. If you are using DemoCreator for the first time, you will be given a brief tour of the basic controls which you can skip if you’d like.

To the left of the preview window will be your library window (outlined in red in the screenshot below) which will let you source the video you want to add the mirror effect to. You can choose to import a file or a folder or record one at that time. Click the plus to add a video from the media files on your computer.

Add your video to the timeline track

Once you have added the video to your media library, drag the video to the track area or the timeline area to enable editing for it.

How to Edit your Video

Once your video is on the timeline track, you can then edit your video as you please. You can add effects and transitions, annotate your video, add filters and stickers, as well as for trim and resize your video. options to edit your video can be found on the top left side of the screen.

How to Add Effects

If you want to add effects to your video, click on the effect tab on the top left-hand corner of your screen. Here you can browse through the different effects that DemoCreator has to offer and choose the suitable effects for your video. You can double click or drag and drop your desired effects to apply them to the video.

Once you've applied the desired effects, you can preview them by playing the video in the preview window to make sure that the applied effects are to your liking. To the right of the preview window, you will also see options for the scale of the video, the rotation, as well as opacity, and speed of the video.

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Export your Video

Once you are done editing and adding effects to your video, simply click on the export button on the top right-hand corner of the screen. This will bring up a menu with options for exporting your videos such as the format you want to export your video in, the resolution you want to export your video in, and options to upload your video directly to YouTube.

Click on the format menu which will provide you with a dropdown banner. From there select GIF format and your desired resolution settings. Then click export and the software will export your video either to your computer into a folder of your choosing, or upload it to YouTube.

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Conclusion

Capturing a GIF video can be useful for various purposes such as making personalized GIF videos to share with your friends, making memes and entertainment content, as well as informative short videos that can be useful for you if you maintain a personal or professional blog.

To capture a GIF video you can use an online service such as Giphy, or use a video editing software on your computer such as DemoCreator to create GIF videos. Giphy can be easy to use and requires no software installation, but DemoCreator offers editing features allowing you greater creative freedom and convenience.

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