Through your SportsRecruits membership, you will have access to our in-platform highlight reel editor tool. Using this video editing software, student-athletes will be able to create highlight reels or skills videos. Follow the below steps to learn how to use our highlight reel editor to produce high-quality videos to use for your college recruiting process.
Where is the Highlight Reel Editor Tool?
Go to the Video Tab
On the left side of the page click Highlight Reel Editor.
How Do I Build a Highlight Reel or Skills Video?
Click “Create New Reel”
Enter what you would like to name your new reel or skills video
Click "Save and Begin"
Select the Video you would like to pull a clip from- You can use video that has been uploaded to your video library or you can upload video right inside the editor tool. If you have video that is embedded, you will need to upload the original file.
After selecting the video there are two ways to cut up your clips.
- You can use the yellow bars to indicate the start and end time of the clip.
- You can also use the start clip and end clip buttons.
After editing your clip - you can then click “Add Clip to Reel”
From there name the clip, write a short description, and rate the clip.
** You are able to add as many clips to your highlight reel or skills video as you want. We recommend keeping the video to 3-5 minutes long, that's approximately 15-20 clips. We’ve recently discovered that coaches spend an average of 3:15 watching a single video. You don’t want to scare coaches off with a long highlight reel! **
To preview your highlight reel or skills video click the "Play" button.
After adding all of the clips to your highlight reel or skills video you can click “Publish to Library”
To confirm press “Yes, Publish”
The video will then be posted in your Video Listing and SportsRecruits profile.
Note: The highlight reel creating using the Highlight Reel Editor on the SportsRecrits platform cannot be downloaded. This free highlight reel editor does not actually create a new file, so there is no way to download it. Rather, it simply pulls the time stamps together from the different clips that you uploaded to your profile.
How Do I Order My Clips?
To order your clips in your highlight reel or skills video put your cursor over the vertical arrows. From there you can pull the clips in the order you want them to appear in your final video.
Can I Edit My Clips after Adding Them?
Yes, to edit a clip after adding it to your highlight video or skills video click the blue settings-wheel or click into the clip. This will let you edit the clip by adding more time or shortening the clip.
How Do I Make My Highlight Reel Stand Out?
Our production team at SportsRecruits has made thousands of highlight reels. We asked them to give us a few best practices in the highlight reel process. Check out their tips on our blog!
Not Looking to Build Your Own Reel?
We have an in-house production team that specializes in building highlight reels and you can check out some of our videos here! This professional highlight reel includes isolation effects, title cards, music, and a file that can be downloaded. If you would like to learn more about this process check out our article, "Steps to Build a Highlight Reel" or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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