2.01 Import Media

Import Media

When it comes to adding media files in Flixier you have a lot of flexibility. You can use files from your local device or import from cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive. You also have the option to use external libraries like Pexels, Unsplash or Pixabay and you can even record yourself using a webcam and a microphone.  

Let's see how all that is done!

Import from your device

Follow these steps to import media from your device:

  1. Make sure your Library is selected in the top right corner.
  2. Click the blue Import button.
  3. Click on My Device and now you can browse and select your media.
  4. Now click the Import All button.

TIP 1: Your files will start the upload process to our cloud service. Still, in most cases you will be able to start using your media right away. The only limitation is that you need to wait for the files to upload to save the project.

TIP2: In some cases while using the import window you might see a message saying "Unable to fetch preview", that is just a warning and you can continue importing the files.

Import from YouTube or Sound-cloud

To import media from YouTube or Soundcloud you need to do 3 simple steps:

  1. Click on the blue Import button in the Library.
  2. A new input will appear where all you need to do is paste a video or sound link that you can copy from your browser address bar.
  3. Click the Import button and the clip will be added to your timeline.

Note: Due to YouTube policies clips will only be added to the Timeline and not on your Media Library.

Import from other cloud services

Importing your media files from other services is a similar process to the one described above:

  1. Make sure your Library is selected in the top right corner.
  2. Click the Import button.
  3. Select your preferred cloud service (Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive
  4. Log-in into your service (you only need to do this the first time you use it
  5. Select the files you want to use
  6. Now click the Import All button.  

Import from external libraries  

Flixier offers built-in access to thousands of stock footage media right into the editor. We integrated Unsplash, Pexels and Pixabay for quick access to images and videos.

To browse and use assets from these services just click the "External Library" icon on the left panel and follow the next steps:

  1. Click on the drop-down icon to select a provider.
  2. Use the search field to find the right asset.
  3. Drag a file on the stage or timeline.
  4. Alternatively you can click on a file to preview it.

TIP: These files are saved into your project but not your library. If you delete one in the project you will have to search for it again.

Record microphone or camera

In Flixier you also have the option to directly use a webcam and microphone to record yourself. To do most of the steps are similar to adding regular media only this time choose either the microphone or camera options.

A screen will show up where you can see yourself and press the record button, when finished press the stop button and then click Import all.    

This is all for adding files in Flixier, if you have any questions don't hesitate to use the chat function and talk with our customer support.

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