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Make your own music video

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What is Rotor?

Video creation needs to be fast, easy and inexpensive so that anybody can create great looking videos without knowing anything about video production.

With Rotor, all you need is your song. Nothing else. You can add your own clips and images, add text and lyrics and you can use as much of our free video library as you want. Almost all of our clips were created by our team of videographers and the studios that we partner with.

Rotor is built by a team of musicians, engineers and video directors who have built video tech for Google and YouTube, created music videos for Oasis, Primal Scream, Coldplay and who’ve managed major record labels.

How do I start creating a video?

Firstly, go here to upload a song to be the soundtrack for your video.

Secondly, upload your own video clips or images. If you don’t have video clips or images of your own, feel free to browse our stock library of thousands of clips and pick what you want to use.

Thirdly, choose a style for your video. We have 25 to choose from.

Lastly, you can add text overlays and intro/outro if you like.

How long will my video be?

Your video will be the same length as the track you upload.

Can I make a shorter video?

Yes, you can use our audio trimming tool to select a smaller piece of your song for short videos.

How do I browse through your stock video clips?

To browse our stock clips, you need to first start making your own video with Rotor.

What type of audio files do you support?

mp3 .wav .vnd. .ogg .aac .aiff

What type of video files do you support?

mp4 .mov .m4v .avi

What type of image files do you support?

.png .jpg .gif

How many video previews can I make?

There is no limit to how many video previews you can make. You can tweak and edit until you are totally happy with your video.

What if I don’t want to add a style to my video?

That’s no problem - we have a style called “No Style” that will just edit your video.

Will my video have the Rotor watermark and logo overlaid on it?

No, the watermark is only present on previews. Once you buy and download your video, there will be no watermark.

How do I download my videos?

If you have already bought your video, it should be available to download in the “My Video Projects” section.

If you haven’t bought the video yet, first select the video you want to buy from the “My Video Projects” section. You will be brought to the download section once you have purchased your video.

Do I have to wait for my video to download?

No. You can leave the rendering page and Rotor will notify you in the top navigation when your video is ready - you can also check the progress there. If you like, you can start creating another video while your other videos are rendering. If you need to, you can leave the Rotor website and we’ll send you an email when your video is ready.

What can I do with my video once I’ve downloaded it?

Once you have purchased your video, you own all the rights to it. This means you can upload it or share it anywhere you like. However, you can’t claim ownership of the video content on YouTube Content ID. You can only claim ownership of your song. You are allowed to put ads on your video if your YouTube channel is monetised.

What type of content can I upload to use in my video?

You can upload video clips or images using supported file types - linked above. To get the best results, your video clips or images should match the resolution of the video you want to output, otherwise some cropping or letter-boxing may happen. Our standard high resolution video output is Full HD - 1080p - 1920px * 1080px.

It doesn’t matter if your video clips have sound. We don’t use it. We only use the audio from the provided music to make the video.