Cameras
Cameras

To operate the in-app camera, press and hold the red icon to record a video, and release it to stop. Easy, right? You can do this step as many times as necessary to grab all of your shots. You can also tap the record icon to film a video without holding your phone.

 Adjust speed
Adjust speed

TikTok has a few different options to vary the speed of your shots. Use the slider at the bottom of the screen to record in slow motion (e.g., 0.3x, 0.5x) or fast motion (e.g., 2x, 3x).

Camera flip
Camera flip

While shooting a video, you may want to show your audience what you’re looking at. If you want to change the camera’s direction while recording, you can use the flip feature to change to the front or back camera.

Filters
Filters

TikTok has a variety of filters to change the look and feel of your video. It’s always a good idea to sample them all to find which ones work with your aesthetic.

Timers
Timers

TikTok also has a selection of timers that allow you to shoot videos without having to hold down the record icon. For instance, let’s say you want to grab a full-body shot with a scenic backdrop. Consider using the 10-second timer to allow yourself time to get in frame.

Flash
Flash

Low-light scenarios are something a lot of creators encounter. Fortunately, the flash option lets you turn on a camera light to avoid this. However, it should be noted this feature is not available while in selfie mode.

Sounds
Sounds

It’s easy to add sounds to your videos in TikTok. You can select audio in advance so that you can record your video in sync with the selected song. You can also use the music timer to sync videos to music and even add sounds to uploaded videos during editing.

Lighting,
Camera, TikTok
Adding effects
and editing