4 Ways to Boomerang an Existing Video – Turn a Saved Video Into Boomerang

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

People can use the Instagram Boomerang app to capture one second of muted video and then loop the mini Instagram video forth and backward three times to get a 6-second boomerang effec video. This is awesome. But, what can you do to boomerang an existing video on Instagram or the Instagram Boomerang app?

Since the option like Upload to access your photos is still absent, there is no way to loop video back and forth on Instagram so far. No worry, however, as we have found four different but efficient ways to boomerang from existing video on your iPhone and other devices. Keep reading to know the detailed steps.

How to Boomerang an Existing Video on Boomerang Videos Maker

Boomerang Videos Maker is a mobile-based app that focuses on create boomerang from existing video on iphone. It doesn't come with additional features such as cropping and adding text, but it enables you to turn some old videos into boomerangs within three clicks. Sadly, Boomerang Videos Maker is not for a tight budget user because it costs 3.99USD per month. Apart from that, this handy application doesn't work on Android devices.

Boomerang an Existing Video on iPhone
Boomerang an Existing Video on iPhone

1. Go to the Apple Store to locate and install Boomerang Video Maker on your iPhone.

2. Allow the app to access your camera library.

3. Choose the existing video clip from the shown up camera roll.

4. The original loop duration value is 1. You can hit the plus button to define the loop duration. In my case, I need to loop the video back and forth three times, so I change the loop duration value from 1 to 3.

5. Once the app finished the process of creating boomerang from the existing video on iPhone. Press SAVE to save the boomerang effect video on your iOS device.

How to Boomerang an Existing Video on Kapwing

For people who are in a hurry and need to boomerang an existing video without installing a third-party app, give Kapwing a try. This great online video editing software offers a one-stop solution for beginners to spice up a rough video recording. Herein, you not only have the Stop Motion Maker tool to mimic the effect of the Instagram boomerang video effect, but also mid-level editing options like crop, trim, rotate, reverse, and speed up to take your editing to the next level. Kapwing has the pay-to-subscribe version, but it still allows the free account to login to make boomerang from existing video online without watermark.

1. Open up Kapwing Stop Motion Video Maker on your browser.

2. Choose Upload to locate the video that you need to convert to a boomerang style video for Instagram.

3. Press Trim. On the pop-up new page, use the two sliders to trim unwanted frames. Press Done Trimming after you shortening the video to 1-3 seconds long.

Trim Video Kapwing
Trim Video Kapwing

4. Tick up the option of Play back in reverse. Choose the proper speed and clip rate. Suppose you need to convert a video with fast-moving frames to boomerang, then it's advised to choose fast for Speed and 0.2s for Clip rate.

Boomerang an Existing Video on Kapwing
Adjust the Speed and Clip Rate

5. Press CREATE when you're satisfied with all settings. Kapwing will spend seconds to minutes processing your adjustments.

6. Hit Download to save the boomerang video that you just converted from a saved video.

How to Boomerang an Existing Video on CapCut

If you want to make boomerang from exsiting video on both Andriod and iPhone, try out CapCut. It's a 100% free video editor released by ByteDance, offering all necessary video editing toolkits to polish a routine video. CapCut doesn't come with the boomerang tool. However, you can make use of it's copy and reverse feature to create a boomerang from an existing video manually.

1. Install and open up the CapCut video editing app on your smartphone.

2. Hit New project as you want to make a completely new boomerang video.

3. Allow CapCut to access all your photos and videos, and then you select the existing video that you'd like to make a boomerang. Next, you hit Add.

4. Choose the clip on the timeline to activate the editing toolkits. Navigate to Copy on the bottom toolkits row.

Boomerang an Existing Video CapCut
Boomerang an Existing Video CapCut

Pro Tip: Sometimes, you want to boomerang a certain segment of an existing video. To get there, you need to move the playhead to the start position and press Split. Next, you move the playhead to the end position, and press Split again. Select the redundant clips and choose delete.

5. Click Copy and press Reverse. By doing this, you can make a boomerang out of a video. If necessary, repeat step 6 many times to make the boomerang video longer.

How to Boomerang an Existing Video on KineMaster

KineMaster is an ideal option for video editing amateurs to boomerang an existing video on iPhone and Android smartphones. It offers plenty of advanced video editing toolkits ranging from picture overlay and voiceover to green screen and keyframe. As long as you are willing to invest a little time into sharpening your power of observation and studying the basic technique, a beginner can create mesmerizing boomerangs with KineMaster.

1. Install KineMaster on your iPhone or Android. Open it up and press WLAN & Cellular on the pop-up notice that asks you to allow KineMaster to use the wireless data.

2. Hit OK to agree with the term of use of KineMaster. After that, a quick guide pops up. Swipe right to find the Start button, and you click this.

3. Press the cross button in the top left corner to use KineMaster for free. Surely, you can purchase the app at the price of 4.99USD per month to remove the watermark.

4. Hit the largest dot button and allow KineMaster to access all your photos. Press Done to continue.

5. Choose the desired video aspect ratio. If you need to make a boomerang from a saved video for sharing on the Instagram story, here we advise you to press 9:16.

6. Choose the media button to add the saved video in your smartphone to the app. Once it loaded to KineMaster successfully, select the clip on the timeline.

Pro Tip: If the existing video doesn't match the chosen aspect ratio, there will be black bars around the video. To remove the annoying bars, press the Pan & Zoom button and pinch the video on the preview window to zoom in the video to remove the black bar. Once you are happy with the result, press the checkmark button to get back to the editing panel.

Zoom In Video KineMaster
Zoom In Video to Delete Black Bars

7. KineMaster allows you to boomerang a long video saved on your device, but sometimes you still need to cut off the unwanted videos from the start or end of the video. To do this, you just have to drag both ends of the timeline.

8. Hit the ellipse button in the top left corner to find the Duplicate button. Click on this, and then you select the duplicated video clip on the timeline. Afterwards, you press Reverse button.

Boomerang an Existing Video on KineMaster
Copy and Reverse to Make a Boomerang Style Video

9. Press the checkmark button to enter the Export and Share panel. Here you enter the liked resolution and frame rate. Next, you choose Export to generate the boomerang video.

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

Home > Video Editor > 4 Ways to Boomerang an Existing Video