How to use the out of body filter on TikTok

In this photo illustration the logo of chinese media app for creating and sharing short videos  TikTok, also known as Douyin is displayed on a smartphone on February 02, 2020 in Berlin,...

TikTok has got plenty of filters and features to keep you busy during lockdown...

With the UK now in lockdown, what better time to get your teeth into TikTok?

If you're not on the app - what have you been doing? It's the perfect time to get involved and keep yourself entertained with a host of videos, filters and features while you can't leave the house.

For those who do, there may still be elements of the app you haven't quite got your head around or explored yet - but we're helping you make the most of TikTok!

Some people may be wondering how to use the out of body filter effect on TikTok and we've got all the info on what it does and how to get it...

This photo taken on November 21, 2019, shows the logo of the social media video sharing app Tiktok displayed on a tablet screen in Paris. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE

How to get the out of body filter on TikTok

To get the out of body filter effect, there are a just few very easy steps to follow. All you need to do before you get started is check your TikTok app is right up to date.

  1. Record your video on your phone's camera, not on TikTok itself.
  2. Crop it into two separate videos using your phone's editing features
  3. Download an app called VideoStar
  4. In that app, you can edit your video
  5. Using 'mix clips', you can add the second half of the video in
  6. There are four potential selections
  7. Layer the videos to get the effect
  8. Then upload the video to TikTok!

There's a video here which lays it all out on YouTube.

  • SEE ALSO:  TikTok’s distance dance step-by-step

CHINA - 2020

What does the out of body filter do?

The effect is that you're faded into the background over yourself in the foreground of your own video.

It creates the visual effect that you're a ghost or a spirit there behind yourself doing something.

It's quite consuming in terms of time but looks effective when you get it right.

There doesn't seem to be a way of doing it without using an external app at this stage.

 

Have something to tell us about this article?