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How to capture clips on Mixer – the home of Shroud and Ninja streams

by David Purcell
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Mixer is growing by the day, after securing exclusive deals with Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins and Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, but not everybody will know to clip their favorite streamers on the new platform. 

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Microsoft's streaming alternative to Twitch has a lot of new eyes on it, after securing moves for two of the gaming world's most popular live streamers.

Ninja announced he would be making the move back in August and shroud also decided to switch over on October 24, claiming that he prefers the community vibe on the new platform already.

With so many of their viewers presumably making the transition with them, there's no doubt that the differences between the platforms will take some getting used to. One those features, of course, is clipping.

Twitter: Shroud
Twitter: Shroud
Shroud shocked the gaming world on October 24 when he confirmed his move to Mixer.

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How to clip on Mixer

Previously, only Partnered streamers on Mixer had the ability to create their own clips. But that all changed on November 19, when Mixer announced in an update that they were giving Partnered streamers the option to allow viewers to clip.

Partners will be able to grant all viewers the access to create clips, or grant only channel followers of certain rank that ability. Mixer are not opting to allow complete open access like Twitch in order to reduce the amount of “out-of-context or low-quality clips.”

On a Partner’s stream, there should be a new clip icon, which looks just like the old one but with two stars inside of it. If your access is still restricted, a workaround still exists by acquiring the Google Chrome extension called NeatClip, which can be downloaded by using this link if you're a Chrome user.

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Can you clip on Mixer using console?

If you don't want to use the extension, you're also able to use the NeatClip website but that will make your life a lot harder as you'll have to paste the entire video in, which makes it difficult to capture a certain moment.

This will work for any video and not just Mixer so it's a handy extension to have. One setback, though, for users who tend to watch their favorite streamers on Xbox One platform don't have a clip option at all available to them.

Ninja, Twitter
Ninja, Twitter
Ninja's move to Mixer appears to have paved the way for more streamers to follow suit.

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The new clipping experience that allows for viewers to create clips, if the streamer allows for it, also allows anyone creating clips to access the new trimming and titling features. Clips used to be automatically set to 30 seconds, but can now be altered to be as short as 15 seconds or as long as 60.

Creators will have the option to rename or delete clips by viewers of their streams. If a broadcast is deleted, any subsequent clips from that broadcast will be deleted as well.