Most computers have built-in features that can help users with a variety of tasks. With the latest Windows 11 updates, the video editor clipchamp emerged to make life easier for users who want to assemble clips with basic tools and dynamism.
Although it is free and has a number of advantages, such as exporting in up to 1080p, many people do not know of its existence or even know about it, but have not yet had the opportunity to try it. So, how about getting to know the advantages of Clipchamp in depth?
Clipchamp: opening a new project in the video editor
First of all, if you still don’t have the software installed on your PC, don’t worry. Access the main menu of Windows 11 and in the search bar type “Clipchamp”. From that point, you will be redirected to the Microsoft Store, where you will need to click on “Acquire” so that the installation takes place directly on the device. Once installed, still in the Store, click “Open” to be redirected.
Since Clipchamp is web-based, you can also use it directly in the browser. In this case, just use a recent browser and enter the video editor’s official website.
Being your first access, you need to create a login with a password, which can be done in three different ways. When this process is complete, the program will ask what types of projects you want to carry out. From the options, you can select Content, Education, Business, Corporate and Personal.
There are pre-established templates inside the editor, which users may or may not follow. However, if you want to create a basic project from scratch, click on “Create a video” in the upper right bar.
From that point, a new window will open, with a flashy and interesting look. With the timeline ready to go, you just need to import some kind of media, on the left side of the screen, and develop your project. It is worth noting that the process for opening a new project is basically the same in the web version of the program.
How to edit Clipchamp?
Your timeline is now ready to work. In this way, on the left side menu, click on the plus (+) button so that new media is imported into the software. You can drag files from any of the folders on your computer or click on “Browse for a File” to perform this task manually.
A big advantage is that you’ll be able to import files from your computer, from your cell phone, from storage services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Onedrive and Google Photos, record directly from your PC screen or even take an instant video via your webcam. Choose the most suitable option and finish this step after waiting for the media to load completely.
When the media is processed and ready to be edited, press the left mouse button on it and drag it to the timeline. Some editing tools will be visible at the top, like the scissors, which cuts between scenes. To split, drag the white dividing line of the timeline to the cut point and then click on the tool.
To undo the action, just click on the arrow indicated on the left. If you want to delete any of the parts, select it with the mouse and then click on delete (trash can icon). It is also possible to duplicate some of the split parts, with the last tool displayed. With the timeline, you will still be able to view the video’s timing, sound track and word track.
Other tools may also emerge from the first modification of the video displayed on the timeline. This includes resizing the video, increasing transparency, applying filters, adjusting colors in saturation, exposure, temperature and contrast levels, creating Fade In and Fade Out in a very simple way, increasing or decreasing the speed and even modifying the video scale. .
The canvas dimension can also be changed in the upper right corner. Choose the best display window (aspect ratio) among the proportions offered, such as the Full HD standard (16:9), standard for cell phones, stories, TikTok and IGTV (9:16), Instagram feed (1:1), feed from other social networks (4:5) and still the cinematic standard (21:9).
How to export not Clipchamp?
Once you’ve finished your project, it’s time to save it so the world can check it out. With the mouse, go to the upper right corner and click on “Export”. A series of options will open and you can select the quality of your video in pixels. Remember that the export format will always be H264 (MP4).
Clipchamp recommends exporting at 720p for social media and 1080p for other purposes. When clicking on any of these options, a new window will open, in which it will be possible to see the export process taking place.
At the top of the screen, you will be able to edit the name of the video. On the right side, the frames will be visible while the export bar advances. Just below, a list of possibilities will appear to save or share your finished video. Choose the best option, if applicable, and enjoy this advantage!