Windows 11 comes with Microsoft’s video editor, but it’s not 100% free – Apps & Software – Tecnoblog

A Microsoft added a new video editor to Windows 11 in an experimental version of the system. Known as clipchamp, the software offers from simple editing tools to an image bank to assemble the videos. The app, however, requires a subscription to unlock all of its features.

Positive Notebook with Windows 11 (Image: Darlan Helder/Tecnoblog)

Video editor build 22572released this Wednesday (9) at the canal Dev do Windows Insiders. According to the update notes published by Microsoft, the application will be made available natively on the system. The novelty comes alongside Microsoft Family, which has also become a standard app.

Clipchamp comes with the promise of making video editing “easy, fast and fun” easy. Among the tools available are options for cropping, splitting, transition effects, among others. Users also have access to a timeline to manage the image and sound of content, for example.

Microsoft also highlights other highlights of the app. This is the case with the “library with over a million videos, audio tracks and royalty-free images that can be added to videos”. The program even has an “Azure-powered text-to-speech generator capable of creating voiceovers in over 70 languages” and even connects to OneDrive.

Cool, isn’t it? The problem is that not all of this is available to exactly all users, as Clipchamp has a subscription model. In other words, you can even use it for free. But it will have limited features and will also export videos in up to 480p.

Clipchamp becomes Windows 11's default app (Image: Playback/Microsoft)
Clipchamp becomes Windows 11’s default app (Image: Playback/Microsoft)

Windows 11: Clipchamp starts at $9 a month

Clipchamp has four plans. In common, the four modes offer “unlimited video production” and “all the basic editing tools”, in addition to the possibility of using own media files and recording with the webcam or the screen. But the other functions are different between the options:

Resource Basic Creator Business Business Platinum
Export resolution up to 480p up to 720p up to 1080p up to 1080p
‌Stock audio No Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Video stock‌ No No No Unlimited
Image Bank No No No Unlimited
Cloud Storage No Sim Sim Sim
Premium video templates No No No Sim
brand kit No No Sim Sim

The prices aren’t the cheapest either. Of course, if you buy the Basic plan, you won’t have to pay a penny. However, if you want more features, you must resort to the Creator, Business or Business Platinum options. See the monthly fees available on the Clipchamp website for Brazil (yes, they are in dollars):

  • Basic: free;
  • Creator: US$ 9 per month (about R$ 45);
  • Business: US$ 19 per month (about R$ 95);
  • Business Platinum: US$ 39 per month (about R$ 195).

There are also options for annual payment. In this case, the consumer guarantees a 30% discount if he chooses the single payment method for twelve months of use. The values ​​vary between US$ 72 (about R$ 360) and US$ 324 (R$ 1,625) per year.

Clipchamp plans start at $9 a month (Image: Reproduction/Tecnoblog)
Clipchamp plans start at $9 a month (Image: Reproduction/Tecnoblog)

Meanwhile, in the competition…

Clipchamp’s values ​​approach more robust solutions on the market. The Business Platinum plan, for example, offers an image, sound and video bank. In comparison, Adobe’s library, Adobe Stock, costs R$124 per month in Brazil, while Premiere Pro costs R$90, both on the annual plan. Adding the two together, the monthly fee would be R$ 214.

Microsoft also lags behind Apple in this regard. When purchasing a Mac, the user can use iMovie to edit footage without spending a penny more. In addition, the macOS app has a big advantage: while Clipchamp exports videos in up to 1080p for $19 or $39 a month, iMovie saves files in up to 4K without a subscription.

Apple also has an answer to Adobe Premiere Pro: Final Cut Pro. Like iMovie, the app is only available for Mac. The software, however, costs BRL 1,699.90 in a one-time payment (that is, it does not work through the subscription model), while the Adobe app costs BRL 1,032 in a prepaid annual payment.

With information: SlashGear and XDA-Developers

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