CLIPCHAMP EDITOR REVIEW: OPTIMAL CHOICE FOR YOUTUBERS

clipchamp video editor
VERDICT 4.5/5

Clipchamp is a web-based video editor for beginners who want to create engaging content and share it online. It’s used by over 17 million people worldwide. This software is suitable for creating corporate, educational, and creative videos.

The Weedit.Photos team recommends it to trim and crop your clips, record videos from the screen, replace the background, and apply a variety of special effects. It allows you to save your videos with different resolutions and aspect ratios, which makes it perfect for creating content for social media platforms.

This software will come in handy for those who want to create engaging videos for YouTube and other popular services. In this Clipchamp review, I will tell you how you can use this software to create professional-looking content.

⊕ Reasons to Use
  • Has a free version
  • In-browser software
  • 800k+ stock media files
  • Simple-to-use timeline
  • Custom templates for social media
  • Allows exporting 1080p videos
  • Runs on Chromebooks
⊖ Reasons to Avoid
  • Incompatible with Mozilla Firefox
  • A free version has limited functionality

Plans and Pricing

clipchamp pricing plans

Clipchamp is a shareware that allows you to edit your videos for free using a basic set of features. A free license allows you to export an unlimited number of videos in 480p (SD). The main disadvantage of this video editor is that you need to pay extra for the features that allow you to improve the video quality and adjust a range of settings.

There are 3 Premium versions of this video editor. To use the Creator plan, you need to pay $9 per month. It allows you to export files from such cloud services as OneDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive. However, you can save your videos only in 720p. The Business plan costs $19/month, which makes it quite affordable. It allows you to export your videos in 1080p. The Business Platinum plan costs $39 per month. It covers all the options included in other plans and allows you to access a library of stock images.

Interface

clipchamp interface

Unlike more advanced video editing software, Clipchamp has a more streamlined interface. It makes it a great option for beginners. If you are also interested in photography, you will notice that Clipchamp is quite similar to such photo editing software as Fotor. This online-based platform is extremely easy to use.

After signing in, you will see an editing timeline. On the left, you will find a variety of video editing options. You can use the available templates to enhance your videos more quickly. Here, you will also find free music/sound effects, free stock footage, filters, and transitions.

First, you need to upload your video to a special folder. Then, you will be able to drag it on the timeline and edit it. The layout is quite intuitive, so you will easily find all the features that you need for editing your files. Make sure to practice a bit before trying to create complex videos with many effects.

Video Editing Possibilities

This software comes with a set of basic video editing features. Here are the main options available in Clipchamp:

Cropping: With this tool, you can quickly crop your photos and videos to the desired size. Besides, you can select a custom aspect ratio. This feature makes it easier to crop videos using various shapes.

clipchamp trimming and cutting

Trimming & Cutting: To make a long video shorter, you can trim it by deleting unnecessary parts. This feature will be especially useful for those who want to use only the best parts of the footage to create vlogs.

Rotating: With the help of this option, you can rotate your videos to 90-180 degrees depending on your needs.

Splitting & Combining: If your video is too long, you can make it shorter by cutting it. With the help of the available tools, you can also remove unnecessary parts. Besides, you can merge several clips into one video.

Flipping & Mirroring: These tools will come in handy for those who need to record videos using a webcam and upload them to social media platforms. You can use them to save your clips in horizontal and vertical formats.

Green-Screen feature: Thanks to the Chroma Key feature, you can quickly replace the background and add unique effects to your clips. Many vloggers use this option to remove the background and add a new one.

clipchamp text adding

Adding Motion Titles, Text, and Supers: You can use this software to add text to your videos and customize slides. It allows you to select colors, fonts, and text size. Another handy feature allows adding watermarks or logos. These features enable you to create vlogs and slideshows.

Adding Backgrounds and Colors: Clipchamp has a set of features for adjusting brightness, colors and saturation. With it, you can replace the background in your video, tweak colors, and fix overexposure issues in a few clicks.

Using Filters & Transitions: If you want to edit your videos in a consistent style, you can use pro-level filters to give them a more eye-catching look before sharing them online. This software also allows you to add transitions and fades to improve your slideshows.

However, I discovered that Clipchamp lacks some important features:

Stabilization: Some programs enable you to automatically stabilize shaky footage and minimize jitters. Such features allow you to make your videos look more professional.

Keyframes: It’s quite convenient when you can add keyframes to your media files and edit your clips at these selected points. If you can’t use keyframes, you will need to cut your videos to adjust their settings.

Adjustment Layer: By creating a new blank layer and adding it to your timeline, you can perform various adjustments without affecting a source file. The best thing about adjustment layers is that they allow you to enhance your videos without affecting their original quality.

Extra Features

Synchronization with cloud storage and access to stock files: You can export media files stored on your PC or upload clips from cloud storage platforms, such as OneDrive or Dropbox. The integration with these popular cloud services makes it a perfect option for those who don’t store files on their computers.

This software also allows you to quickly export stock media files. I used it to create funny GIFs. With the Clipchamp video editor, you can export files from the cloud or your PC with little to no effort.

clipchamp pre built templates

Groups of pre-built templates: The program has a regularly updated library of templates. They are divided into several categories, so you will easily find templates for social networks or specific events. These templates allow you to create videos with different aspect ratios. To add a template to your file, you need to drag and drop it on the timeline.

Then, you can adjust its settings to your liking. While many programs have collections of templates, here, you will find a variety of easy-to-customize options that will help you speed up your workflow and create engaging videos for your target audience.

Useful web-based tools: This software comes with a video converter, video compressor, and webcam recorder. Each of them was designed for performing specific tasks. When using this software, you won’t see any pop-up messages informing you that some file formats aren’t supported. Besides, you can optimize the size of your files to send them via email.

With the help of Clipchamp, you can edit your videos using a set of advanced tools. It comes with an in-built Video Converter that allows you to save your videos in different formats supported by your device, such as MP4. With the Video Compressor tool, you can optimize the size of your videos without quality loss.

This software also has a handy feature that enables you to record videos using your webcam and edit them using the Clipchamp Create option. You can use these tools free of charge, however, the functionality of this software will remain quite limited unless you pay for a subscription.

Safety

With the appearance of new technologies, many people start wondering whether they are safe to use. Since there are many viruses nowadays, users are wary of new software and websites. They are afraid that their personal data will get accessed by third parties.

It’s understandable that you might worry about the safety of the Clipchamp video editor as well. However, you don’t need to worry. This program allows you to enhance all your videos in the browser without uploading them to other platforms. This ensures that your data will remain safe. The developers follow a strict privacy policy to prevent your data from being accessed by hackers. The transparent privacy policy allows you to understand how they handle your information.

To read their privacy policy, you need to go to the official website. Scroll down the page to find the Privacy Policy tab. After clicking on it, you can read what precautions are used by Clipchamp to keep your data safe.

Final Words

This program is a perfect solution for those who need to create engaging videos for popular online platforms. With it, you can create clips for YouTube and TikTok, make Facebook and Instagram ads, produce promotional videos and presentations. It comes with an in-built video editor, a set of handy templates, a library of media assets, text-to-speech recognition features, an integrated screen recorder. Clipchamp is a powerful software for those who need to create professional video content.

Unlike Premiere Pro, this program has limited functionality. However, it’s easier to use than advanced software. You will quickly master its features even if you don’t have pro-level video editing skills.


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