Contrary to the limitations that are set by other online programs, Clipchamp Video Editor lets you edit video clips of any size even if you work online. This is actually the best alternative when you do not want to go through the cumbersome process of setting up software on your computer.
As a result, all you need is a good internet connection and a modern browser to dive right into the process without much hassle. The ease of use delivered by this piece of video editing software will blow your mind especially when you consider the various customizable templates that you can take advantage of to make the process even more convenient. Just like the offline versions of video editing programs, Clipchamp features all the popular features that are necessary to realize that professional output.
Therefore, even if it is online software, Clipchamp assures you of handy features like trimming, cutting, rotating, mirroring, splitting, merging, cropping, color balancing, adding backgrounds, applying transitions, annotating, applying filters, adding external audio and images in order for that whole and comprehensive feel when editing clips. If you are coming across this program for the first time, the tutorial delivered to you below is all you need to make the best out of this program.
How to Use Clipchamp Video Editor
When meeting an online software for the first time like Clipchamp Video Editor, you will be stranded regarding where to start and that is why this guide has been made available to you. Taking into consideration that not everyone is good at each and every software that they come across, having a guide that eases the process goes a long way to make you get around the program hassle-free and in the end come about the right and best quality output. Therefore, even if you are a novice, you will have a heaven of time converting your clips into professional videos.
Step 1: Navigate to Clipchamp Video Editor Website
Before you can even get started, make sure you meet the prerequisites of a modern web browser app and a good internet connection before anything else. With that checked, open up your preferred web browser, input https://clipchamp.com/en/video-editor/ on the address bar and hit the “Enter” key on your button after which you should arrive at this interface.
Step 2: Create an Account or Sign-in
In order to access the video editing features, you are required to sign-up with your preferred method as shown by Label 1 or else you sign-in by clicking on the button shown by Label 2 if you already have an account with Clipchamp Video Editor.
Once you have signed in, you will be taken to the interface labeled 1below where you get a chance to personalize the experience based on what your video project is meant for. You can also choose to skip by clicking on the area labeled 2 if you want to do everything from scratch and that is the method we will take in this tutorial.
Step 3: Create a Video
After leaving the interface above, you will be taken to the next interface below where you need to use any of the indicated buttons to create a new video.
Clicking on any of these will ask you to define the kind of aspect ratio to use based on the video you are working on below. For this tutorial, we will choose the 16:9 format as our reference.
Next loads the main editing user interface that has the following. Label 1 indicates where you can click and edit the project name, Label 2 contains the various actions you are opened up to and any that you click on displays the reöevant content on the window labeled 3. Labe 4 is the timeline where you place your media while Label 5 shows the Clipchamp Video Editor built-in preview window. With this, you are familiar with the interface.
Step 4: Add Media Files to Edit
Basically here Clipchamp Video Editor lets you add the videos, images or audio that you want to appear in the final footage. For this, click on the “Add Media” icon labeled 1 and then click on the “Browse my files” button labeled 2 to add the relevant files natively. Optionally, you can just drag and drop the file on the same window.
Step 5: Add Assets to the Timeline
Easy peasy, with the target video files being displayed in the media library as shown by label 1, all you need to do now is to click on the same file and drag it onto the timeline for it to be displayed on the timeline as can be seen under Label 2. At the same time, you should be able to view the preview on the top-right side. In the instance you have music and images too, you will be able to add them using the same process.
Step 6: Apply Text, Overlay, Background, and Transition
Depending on the position of the scrubber labeled 1, you will be able to apply actions like splitting shown under Label 2, text, overlays, logos, background and even transitions depending on the feature you choose under Label 3. You also have the chance to tweak your video further using the various options shown by Label 4. Clipchamp Video Editor is generous to give you hints in order to make sure you do not get stuck.
For instance, when you split the video at the indicated point above, you can navigate to the transitions category labeled 1, choose a preferred transition like under Label 2 and then drag the transition to the point you did the split like shown by Label 3. Follow this when you need to apply the other options since it is mostly a matter of dragging and dropping and therefore very convenient.
Step 7: Export the Edited Video
Once you are satisfied with the editing process, Clipchamp Video Editor brings you a one-click button to produce the final video ready for further actions. For this to happen, click on the “Export” button shown below and brace yourself for powerful options geared at having control over the output.
On doing so, you will be taken to the interface below where you will be able to specify various output parameters as supported by Clipchamp Video Editor. To be specific, under Label 1, you will be able to define your preferred resolution while Label 2 lets you in on the ability to enable file compression. The moment you have adjusted to your preferences hit the “Continue” button labeled 3.
Step 8: Download the Edited Video
Since we are using the free version of Clipchamp Video Editor, the download you get will be watermarked unless you get the paid version. Depending on the resolution you picked, you will be able to find that in the button indicated below that you need to click in order to actually start the rendering process.
When you click on that download button, you will be automatically navigated to the interface below that shows you the render progress under Label 1 and a live preview of the same as shown by Label 2. Once the process is done, the file will automatically be downloaded for you and stored in the default folder where your downloads get saved. At the same time, you have the chance to share the edited video via Google Drive or even upload it directly to YouTube.
Finding the converted video file and getting to share it means that you have succeeded in implementing Clipchamp Video Editor to perform video editing. The good thing is that you have done all this online without the need to install any software on your PC. you can agree with me that this is a simple online app to use that will not in any way pose a steep learning curve. The ball is now in your court for you to engage in more video editing tasks.