What is Clipchamp and how does the new Windows 11 native app that everyone is talking about work
The battle for audiovisual supremacy is not over yet, even though Adobe Premiere and Final Cut are dominating almost the entire market. Windows wants to be a major player again and its proposal is Clipchamp.
If you’ve been waiting for Microsoft to resurrect Windows Movie Maker, Clipchamp is the reality to embrace. And it is that after acquiring Clipchamp last year, Microsoft has included the application in Windows 11.
It’s a browser-based app that lets you trim, split, and transition, and even has a screen recording feature. Clipchamp includes a timeline, just like professional applications like Adobe Premiere Pro.
Use a combination of templates and a library of filters, transitions, footage, and styles to allow users to create videos with multitrack audio support and easy-to-use editing.
Microsoft has integrated a text-to-speech generator powered by Azure so creators can use voiceovers in 70 languagesand OneDrive is also integrated for cloud file storage.
Microsoft says that Clipchamp is now a basic and useful Windows 11 app, which means it will be pre-installed on all new Windows 11 devices.
Despite how promising the application is, at the moment of truth it is currently a very poor tool, which forces users to go through the payment method, since the free one barely offers options. The maximum quality of the exported videos is 480px if it is not checked out.
If we accept to pay, the qualities allowed to export are 720 px and 1080 px, which translates as HD and Full HD. This would be fine if it weren’t for Clipchamp not having a 4K option. Not now. In the age of fiber optics, and with 4K almost as standard, this makes no sense.
As always, some of these changes won’t appear in Windows 11 for a few months. Microsoft rolls out features gradually, and the company is no longer waiting for big annual feature releases to update Windows 11.