Earlier this month, Microsoft introduced Clipchamp as a new default video-editing app for Windows 11, building on the company’s 2021 purchase of… well, Clipchamp. However, observers and Windows 11 users instantly jumped on the announcement because of the high cost of paid version and a lack of features. Microsoft is now responding by boosting the feature set for the product.
Clipchamp in its free form will be default on Windows 11, but it was woefully under-featured in Microsoft’s original plans. It didn’t get much better with the priced tiers, which are not exactly cheap.
It is also confusing because Microsoft owns Clipchamp, so some users are questioning on why they need to pay for a default (inbox) app on Windows 11. While not answering that question, Microsoft has announced changes to expand the features of Clipchamp across all price plans (via FireCube on Twitter).
Most notably, the company has given a boost to resolution caps across the board. Below are the min differences between the first incarnation of Clipchamp and the new features.:
|New Features||Previous Features|
|Business Platinum ($324/year)||
Clipchamp remains terribly expensive and I guess most people will find a better video editor elsewhere. Let’s not forget this is supposed to be a video editing suite, one that is woefully short on actual editing tools. At least the free version looks a little more attractive.
Clipchamp provides editing tools such as filters, styles, templates and more all available online. Thanks to features like stock media, styles, transitions, and a timeline, it does retain some pro-grade abilities. Alongside the video creation and multi-track audio capabilities, Microsoft is adding a new Azure-powered feature.
Specifically, a text-to-speech editor that allows users to create voiceovers in over 70 languages. As you might expect, the app also integrates directly with OneDrive for file sharing and cloud storage.
Tip of the day: Fast startup (a.k.a hiberboot, hybrid boot, hybrid shutdown) is a power setting that adjusts Windows’ behavior when it starts up and shuts down. Though it is unlikely fast startup will seriously harm your computer, there are a few reasons you might want to disable it by following our tutorial.