Microsoft bought Clipchamp and will add it to Windows 11

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  • Just when you thought Microsoft wouldn't add anything new to Windows 11, they do this.
  • The Redmond company purchased the free video editing software known as Clipchamp.
  • This new plan is to incorporate this new useful feature into the upcoming operating system.
  • Remember that the new OS is expected to start rolling for compatible devices next month.
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If you were thinking that Windows 11 can’t get better than it promises to be, you might want to sit down for this one.

Today, Microsoft announced that it will be acquiring Clipchamp, which is clearly an attempt to bolster the upcoming operating system even more.

If you weren’t already familiar, Clipchamp is a free web-based video editing app and, apparently, the tech giant seems keen on integrating its newly acquired video editor into its Microsoft 365 subscription service.

Just to make sure everyone understands what this means, Clipchamp’s days of being a free video editor may be numbered.

New video editing software added to Windows 11

The Redmond-based tech company is clearly firing up all its cylinders, in this tough journey to deliver the most cohesive user experience in years.

As a web app that uses the full power of your PC, Clipchamp is a natural fit to extend the cloud-powered productivity experiences in Microsoft 365 for individuals, families, schools, and businesses. It’s also a great fit for Microsoft Windows, which is a platform for boundless creativity. Whether you are editing game clips, making a school project, putting together a memory of your kids, or assembling the next indie short, Clipchamp and Microsoft will help you express yourself through the emotional power of video. 

This is what Chris Pratley, CVP of Microsoft’s Office Media Group had to say about this new addition coming to your new favorite OS, in the future.

The Redmond official also added that the Clipchamp team is a creative powerhouse dedicated to quality and great customer outcomes, and we welcome them wholeheartedly as kindred spirits.

Clickchamp’s rich library of filters, styles, transitions and stock media combined with the power of a multi-track audio and video compositing editor gives everyone the fine control they need.

You can also receive some artistic help if they need it, to create exactly what they want, quickly and with confidence.

Once you finish whatever it is you are working on, the software helps you share it since it’s built for social media, offering output styles and aspect ratios for all the popular social networks. It lets you tell your story your way.

So, whether it’s a 10-second social media ad, a 2-minute pitch for a product, or a 20-minute instructional video, Clipchamp and Microsoft will provide the tools and experience you need.

Just to make sure we are clear, the Redmond-based tech giant has not shared its full plans for this new feature, so it might be a bit premature to be worried about the future of the video editor.

This action might not attract all the positive feedback that the company was waiting for, as they are taking something free and making people pay for it,

But there are a lot of other free video editors out there, which people can use for their daily tasks.

Have you ever used Clipchamp? If so, what’s your opinion on Microsoft’s latest decision? Let us know in the comments section below.

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