Microsoft has today announced an upgrade to Clipchamp, the video editor that is the default on Windows 11. However, this latest update is targeting Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365 customers. Specifically, Microsoft is simplifying the subscription model for Clipchamp and now has “Premium filters and effects” that are available for free.
Clipchamp came under Microsoft’s wing following an acquisition in 2021. The company quickly folded the video editing service into Microsoft 365.
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.
Back in March, Microsoft said Clipchamp would become the default video editing tool on Windows 11. That took more effect just this week when Microsoft announced an update to the Windows 11 Photos app, ditching the video editing tools on the app.
New Premium Features
Back on Microsoft 365, changes to the subscription tiers should make it easier for customers to decide which level of Clipchamp they want. Earlier this year, the company reduced the tiers from the original, Creator, Business, and Business Platinum to just Free and Essentials ($12 per month).
The company now says the Premium package that was locked behind the Essentials paywall will no be free for all Microsoft 365 subscribers. So, this means that premium filters and effects will now be available for free.
However, the premium image, audio and video stock will remain in the Essentials package only. As will logos, fonts, colors, and content backup.
Tip of the day: For the most part, Windows apps are stable, but they can still be still thrown out of whack by updates or configuration issues. Many boot their PC to find their Microsoft Store isn’t working or their Windows apps aren’t opening. Luckily Windows 11 and Windows 10 have an automatic repair feature for apps that can resolve such issues.