Microsoft has expanded the reach of its video editing platform, Clipchamp, integrating the service into its Microsoft 365 offerings for commercial customers. During the Ignite 2023 developer conference, the technology giant revealed that Microsoft 365 Enterprise (E3 and E5) and Business (Standard and Premium) subscribers now have access to the video editing tool.
Clipchamp, which Microsoft acquired in September 2021, is a web-based video creation and editing tool that offers a range of features, such as templates, filters, transitions, text, audio, and animations. Users can also upload their own media files or use stock footage from Clipchamp's library.
Clipchamp has since become the main video editing tool on Windows 11, according to Microsoft. The company revealed last September that it has updated the Windows 11 Photos app and removed the video editing tools from it.
Clipchamp's Role in Microsoft 365
Clipchamp's integration within Microsoft 365 enables a seamless addition to professional workflows. Exported videos from Clipchamp can be effortlessly shared through Microsoft Stream, incorporated in presentations using Microsoft Teams or PowerPoint, delivered in emails via Outlook, or featured on the corporate social network, Microsoft Viva Engage. This addition aims to facilitate video-centric tasks such as creating how-to guides or product demonstrations, indicating that Microsoft recognizes the increasing importance of video content in the corporate environment.
Upcoming Premium Subscription
Microsoft is set to enhance Clipchamp even further by introducing a Premium subscription, which is scheduled for launch in December 2023. It promises to deliver advanced features such as 4K export quality, organization brand kit capabilities, and premium stock audio, video, and graphic content. Moreover, future updates to the Premium service will incorporate AI-powered features to streamline the video editing process. The cost for these premium features remains undisclosed.
Apart from the enhancements to Clipchamp for Microsoft 365 subscribers, Microsoft also announced plans to offer Clipchamp through a stand-alone license. This option aims to cater to users who seek access to the robust video editing capabilities of Clipchamp but do not require a full Microsoft 365 subscription. Details regarding the pricing and specific launch date for the stand-alone version of Clipchamp are forthcoming.