Microsoft is giving Microsoft 365 users “premium filters” for the Clipchamp video editor
what you need to know
- Microsoft Clipchamp is its new video editor for Windows 11, which will be more closely tied to Microsoft Office
- Free users already get a lot of features, but now those with a Microsoft 365 account get a little bonus
- Microsoft made a major overhaul of its Clipchamp subscription model over the past year
Microsoft Clipchamp might have a terrible name, but its online video editor has improved since the company bought it in September 2021.
One of the key areas for improvement was the complex pricing structure, ranging from an initial four tiers (Free, Creator, Business, Business Platinum) and ranging from free up to $40 per month to a more streamlined free and $12 per month (Essentials). . . It also upped the free tier from a meager 720p output to full HD at 1080p.
Now, in a small shift, the company is giving those with a Microsoft 365 subscription another perk to the free tier: premium filters and effects.
Microsoft announced in November 2021 that it was integrating Clipchamp into Office and Microsoft 365, so the news doesn’t come as a complete surprise, but now we’re seeing the first real signs of it.
If you currently sign up for Clipchamp with a non-Microsoft 365 account, you’ll only get “free filters and effects,” with the premium filters reserved for the $12-a-month Essentials pack.
Of the 57 filters in the library, nine are listed as Premium, including Warm Landscape, Dreamscape, Soft Black and White, Winter Sunset, Cool Tone, and Sunrise.
Likewise, for Music and SFX, there are many sound clips like Hip Hop, Energy Intro, Bouncy Walk Instrumental, Dark Tense Trailer, Whoosh Lower Pitch and dozens of others listed under Premium.
If you subscribe to the Essentials package, you’ll still get access to premium audio, image, and video assets in addition to a “brand kit” that includes logos, colors, and fonts.
It’ll be interesting to see what else Microsoft brings to Clipchamp in the months and years to come, but at least it’s adding value to its paying users with this small change.
You can read our Clipchamp review from earlier this spring to get an idea of what to expect from Microsoft’s free video editor.
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Clipchamp is a video editor that integrates with popular cloud storage providers like OneDrive and Dropbox. Now it supports 1080p exports as part of its free basic plan.