In a move that promises to unlock the power of video for productivity, Microsoft has announced the integration of Clipchamp into its Microsoft 365 suite of productivity tools. Stefan Kinnestrand, General Manager of Microsoft 365, announced on July 31, 2023, that Clipchamp, previously available only to individual Microsoft account holders, will now be accessible to commercial customers through the Targeted release program.
Expanding Microsoft 365 Capabilities with Clipchamp
This integration comes as Microsoft 365’s revenue grew by 20% year-over-year in the fiscal year 2022, making up over 20% of Microsoft’s total revenue. A key player for businesses of all sizes and seeing robust adoption among consumers, Microsoft 365 includes the latest versions of apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Cloud-based services like OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams are also part of the package, simplifying collaboration, file sharing, and communication.
Clipchamp fits naturally within the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. The web-based video editor offers a user-friendly interface and powerful features, allowing even those with no prior experience to create professional-looking videos. With over 345 million paid subscribers as of January 2023 and usage by over 90% of Fortune 500 companies, Microsoft 365 is set to amplify the impact of video at work with Clipchamp.
How Does Clipchamp Transform Workplace Communication?
Video, as a communication tool, creates immediate, real, and authentic connections. Despite the powerful influence of videos in the modern world, video creation often seems daunting and underutilized in the workspace.
Clipchamp promises to change this narrative by simplifying video editing. Users can produce high-quality videos with an intuitive interface and useful tools, mirroring the way Microsoft Word and PowerPoint empowered users to create professional documents and presentations. Whether it’s explaining a process to teammates, onboarding new employees, sending updates to clients, or enhancing newsletters, Clipchamp promises to make video creation a seamless experience.
Integrated into various Microsoft 365 experiences, Clipchamp allows users to edit videos without disrupting their workflow, thanks to its in-browser video editor. Users can start a new video on the Clipchamp start page on Microsoft 365, create a new Clipchamp video in OneDrive, or edit an existing video in their OneDrive.
Clipchamp’s multitrack editing timeline offers a clear view of videos, images, text, and audio overlap. Users can adjust timing with simple clicks, import media from OneDrive securely, or capture new content using the webcam and screen recorder.
Secure, Accessible, and Ready for Professional Use
Clipchamp is ready for work with easy access via single sign-on and centralized security controls that organizations can trust. It is built on OneDrive and SharePoint and is integrated with Microsoft productivity apps. Exported videos can be shared through Microsoft Stream, embedded in Microsoft Teams, emails via Outlook, or on Microsoft Viva Engage.
Clipchamp’s core tools help users personalize videos to fit their professional needs. Trimming footage, merging videos, adjusting timing, and cropping edges have never been easier. Additionally, filters, effects, and text overlays boost the video’s professional look, while the green screen filter allows users to adjust their backgrounds to suit their professional context.
Rollout of Clipchamp
Clipchamp will become available to commercial customers through Targeted release starting at the end of August 2023. The first production users will be those who opted in for the Targeted release on their Microsoft 365 accounts. This marks the beginning of Clipchamp’s journey, with further updates anticipated in the future.
Microsoft continues to democratize the digital workspace, making the power of video accessible to all its users with Clipchamp—no experience required! Read the full announcement at Microsoft here.