Now free users can export 1080p videos without paying a dime.
Microsoft recently added Clipchamp as a core part of Windows 11, and it didn’t take long for everyone to find out that it was aggressively priced. However, the tech giant is keen to make things right and has made some changes to the app to make it more user-friendly.
Microsoft’s Changes to the Clipchamp App
As reported on Neowin, Microsoft is making Clipchamp more generous toward its users. It doesn’t matter if you use it for free or you pay for a plan; something good is coming your way the next time you boot up the program.
The biggest change is to the Free tier. Beforehand, you could only export videos up to 480p, which a lot of users found too low for even the free tier. However, Microsoft has now bumped that up to 1080p, meaning you can export high-quality videos for nothing.
As you might expect, the paid Creators tier, which could previously only export up to 720p, can also do 1080p now. And every single tier now benefits from unlimited video exports.
Microsoft’s Bid to Make Clipchamp a Winner
This wave of changes is likely in response to the huge backlash Clipchamp received on release. It wasn’t even 24 hours after its debut when the internet filled up with criticisms for the video editor.
One of the major complaints against Clipchamp was its restrictive pricing tiers, especially when there are so many free video editors for Windows that do the job better. And given how Microsoft has now given every tier the ability to export at 1080p, it’s clear the company heard the message.
Is This Clipchamp’s Salvation Story?
Microsoft’s pricing shakeup is a move in the right direction for Clipchamp and has better positioned it against the competition. However, with so many powerful free video editing suites out there, is this enough to make people move over to Microsoft’s new software?