The consumer division of Microsoft recently announced their acquisition of a video editing service known as Clipchamp. The simplistic design and intuitive interface make it easy to use on a computer, web portal, and even mobile devices.
Right from the start, you can tell it has the consumer market in mind as it has thumbnails & templates for TikTok & Instagram. But if you look past that, you’ll be able to see where this can fit in for business applications.
Having only edited home videos from an iPhone before, I decided it would be worth giving Clipchamp a shot by recording a short tutorial on how to offboard a user from Microsoft 365 (video posted at end of blog). Right from the start, I was given the option to record either my screen, webcam, or both. The recording process is first saved locally and then uploaded to the editor portal (which happens automatically in the background).
From the editor, I was able to cut out the parts of my video where I stumbled over my words or when a web page was taking too long to refresh. I was also able to add small captions to each of my steps which I have always found helpful in tutorial videos (seen below as purple boxes above the video strip)
What first seems like a minor announcement in the big pool that was Ignite 2021 brings a lot of immense potential to consultants who need to create basic walkthroughs or guides without paying large sums of money to Adobe.