To add a video file in Clipchamp, you can either use the Add Media button, or you can drag and drop the file from your computer into the media area. The two processes are shown in the images below.

If you would like to add videos from the stock library instead, please see: Adding stock videos.

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Option 1. The Add Media Button

Click on the + icon or the "Add your Media" button.

Overview of the video editor with user clicking on plus to add media

You can drag and drop from your computer or click on 'browse my files' in the left-side window that appears. 

Moving picture of user clicking and adding media files to editor

(Note: You can import files from your Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Zoom, and Google Photos by clicking the following icons below. As well as your smartphone.)

Close up of importing file options

In the file browsing menu that opens, find the video file on your computer. Select it and click "open":

Import files from computer

Close up of files to import from computer

The video will now appear in the Your media library:

(Note: The imported file will be visible once you click Your media.)

Videos in Your media library

To edit the video, drag and drop it into the timeline or click the + (Add) icon. For tips on how to work with your videos in the timeline, see working with the timeline.

Moving picture of user dragging and dropping videos onto the timeline

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Option 2. Drag and Drop 

Find the video on your computer (e.g. on your desktop), then drag the video from your computer and drop it into the media area, like this:

Moving picture of user dragging and dropping files from computer into the add media box

It will now appear in your media library. To start editing the video, add it to the timeline below by dragging and dropping it.

For tips on how to work with videos in the timeline, zoom in and out, and see working with the timeline.

You can also add more videos to the timeline, as well as image and audio files. When you export your project these will be combined into one video file that you can save to your computer.

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What to do if a video doesn't import

If the video doesn't appear when you try to add it or doesn't load properly:

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Try it out

Head over to Clipchamp to try it out for yourself:

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