To add a video file to your Clipchamp project, 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 with the images below.
If you would like to add videos from the stock library instead, please see: Adding stock videos.
Option 1: The Add Media Button
Click on the + icon or the "Add your Media" button:
You can drag and drop from your computer or click on 'browse my files' in the left-side window that appears.
(Note: You can import files from your Gdrive, Box, Outlook and Zoom by clicking the following icons below.)
In the file browsing menu that opens, find the video file on your computer. Select it and click "open":
The video will now appear in your my media library:
(Note: The imported file will be visible once you click My media.)
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.
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:
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, and zoom in and out, 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.
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:
*We've discontinued Utilities and video compression. For your video editing needs, check out our online video editor 👀
If your video is a supported file type, see: what to do if your assets aren't loading.
Try it out
Head over to Clipchamp to try it out for yourself: