Clipchamp automatically saves progress while you work on your video. However, if you've finished editing and are ready to download the video to your computer or share it with others online, it's time to export.

Step 1. Click the Export button in the top right of the editing interface

Close up for export button
User exporting video using the export button

Step 2. Select your desired video resolution

You'll see a screen where you need to choose your desired video quality.

  • 480p (SD) is free if you use your own media files and no premium feature.

  • The higher resolution of 720p (HD) is available to all users.

  • The highest resolution of 1080p (Full HD) is available for all users.

Select exporting options and resolutions

If you've used a premium feature and are on a Free plan, you'll see diamond symbols next to the exporting options

Upgrade plan if user needs to

If you're not ready to upgrade, export in 720p or 1080p watermarked.


Upgrade before exporting to the Essentials plan.

Step 3. Wait for your video to export

The video will start exporting and you'll see a progress bar with a percentage indicator.

Exporting end screen

If your video is slow to export or doesn't export, see this help article for tips on how to improve the export speed. Note that higher resolutions will take longer to export.

Once your video has finished exporting, you can make use of the available saving and sharing options. You can also watch the video back or scrub through it using the controls that appear when you hover your cursor over the player window.

Save and share video options

Step 4. Click "Save to your computer"

Click this button to save the exported video instantly to your computer. 

Save to computer button

Depending on your browser's Save settings, the video will either be saved straight to your Downloads folder, or a menu will appear so you can select where to save it.

You'll now have an mp4 copy of your video on your computer.

Screenshot of video file saved to computer

You can also use any of our Sharing options. For more information see: sharing a video from Clipchamp.

Screenshot of sharing enabled


Export format

Your exported video will be a MPEG 4 (.mp4) file with the file name you chose.
The frame rate will usually be 30fps



If you have problems or encounter errors when exporting your video, please see this article for a number of troubleshooting tips that may help you to export successfully.


Try it out

Ready to go? Head straight to Clipchamp to finish your video:

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