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.

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

If you have used premium features not included in your current plan you will see a warning. To continue, click the button at the bottom that says "Upgrade your plan or download a 480p demo to export with these features"

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 used your own media files and no premium feature.

  • The higher resolution of 720p (HD) is available to users on the Creator Plan and above.

  • The highest resolution of 1080p (Full HD) is available to users of the Business and Business Platinum Plans.

3. If you've used a premium feature you'll see a payment screen

You'll be asked to upgrade if:

  • You've selected a resolution not included in your plan (see above).

  • You've used a stock audio or stock video file, and that type of stock is not included in your plan.

  • You've used a branding feature, e.g. added a logo or a custom font.

You'll be able to see what paid features you've used by clicking on Premium features in use and looking at the dropdown. In the below example, the premium features are 1 stock video, 1 stock audio file, 1080p resolution and compression.

*We've discontinued video compression. While it isn’t a part of Clipchamp for now, we’re looking at how we can help you compress video files in the future. Until then, we recommend using HandBrake.

You have 3 options to continue:

OPTION 1: Plan upgrade

You can upgrade to a plan subscription that includes the features you'd like to use. Be sure to choose if you want to be billed monthly or yearly.

OPTION 2: Export a demo version

If you've included stock assets and want to export a demo version of your video with watermarks (in standard definition 480p), go to the bottom of the screen and click on If you don't want to upgrade, then choose Download watermarked 480p demo in the dropdown.

OPTION 3: Export for free

If you want to export your video without making any payments or seeing watermarks, go back and select the free lower resolution (480p), remove any stock assets and remove brand elements such as logos from the timeline.

4. Wait for your video to export

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

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.

5. Click "Save to your computer"

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

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.

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

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Export format

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

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Troubleshooting

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.

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Try it out

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

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