Clipchamp automatically saves your Create project as you're working on it. However if you've finished editing and are ready to download your video to your computer or share it with others online, it's time to export.

1. Click the Export Video button in the top right of your project

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.

  • The default resolution of 480p (SD) is free. 
  • The higher resolution of 720p (HD) is available to users on the Creator Plan and above, or for a one-off fee.
  • The highest resolution of 1080p (Full HD) is available to users of the Business and Business Platinum Plans, or for a one-off fee.

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

You'll be asked to upgrade or make a one-off payment 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 used picture in picture

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 3 stock video files, 1 stock audio file and 1080p (high resolution) export.

You have several options to continue:

OPTION 1: Plan upgrade

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

OPTION 2: One-off payment

Alternatively, you can pay a one-off fee to export. At the bottom of the screen, click If you don't want to upgrade and choose Buy features once-off from the dropdown. The cost will be displayed, and will depend on what features you've used and/or how many stock assets you've added. One-off payments will only be charged once the video exports successfully (so if the export is cancelled or fails, you won't be charged).

OPTION 3: 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 4: Exporting 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), and remove any stock assets or logos from the project 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, a purple download button will appear on the left, and you'll be able to watch the video back or scrub through it using the controls that appear when you hover your cursor over the window:

5. Click Download

Click the download 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. If the latter, choose a folder to save it to and click Save

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

If you have a Google / Gmail account, you can also use the Enable Sharing button to copy a share link for your video or embed it on a web page. This process will also save it to your Google Drive. For more information see: sharing a video from Create.

Once you've finished exporting, click the X in the top right to return to the project.

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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

If you want to convert your exported video to another format, e.g. WebM or FLV, we suggest using the Clipchamp video converter utility. You can easily switch to the Utilities dashboard using the C icon in the top left of your screen.

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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 Create to finish your video:

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