Yes, you can add GIF files to your Clipchamp videos, either by:
adding them directly from your computer, or
adding them from the GIPHY tab in the Clipchamp stock library
This article shows you how to do both of these things, and how to edit GIFs to fit the aspect ratio of your project.
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How to add GIFS from your computer
In the top left of your Clipchamp project, click the Add Media button (a + symbol), then drag and drop files from your computer choose a .gif file from your computer.
Alternatively, drag and drop your .gif file into the project's media area.
The GIF will now appear in the media library. To start editing it, drag it to the timeline at the bottom of your project (see below for more information)
How to add GIFS from the stock library
In the left-hand or sidebar menu of your Clipchamp project, click the Graphics button to open the Stock library:
In the sidebar menu, choose GIPHY or Stickers.
Use the search bar at the top to search for a GIF.
Once you've found the one you want, hover over it with your cursor, then click the + button that appears in the top left. This will add to your project's media library and will be added to your timeline.
How to edit GIFS in your project
To start using GIF files in your video, drag and drop them into the timeline at the bottom of your project.
GIF images come in a range of sizes, so if any of the gifs you've added don't fit your project's aspect ratio, you have two options to get rid of the black bars on either side:
OPTION 1. Use Crop to Fill
Click on the clip in the timeline so it's highlighted green. On the video preview, you'll see some editing options appear on the left. Click on the Crop to fill button.
Your GIF will now be cropped to fill the screen but may appear a little blurry.
OPTION 2. Use Blur Fill
Click on the clip in the timeline and an editing menu will appear in the top left. In this menu, choose the Filters tab, then scroll to find the Blur Fill filter and select it.
Once you have clicked on the Blur fill filter, the edges of the GIF will now be blurred.
Saving your video
If you're finished editing your GIFs and would like to save the video in your timeline to your computer, click the Export button in the top right.
Save your video as a GIF.
Try it out
Ready to get started? Head straight to Clipchamp to try it out for yourself: