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If you have finished editing your new video project and are ready to export, determining the saving resolution and selecting optimization can be a difficult task. Let’s break down everything you need to know about which optimization and resolution best suit your project.

Which Resolution should I choose?

Determining which resolution you should select when exporting your video project with Clipchamp, all depends on where your video is being posted and how clear you would like it to be. We give you 3 options when saving your video; 480p, 720p, and 1080p. Click on the resolution you would like to use.

When to save in 480p

480p video resolution is the smallest resolution to choose from and is best suited for demo videos. This is a great option for small businesses and creators when they need to send a video fast for approval or sending the first draft. Having a small yet clear video resolution like 480p doesn’t use a lot of internet to download, meaning clients and viewers can watch faster.

When to save in 720p

720p video resolution will be great quality for all social media videos such as Instagram and TikTok video Posts or Stories. Even though 720p isn’t the highest quality you can choose from, it still is extremely clear and gives users a smaller file size. The smaller the video file, the faster the uploading speed will be.

When to save in 1080p

1080p is the largest resolution we offer and is best suited for video streaming sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. Use 1080p for the best resolution and extremely great quality. Videos saved in 1080p can be watched on a big screen (TV or projector) without being seen as blurry or glitchy.

How to select video resolution

1. Export your video

Click on the purple → Export button in the top right corner of the editor to make the resolution options appear.

2. Select the resolution you want

Choose between 480p, 720p and 1080p. Click on the resolution you would like to save in. If you choose the wrong resolution, just click the correct one again.

Clipchamp has adjusted how optimization works, so 720p exports will now automatically export in high quality.

That’s all you need to do

Hopefully, you are now able to understand the difference between our resolutions, as well as how to use them! If you need more help on resolutions, check out our Video Resolutions Explainer blog.

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