The steps to make edits to a webcam recording are slightly different to editing video files you already have on your computer. First, record a webcam video by clicking on Make a Recording in the Clipchamp dashboard.

 

 

After the recording is done, you can either use the editing options in the recording interface

 

 

Or you can skip this step and have the full, unedited video get processed first, then save this original on the "Save & Share" screen and go back to the editing options afterwards by clicking on Edit your recording. This will take you to the video editor options in the recording interface again.

 

Make your editing selections, then click Done to have Clipchamp edit your webcam video. The sample screenshots below show a section of the trimming option and the interface of the cropping option.

 

Set a start point on the timeline to trim your video.

Select a frame of the original video to crop it. Make sure to click the check mark to lock in the cropped area.

 

 

After making all editing selections you like, click on Done to have your video processed.

 

As with other videos, the edited file will appear on the "Save & Share" screen after it's been processed.

 

If you're seeing an error while accessing the editing options

  • make sure to use Clipchamp in the latest version of Google Chrome on a Windows, Linux or Mac desktop or laptop.
  • empty your browser cache and reload Clipchamp (see What to do if Clipchamp doesn't work), then try again.
  • make sure that your input video is in a format that can be edited. E.g. VOB files cannot. It can therefore help to convert your video to MP4 without editing it in a first processing step and then edit the MP4 file you received as the output file from the first processing step.
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