Microsoft acquires the online video editor Clipchamp: is it the end of Windows Movie Maker?
Microsoft recently purchased the online video publisher Clipchamp, which could signal the end of Windows Moviemaker. Microsoft has never had a winning video editing app in its Windows operating system. Apple, on the other hand, has enjoyed great success with its proprietary iMovie since its inception. Windows Movie Maker has always been a hostile environment with a weak tool set, and it hasn’t seen an update since “Call Me Maybe” was a hit song in 2012.
Nowadays it is called “video editor” and it is not used in Windows 10. I know this because my 11 year old son once said: “The video editor on my laptop is awful. I will be using iMovie on my iPhone. to edit my school project. “However, is that about to change? With the purchase of Clipchamp, could we see the slick editor added to Windows 11? One can only hope. I have played with Clipchamp, I found it easy to learn, with a clean user interface and useful tools.
For its part, Microsoft has not made an official announcement on how Clipchamp will become a part of its ecosystem, stating only that “Clipchamp is a natural fit for expanding cloud-based productivity experiences in Microsoft 365” and that “it’s also a perfect fit for Microsoft Windows.”
Microsoft is in desperate need of improving its video editing capabilities. Yes, there is still Adobe Premiere (prohibitive cost) and DaVinci Resolve (don’t you like free!); But in our social media driven society, most don’t need heavy or powerful editing suites to spruce up their kid’s birthday videos.
Clipchamp issued a statement thanking everyone who has worked for the company before and concluded with: “We are committed to enabling anyone to tell stories through video. We will continue to make video creation even easier, more accessible and fun. And we’re incredibly excited to be doing this at Microsoft. ”
I’d like a user-friendly Windows app for quick video edits, a program to compete with iMovie and silence my annoying Apple addicted friends.
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Mark has spent 20 years headlining comedy shows across the country and has made appearances on ABC, MTV, Comedy Central, Howard Stern, Food Network and Sirius XM Radio. He has written on every subject imaginable, dating, family, politics, social issues and technology. He wrote his first tech articles for the late Dads On Tech 10 years ago, and his passion for combining humor and tech grew under the leadership of the Laptop Mag team. His penchant for dismantling and rebuilding didn’t make Mark popular at home, however, when he got his hands on the legendary Commodore 64, his passion for all things tech deepened. Nowadays, when he’s not filming, editing footage, tinkering with cameras and laptops or on stage, he can be found at his desk snacking, writing about everything to do with it. the technology, the new jokes or the scripts he dreams of filming.