With Clipchamp, Microsoft has acquired a web app that allows consumers to edit videos in the browser.
It is not known how much Microsoft will pay for the acquisition. Clipchamp has been around since 2013 and lets you edit videos for free with filters, templates, text or by adding sound and other videos.
It is not about professional tools, but it is about those who occasionally and quickly want to edit a video in Chrome or Edge.
Microsoft says it wants to improve the service. As a tool that comes into its own on the PC (for example, your device’s graphics card is used to generate the videos), Microsoft sees Clipchamp as an extension of its current Microsoft 365 offering.
Whether that means that the tool will also appear in other Microsoft services is not yet clear, but there are no plans to close the service and integrate it elsewhere.