As long as there are video hosting websites still running on the internet, there will be people who will broadcast themselves on this medium. And as long as people have broadcasted and uploaded, others may want to keep the videos for themselves. Clipchamp is a combination video converter and webcam recorder. The free software is available as a Google Chrome extension. Directly from the Chrome browser, videos can be downloaded from Youtube, Facebook, Daily Motion, Vimeo, and more. Additionally, it utilizes HTML for its UI. Its latest version, 1.2, was updated on December 1st, 2015.
- Video output comes in a wide range of formats and can convert to GIF image.
- The conversion options include resolutions from 240p to 1080p and compression.
- The webcam recorder can generate HD video for more advanced webcams.
- The user interface is as simple as a record button and an options tab.
- The software as a whole works fast due to its engine being light on CPU.
- Video compression lowers the size of the file at an unbelievable amount.
- Bugs will happen occasionally, but it’s not a big deal along the lines of making or breaking the user experience.
- Sometimes compressing videos will give them a grainy, digitized quality that may be distracting.
- It is only available as a Google Chrome extension and not a standalone app.
Clipchamp is like a wedding cake in a sense that it has layers. The more a user digs into its features, the more the Google Chrome extension reveals its robust, versatile nature. The more a user generates, uploads, downloads, and converts video, the more they will see the true time-saving and space-saving capabilities of Clipchamp. At first, one will be delighted to find that Clipchamp is not only free and fast, it also does three main things. Those three things are webcam recording, video downloading, and video conversion. There is no limit in terms of file size, whether it's an upload or a download. And because of the variety of output formats, any video can be form fitted to any device. One special thing about this is that it can convert to WMV, so that videos can be embedded in Powerpoint presentations. GIF and it's newer, video-based counterpart WebM are also options for file conversion.