10 Best Clipchamp Alternatives for Basic Video Editing (2021 Guide)

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Masooma Memon

Looking for a Clipchamp alternative?

Here’s a list of 10 best alternatives for Clipchamp for editing your videos.

  1. Visme
  2. Adobe Spark Video
  3. Renderforest
  4. VideoLAN
  5. Biteable
  6. Movavi
  7. Powtoon
  8. iMovie
  9. Vimeo Create
  10. VEED.io

Let’s look at each of these tools and see which one’s the best video editing tool for you.


10 Best Alternatives to Clipchamp for Basic Video Editing

Tool #1: Visme

Tool #2: Adobe Spark Video

Tool #3: Renderforest

Tool #4: VideoLAN

Tool #5: Biteable

Tool #6: Movavi

Tool #7: Powtoon

Tool #8: iMovie

Tool #9: Vimeo Create

Tool #10: VEED.io


Tool #1: Visme

The Visme logo.

Visme is one of the best Clipchamp alternatives for basic video editing.

The drag and drop user interface makes it simple to use this video editor that comes packed with features like a pool of stock video clips, pictures, icons, illustrations, transitions, effects, shapes and animations.

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You can also resize, crop and upload as well as download video with the Visme editor. Best of all, your team can jump in to share notes during the editing process directly in the video editor.

What’s more, you can track each video’s performance to create truly engaging videos using the video analytics you get.

Besides creating videos of all kinds, you can use Visme to design all your visual content including presentations, reports, infographics, flyers and more.

This makes Visme a DIY one-stop shop for all your visual assets.


Who Is It For?

Everyone can use Visme.

From teams to DIY creators and full-time video editors, Visme is for one and all.

There are thousands of customizable templates in Visme, including video templates for social media ads, stories, explainer videos, trailer videos, promo videos, animated quotes and more.

Video Templates

Create an engaging video online quickly and easily by getting started with one of Visme’s professionally designed templates. Upload to YouTube, share a video ad on social media and more. Find a video template that your audience will love.

Whether you're a small business looking to create a promotional video for Instagram, or an HR professional looking to create employee onboarding videos, you'll find the perfect template for your needs and a plethora of tools to help you customize it quickly and easily.



Visme offers a free plan that you can use for as long as you like — no credit card required. It comes with limited templates and features, but is good enough to help you familiarize yourself with the editor, templates and available assets.

To access premium templates and graphic assets, you need to upgrade to a standard, business or custom plan. They are all billed monthly as well as annually, so the choice is yours.

Here’s a look at the available options:

  • The Standard plan is for $15 per month. You can create up to 15 projects, and get all the premium templates and assets along with 250 MB storage.
  • The Business plan is for $29 per month. It comes with 10 GB of storage, no project limits, video analytics and team collaboration features. Plus, you can save your brand kit to customize video content in a jiffy.

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  • Choose from our fully customizable templates
  • Customize fonts and colors to match your brand
  • Access animated design elements that tell your story

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Tool #2: Adobe Spark Video

Adobe Spark Video helps create short video clips by combining images, audio, motion graphics and text.

You can also edit and customize videos to add your logo and Adobe fonts — available with the premium subscription. Moreover, you can choose from available color schemes and transitions to ensure your video flows naturally.

As for your video’s audio, you have two options: select a song from Adobe’s bank of audio recordings or upload your own audio recording. That said, you can edit videos on the go with Adobe Spark’s mobile apps for android and iOS or use the online video editor.


Who Is It For?

Adobe Spark is a bit technical to use. So, it is most suitable for folks with previous experience using Adobe tools.

Those who are not familiar with the Adobe family tools can also use Adobe Spark. However, they should be mentally prepared for the steep learning curve involved.



The tool is available as a standalone subscription as well as with the rest of the Adobe Creative Cloud family.

For Adobe Spark Video’s standalone tool, you can pick from the following options:

  • Starter plan is free for creating and editing videos using their free templates, icons and images.
  • Individual plan is for $9.99 per month. However, you can jump on a free 30-day trial of the Individual plan that gives you access to premium fonts, video templates and the ability to personalize videos with your logo and fonts.
  • Team plan is for $19.99 per month. In addition to the video editing, brand customization and collaboration features that it offers, the Team plan also gives your Admin features such as access to a dedicated customer support team, available round the cloud.


Tool #3: Renderforest

The Renderforest logo.

Renderforest lets you edit videos right from your web browser without having to download or install the app.

With it, you can convert raw footage into smooth-flowing professional videos using various available transitions.

Plus, you can add text to the video content, trim it and change the video sizing to different aspect ratios and frames shown per second. You can also add your own media — fonts, logo, brand colors and background audio among other options.

That said, Renderforest is heavily focused on templates — you can dive into video making using their templates for animated videos, slideshows, video intros and more.

Browse through their template library to get your hands on 30 second footage to 1000 seconds (up to 16 minutes).


Who Is It For?

Renderforest is a great choice for those who are only getting started with video production and editing.

The reason?

It’s easy to use — thanks to its drag and drop interface — and you can find a template for everything from an intro clip to fully animated videos.

Not to mention, the online video editing tool works directly in Chrome and other browsers. So you don’t have to get into the technical weeds of installing and setting up the software.


A screenshot of Renderforest's pricing page.

Renderforest comes with a free plan as well as paid ones.

Your options are:

  • The free plan. It lets you create up to 1-minute long videos with watermarks.
  • The Lite plan for $6.99 per month. You can create 5-minute long videos with this package. There’s no watermark and you can also upload one font.
  • The Amatuer plan for $9.99 per month. It lets you create 15-minute long videos and allows you to upload 3 fonts for adding text to your videos.
  • The Pro plan for $19.99 per month. You can create 30-minute long videos and upload 5 fonts. Plus, there’s no watermark on anything you design or edit with this plan.
  • Agency package for $49.99 per month. You can create and edit hour long videos with this plan, add 10 fonts and get a reseller license with it too.

Note that you can pay for each deal on either a monthly or annual basis. As you go up the package scale, you’ll get access to bigger libraries. For instance, a limited number of music tracks come with the free plan, but they increase to 50, 100+, and 200+ tracks as you pay more.


Tool #4: VideoLAN

You might recognize VideoLAN as the VLC Media player in your desktop. Essentially, it’s a non-profit organization that offers not just a video player, but also a basic video editor.

To top that, it works as a video converter as well, enabling you to compress content to different video formats such as MP4, DVD, FLV and AVI among others.

When it comes to editing video though, VideoLAN offers only the most basic features such as trimming videos. In that, you can chop parts of a video or shorten it.


Who Is It For?

VideoLAN is for anyone looking for basic video editing skills. If your sole purpose is to trim videos, you’ll find this free video editor helpful.

However, you’ll need to look for other options if you’re looking for advanced video editing features.



VideoLAN is a free cross platform video player and editor.

You can use it on any device — Windows, MacOS X, Linux, Android and iOS.

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  • Customize fonts and colors to match your brand
  • Access animated design elements that tell your story

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Tool #5: Biteable

Biteable lets you create and edit videos of all sorts including tutorials, explainer videos, slideshows and much more.

When it comes to editing video content, you can work on a video you’ve created inside the tool using available templates or upload your video and images.

A screenshot of Biteable's editor.

In both the cases, you’ve the option to customize fonts and colors, add new scenes and text to your video file. Once done, you can download the video, share it on social media or get the embed code to feature the content on your site.


Who Is It For?

Biteable is simple to use — nothing too technical, which makes it a good fit for anyone looking to get decent video editing features.

However, it is best for those aiming to create animated video as the tool’s focus is mainly on animated content, which is evident in the bulk of the video creation templates it offers.



A screenshot of Biteable's pricing page.

As with other video editing software, Biteable also comes with a free version and paid plans.

  • The Free plan gives you access to 4 million video clips, animation and images. However, whatever you create or edit, it’ll have the Biteable watermark.
  • The Plus plan is for individual creators, costing $19 per month when paid annually. It lets you brand your videos and you can get rid of the watermark. On top of that, you can create high-quality videos with commercial usage rights.
  • The Ultimate plan is for $49 per month. It targets professionals allowing them to pair up with 10 team members to edit their videos, get reseller rights and premium video clips in addition to the features the other two packages offer. You can also upload audios for your videos.

The pricing shared for each plan is annual, which helps you save up to 50% on the original pricing.


Tool #6: Movavi

Fastreel by Movavi is another video editing online tool worth the mention on this list.

It offers several basic video editing features such as the ability to trim videos and add filers, transitions and special effects like reverse and slow motion.

You can also supplement video footage with pre-made animated titles, video intro clips and thematic stickers to add life to the content.

Additionally, you can change the video background plus save and export video content in MP4, AVI, MOV and any other format that’s macOS-compatible.

All these editing features are great for a free video editor.


Who Is It For?

This web app is for Mac users as Movavi runs on Apple devices only. It’s also best suited to those who need basic video editing features.

Professionals looking for an editor with advanced video editing features will be better satisfied with another advanced Clipchamp alternative.



Movavi is has a free video editing plan, but it comes with a watermark on all your videos.

If you want to download your videos in high-quality and without a watermark, you can upgrade to a Single Premium or Unlimited Premium plan. The Single Premium plan costs $5.95 per video, and the Unlimited Plan costs $9.95 a month with unlimited exports.


Tool #7: Powtoon

Another noteworthy online video maker and editor is Powtoon. It gives you tons of video creation templates, backgrounds, sound tracks, animated characters and more for editing video content.

On top of arming you with a tool to edit videos, the online platform lets you hire video creators, a ‘Powtoonist’ as they call it, on Fiverr.


Who Is It For?

Powtoon is for various teams using the power of video to communicate their message.

Put another way, professionals from HR, marketing, training and learning and development can all use Powtoon.

It’s also user-friendly so you don’t need any technical skills to use it.



Here’s a roundup of the paid plans available:

  • Pro plan is for $19 per month and gives you 5 premium exports each month alongside 2 GB storage space. You can access pro and free content too.
  • Pro Plus comes for $59 per month and offers unlimited premium exports with 10 GB storage space. On the plus side, you get access to Powtoon’s screen recorder and you can build your own video characters.
  • Agency plan is for $99 per month. It gives you unlimited premium exports and access to all content. What’s more, you can build branded characters and upload custom fonts for personalized video editing. All this comes with 100 GB storage space.

All premium deals allow you to download videos in MP4 without any Powtoon branding. You can connect with their customer support team anytime as well.

On the plus side, there’s a free plan too that lets you take Powtoon for a trial spin so you can understand if the tool is worth investing in.

Keep in mind that the free version comes with Powtoon branding, allows you to create only 3-minute long videos in HD quality and gives you no more than 100 MB storage space.


Tool #8: iMovie

iMovie is a video maker and editor for Mac that’s easy to use across the Apple ecosystem.

Translation: you can start editing videos in your iPad and complete them in your iPhone — that’s how well the app is synced across Apple devices.

The good news is you get a range of video editing features in iMovie.

For example, you can start off video creation with templates from an array of genres or import video clips and images to create a video.

With numerous transition options, you can edit your video to flow smoothly. Plus, customize it with your logo, fonts, colors and add titles, subtitles and credits too.

The available green-screen effect means you can change the video background as well.

Alternatively, tweak the background patterns, colors and gradients while also having the option to adjust background duration or the duration of a graphic or logo showing in a video.

Lastly, iMovie is great for video compression and resizing. It comes with a feature that lets you prepare video files for sending via email by compressing them.

As for resizing videos, adjust the video quality and resolution to resize it.


Who Is It For?

As its name suggests, iMovie is for Apple users.

Its simple user interface makes it easy to use. You only need to download the app from iStore.

The software offers plenty of video editing features to satisfy both beginners and professional video creators. If needed, you can export your iMovie projects to Final Cut Pro for advanced level editing features.

That said, there’s little that the app offers in terms of collaboration features for teams to edit videos together in real-time.



iMovie is free of cost.

The only catch: you’ve to be an Apple user to edit videos using the tool.


Tool #9: Vimeo Create

Vimeo Create is Vimeo’s video editor for creating and editing videos for a variety of platforms including social media stories.

As with other editing software, kick things off with a template or upload raw footage and edit it to create high-quality videos with seamless transition.

Choose from the pool of special effects, layouts, fonts and unlimited stock library of images and video clips. Besides, you can add your own brand fonts while tinkering with the text’s scale and opacity.

And, here’s more: Vimeo Create also offers team collaboration features.

This means you can create, edit, review and distribute video content with teammates while keeping an eye on the content’s performance using the analysis feature.


Who Is It For?

Vimeo Create is for professionals and teams looking to level up their video editing game.

In particular, folks collaborating with their team on video production and those who have a well-developed video content funnel will find Vimeo Create pretty useful.



Vimeo Create offers four premium plans and the option to take them for a ride with a 30-day free trial.

If you are an individual who doesn’t need to create, edit and upload tons of videos weekly, you can use Vimeo Create for free with their Vimeo Basic plan.

With that, here’s a run-through of the paid plans:

  • Plus plan comes at $7 per month — billed yearly. It’s for single users with 5 GB weekly storage space.
  • Pro plan is for $20 per month. It gives you 20 GB of storage space per week and is best for a 3-people team.
  • Business plan is for $50 per month and doesn’t come with any weekly storage space limits. It’s best for teams of up to 10 people and gives you the option of custom branding among other features.
  • Premium plan is for $75 per month and is suitable for teams exploring live streaming in addition to creating branded videos.

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  • Choose from our fully customizable templates
  • Customize fonts and colors to match your brand
  • Access animated design elements that tell your story

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Tool #10: VEED.io

Last on this list is VEED.io — a one-click, clutter-free and user-friendly video editing tool.

With it, you can add subtitles, audio transcription and brand elements like your logo. You can also play with multiple filters and effects, such as the Sound Waves effects.

What’s more, VEED.io lets you create GIFs from videos, add text to GIFs, even combine GIFs and alter their speed. Side by side, you can edit Zoom recordings, split videos, merge and adjust their lighting too.

All this comes on top of basic editing skills such as cropping, trimming, compressing, resizing and adding audio to your video content.

On the team and productivity front, you can save your brand kit in the app and create workspaces to keep all your video content organized for in-house sharing and project reviews.


Who Is It For?

VEED.io is great for individual users as well as teams. Since it’s intuitive, it doesn’t take much practice to use. And, you don’t need to log in, download, install or set up the app.

Instead, you can upload your video in the web browser and get started right away.



You can try VEED.io for free or get any of the two available paid options.

All these plans allow you to avail all the features, create unlimited projects and add auto subtitles.

One last thing: you can choose to pay either monthly or annually.

  • The Free plan lets you edit watermark-containing videos that are under 10 minutes.
  • The Basic package is for $12 per month. It’s best for creators and small teams, helping create 25-minute long videos in 108p export quality.
  • The Pro plan is for $24 per month. It’s best for teams looking to create videos that run longer than an hour.


Looking for a Clipchamp Alternative?

With this, we come to the end of our list of Clipchamp alternatives.

However, if you’re feeling confused with all the video editing software at your disposal, we recommend Visme.

Not only can you create and edit videos with Visme using pre-made templates, but you can also use its advanced video editing features to polish video content without having to outsource the work.

Besides, you can save your brand kit in the video editor and download videos without quality loss.

Pair all this with a boatload of stock images, videos clips, animations, icons, shapes and audio files and there’s no reason not to try Visme.

So, go on, sign up for a free account today and edit videos to wow your audience.

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    About the Author

    Masooma Memon is a pizza-loving freelance writer by day and a novel nerd by night. She crafts research-backed, actionable blog posts for SaaS and marketing brands who aim to employ quality content to educate and engage with their audience.

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