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Clipchamp, a free online video editor, comes with a multitude of video editing tools, making it a fantastic choice for both beginners and experienced video...

Clipchamp, a free online video editor, comes with a multitude of video editing tools, making it a fantastic choice for both beginners and experienced video editing enthusiasts. It allows users to work with a variety of video files, formats, and aspect ratios. The built-in functionality of this software provides easy access to voiceovers, music and SFX, stock video, stock images, transitions, animations, subtitles, and overlays to your video projects.

The dubbing process can be intimidating, especially for beginners who may not have the software or tools that people in the industry typically use. This is where apps like Clipchamp come in.

If you’re unsure of how to navigate Clipchamp, don’t worry! Here’s a quick run-through of how to use Clipchamp for dubbing purposes.

The dubbing process

All kinds of dubbing usually have a typical flow or process to follow:

  1. Script Preparation: Prepare a script for what you want to say in the dub.
  2. Recording: Record your voice reading the script. This can be done using a microphone and recording software on your computer or smartphone.
  3. Video Editing Software: Use video editing software to replace the original audio in the video with your new recording. Some software may provide automatic synchronization features to help align your voice with the video.
  4. Fine-Tuning: Manually adjust the timing of the audio to ensure it matches the visuals on the screen, making any necessary cuts or adjustments to ensure a seamless dub.
  5. Export and Share: Once you are satisfied with your dub, export the video from your editing software and share it as needed.

How do I make a video with Clipchamp?

Performing a voiceover on Clipchamp requires a microphone (built-in or external) and some simple steps:

  1. Open Clipchamp and click 'Create a Video'.
  2. Select an aspect ratio suitable for your project (e.g., square for Instagram, landscape for YouTube).
  3. Import your media files or use Clipchamp's stock videos and images.
  4. Drag and drop your media onto the timeline and use the editing tools to trim, split, and arrange clips.
  5. Add transitions, text, overlays, and sound effects as needed.
  6. When you're done, click 'Export' to save your video.

Doing voice-over for a video on Clipchamp

Performing a voiceover on Clipchamp requires a microphone (built-in or external) and some simple steps:

  1. Import Media: Open Clipchamp, and click "Create a video". Import the video clip you want to edit.
  2. Voiceover Setup: Click the microphone icon on the left panel. The voiceover interface will open.
  3. Start Voiceover: Press the red "Record" button and start speaking. You'll see the audio waves being generated.
  4. Finish Recording: When you're done, click "Stop". The recorded voiceover will appear in your media files.
  5. Drag and Drop: Drag the voiceover to your timeline and adjust its position to match the video.

Changing the audio on Clipchamp

To replace or change the audio of a video, follow these steps:

  1. Remove Existing Audio: Right-click the video on the timeline, select 'Detach audio', then delete the detached audio file.
  2. Add New Audio: Click 'Add Media' and select the new audio file you wish to use.
  3. Position New Audio: Drag and drop the new audio file onto the timeline and adjust its position as needed.

Adding music to a video on Clipchamp

Clipchamp has a music library filled with royalty-free music:

  1. Click 'Add Media', then 'Stock' and navigate to 'Music & SFX'.
  2. Preview different tracks and click the '+' icon to add one to your media files.
  3. Drag and drop the music onto your timeline and adjust its duration to match your video.

Starting voice-over on Clipchamp

To start a voiceover on Clipchamp, ensure that your microphone is properly connected and follow these steps:

  1. Open Project: Open the Clipchamp application and navigate to your desired project.
  2. Click the Microphone Icon: On the left panel, you'll find a microphone icon. Clicking on this will open the voiceover interface.
  3. Start Recording: Click the red record button to start your voiceover. As you speak, you'll see your audio waves being created in real-time.
  4. Stop Recording: Once you've finished your recording, click 'Stop'. Your newly created voiceover will appear in your media files.
  5. Add Voiceover to Video: Drag your new voiceover file to the timeline and position it to fit with your video.

Clipchamp offers a wide range of editing capabilities, making it an excellent choice for all your video projects. These straightforward steps allow you to customize your videos with personalized voiceovers using Clipchamp, thereby enhancing your video editing experience. Whether you're making a tutorial for YouTube, an animated GIF, or a video for social media like TikTok, Clipchamp is the ideal tool.

Other Video Editing Software/Apps

  1. Adobe Premiere Pro: Professional-grade software from Adobe with advanced editing features.
  2. iMovie: Free video editor for Apple users, offering easy editing and high-quality output.
  3. Windows Video Editor: Simple, free video editor available in the Microsoft Store for Windows users.
  4. Final Cut Pro: Apple's professional video editing software offering advanced editing capabilities.
  5. VSDC Free Video Editor: For Windows users, offers a wide range of tools including screen recording and picture-in-picture.
  6. InVideo: Online video editor with a wealth of templates for social media posts, including TikTok.
  7. Lightworks: Professional-grade software with a free version offering powerful video editing tools.
  8. Speechify Voice Over Studio: Available on computers that run iOS and Android, as well as mobile devices such as iPhones, Speechify Voice Over Studio is a powerful tool for Dubbing purposes. If you want to use your own voice, this software has a multitude of features to get you started.

Speechify for Voice Overs

Speechify is a premier text-to-speech app that has numerous other services such as AI Dubbing if you want AI-generated voices. Using this alongside the Speechify Voice Over Studio gives you a creative edge. You’ll also have an easier time creating content with how seamless and streamlined the process becomes. Try Speechify Voice Over Studio and Speechify AI Dubbing out with their different trial and payment plans.

FAQs

How do I make a video with Clipchamp?

  1. Open Clipchamp and click 'Create a Video'.
  2. Select an aspect ratio suitable for your project (e.g., square for Instagram, landscape for YouTube).
  3. Import your media files or use Clipchamp's stock videos and images.
  4. Drag and drop your media onto the timeline and use the editing tools to trim, split, and arrange clips.
  5. Add transitions, text, overlays, and sound effects as needed.
  6. When you're done, click 'Export' to save your video.

How do I add voice to a video?

Adding voice to a video in Clipchamp can be done via a voiceover or by inserting an existing audio file. Here's how you do it:

  1. Import Video: Start by clicking on 'Create a video', select your preferred aspect ratio and import your video file.
  2. Import or Record Audio: Click 'Add Media' and select an audio file from your device if you already have a voice recording. If you want to create a new voice recording, click the microphone icon to start a voiceover.
  3. Add Audio to Timeline: Once the audio file or voiceover is in your media library, drag it onto the timeline and position it to align with the video.
  4. Export Video: Once you're satisfied with the sync, click 'Export' to save your video with the new voice audio.

How do I start voice-over on Clipchamp?

To start a voiceover on Clipchamp, ensure that your microphone is properly connected and follow these steps:

  1. Open Project: Open the Clipchamp application and navigate to your desired project.
  2. Click the Microphone Icon: On the left panel, you'll find a microphone icon. Clicking on this will open the voiceover interface.
  3. Start Recording: Click the red record button to start your voiceover. As you speak, you'll see your audio waves being created in real time.
  4. Stop Recording: Once you've finished your recording, click 'Stop'. Your newly created voiceover will appear in your media files.
  5. Add Voiceover to Video: Drag your new voiceover file to the timeline and position it to fit with your video.
Cliff Weitzman

Cliff Weitzman

Cliff Weitzman is a dyslexia advocate and the CEO and founder of Speechify, the #1 text-to-speech app in the world, totaling over 100,000 5-star reviews and ranking first place in the App Store for the News & Magazines category. In 2017, Weitzman was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list for his work making the internet more accessible to people with learning disabilities. Cliff Weitzman has been featured in EdSurge, Inc., PC Mag, Entrepreneur, Mashable, among other leading outlets.