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This article shows you how to start a new video when you're logged in to Clipchamp. If you haven't signed in yet or used our editor before, please see our signing up to Clipchamp article first.

Start editing a new video

There are two different ways to start editing a new video.

Option 1

You can start editing a new video via the home page once you have signed in to your Clipchamp account. Either click the "create a new video" button, the "record something" button, or the "+" button. 

Image of the create a video button at the top right corner of the screen.

Option 2

If you're inside the editor already, you can create a new video by clicking on the Clipchamp logo in the top left corner of the editor. Click the new video button to start a new video.

Here, you can also return to the homepage, create a new video, upgrade your plan, suggest a feature, view keyboard shortcuts, and access our help articles.

An image of the video editor with the “speed” menu and normal speed selected.

New videos default to a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9. You can change the aspect ratio by clicking on the "aspect ratio" button next to the property panel. 

An image of a user selecting a new aspect ratio for their video.

If you'd like to know how to start editing videos, check out the how to edit a video help article. It provides quick tips and images that show you how to use Clipchamp's editing features.

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