Enhance Your Dual-Monitor Editing Skills: Windows 11 Snipping Tool is Perfectly Integrated with Clipchamp, Making Video Creation Easy and Simple!
2023/10/12 ｜By G.Editor
With the rapid rise of the self-media, many streaming platforms are booming, and the demands of creating and sharing videos are growing and unstoppable. Microsoft's latest Windows 11 "moment 2"update has upgraded some new features, including the Snipping Tool. In the past, the snipping tool could only capture still photos. After the upgrade, it allows to capture animated images.
What’s even more exciting is that the video material captured by the snipping tool can be seamlessly integrated into Clipchamp , the free video editing software built in Windows 11. There is no need to download additional third-party applications, allowing you to easily create, edit and share videos.
In the previous article, we have introduced how to use the snipping tool with Office on Windows 10 for dual-monitor layout. What new features and improvements does this update bring? Let’s take a look!
How to use the new version of Snipping Tool
The following steps are based on Snipping Tool version 11.2307.48.0. Different version may display different content. The method of still image capturing, please refer to the previous article.
1. Click the Windows logo key, enter "Snipping Tool" in the search bar and open the application. It can be pinned to the taskbar so that it can be opened at any time.
2. ❶ Select the Record icon→ ❷ Click the "+New" button (Ctrl+N)
3. Drag the mouse to circle the recording area with a rectangle. The selected range can be fine-tuned before recording, which is very convenient.
4. Click the "Start" button, and the screen will count down for three seconds before starting recording; you can click to pause or resume recording at any time. Click the Stop button after finishing recording.
5. For recording, you can select [Edit in Clipchamp] on the right side of the upper toolbar; for screenshot, [Edit in Paint] will appear in the toolbar. In addition, you can also click "Save as new file" or "Copy" to other folders or files.
Additional Tips : Use Shortcut Keys to Start Screen Recording
According to the Windows insider (preview version) article published on Aug. 31, 2023. The new version of the snipping tool (version 11.2307.44.0) will integrate screenshot mode and recording mode into shortcut keys, which can be easily switched. No need to click the application to open, just use the [Win + Shift + R] shortcut key to open the screen recording toolbar; and use the [Win + Shift + S] shortcut key to turn on the screenshot mode.
In addition, the new version of screen recording finally supports the voice recording function. You can choose to record PC sound effects or voiceover with microphone. If you have multiple voice recording devices, you can choose the preferred device before starting to record the video.
＊Note: The sound recording feature is currently available only in the preview version, and the general official release cannot enable it yet. If your version does not support sound recording, and you need to capture audio for your videos, you can try the following methods
Tip ❶ : Use the shortcut key [Win+G] to open the Xbox Game Bar for screen recording, which can record the screen and sound.
Tip ❷ : Use PowerPoint’s built-in screen recording tool or download third-party screen recording software, such as ScreenRec、Free Cam、OBS etc.
Editing with the Built-in Free Clipchamp
You can log in to Clipchamp in advance. After the snipping tool completes recording, select [Edit in Clipchamp] in the toolbar, and the video will be directly imported into the Clipchamp timeline, allowing you to edit immediately.
Clipchamp's interface is intuitive and easy to operate, making it very easy for beginners. The free version already includes basic functions, such as splitting, transitioning, adding music, adjusting colors, etc., which is enough for general video editing needs. These are very useful for users who simply need to edit videos or make short films.
It should be noted that although Clipchamp has a rich variety of video templates and special effects, some features may require upgrading to a paid version to use. It is recommended using the functions of the free version firstly before deciding to upgrade to the advanced version. The following table briefly lists the comparison table between the two options:
➤ Clipchamp pricing:
Pay monthly USD$7.99/ Pay yearly USD$11.99
|● Suitable for beginners
● Microsoft 365 users can use some advanced features
|● Suitable for professional editors
● Using advanced functions without limitations
|Output Image Quality
|Up to 1080P
|Up to 4K (UHD)
|audio, image, & video stock
|Basic audio, image & video stock
|Advanced audio, image, & video stock
|Up to 5 Files
|Able to backup
Advantages of Using an External Monitor for Video Editing
Gechic portable monitors, including the 16.1-inch M161H and the 15.6-inch M152H, are designed to be set up as stacked dual monitors with laptops. Using with the exclusive M1S4 quick-release stand, you can easily place an external monitor over the laptop as the main screen for editing, while cropping images or editing video on the laptop. Setting the main screen above the laptop helps you see the details of the timeline more clearly and edit the video more precisely.
This configuration not only improves workflow efficiency but also saves desktop space. Through the configuration of stacked dual monitors, even if you are editing for a long time, you can maintain your head-up operation and correct sitting posture, which helps reduce the burden on your shoulders and neck.
In the era that online video goes mainstream, creating and sharing video content are a common need. The new Windows 11 snipping tool and built-in video editing software Clipchamp offer users with a simple yet powerful tool set to make video creation easier.
In addition, the use of external monitors makes the work process smoother and further improves work efficiency. In this self-media era, which is full of opportunities, creating an efficient dual-monitor working environment will become crucial. Whether you're a professional creator or an amateur, these tools and techniques will help you achieve your goals!