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Try full screen video previews in Clipchamp

Updated January 23, 2024
Written by Gladys Labsan

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Watch back your video editing with a bigger screen and a lot faster with the full screen preview feature in Clipchamp.

“Full screen” refers to when you can simply collapse your timeline and sidebar to preview your video in a larger full screen mode. Whether you're editing a personal video, making a tutorial or working on a YouTube video, the full screen preview option in Clipchamp offers a convenient way to review your work with precision and clarity. 

Read on to learn how to quickly review your videos without size limitations in Clipchamp.

How to use full screen video preview

Step 1. Open an existing video or create a new video 

Edit a new video in Clipchamp

Step 2. Collapse the left and right sidebars

The toolbar on the left is open by default. Collapse it by clicking on the collapse/expand button denoted by a small arrow icon. If you have the property panel open on the right, collapse it as well. A keyboard shortcut isn't currently available. 

Click the arrows to collapse the sidebars

Your video editor should now look like this once you have collapsed the toolbar and property panel.

Viewing your video with sidebar and property panel collapsed

Step 3. Collapse the timeline

Collapse the bottom timeline by clicking the collapse/expand button denoted by a small arrow icon. You may also use a keyboard shortcut which is Command + option + 3 on Mac and Control + option + 3 for Windows or Chromebook.

Collapsing the video editing timeline

Your video editor should now look like this once you have collapsed the timeline.

A large preview of the video editing stage in Clipchamp

Step 4. Watch your full screen video preview 

Click on the play button to watch your video in full screen preview mode. You can play, pause, skip, and rewind your video as often as you would like.

Playback your video in Clipchamp

You can also click on the full screen button to watch your video in full screen mode.

Full screen icon in Clipchamp

The full screen mode looks like this.

Example of fullscreen mode

Step 5. Return Clipchamp to its regular display

Once you’re finished watching your video in full screen mode, return your screen to its original preview. Simply click the same collapse/expand buttons you used to collapse the sidebar, property panel and timeline. Clicking on the arrows will extend the timeline and sidebar to their previous size. If you're viewing your video in full screen mode, click the esc key on your keyboard. 

Your video editor should now look like this once you have expanded the timeline and sidebar.

Edit a new video in Clipchamp

Full screen preview is a simple feature that can enhance your editing experience. Now that you know how to use the full screen preview mode with just two clicks, it’s time to try it yourself. Edit videos and preview them on full screen with Clipchamp.

Want to improve your video editing skills? Explore features like the freehand crop or check out these pro video editing tips.

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